On Using 'Shortcuts'

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 26, 2021



One of the latest twitter dramas seem to be around artistic shortcuts, and how consumers of comics and webcomics (often non-artists) tend to scoff at any artist that dares admit they use them.

Comic shortcuts could include pre-rendered backgrounds, using 3D programs to arrange spaces or make sure perspective is ...



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WHY you should STOP CARING.

damehelsing at 12:00AM, June 6, 2021



What is one of the big things that holds us back? Normally it’s us caring too much, caring about what we do, how we look, what others think and more.

Last week, while writing the article The Magic of Frames I was talking to PIT_FACE about it and she ...



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Drawing What YOU Want and the power of the FICTIONAL WORLD

damehelsing at 12:00AM, May 23, 2021



The discussion below might get a little mature, to avoid getting in trouble, anyone under the age of 15, please go back to playing with Legos. Visit this article when you’re 16.



I had another article in mind for this week, but after seeing Tantz’s article yesterday, I ...





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So you think you can draw?

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, March 13, 2020



I was recently tagged in an Instagram post asking creators to share what they’re favourite thing to draw is. I immediately put down, hair, eyes and guys. Upon reflection what struck me about that response was how different that list was only a few years ago, for the three ...

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Tracing vs referencing

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Nov. 15, 2019


Screencap taken from video referenced below.

There’s been some controversy going around about tracing vs referencing and it gave me pause for thought. And, of course, after some time, I thought it would be an interesting topic to talk about for this week.

In comics, particularly when it comes ...




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Beginner offense

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 29, 2019



I've mentioned before in other articles how Twitter, and often comics/art Twitter especially, can be a total dumpster fire with flame wars erupting every two hours or so.

There have been many analyses on why this is happening, from efforts of established comic creators to gatekeep the field ...



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What would you do in a year? (pt 2)

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, June 28, 2019



Last week, I posted an article about what you would do in a year if all your financial obligations were looked after and you could dedicate your time to making comics. We also opened this question up to the #quackchat on Twitter. So here are some of the responses we ...

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Targeted Practice

Amelius at 8:06AM, April 7, 2019


When I see artists just getting into the craft or people simply looking to improve their art ask for advice, the most omnipresent answer is “practice”; I don't like that answer. It assumes the person asking the question doesn't realize this is obvious, and hasn't already been ...

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Drawing the Red Line

Amelius at 11:48AM, Jan. 20, 2019



Let's be honest, we don't always appreciate someone pointing out our mistakes. Criticism may be important for artists growing into their craft to find the right areas to focus on improving through a little outside guidance, but not all critique is made equal. Frankly speaking, a lot of ...

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Imitation Flavor

Amelius at 10:14AM, Dec. 30, 2018



The first thing you need to know before we get into this discussion is the following: You can't copyright a style. It's true! Copyright protects an artist's expression of an idea, but not the ideas themselves, the technique, or procedure in making that style. Keep that in ...

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