Learning again…

Ok so after not being satisfied with my finished cover I had to redesighn it again. I ALMOST made someone make one but I altered the color a bit and Im much happier with the result.

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I actually have a bit of the step by step in my cover story , which is here ….The Last Dream Walkthrough.   I guess I’m writing here because I have a cluster of things on my mind and I’m jittery as hell ! The cat wakes me up knocking everything he can on the dresser by the bed and I just got on watt pad to read but then I wanted to do all sorts of other things!

(as I write this I’m jumpy as hell I think it’s the caffeine they put in the PMS medicine)

ONE I want to get better at photomanipulation so I can make covers and graphics for people and eventually actually get money or perks for it …I’m not as skilled as much of the talent and I have years of not really doing it to make up for.

TWO I’m actually not going to rewrite “The worst kind of witch” even though its poorly constructed I’m going to focus on finishing it and then making another draft after all , but it is on hiatus so I can focus on “The last dream ” for now which I actually do know the ending for the most part (its a big twist so I’m excited)

I work in about three hours so I’m going to now post these following links to tutorials and explain why Im going to try to study up on the subjects?

This Tutorial for example has a really nice ended blend result , I really need to read some stuff like this so I can get a better understanding how to make pictures blend nicely together http://thedarkrayne.deviantart.com/art/Sacred-Soul-Tutorial-311836951

I also want to perfect the painted look without the need for filters so that I can merge things more seamlessly and even pain things in myself without it looking weird.

I guess lighting too…

Also I need to go to the gym like now Im still hyper and I needed to ask abou

 

 

My Wattpad Story and Cover art.

well I also write for a hobby and I have decided to rewrite ‘the worst kind of witch’ but im also starting on the first draft of “The last Dream”

In the world of Serv , monsters have always been a threat and the lands of the humans , elldeon , rodean and fauna have always been protected by “adventurers” people trained in the way of killing the corrupt magic and creatures that threaten their homes.

Sirina Minux is a young fauna woman who’s been sent to the new capital Zett to train in the ways of an adventurer as punishment for shaming her family . Can she possibly get along in a mainly human city without her temper and bad instincts getting her into trouble?

Eldent Zac Ferinanot is a half Elldeon sent to the new city to help out with the embassy and root up black market crime , and pretty much everything his families house tells him to do , so long as he can get away from them . When he by chance ends up saving the life of an idiot fauna with the inability to dress modestly his life is pretty much thrown off balance.

But even with the day to day blossoming of friendships and training in the new ‘Academy Of Adventuring’, even with all the four races of Serv finally making peace,
A nightmare has begun to emerge from the depths of the old world that was better left forgotten.

https://www.wattpad.com/story/42422712-the-last-dream

If you read it remember its in its first drafts but any advice is welcome to.

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I did draw this for the cover also.

 

Not one reader yet but on the bright side It made me do art again.

Of course I need to do a couple more details , add some color and then a background But I’m super pleased with the results so far considering how out of practice I am!

New Comic Formatting? Questioning myself in the form of writing a blog entry.

I’m considering the fact that comic formatting style is different now that I’m thinking of getting back to my blaze comic again . Now people read from their mobile devices so when I start back up getting to change the way I display the comic is going to be tricky.

I should have known I would eventually encounter the problem of course. Comic format on the internet changes every five years almost but when I was younger I always held on to the fantasy that my comics would make it to print one day. I no longer hold on to that sort of fantasy I simply haven’t grown enough as an artist and I know what I never will be able to make the bounds and leaps that are necessary to be that successful of an artist . I simply enjoy writing and drawing comics and I finally know that about myself and am content with it.

Part of me wants to make a new comic entirely something gothic and vampire-like so that I can make a comic specifically for that format to practice …it would need to be short though.

When I was younger I did have a cheesy story that was about vampires but I had my friends reading it and hanging on to every word , especially my best friend Tay who still holds that story in her heart…

Maybe I could do a short comic on that? Omg it was so cheesy …but I could change things around and keep it short and simple. But then again let’s face it , short and simple has never been in my name. Once I start on something I try to weave something complicated out of it like I always have.

Maybe If I write a short story , then make a draft traditionally by the time I get my tablet all set up and get comfy with it maybe I’ll have a short gothic story I can attempt a new drawing style and format with. Can’t hurt right?

But still when I’m finished with that there’s STILL the question on the best way to turn a 180 on my comic blaze..

I think I have no choice. I must simply change the way it reads and then when I finally get far enough I’ll have to redraw the first chapter. Even though Ive aleady done that before…maybe three times since I was 17. Ive never been good about regular updates. The only way I can justify redoing the first chapter would be if I can get far enough with regular updates that I can do enough pages before they need to be published …Which means…

I would need to draw two pages a week or three , update that week only once for a couple of months and then use one of those regular sessions to go back and start over?

Maybe I’m overcomplicating things.

I think i should definitely start out with a short gothic style comic and use SketchUp and filters for backgrounds . I can do the comic in black and white .

