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i made a v little redux edit 
[ code / live preview (temporary) ]

options: 400/500px post; maximized bg; header; floaties; show tags; img links; avatar; search bar; shadows; ask and submit; pages
customizable: sidebar/post container opacity; font and font size; background; permalink img; header img; img links; sidebar position

eggito source:gothji


There is no number five.

Helpful links

Seven Hidden Patterns of Successful Storyboards

Perspective in Storytelling

Guide to Panel Variation

Comic Lettering

Wally Wood’s 22 Panel Tips

Camera Angels Tutorial

The most important tip I could ever give towards drawing/creating good comics is to read comics. Good, bad, mediocre, read them all and learn from them.

Webcomics I love :: Nimona | Monsieur Charlatan | Hemlock | Prague Race | Lost Nightmare

worlds fastest repeating bg tutorial


So make a new file in photoshop like this…


now create whatever it is that you want, make sure it’s centred in the square then duplicate the layer


now go to filter>other>offset 


set the offset to half of the width and height of the box and select the “Wrap around” thingy

save as a png and then apply as your background



hope that was helpful!

5 Strategies for Creating Unique Plots by Andrea Simoncic


This article here has some tips for writers on how to create unique plots. As we know, ideas are almost always recycled, and there are hardly more than a handful of different major plots being written worldwide, and across generations. However, we can still attempt to create unique ideas, situations, or subplots for our stories. Andrea Simoncic explains 5 brainstorming techniques:

(All content is taken directly from the article and I do not possess any of them.)

1) The unrelated ideas plot technique: This type of plotting involves taking two different and distinct concepts and marrying them to each other in a way that gives birth to a unique plot-line. An excellent example of this technique can be found in the short story collection entitled, Many Bloody Returns, which features a plethora of tales centered around vampires and birthdays. Some of the advantages of this technique include the opportunity to explore seemingly unrelated ideas and the ease of creating a compact plot for short stories or flash fiction. One of the disadvantages, however, is that it is more difficult (although not impossible) to use this technique when plotting longer works of fiction, such as a novel.

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some nice programs to draw

  • mtPaint: free source tool designed to make pixel art. for Linux or Windows.


  • character maker: it’s to make charsets for rpgmaker but you can use it for whatever you want. it’s in both english and spanish.



  • sekka: free source tool to draw things like these:


Can I add Pixen? It’s Mac OSX only, but it’s really nice. You can make gifs and animations with it, too!



This may/may not be true for other people, but when I’m wondering about how you choose your colors, I’m wondering about how you make everything, well, harmonic. Noisemaster is a good example of this: he’s got a wide range of colors, but they all work well together, so it doesn’t end up looking garish. So, how do you go about something like that?

Thank you! I want Noisemaster’s pages to look like I’m just selecting colors at random, but it’s really pretty simple. Sure, I use a lot of complementary pairs, triadic colors, etc., but I generally don’t have too much Color Theory Terminology in my head as I’m planning these pages out.

For reference, Pages 447, 448, 451 and 455.

I know I’m not great at technical explanations, but I hope this sheds a little light on what I’m doing!


A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.


Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Also know where the head will be positioned. The person will be looking down the barrel to line up the sights (the two protruding thingies at the top that help you pinpoint your target). Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here:

World Guns. Thought it was kinda funny. Sweet list though. wmm Varmint never works Fishgun HAHAHAHA OPERATOR HUM! FUTURE gangsta ham heats 1911 snake? snaake!

[And of course, disclaimer: I’m not racist or biased because of “kraut” and “kike”; I find slurs humourous, which is why I don’t get offended when people call me “faggot” or “jap.” So cool your tits please and try to see the funny side for once.]

And if you’re uber pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list:

AND if you wanna get a little creative:


I’m always a fan of the minigun………

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This site has some cool arm anatomy, especially about how it changes as it twists, which is often neglected in ref!