Stretching Kara pages.  I may not paint them as a batch of 4 (three totally different color palettes), but I’ll do a batch wash so everything has time to dry.

Stretching Kara pages. I may not paint them as a batch of 4 (three totally different color palettes), but I’ll do a batch wash so everything has time to dry.

socialjusticekoolaid:

Micheal Brown is being laid to rest today. The family has asked for a day of peace without protest during the funeral proceedings. #staywoke #insolidarity

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One last question, in terms of quality and blending, do you prefer mepxy or finecolour?

MEXPY, hands down.  I did a threeway comparison with Shin Han Twin Touches, MEXPY markers, and Copic Sketches: www.nattosoup.blogspot.com/2013/11/shin-han-twin-touch-mexpy-and-copic.html.   I also did a post compiling all my marker brand recommendations, which might help:  www.nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/05/my-top-alcohol-based-marker-picks.html.  I hope that helps!  Happy marker hunting!

Hi I was just wondering how is it was when you use finecolour markers? was it just as good as shinhan and copics or close to it? and if I get a copic blender, would it blend better?

I’m not really a fan of Finecolour markers.  For pretty much all of my marker pieces, I use a combination of mostly Copic Sketches and Ciaos with some Twin Touches to round out my collection.  Here’s my review of Finecolours, I hope it helps : www.nattosoup.blogspot.com/search?q=finecolorur+

mujertropical:

donnaluna:

oliviatheelf:

too-kawaii-to-die:

I don’t care what kind of blog I have I will blog this no matter what.

"Craving sensation: feeling unreal" was such a huge part of the beginning of my relapse. I was convinced that people in front of me didn’t even exist and I kept touching things and trying to feel sensation. I’m reblogging because I know that that was so horrifying for me and I never want anyone else to go through it. 

Just in case this can help someone. Some suggestions also seem harmful (eating a hot pepper really hurts!!!) but steps to feeling better and not self harming is most important. Sending you love and light

STOP SCROLLING! Please reblog this vitally important information because at least one of your followers is self-harming. Thank you!

heidiblack:

For a change of pace, next weekend I will be doing a local craft fair/show in my hometown of Beavercreek Ohio (its the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival).  In addition to selling my art and comics (including my tutorial artbook and Sons of Fire) I will be doing cartoon portraits of people for $20 for full color and $10 for black and white.  Want yourself as Superman?  Just want a cute picture of your kids playing their favorite sport?  Swing by and say hi!  The earlier you get there the better, as they do take about 20 minutes each and you want to make sure I’m not sold out for the day!

nocazfest:

nattosoup:

erinkwilson:

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??
NOVEMBER 14-16TH
NOCAZFEST.COM

I just signed up!
I have another con two weeks before that in TN, and a con the weekend after it in TN, but darn it, this is important to me.  This is where I’m from, and when I first heard about it at MoCCA-Fest, I knew this is where I’d be, no matter the weekend.
Growing up wanting to make comics was really difficult in a little town like Luling, and not much better in New Orleans.  New Orleans has very specific general ideas towards art, and I didn’t fit any of them.  I tried to do the gallery scene while in undergrad, but grew increasingly frustrated with their narrow views towards the validity of comic craft.  I knew I had to escape if I needed to grow as an artist.
So even though I’ve left, I’m not really gone.  I visit my mother several times a year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, usually around Easter, during the summer), and I try to attend comic-positive events there (save for NOCC) whenever I can.  7” Kara is set in the house my mother grew up in in Hahnville, La, the house my aunt lived in when I was a kid.  My boyfriend is from Saint Amant, Louisiana, my higher education started at the University of New Orleans.  I may have transplanted a couple times, but I know where my roots are from, and it’s important to me that other people know too.
If you’re a fan of my work from Mechacon or LouisiANIME, you should really consider coming out to support NOCAZ, and to a much smaller extent, support me.

Hey there! What a sweet endorsement! We can’t wait to meet you! 

I can’t express enough how passionate I am about making New Orleans a better place to be a comic artist, no matter the genre or style!  While I was at UNO, my interest in comic craft was STRONGLY discouraged by well meaning professors who thought I should focus on Fine Art.  If there’s anything I can do to help you guys (other than spread the word), lemme know!  New Orleans has so much potential to be a great city for comics, but it’s gonna need some persistent leaders, so you have my full support!

nocazfest:

nattosoup:

erinkwilson:

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??

NOVEMBER 14-16TH

NOCAZFEST.COM

I just signed up!

