Q:Hey, Chester! Any chest-hair?
Anyone else wanna ask Gangfield a question? ;)
Theodore Drawing. So I thought I’d share both the sketch and the coloured version, since I fixed the sketch since last I posted it. ^_^
Also, this is me trying out Theodore’s new colours for the first time. The changes are subtle, but suffice to say I’m learning to favour warm, earthy tones over cooler greens and blues with this character. :)
x ”Yep, looks good! Good job, Ez. We’re all so proud of you! Apple Sauce.”
Whoa! The lyrics to Smashmouth’s latest single are ghastly. :B
Okay, no, it’s just Ravietta pointing out that YouTube’s bad captioning system makes more sense than I do. xD
As always, you guys can catch the video here, though I suggest not turning on the captions, please. :P
Q:Out of curiosity, what was your initial inspiration for VM? I know you've done a ton of research, but I was curious about where you first had the idea :)
Awesome question! :D It gives me an excuse to post some old art so yay thank you! *hugs*
My family and I were on our way home from a wedding when we drove past an empty, broken down house in the middle of a vast field. All my 13-year-old mind could think was, “Man, wouldn’t it be cool if that place was haunted? Except there was an alternate version of the house where it’s still intact with all its furniture and stuff! And the ghosts are just chillin’ there and omg squeee!”
Then I drew an awful comic about it.
Here is but a small sample from ye olde 2005 featuring Chester (so named because he was court jester geddit har har), little Adam (who’s just always had a man crush on Gangfield let’s be honest) and Theodore who’s weirdly in the foreground (and who used to wear a ponytail).
So yeah, awkward beginnings, but we all start somewhere. :) No regrets. B)
Ruth loses her nerve and misses her chance to say good-bye to Theodore before he boards the train for Ireland. It’s a decision she’ll regret for years to come.
Yes indeedy, Part 2 of Ruth and Theodore’s backstory is yet to be told. ;) Hopefully you guys will like it. ^^; In the meantime, here’s a messy sketch. :D
So I’ve spent my evening listening to Disney creepypastas.
And now I’ll be running around the house like a maniac because it’s dark and everyone else is upstairs and my room is chocked full of Disney stuff and OH MY GOSH MY CHILDHOOD.
I need the exercise anyways. TuT
Another scene from Chapter 7 of Valiard. It’s a chapter I’ve really neglected in terms of illustrations, and it’s actually a lot of people’s favourite chapter, so I really wanna catch up on that. :D
Better than sitting with my writer’s block staring down Chapter 9, AMIRITE. :B
My first time drawing on a tablet PC! So I fired up a Lenovo Helix (not mine) with Manga Studio to see how it works. I can live with the lag, but it’s a tad inaccurate and calibrating it only made it worse for some reason. Oh, Wacom. x)
Kudos to Manga Studio for creating an intuitive GUI, though. It zooms, moves and rotates wonderfully! :D It was a surprisingly natural experience.
Bottom line: Personally, I’m way more accurate and precise on my Intuos. And drawing digitally without a keyboard is just… weird. The slight inaccuracy probably takes some getting used to and gets better with time—same as everything under the sun—but I’m just too spoiled after a lifetime of drawing with a pencil. ^^;;; Don’t think I’ll be investing in anything like this in the near future, though. *hugs old Intuos3*
Playtime at the beach, Dorset, 1867. Three-year-old Ruth is determined to show off her latest discovery to somebody, no matter how busy the nearest stranger appears to be.
Disclaimer! Not all my headcanon is actual canon. I just thought it’d be cool if these best friends’ paths had crossed decades before but neither remembers it. Though I’d rather die before actually working it into the novel. It’s far too cheesy. :B
But nice to imagine anyways. :)