 

 

been a long time .

its been so long. I’ve been happier then I’ve ever been in my life this last year…and yet I have done no art. I think I’m finally ready to come back to the world I’ve abandoned god knows I have the time. I have a new tablet coming in the mail this next week since my own tablet has actually had issues for the last year (one of the reasons I’ve probably gone missing. Its my Christmas present from my boyfriend who’s made me the happiest woman alive. He even got me a kitten. If you’ve followed me for a long time you probably remember how lonely I’ve been . You also know I suck at poetry. I’m sorry about that last bit. But If I haven’t blogged about this man before I vanished from internet existence , just know  hes the only person in the world Iv’e ever met who is so much like me I can hold a conversation with him , completely turn it around , use a nerdy reference and return to the original topic without him so much as flinching and doing the exact same thing which I can also understand. That last sentence probably makes very little sense to most human beings. I ordered the intus  comic small which is probably about the modern version of what I have now except they still manufacture the pens for it.. XD.

 

I also need to get another job or figure out how to make money at home since I work at a visitors center and they have low hours fall-winter …and I need to gift people …especially my boyfriend who has spoiled me for the last year ….like everything I ever want he gets excited to make it happen…Honestly I’m starting to develop some sort of princess syndrome and I need to work harder ….I sort have let him spoil me a bit to much , I guess because it was nice to not work so hard and still live comfortably…and he’s a gamer…so I had all the video games…and I’ve gained weight because that and the ice cream …and the nice dinners…We both joined the gym recently because I really don’t want to buy new pants.

 

So yeah I’ll be back ! Honestly I forgot how much I love my computer I haven’t turned the thing on for months .

 

shojo copic style coloring

Im out of practice but I wanted to see how to emulate my messy marker style in manga studio and this is as close as I came …considering changing my manga style completely but im not sure to what exacly.

Photoshop Relearning & Issues at an art Gallery

Well my boyfriends away for 2 weeks T.T Im going to be super lonely and bored so I’ll be reteaching myself photoshop with tutorials …for once. I actually pretty much taught myself originally so this is the first time I’m actually following tutorials…or I’ll be trying anyway I’ve never had patience to follow directions . I did learn about masking layers today…I always assumed that meant the type of layer you chose …but now Ive learned it adds a white layer thing to the layer you choose and lets you erase with one color and paint back the image with the other….this makes my life 100% better in photoshop already. Mind you I’ve been using this program for 10 years and this is the first time I found out I could do that. It made me realize ..The reason I can’t photo manipulate as well as others is because I actually never learned all the things I can do in photoshop…Ah. Well time to up my skills.

Now for the art gallery.

So yesterday my boyfriend and I browse some of the shops and we go into one of the art gallerys and find that in the back room their hosting a showing for the highschool students I buy two pieces , ones called October kitten and the other is one of Bast the Egyptian goddess. The woman is having issues with the credit card so she asks if she can write down the card number and I say ok np….HOWEVER I go back the day after the first showing and not only have I only paid for one painting…ITS THE WRONG ONE…AND THEY SOLD THE ONES I BOUGHT TO SOMEONE ELSE. I was so devastated I couldn’t help it I started crying and I was told that they will be trying to track down what happened to the bast painting and who the October kitten was sold to , they couldn’t find my receipt or anything the lady who opened the gallery messed up horribly yesterday and apparently marked the wrong painting , didn’t mark the other and I paid for the painting I didn’t want , Worst case I’ll be getting the names of the young artist and commissioning them …BECAUSE I WANTED THOSE PAINTINGS…for one I was fated to have the cute little one of bast , and I bought October’s kitten for my boyfriend who found it adorable…Not only that its the first time I bought art work for the house and I have made plans for them and everything. I’m very upset about it.

So the gallery in question SHOULD call me back today and If they don’t in the next two hours I might call them back and ask them on the status …I cannot believe this happened …its a nightmare.

In the mean time heres 2 images Ive edited in photoshop for practice.

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Working On a spaceship for my comic? sort of.

So for my comic I need a spaceship and Ive been struggling …finally I got to a point where I was like F THIS and went in blender and with my horrible Newbie skills decided to just use an overall shape for the spaceship to draw over top…at some point I messed up so bad that I couldnt fix it but like hell was I going to try again and I came up with thisblazes203d20render20space20ship20at20angels20exterior   . I decided at least I can use it as some sort of overall shap refrence 7ce9768b-8f3c-4e69-a8c2-bfc89104751f

Im SOOO bad at 3d modeling I have no clue what Im doing …so I was like…Ok surely I can make it sort of look like a room by sketching over it???

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So yeah a super rough sketch, I basically Wanted a seat to place Andra on and a control panel…ugg

 

So then I decided to make a 3d sketch up of the interior. The only problem now as while I tried to make it look like this when I remembered to add the room he has …because instead of making a shuttle i was like why the hell not and made the ship his main ship as well

of course now in order to fix that I have to either make that an oversight in the comic and hope no one pays to close attention or make the scale of the ship MUCH larger ….I can’t Dr.Who this stuff …or life would be easier …I’m sure that was a convenient stunt for a low budget originally.

interior of the shuttle 2016 BLAZE 3

The monitor desk, the chairs and the boxes I downloaded from the wear house interior of the shuttle 2016 BLAZE3

I went in and added textures a couple were ones I made in photoshop like the walls and floors so they looked more I guess Like my style? interior of the shuttle 2016 BLAZE 2

The variation with lines Not sure If I’ll use the line version or no line version yet interior of the shuttle 2016 BLAZE 1

this last one had a photoshop filter placed on it  I think I also used a gradient over it probably rainbow I love rainbow gradient.

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Well I’ll figure out how I’ll do the background when I get to the ship in my comic. I also need to work on the script .