I have another con two weeks before that in TN, and a con the weekend after it in TN, but darn it, this is important to me.  This is where I’m from, and when I first heard about it at MoCCA-Fest, I knew this is where I’d be, no matter the weekend.

Growing up wanting to make comics was really difficult in a little town like Luling, and not much better in New Orleans.  New Orleans has very specific general ideas towards art, and I didn’t fit any of them.  I tried to do the gallery scene while in undergrad, but grew increasingly frustrated with their narrow views towards the validity of comic craft.  I knew I had to escape if I needed to grow as an artist.

So even though I’ve left, I’m not really gone.  I visit my mother several times a year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, usually around Easter, during the summer), and I try to attend comic-positive events there (save for NOCC) whenever I can.  7” Kara is set in the house my mother grew up in in Hahnville, La, the house my aunt lived in when I was a kid.  My boyfriend is from Saint Amant, Louisiana, my higher education started at the University of New Orleans.  I may have transplanted a couple times, but I know where my roots are from, and it’s important to me that other people know too.

If you’re a fan of my work from Mechacon or LouisiANIME, you should really consider coming out to support NOCAZ, and to a much smaller extent, support me.

Hey there! What a sweet endorsement! We can’t wait to meet you!

I can’t express enough how passionate I am about making New Orleans a better place to be a comic artist, no matter the genre or style! While I was at UNO, my interest in comic craft was STRONGLY discouraged by well meaning professors who thought I should focus on Fine Art. If there’s anything I can do to help you guys (other than spread the word), lemme know! New Orleans has so much potential to be a great city for comics, but it’s gonna need some persistent leaders, so you have my full support!

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles is making no friends at tonight’s Town Hall. Part 2

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geekysideburns:

Last week I created this cute patoote named Berri Suite!

She’s fun to doodle.

Look at this ridiculously cute patoot.

geekysideburns:

Last week I created this cute patoote named Berri Suite!

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She’s fun to doodle.

Look at this ridiculously cute patoot.

erinkwilson:

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??
NOVEMBER 14-16TH
NOCAZFEST.COM

I just signed up!

I have another con two weeks before that in TN, and a con the weekend after it in TN, but darn it, this is important to me.  This is where I’m from, and when I first heard about it at MoCCA-Fest, I knew this is where I’d be, no matter the weekend.
Growing up wanting to make comics was really difficult in a little town like Luling, and not much better in New Orleans.  New Orleans has very specific general ideas towards art, and I didn’t fit any of them.  I tried to do the gallery scene while in undergrad, but grew increasingly frustrated with their narrow views towards the validity of comic craft.  I knew I had to escape if I needed to grow as an artist.
So even though I’ve left, I’m not really gone.  I visit my mother several times a year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, usually around Easter, during the summer), and I try to attend comic-positive events there (save for NOCC) whenever I can.  7” Kara is set in the house my mother grew up in in Hahnville, La, the house my aunt lived in when I was a kid.  My boyfriend is from Saint Amant, Louisiana, my higher education started at the University of New Orleans.  I may have transplanted a couple times, but I know where my roots are from, and it’s important to me that other people know too.
If you’re a fan of my work from Mechacon or LouisiANIME, you should really consider coming out to support NOCAZ, and to a much smaller extent, support me.

erinkwilson:

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??

NOVEMBER 14-16TH

NOCAZFEST.COM

I just signed up!

I have another con two weeks before that in TN, and a con the weekend after it in TN, but darn it, this is important to me.  This is where I’m from, and when I first heard about it at MoCCA-Fest, I knew this is where I’d be, no matter the weekend.

Growing up wanting to make comics was really difficult in a little town like Luling, and not much better in New Orleans.  New Orleans has very specific general ideas towards art, and I didn’t fit any of them.  I tried to do the gallery scene while in undergrad, but grew increasingly frustrated with their narrow views towards the validity of comic craft.  I knew I had to escape if I needed to grow as an artist.

So even though I’ve left, I’m not really gone.  I visit my mother several times a year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, usually around Easter, during the summer), and I try to attend comic-positive events there (save for NOCC) whenever I can.  7” Kara is set in the house my mother grew up in in Hahnville, La, the house my aunt lived in when I was a kid.  My boyfriend is from Saint Amant, Louisiana, my higher education started at the University of New Orleans.  I may have transplanted a couple times, but I know where my roots are from, and it’s important to me that other people know too.

If you’re a fan of my work from Mechacon or LouisiANIME, you should really consider coming out to support NOCAZ, and to a much smaller extent, support me.