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April 21, 2014
Apologies to the simple ask I received a week ago. You’re getting a detailed response. #ask #wip #progresspics #sketch #oc #comics
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Apologies to the simple ask I received a week ago. You’re getting a detailed response. #ask #wip #progresspics #sketch #oc #comics

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April 16, 2014
I did the thing!
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I did the thing!



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April 14, 2014

Around the seventh time my little sisters made me watch Frozen, sketches happened. 

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April 13, 2014
Anonymous said: "Are we ever gonna see more Nightvale from you? I miss your Cecil!!!"


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NEVER FEAR, CITIZEN. THERE IS MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE COMMUNITY RADIO HOST TO COME IN THE FUTURE, FOR OUR READING OF THE TEA LEAVES AND CONSULTING OF THE BONES HAS PROPHESIED IT SO.

A dark shadow that lingers in the corner of my workspace has been hissing more and more violently every week that goes by that I do not catch up on the episodes I’ve missed, so, yeah. I’m gonna get on it. 

EDIT: I left my desk for two minutes to get a tea, and came back to this. I’m extremely sorry, dark shadow that lingers in the corner of my workspace. I will make an appropriate sacrifice on the new moon to try and quell your mounting frustration with me. 

 



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April 12, 2014
connor-and-his-wolf said: "Hi im an art student from mancheater uk I was just wondering how u get your art to look so good ive tried taking photos but they just dont look how I want them to look u know any advice on how to improve? Love the blog your very talented"


Hey there! Thanks for the complement- I took a look, and your art is amazingly detailed and wonderful! As for how to get your art looking good for posting, you should definitely consider buying a decent quality scanner (I spent $80 or so on my Epson V33 Perfection) that’ll really catch the details of your work. Make sure that you’re scanning with all of those presets turned off, like “unsharp mask” or “backlight correction”. The scanner might do some correcting to your image that you don’t want- I find that it’s better to start from scratch and edit it all yourself. After I scan stuff in, I usually mess around with it in photoshop to make it more crisp (I have a basic process post here). The images that I post here are usually scanned in at 300-400dpi, then scaled down to about 150dpi, though things are viewed online at 72dpi as a standard. Everything for the web is saved in RGB and I use the “Save for Web” function to make sure things won’t change when I post it from the original file too much. That’s basically what I do with all the art I post—some of my sketchy doodle stuff that I instagram is taken with my iPhone, but those are the only photo pictures I post. Scanner is the way to go! 

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