"Also, some of them seem to be moving. That’s pretty creepy."
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR 2800+ FOLLOWERS!!
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This took super long to do but I love how it came out! I’m amazed at how far Desert Eagle’s blog has come. I never dreamed of getting this many followers but here I am, and I’m so glad that people like her so much!
So! Here’s the list of people in this image! *deep breath*
Mod: ASTEFERGLE!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I AM SPEECHLESS AND BESIDE MYSELF!!!! Everybody go follow askdeserteagle, they are a gem and a treasure!!!
Well hey I may as well do all the horned guys with serious hair game, thelordofaldheim / tricornking !.
….I am literally speechless beyond words. Thank you so much. Krampus looks fantastic in your style. Just…wow. So many feels right now.
Here’s another card for the bunch, featuring the Lord of Aldheim: Krampus.
I have no words. I am literally speechless. Thank you so much Merri. I literally have no idea how to respond except with deepest gratitude and thanks.
…Dammit, now I want to read that fic. If for no other reason that to be massively embarrassed while screaming like a small child in glee inside.
How the crap can you make those kinds of panels? Does it work with circles/ellipses too?
Honestly I’m probably not using the panel tool as efficiently as possible, but I’m only using it as a rough framework to lay things out because I ultimately ink the panels by hand to make them look less mechanical. I don’t know how to do ellipse panels really because I don’t use them so I’ve never bothered trying to learn. anyway, this is roughly how I lay out Platinum Black pages;
Start with a new page with safe area cutoff
Drop in the thumbnail
select the “rectangular frame tool
Draw a frame in the safe area
Select Divide Frame Border
Roughly cut up the page along the panel lines
Hold “ctrl” and click on the panels to use the sliders and binding boxes to fiddle with their size and placement
Once I’ve gotten them how I want I hold right click on the layer the get the rasterize option
Then I can use the line tool and eraser to futz with panels that aren’t overlapping the way I want.
Then I ink the panels by hand to make them look a little less mechanical
Reblogging this so I can be sure to remember how to do this. Definitely something that I’ll be using when it comes time to make the Aldheim pages.
Had a rather terrible shift at work today, so I wanted to go ahead and share with you all some sketches that I did of the main cast of Aldheim, or at least of the main cast so far. Included with them is a concept sketch for an alternate universe that might be explored in a later storyline.
I want to apologize for the lack of updates lately. Real life has been straining me a lot these past few months, to the point where my rather dire financial situation is causing me large amounts of crippling depression. I have an idea on how to help change this that I’m going to share with you all soon, but I’d like to get some preparations done first before I do so.
Thanks for 142+ Followers!
MOD: Hey everybody, I wanted to make sure that I got this posted, since I finished the third bust for this last night. To my complete surprise (and anxiety-inducing horror), over 142 people are now following me on this blog. I’m actually amazed, humbled, and extremely grateful for the faith you all have placed in me by following this little experiment. It means a lot to me that you all would be interested in following this comic, and I do truly appreciate it.
Now, I WAS planning on including some busts of some of my followers, as a sign of my appreciation, but my plan is to hold off on that until I can reach another follower milestone. The reason for this? I’ve only got six character busts done so far, and it doesn’t really seem fair to me to have only six out of over a 100+ potential characters of my followers to post. So I’ll be holding off on that until hopefully the next milestone, so that I can do a proper follower appreciation post.
As for the comic itself, I’m currently work-shopping the first “issue”, one that will help introduce the nation of Aldheim and Krampus to the audience. I’m also going to try and revamp the site to be more comic-friendly, possibly with little status bars showing the progress I’m making with the script, drafts, and ink & paints of the comic pages. In the meantime though, I’ll start posting more sketches and character designs, which I hope will help flesh out the planning of Aldheim and its characters for you all.
Again, thank you all so much for following me. It really means a lot to me that you all would be interested in these characters and world, and I can’t wait to share them with you all.
A tribute to Robin Williams by Eric Goldberg (Supervising Animator of Genie).
I think this might be my last Robin Williams tribute post, at least for a while. Sorry to everybody following me if you saw me reblog the same post multiple times over the last two days. I won’t lie, that kept happening due to my OCD acting up when trying to reblog these things. I apologize if it bothered or inconvenienced any of you.
I’ve been thinking about Robin Williams a lot now, and I think the best way we can honor his memory is by trying to do what he did. I keep seeing things about how he wasn’t just funny, but he was also incredibly generous and compassionate as well. He’d do comedy tours for the US troops in order to lift their spirits while they were in the Middle East and elsewhere. He’d comfort people out of the blue when they needed it the most, usually tied up in a joke or two. Conan O’Brian relates how Robin did just that back during Conan’s kerfluffle with NBC a few years back here.
The man was a treasure, both because of how he made us laugh, but also because of how he cared for his fellow human beings. Let us try and honor that, and be like Robin Williams in our day to day lives. Bring joy to others. Help them if they need you. If you can’t help them financially, help them by giving your time and friendship to them. Be what Robin Williams was to so many people, to all of us. Do that, and he will live forever.