Anonymous asked:

What program do you use to make your drawings? Or do you just do it by hand first cuz I'm trying to find a program to make my own comics

I’m terrible (like, cripplingly incapable) with traditional art because I sketch messy and can’t do anything without construction lines, so I’m all digital. Right now I’m in photoshop, but I’m thinking of switching to a lighter weight program since I have a tiny little program and PS eats a lot of memory with big files. Amazon is having a pretty steep sale on Manga studio right now and I’m thinking of switching to that, but I’ve never used it. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=manga+studio&sprefix=Manga+stu%2Caps%2C334 Gimp is free if you’re looking for something to start with http://www.gimp.org, but I haven’t used it in ages. And a used/refurbished tablet is definitely worth the money if you don’t have one already/aren’t sure about going digital. http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-CTL471-Bamboo-Splash-Tablet/dp/B008E0RSYY I have the tiniest Wacom bamboo with a 3x5 inch live area and it was a bitch to get used to, but it fits in my purse and I can drag it all over the house. Hope that helps!

spaceplasma
spaceplasma:

Coronal rain

On July 19, 2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced a moderately powerful solar flare and a dazzling magnetic display known as coronal rain. Hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along strong magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, are invisible, but the charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up brightly in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, and outlining the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface.

Credit: NASA,SDO

spaceplasma:

Coronal rain

On July 19, 2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced a moderately powerful solar flare and a dazzling magnetic display known as coronal rain. Hot plasma in the corona cooled and condensed along strong magnetic fields in the region. Magnetic fields, are invisible, but the charged plasma is forced to move along the lines, showing up brightly in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength of 304 Angstroms, and outlining the fields as it slowly falls back to the solar surface.

Credit: NASA,SDO

a-social-construct

A Social Construct’s Scifi/Fantasy Novel Recs

a-social-construct:

Mostly focused on strong lady characters or alternative sexualities, with a separate section for canon gay romance, because lbr, that’s what we’re all here for.  I get most of my reading list from Jo Walton's wonderful columns at Tor.com.  This is everything I can think of for tonight, but I may add to it as I have more time to think.

Read More

I forgot I’d written this until someone reblogged it just now, so here’s a list of things I do like

I read only read 1 - 3 and couldn’t be bothered to read more. I didn’t really like it either. And I wanted to like it too. Everyone seems to rave about it. And yeah, the art is great, it’s just the writing. idk, not my thing.

the first one is definitely the worst, it got a bit better after the first few issues.  but the only reason I’m going to finish it is our new library has all of them; if I had to pay the cover price to read it, it wouldn’t be worth it. I’m super in love with the art, but I just don’t understand all the hype Vaughan gets as a great comics writer. he knows where to put a cliffhanger, but his dialogue is sometimes just horribly embarassing.

I just started Saga, and I can’t decide yet if I like it or not.  Obviously Fiona Staples' art is amazing, but Brian Vaughan's writing bugs the hell out of me.  I'm only about halfway through (issue 12 out of 24 available, I think), and his writing isn't quite so bad as it was in Y the Last Man (which I never finished because I hated it so much).  Vaughan's writing has the problem of trying too hard to be clever, like the written equivalent of laughing at all his own jokes, and all the worldbuilding feels like it’s just weird for the sake of being weird.  There’s some good married people romantic chemistry and some good one-liners, but it really feels like the art carries the weight of giving the plot any kind of emotional reality.  I really, really wanted to like this more than I do :(

rendigo
drovie:

artofcarmen:

A while ago I heard a version of this story where Athena has pity on Medusa and turns her into the gorgon to protect her from all men. A gift instead of a punishment for her brother’s crimes.
It always stuck with me, so here’s a doodle.

This has come up on my blog a few times, and I REALLY really am struck by how beautiful this is. so.. reblogging it to you guys. Isn’t it lovely?

drovie:

artofcarmen:

A while ago I heard a version of this story where Athena has pity on Medusa and turns her into the gorgon to protect her from all men. A gift instead of a punishment for her brother’s crimes.

It always stuck with me, so here’s a doodle.

This has come up on my blog a few times, and I REALLY really am struck by how beautiful this is. so.. reblogging it to you guys. Isn’t it lovely?