The wonderful Erin Burt from Hiveworks worked her awesome coding skills to make the new layout design a reality! I am thrilled for this update for several reasons. The first is that the site now feels more personalized to the series. I designed the menu sidebar to look like an ImageGlass and have the menu and nav bars to glow when hovered over. The new presentation shows off the features and sections of the site better as well.
And finally, the fun little teaser in the left sidebar (the one of Miel x Abeille). That, my dear readers, is a comic slated to begin its run starting at the end of April!
Every artist has go-to tools for different creative endeavors. Some of those tools end up being invaluable! I've made a list of some of the items I use in my day to day work in comics.
Portable Drawing Board
This board has been amazing! When we were moving out to Portland I grabbed one of these and I was able to set up whenever we stopped over in a hotel for the night. It also helps in a pinch when I can't get to my office to work. I can just set it up on the dinner table for an hour or so and then fold it back down to tuck away until later.
Zebra Brush Pens
I've mentioned this before, but I love these brush pens! The Zebra brush pen made be fall in love with traditional inking again after a long break from the art form. These pens can give you a beautifully thin line if you use a delicate touch. Generally, I use these for my broad lines and Sakura Microns for the super fine details.
Ever since my husband gave me his drafting ruler, I have never used another. There's this cool roller on the underside that makes parallel lines SO easy. (Functions as a compass, horizontal ruler, straightedge, protractor, circle template and angle template multipurpose drawing instrument that lets you measure in inches and centimeter.)
Thank you everyone who entered the Love Not Found Winter Fanart Contest! Every piece I received brought a huge smile to my face and after such a rough winter those smiles were even more appreciated. And now, without further ado, I am delighted to announce the winners of the contest. Please check out their sites and the sites of all of the other awesome artists in the fanart gallery!
(EDIT: Fixed the broken links below.)
Swan Shaped Cream Puffs - http://creampuffart.weebly.com/
Athena Warner - http://athenapallas87.deviantart.com/
Scomicmaker - http://scomicmaker.tumblr.com/
Thank you all!
If you've been looking for a copy of George Orwell's 1984 to read, but it's sold out at your local book & coffee shop, try some of these equally relevant books! In fact, here's an awesome list with even more titles to check out!
Or take a break from the scary stuff happening in the world for a moment and read a nice manga like Princess Jellyfish! Omnibus Volume 4 has just come out!
Thank you everyone for your patience last week while I went to battle with the flu. I'm on the mend and looking forward to catching up on all the things. Fanart contest winners will be contacted by Friday and announced publicly next week. Erstwhile Vol.3 is at the printer and we are sending in our thumbs up on the proof! My Patreon has a new $5 backer feature with Love Not Found Calendar art! I'm pretty excited about that! And so much more...