Sorry if this is the second time you’re seeing this- Tumblr really doesn’t like my long comics so I reformatted this into janky pages.
Some of you may remember this comic from last winter.
A few days ago, I got an email from the survey people, SNAAP, talking about their findings. I skimmed it. I felt like I had already said what I needed to say on the subject, and didn’t really want to get all worked up about it again.
But then I just saw this article: http://mic.com/articles/101758/good-news-art-students-your-degree-is-actually-paying-off
One choice quote says “SNAAP argues that arts graduates have actually “found meaningful employment, are satisfied with their lives, and are pleased that they chose to go to an arts school.” In fact, they’re “among the happiest professionals in the US.”
I don’t want to argue any of this. If you are a happy, well-employed, financially secure and satisfied designer, I am so so happy for you, not to mention jealous.
HOWEVER. As a person who TOOK said survey: there were no questions about any of this. I was not asked about finding meaning, I was not asked about happiness, I was not asked about my pleased-ness. I was asked carefully phrased questions that generated all the right responses, while cleverly AVOIDING all of these hot topics.
I’m love my work. I’m so glad I went to RISD. I’m also broke, stressed, depressed, and underemployed. And yet, statistically, I am one of the pleased and satisfied customers, according to SNAAP.
I’m disappointed and annoyed by this.
If you didn’t think “Shia LaBeouf” could get better, you were wrong.
I literally can’t believe this exists there are tears in my eyes that I don’t remember crying
THIS IS EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER HOPE FOR
Oh fucking shit
Stardust Slammers is a webcomic about four words:
…Okay, it’s about more than that. It’s also about teamwork and friendship and learning to love yourself while kicking monsters IN THE FACE with your MAGIC LEGS.
Stardust Slammers updates every Saturday, and is written and drawn by Brian Wolf. Click here to start reading the comic!
Just got Hatoful Boyfriend and played through four rounds, and these are the first boys I dated! I made the mistake of dating Shuu after Yuuya and I am not SLIGHTLY DISTURBED.
How to make comics
My first vine
if i ever don’t reblog this assume i’m dead
Remember that this game was supposed to be educational.
So Erik introduced me to these trash looking markers, because honestly, the design looks AWFUL.
HOWEVER, these are so freaking incredible??? I’ve never touched a paint marker that can do what this freaking thing does. I’m like…there has to be a flaw. But seriously, it has been blowing my mind into tiny pieces. PORTABLE PAINT. If someone has used these before and can tell me its flaws, please do! I love art supply reviews. Otherwise, I’m going to say if you want to have SUPER FLATS in your image on whatever kind of paper?! Here’s some examples:
(Erik’s drawing on BLACK PAPER BASICALLY………) INCREDIBLE.
HEY THERE. I work at a Blick store and I can honestly tell you these are the best paint markers that I have tried yet! (and I have tried the majority of them in the store at this point)
The only downfall that I have come across is that the extra fine point ones tend to leak a little if you over-pump them but that’s it! Otherwise they’re a really nice, opaque paint marker. c:
There are now empty ones with brush pen tips on them that you can fill with your own paint and I have one filled with a black acrylic ink that makes for an absolutely AMAZING brush pen. So great. Seriously.
ALSO! They are a little runny on top of Sculpey/Munny vinyl, but it ends up allowing you some more blending time than you would get when using them on paper. Can be both a pro and a con.
AWESOME TO HEAR. I was wondering if you know any differences between Decocolor and Molotow (and Montana). People have been comparing and contrasting them, but Deco seems a bit more streakier than Molotow?! I’d love to hear more about it, honestly! So far, the Molotows have such an amazing opaque color to them. Besides the design, the felt tip is super deceiving (kind of chunky and really hard)? But it really works amazingly in the end.
Yeah! So the main difference between Decocolor and Molotow is that Decocolors are actually more of an enamel-based paint marker, where as Molotows are a water-based acrylic. You’re definitely going to get a much smoother look from the Molotows for that reason. Decocolors are nice if you’re working on plastics or other surfaces that acrylic paints would scrape off of.
Montanas and Molotows are really similar, both being water-based acrylic, but I have noticed that Molotows definitely sit on more of the opaque side. This is especially noticeable with lighter colors like yellows and whites.
Most paint markers are going to have that weird hard felt nib to them and yeah, they’re super deceiving at first, but if they were any softer they would just smoosh to pieces when you pump them to get the paint flowing again.
Now people can see the differences in those three brands of paint makers! EXCELLENT REVIEW, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Work progress gif for Leave it Broken :D
I forgot to mention in the gif, but the character, layer overlay, and paint over was done in Paint tool SAI and then edited in Photoshop.
I made a tutorial a while back on how to integrate 3D backgrounds to help speed up the drawing process for comic artists. Check it out if you’re interested. :D
the saga continues
this is incredible
"What’s that face he’s makin’ at us?"
"Well he don’t look fuckin’ happy, Einstein.”
Mr. Brightside At Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls Main Title Theme by Brad Breeck vs. Mr. Brightside by The Killers.
Big thanks to carelessconteuse for the Mr. Brightside suggestion!
THIS IS RIDICULOUSLY GOOD IM GOING TO CRY
god this fucking person
THE LAST ONE THOUGH