Hey my name is Emmett but you can call me CJ! My hobbies include being cool and hip (because that's what you youngsters do these days) and occasionally drawing. My pronouns are they/them and he/him UvU




XDDD save yourself the sanity

I think I will…

I'm currently reading up on comic page construction and since I love how your pages turn out, I was wondering if you have any recommended reading or certain rules you follow?

fowlie:

Ah geeze, my page layouts are all pretty standard, actually.  Most of what I know I picked up from comics I’ve read, and advice from friends.  

I like to follow the KISS rule: Keep It Simple, Stupid.  95% of my Fritz pages look like this:

Things I think are important:

  • Big panels feel like they have more time passing in them, while smaller panels feel very quick.  Open panels can create a great scene of lingering or slowed time (don’t put them too close together, it can get confusing when they’re touching.)
  • Establishing shots to open new scenes, so the reader knows where the fuck we are and what characters are there.  If you’re going back to an already established location, you can fudge it and rely on ‘land marks’ of the location.  
  • Gutters, they separate your panels and give them room to breath, and clarity.  I like to avoid black gutters for this reason.  
  • Breaking the panel should be used sparingly, but is a great way to make the action really ‘pop’.  
  • Every page should have at least one background, to ground the characters and setting. 
  • Word bubbles from different panels shouldn’t be too close or touching.  Most people read the words on a page first, and this can mess up you panel order by leading their eye wrong. 
  • Keep dialog short and sweet, don’t cover your characters in words. Save large amounts of text for large panels. 
  • Show don’t tell.  Comics are a visual medium, have fun with your art. 

Now, all rules can be broken.  I wing pages a lot, and go with my gut when it comes to a lot of my decisions in layout.  Comics are visual art first, so if something doesn’t follow the ‘rules’ but feels right/looks good, I’d say go for it.  Experiment and have fun!  The more comics you draw, the better they get.

Read lots of comic, from different artists, and think about what you like about their work.  Movies are great, too, for figuring out tricks for visual transitions and scene layouts.  I have a habit of imagining how I would draw some transitions/scenes to get the same feeling in still, black and white pictures.  

I hope this helps! 

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????this is confusing and I don’t actually want an explanation

writtenanddirected:

a new ask meme: go to my ask and paste the last thing you copied and send it to me without any explanation

doodlemancy:

For real though: try to stop complimenting other people by putting yourself down. I used to do it all the time too, and it was the wooooorst habit. It probs makes the person you’re complimenting uncomfortable and it’s just plain ol’ being mean to yourself.

eveningflares:

evangelala:

internet friends are kinda like illegally downloaded friends. you don’t get the physical copy but you still get all the great content

buizel:

smellynerd:

im starting to see those “dont use ouija boards for fun they are very dangerous!!!!!!!” posts and id like to ask everyone who reblogs them what its like to be a fucking nerd

this is exactly the kind of post a ghost would make to trick you into using a ouija board. look out kids, the spoops are gettin crafty.

riverdancingcas:

imagineyouricon:

imagine your icon has suddenly, inexplicably, become your legal guardian

I’m going to die

Give me some peeps to make sims for (refs obviously)

Beautiful features of each sign:

imstuckinarut-astrology:

Aries: Cheekbones

Taurus: doe eyes

Gemini: Youthfulness

Cancer: Emotive eyes

Leo: mane of hair

Virgo: gentle features

Libra: Dimpled cheeks/ cleft chin

Scorpio: Deep, intense eyes

Sagittarius: Glowing smiles

Capricorn: Bone structure

Aquarius: handsome features

Pisces: Hypnotic eyes

queenbirb:

I jUST, WHAT IF, TO WRATHIA

AND I LAUGHED TO MYSELF FOR 5 YEARS GOODBYE

Edit// She’s insulting Wrathia for making her vomit lava

thegoddessinzerogravity:

maggie lacivi: ava ire??? nah what an asshole she [trips] [hundreds of pictures of ava fall out of her pocket] w-what the fuck these aren’t mine i swear [pictures of ava continue to fall] [sweats] listen i dont know where these came from  [thousands of pictures of ava scatter across the room] shit fcuk im just holding these for a friend listen

sirlightbulb:

finding out the heights of your internet friends is always the weirdest thing

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