Tonal value: Lighting a Scene #5 is up on the Letraset blog!

In this post I continue to paint my space station scene, and once again discover a couple of issues I didn’t foresee in the planning stage (and discuss how to address them!). :D

I’m sorry I rarely ever post these on tumblr - I should because I pour a lot into them, and hopefully there’s some helpful info in there! They may also be quite comforting in a way - I make mistakes, mistakes happen. When they do, I discuss them in the posts, talk about where I’ve gone wrong in the process and what I can do to maybe fix it. Sometimes it means a tiny tweak, sometimes it means starting over from scratch. Never be afraid to admit when art is going wrong, even if it’s really embarrassing (and I do find it quite embarrassing! But writing these posts has been really good for me for that reason), it means you’re learning!

If you’ve not read the posts up to #5, here’s the links:

Tonal Value: Lighting a Scene #1 - An introduction on really thinking about what affects how a scene/environment looks in terms of value.

Tonal Value: Lighting a Scene #2 - A fun exercise to generate narrative environment illustration prompts! Grab a pencil and a dice and away you go. :D

Tonal Value: Lighting a Scene #3 - My personal results of the previous exercise. I use one of the thumbnails I generated to springboard into planning out a full illustration.

Tonal Value: Lighting a Scene #4 - The planning of the full illustration, including composition and value studies, alongside completing the linework.

If you’d like to see the full list of articles, you can visit my page for them here. If you’re new to value, I suggest starting at the beginning and working through them in order, as I’ve planned and written them in such a way that they lead from beginners stuff into gradually more and more complicated things (well, hopefully at least!). :D

samcybercat
samcybercat:

Belated birthday gift for EnGingerboomThis took a lot longer to get finished than I’d have liked and turned out not very good, I’m sorry. D: There was supposed to be some sparkly magically floating going on here, but I lost confidence, so it just ended looking like they’re climbing up some very uneven rocks that are conveniently off-screen. xD But yeah, these two are Elisabeth and Aurella from their Rel El series. If you’re interested in comics about happy, non-sexualised, lesbian couples who don’t die then I’d recommend checking out Rel El and many of the other comics in Silentium Universi when En’s website is open.

OH MY GOODNESS.
I was not expecting this and just emitted a very embarrassing noise of delight. I love it, thank you very very much! I think this might be the first fanart I’ve recieved for Rel El? Oh goossh, thank you! <3
And yes, for the benefit of any more recent followers, or just anyone who missed all my announcements about this before: Rel El is a comic following two girls (female-identifying - sorry if you find this qualifier unnecessary, but I don’t want to engage in trans-erasure) at sixth form together in England, exploring their interactions with each other and their growing relationship. There’s also a supernatural element, with Aurella having a little magic of her own (which by the way, those little bat wings are super cute Sam!).
The story (among others) will be on SilentiumUniversi.co.uk when the full site launches later this year. You can support the project on my Patreon if you like, or even buy a printed copy of the first Rel El story here.

samcybercat:

Belated birthday gift for EnGingerboom

This took a lot longer to get finished than I’d have liked and turned out not very good, I’m sorry. D: There was supposed to be some sparkly magically floating going on here, but I lost confidence, so it just ended looking like they’re climbing up some very uneven rocks that are conveniently off-screen. xD 

But yeah, these two are Elisabeth and Aurella from their Rel El series. If you’re interested in comics about happy, non-sexualised, lesbian couples who don’t die then I’d recommend checking out Rel El and many of the other comics in Silentium Universi when En’s website is open.

OH MY GOODNESS.

I was not expecting this and just emitted a very embarrassing noise of delight. I love it, thank you very very much! I think this might be the first fanart I’ve recieved for Rel El? Oh goossh, thank you! <3

And yes, for the benefit of any more recent followers, or just anyone who missed all my announcements about this before: Rel El is a comic following two girls (female-identifying - sorry if you find this qualifier unnecessary, but I don’t want to engage in trans-erasure) at sixth form together in England, exploring their interactions with each other and their growing relationship. There’s also a supernatural element, with Aurella having a little magic of her own (which by the way, those little bat wings are super cute Sam!).

The story (among others) will be on SilentiumUniversi.co.uk when the full site launches later this year. You can support the project on my Patreon if you like, or even buy a printed copy of the first Rel El story here.

bloodrosesmagic

bloodrosesmagic:

So! :D Here is what I’ll be bringing with me merch-wise to the Blood and Roses exhibition at Orbital Comics, London, which runs from this Sat (July 19) to Aug 3!

The necklace I’m particularly excited about - it features a 2.5” printed wood cameo, on a vintage silver-plated chain, with a Swarovski crytal heart. Also: 2 different lovely postcard print sets, and beautiful big A3 prints!

So pop by Orbital if you’d like to snag any of these - and if you’re not London-based, I’ll be doing a second batch to put online after the show!

:D This all looks amazing. If you’re in London any time during those dates, be sure to check out the exhibition! And snag some lovely merch!

engingerboom

engingerboom:

Hey all!

I have some pretty important news to announce - though no doubt you will have guessed it from all the shiny gifs haha! I’ve set up a Patreon campaign!

Over the past four years, I’ve created a lot of stories in many different styles and formats, about a variety of different emotions and concepts. From “What is it Katy?”, about solitude and self-doubt, to Twenty Thirty Three, about community and collaboration.

At this point, my stories have outgrown my ability to host them alone and properly, and that’s where I’d really like to ask for your help! With just a little generous patronage, I’d be able to get these stories (and future stories) back where they’re meant to be - able to be experienced by the public!

Please check out the campaign for full details, and consider supporting it if you like the look of what you see! :D Signal boosts of this post are also very much appreciated!

I’d like to make an extra note here: For minorities, media representation can and is extremely hard to find. Mostly for extremely problematic reasons, but sometimes because the author/advertisers simply don’t push that aspect. Ordinarily I fall into that second category by accident, but I’d like to state right now: every single one of my protagonists so far is queer, a person of colour or disabled, or any of the above. If you do not fall into any of those labels and/or this statement makes you feel uncomfortable, please understand note is for the benefit of those looking for something they might relate to/enjoy on a more personal level, which can be quite difficult to find in mainstream media. :) Thank you!

Thought I’d wait a few days before signal boosting again, so here we are! Please consider taking a look. There’s only $9 more needed until the goal. If you can spare $1 or 60p each month in exchange for stories, it’d be extremely appreciated! :D

Hey all!

I have some pretty important news to announce - though no doubt you will have guessed it from all the shiny gifs haha! I’ve set up a Patreon campaign!

Over the past four years, I’ve created a lot of stories in many different styles and formats, about a variety of different emotions and concepts. From “What is it Katy?”, about solitude and self-doubt, to Twenty Thirty Three, about community and collaboration.

At this point, my stories have outgrown my ability to host them alone and properly, and that’s where I’d really like to ask for your help! With just a little generous patronage, I’d be able to get these stories (and future stories) back where they’re meant to be - able to be experienced by the public!

Please check out the campaign for full details, and consider supporting it if you like the look of what you see! :D Signal boosts of this post are also very much appreciated!

I’d like to make an extra note here: For minorities, media representation can and is extremely hard to find. Mostly for extremely problematic reasons, but sometimes because the author/advertisers simply don’t push that aspect. Ordinarily I fall into that second category by accident, but I’d like to state right now: every single one of my protagonists so far is queer, a person of colour or disabled, or any of the above. If you do not fall into any of those labels and/or this statement makes you feel uncomfortable, please understand note is for the benefit of those looking for something they might relate to/enjoy on a more personal level, which can be quite difficult to find in mainstream media. :) Thank you!