Let’s talk about Spidersilk on patreon.com for a minute!First of all, what is patreon? It’s basically a way to support creators that put out constant work (songs, videos, comics, etc). You can pledge as little or as much as you want per month or per work (I charge per month). Every single dollar helps! When you pledge a certain amount, you can get a personal perk, from gaining access to the patreon stream, access to a private tumblr account with rare early concept art and other blurbs, early access to WIPs, NPC creation, to Spidersilk-ified OCs…. I want to highlight the $25 pledge now — Create your own Spidersilk NPC. I will put this character into the background, crowd scenes, or just standing in the street whenever possible in the comic. They may even get to interact with main characters! Your NPC can be a bandit! A street vendor! A host or hostess at Candere! A learner at the Order of Cerise (hope they don’t run into Fairfax!) 
Well, that’s exciting!But what happens when all the pledges combine from the many patrons? There are “milestones,” at which I begin doing extra work such as mini comics, crazy sketchdumps, and more comics per week. I want to highlight milestone number two.At $100 (all patron pledges combined), I’ll begin the “World of Spidersilk.” This is a series of short videos in which I’ll talk about the creation and background of different aspects of Spidersilk, its creation, the characters, the world … and yes, even the Ambassador. It’ll include sketches, concepts, as well as illustrations.You can, of course, choose to donate without gaining access to a perk if you like! You can also choose to pledge any amount you like — while I have perks at $1, $5, $10 and so on, you can definitely choose two or three dollars. See Alakotila on PatreonSee Spidersilk on InkblazersIf you can’t pledge on patreon, reading and following on inkblazers and sharing Spidersilk helps, too! I appreciate it. Thanks for sharing or signal boosting!

Let’s talk about Spidersilk on patreon.com for a minute!

First of all, what is patreon? It’s basically a way to support creators that put out constant work (songs, videos, comics, etc). You can pledge as little or as much as you want per month or per work (I charge per month). Every single dollar helps!

When you pledge a certain amount, you can get a personal perk, from gaining access to the patreon stream, access to a private tumblr account with rare early concept art and other blurbs, early access to WIPs, NPC creation, to Spidersilk-ified OCs….

I want to highlight the $25 pledge now — Create your own Spidersilk NPC. I will put this character into the background, crowd scenes, or just standing in the street whenever possible in the comic. They may even get to interact with main characters! Your NPC can be a bandit! A street vendor! A host or hostess at Candere! A learner at the Order of Cerise (hope they don’t run into Fairfax!)

Well, that’s exciting!

But what happens when all the pledges combine from the many patrons? There are “milestones,” at which I begin doing extra work such as mini comics, crazy sketchdumps, and more comics per week. I want to highlight milestone number two.

At $100 (all patron pledges combined), I’ll begin the “World of Spidersilk.” This is a series of short videos in which I’ll talk about the creation and background of different aspects of Spidersilk, its creation, the characters, the world … and yes, even the Ambassador. It’ll include sketches, concepts, as well as illustrations.

You can, of course, choose to donate without gaining access to a perk if you like! You can also choose to pledge any amount you like — while I have perks at $1, $5, $10 and so on, you can definitely choose two or three dollars.

See Alakotila on Patreon

See Spidersilk on Inkblazers

If you can’t pledge on patreon, reading and following on inkblazers and sharing Spidersilk helps, too! I appreciate it. Thanks for sharing or signal boosting!


rogosketchblog:

mindxcrash:

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beamkatanachronicles:

+1 YAOI WALL PIN
someone should make yaoi bingo cards seriously

okay


I’m crying tears of blood

Omigawd, when you see it all laid out like that… this is kind of a messed-up genre.
…not that any other similar genres are any better XD

rogosketchblog:

mindxcrash:

alopexplasma:

beamkatanachronicles:

+1 YAOI WALL PIN

someone should make yaoi bingo cards seriously

okay

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I’m crying tears of blood

Omigawd, when you see it all laid out like that… this is kind of a messed-up genre.

…not that any other similar genres are any better XD

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cbcdiversity:

Contributed to CBC Diversity by Adam Silvera

When writing diverse books, we’re writing about choices—and the things we can’t choose. Harry Potter could have chosen not to go to Hogwarts, but spending the rest of his youth with the incorrigible Dursleys would’ve sucked for…

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977
12 Quotes
I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
I have been writing since I was old enough to spell. I have never considered not writing.
The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.
Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.
Because of writers like Chinua Achebe and Camara Laye … I realized that people like me, girls with skin the colour of chocolate, whose kinky hair could not form ponytails, could also exist in literature.
You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.
The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre.
I write from real life. I am an unrepentant eavesdropper and a collector of stories. I record bits of overheard dialogue.
Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.
Adichie is a Nigerian writer. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah.
Source for image
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Happy Birthday, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977

12 Quotes

  1. I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
  2. I have been writing since I was old enough to spell. I have never considered not writing.
  3. The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.
  4. Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
  5. Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.
  6. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
  7. If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.
  8. Because of writers like Chinua Achebe and Camara Laye … I realized that people like me, girls with skin the colour of chocolate, whose kinky hair could not form ponytails, could also exist in literature.
  9. You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be.
  10. The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre.
  11. I write from real life. I am an unrepentant eavesdropper and a collector of stories. I record bits of overheard dialogue.
  12. Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.

Adichie is a Nigerian writer. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah.

Source for image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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hannapirita:

Today I have been drawing like crazy!Here’s my character Kiva Mies (Nice Guy).He’s really nice. Real fedora’d gentleman.

hannapirita:

Today I have been drawing like crazy!
Here’s my character Kiva Mies (Nice Guy).
He’s really nice. Real fedora’d gentleman.

emhc:

The start of something

Voss’ serious cape, I guess…. Go from goofy to professional with your serious cape. Get one today, only $149.99!Spidersilk updated yesterday (but I could not use tumblr … sorry….)

Voss’ serious cape, I guess…. Go from goofy to professional with your serious cape. Get one today, only $149.99!

Spidersilk updated yesterday (but I could not use tumblr … sorry….)

thesilvereye:

If you would like to request a tutorial, you can do so on this post over here!
Eye Coloring Tutorial by me | Other Eye Tutorials: 1 2 3 | My Resource list for Faces and Heads

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