I missed you guys.
Regarding technical issues and et cetera, things are still pretty shit. Truly it seems that all post-millenial technology I touch becomes screwed up, like some modern King Midas.
But whatever. Trying to move forward. Pretty pleased with the way this page came out, nervous as I was about the shadows. The fire in the second panel looks much better than that of the fourth panel.
Stories about my uncle will resume someday.
maaaaan that wide overview shot was gorgeous
@TheSilverLeague: Awwww, thanks! :)I'm glad to hear that someone other than me likes it, lol XD
@mitchellbravo: take out the word balloons and make it like big canvas side and honestly it feels like it could pass for museum quality ..or at LEAST like stand as an art piece on its own, just call it something like ... "campfire among serenity" or whatever artists typically name pieces, lol
@TheSilverLeague: That is absolutely the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my art. Thank you for making my day <3
@mitchellbravo: your welcome, hehe
Obligatory scary campfire stories, aw yeah! :D
Computer issues are so annoying when you do art on it. D: I replaced my 8-year-old computer last autumn and it ate all my savings at that point but dammit, the past year has been worth it. I don't even play any games on it, I just like art software running smoothly (by the time I was retiring my old computer it was impossible to colour comics and listen to music on it at the same time and that wasn't the only issue).
@Oly-RRR: Aaaah nooo!!! I'm sorry that you lost so much from that old computer :( This new laptop I'm on, I got back in March, and it's not bad at all but definitely took some getting used to... not to mention getting used to the new version of the GIMP software >:/
Lol, my old desktop computer was a bit like that. You couldn't, for example, be on the internet and also be doing basically anything else at all or it would faint like an old woman. On the one hand it was good for keeping me focused, on the other hand... well, we're all pretty spoiled with our technology being able to multitask these days, so it wasn't going to cut it forever. I still use it for my old old ocmputer games though XD
@mitchellbravo: Ah, I used a wrong expression - it wasn't that bad, it didn't eat my archives or anything. I mean I was putting some money away for a while and when I decided it was time to get a new computer I wanted it to last a few years for sure so it ended up costly, one of those big tower things. I don't know why but it's uncomfortable for me to make art on anything other than a desktop computer - I have a tablet computer which is okay to draw on but I end up using it to surf the net in bed and such.
I had to get used to new software too (I moved from Windows 2000 to 7 and up a few versions of PS) but mostly it was pleasant. Though it's kinda sad how computers seem to need upgrades more and more often even if you don't play games on them.
@Oly-RRR: Oh oh oh that was my misunderstanding!! Lol, it says something that I heard "savings" in the context of a computer discussion and instead of thinking of money I thought of "saved files" which is an expression I'm pretty sure no one has ever used XD
In the few months after my old laptop broke and I got my new laptop, I had been using the desktop for all purposes but then it got infected with malware because it was so old. So what I did was I plugged the broken laptop into the desktop monitor and it was a pleasantly ergonomic set-up, really. And it was nice to edit on a square screen instead of a widescreen since I could then see the whole page at once :P
That's a big software upgrade!! That's always the hardest part for me is adjusting to new software... and nowadays everything has to be so like, flash-looking, like every button has to be animated in order to make the screen look "really touchable" probably to appeal to mobile users but I tend to get grumpy about it and be like "It doesn't have to animate!!! I just want it to do the function it did before!!! " :P
@mitchellbravo: Yeah, I'm grumpy about all new software coming with jingles and bells too. My folks are programmers so I guess I grew up with the idea that software should do what I ask it to do, not live a life of its own treating me like an idiot and having stuff pop up just in case I don't know it's there. Still, some things improve in newer versions so I suppose that makes it worth it. :P