Here is my entry for the Illustration Friday word – mischief. I wanted to try a color hold on this image, but I ended up having to use a more subtle color hold than I originally planned. Photoshop crashed after I had the image all colored (a good reminder to save often!) but I think my second try at coloring came out better.
Today I was visiting with a friend, and she showed me a new site for sharing art that I hadn’t heard about. The site is called NeonMob, and it combines the artist trading card phenomenon with the internet, and the gamified aspects of DeviantArt or LINE, where you can send you’re friends stickers and get rewarded for it. In DA’s case that means llamas, and in LINE’s case it means emoji like stickers, and sticker packs.
Another interesting aspect of NeonMob is that artists can make money on the platform. Here’s a look at what their homepage looks like.
Anyway, it might be worth a look for artists and fans.
I’m just saving this for later.
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Here is a new animated gif that I did. Fun times playing around with this.
I hope you enjoy it.
Here are some recent webcomics that I’ve discovered.
Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag
I found Strong Female Protagonist when The Beat recently did their 24 hours of webcomics stunt. SFP is a story in comic book format about a college-age girl who has adventures as a superhero until she decides being a superhero isn’t the best way to change the world for the better. She continues on her do-gooding path, however, and they are some surprises, like befriending the dude she once considered a super-villain. It’s a fun comic, with a lot of warmth and humanity.
Tripp By Bill Taylor
Tripp follows the story of Tripp, who’s kind of a Joe Schmoe cubicle worker guy. His life turns upside down when he’s visited by the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe. The comic is full of romantic misadventures, visitors from outer space, and the emissaries of Hell, who want Poe to come back. It reminds me of the 1980s indie comic The Trouble with Girls mixed with the tone of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Loading Artist by Gregor Czaykowski
Loading artist is a simple gag strip, without a continuing story. I say that it’s simple, but it’s also very well done. The jokes are actually funny, and the art and color are appealing. My favorite thing is the that the jokes are neither too vanilla or too full of the self-conscious crassness that the internet seems to love so much. check it out.
this is my first animated gif. I was fooling around in Photoshop and I am also trying to figure out how to use the more tab. I mean, the more tag. Continue reading
This is an article worth checking out, from a great Christian blog called ‘Good Women Project’.
When The Church (And Your Friends) Are Terrified Of Your Negative Emotions
Here’s a sample:
I think Judaism retained a valuable aspect of faith that Christianity tries to suppress: the emotional rollercoaster. By focusing on controlling emotions, we neglect the process: we refuse to give ourselves the freedom to heal, to rejoice, or to grieve.
We’re taught to reign in our emotions. Our heart is evil. Our feelings are lies. God wants us to have joy abundantly, and we must teach ourselves to be happy and perfectly content little Christians.
If something goes wrong, we simply say: “well, God must have a plan” or “everything happens for a reason.” Maybe God loves Machiavellian strategies. OR MAYBE, we come up with ridiculous explanations in order to ignore our own emotional health.
Yes. This. A hundred times yes.