Because no matter what we do there will always be unevolved cowards among us. and the anonymity of the Internet brings out some people’s worst instincts.
please read my words carefully… I said some people. and its only some people. but those people seem really awful.
truthfully, it is not just female creators. a lot of people take weird, hateful shit from weird people. truthfully, honestly, a lot of us get showered with lovely thoughts all day as well but the sickening stuff stands out because… it just does.
but I think that all of us would hope that we would have gotten to a place as a society where our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives could go on the Internet without having to worry about being called a whore for having an opinion.
I think what rattles most of us in the comic book community is the fact that someone could read a bunch of comic books, with very specific, simple moral themes with highly moral characters, fighting the fight for good, and COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.
you know what Capt. America would never do? he would never go on the Internet anonymously and slam anyone.
the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight. a world we hope we could live in one day.
just because you are posting anonymously doesn’t mean that those thoughts are not yours. it is not role-play, it is not a character, that is who you really are. that is the energy you are putting out in the world. this isn’t some mask you are hiding behind… this is who you REALLY ARE.
and if who you really are is a bully, anonymous or not, I truly feel bad for you. I really do. I feel bad that you’re hurting so badly that you think you need to do this.
but there is NO excuse to attempt to punish others under the cloak of anonymous. none.
it’s on posemaniacs.com. click around until you find the 3d models of hands, and then click through those until you run across the head model.
A while back I asked my talented friend Claire Hummel to provide reference regarding period specific clothing to help my art for my second book more authentic. As we head into con season perhaps this might help those of you planning your Victoria cosplay :)
Check out her da page here http://shoomlah.deviantart.com
omigosh I forgot I did this for Brian! A special little behind the scenes treat for those of you who’re fans of Otto & Victoria. :)
i’ve been entertaining the thought of redesigning red hood’s uniform for a while now (actually, maybe all of the outlaws) and from the very beginning the idea of a domino + semi transparent helmet was in the back of my mind. i hope i’ll have the time to draw out the whole uniform~
Would it always be semi transparent, or could the opaqueness change? (Fully opaque to super clear?)
he would be able to control it (additionally, it could also auto adjust and dim down in very strong light, i suppose?). i’m thinking the area that would change opaqueness should be pretty much as shown on the picture. it would go from only slightly red tinted to almost fully opaque (think of quarian masks in mass effect, with the whites of the eyes very slightly visible at some angles - i think that might work with the domino’s lenses).
the issue of transparency control was first brought to my attention by mercyuntold and i just knew it was a must the moment i saw the suggestion.
SO HAS EVERYONE SEEN THE MARVEL ONE-SHOT AGENT CARTER, BECAUSE IF YOU HAVEN’T, I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO SO
i’ve been getting asks about how i do lineless art so. i will try to explain
- i used the pen tool on default settings for everything here
- using opacity lock or a clipping layer, color the lines the same color as the base color
- bring out edges or elements using contrasting colors / values
- paint over whatever you think needs changing
this way is kind of lazy, but it’s fast and you don’t lose much of the original drawing in the process. i hope this helps! :o