Colouring Speedpaint

Speeded up recording of me colouring & editing a Fate comic page.
This was meant to go up on Halloween but stupid rendering errors caused a delay. This was coloured in Photochop CS6, I draw, ink and shade my work in Paintool Sai.

Music:
Lavender Two Remix
Ghost – Mystery Skulls

Warning, there are some flashing images so viewers with epilepsy should view with caution.

Anthea’s Webcomic reading list

Anthea’s Webcomic reading list

Hello my lovely peeps! Today I’m going to write and list my favorite webcomics because webcomic deserve all the love and I want you all to read these fantastic stories. The list will be pretty mixed, some pretty well known, other not so much or just starting out, but, in my opinion anyway, definitely worth a look!

Namesake

Written by Megan Lavey-Heaton

Drawn by Isabelle Melancon

Namesake is a gorgeous looking comic with beautiful drawn lines, immense detail and minimal colours. The story focuses on a woman named Emma Crewe who discovers, after an incident with a combusting book reader, she can travel to different worlds, worlds that we know well as they’re the fairytale places of our youths like the Wizard of Oz and Wonderland. However there are a lot of secrets and conspiracy surrounding our protagonist. The comic itself has reached a point where some of these secrets have been revealed and it’s just fantastic.

Namesake started 4 years ago and it’s still going strong, however the art is very obviously at a higher standard now then it was back then. That said, it still looks good so it will only be pleasant to watch the art evolve and improve as you read through it.

Highly recommended to those who want a woman made and lead comic with a sprinkle of fairy tales and fantasy.

http://namesakecomic.com/

Gunnerkrigg Court

Created by Tom Siddell

Gunnerkrigg Court is my oldest read webcomic, starting waaay back when in 2005 so you’ve possibly already read this one, if not where have you been this thing is still going and only getting better. Gunnerkrigg Court tells the story of Antimony Carver, or Annie for short, as she attending the strange and mysterious school that the comic is named after.  This comic switches between being a fantasy and a sci-fi to reflect the different aspects of the court and of the magical filled forest which surround it.  This comic is just chock full of mysteries and character development, yummers, my fave! There’s plenty of humour in it too which mirrors the dark moments of the comic nicely.

Recommend for those who love a big ass long story and gradually revealed mysteries and characters that age and grow up in front of the reader’s eyes.

Seeing as the comic started back in 2005 the art is significantly different then to now it is now but watching the development of Siddell’s style and artistic skill is an absolute treat!

http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/

Poppy O’ Possum

Created by Ian Everett

This comic is just filled to the brim with charm and energetic artwork, just a few pages in and you’ll fall in love with the main character Poppy. Basically this comic is about a super strong possum mommy living in world where all the other residents, a variety of anthropomorphic animals, all possess magic powers and where the world is pretty much runs it too. However possums, do not so that can cause a lot of trouble for the specie. All Poppy wants is to live a nice life with her darling daughter Lily but she a magnet for trouble. I mean, goons, dragons, monsters, casual racism and ancient magic conspiracies are just the tip of the iceberg that Poppy finds herself involved with.

Recommended who love cartoonish, charming artwork and character that you’ll just fall in love with in an instant and with fantastic world building to boot!

http://www.poppy-opossum.com/

Azure Capricorn

Created by T.T. Farrell

Azure Capricorn is a Sci-fi/slice of life with drop dead gorgeous art and colours. The comic is about a man name Tajo, new to the planet Oceanius IV which is nearly completely covered in water. He looking for a job and Freya, the assertive alien goat woman who runs her family’s gondola tour service might be able to help him out.

Azure Capricorn is fairly new on the webcomic scene and there isn’t a whole lot of it. Yet the gorgeous colours, environments and character design will hook you in straight away. Definitely one to read.

http://azure-capricorn.thecomicseries.com/

Girls with Slingshots

Created by Danielle Corsetto

Coloured by Laeluu

Another super long comic that has been going on forever (*cough since 2004 cough*) but I’ve only started reading myself in the last couple of years.  Girls with Slingshots is a comic about being an adult but still growing up and learning what it is to be a grown up. It handles a lot of issues such as unemployment, marriage, and equality all while being funny as hell and relatable.

Recommended for those who want slice of live with some great adult humour but with depth and reliability. Once again, with such a long on-going comic the artwork was grown and evolved a lot from that very first page.

http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/

Monster Pulse

Created by Magolia Porter

Monster Pulse is an all age’s comic that has an appealing story line for everybody! It about Bina Blum and her group of friends as their various body parts (for Bina it was her heart) transform into monsters! Now they have to deal with the sinister shadow organization SHELL, who are not 100% evil but they not the sort you want around your kids.

Great webcomic for younger readers but doesn’t handle the story with kid gloves. Monster Pulse has just as rich and complex story line as my other favorites.

http://www.monster-pulse.com/

Pantheon

Created by SJ Moloney

Pantheon is a newish comic but there is a lot of content already. It takes already well established Gods and religions and mashes them together in a delicious plot filled soup. Amaterasu, a cheerful and curious Japanese sun goddess has gone on the equivalent of a gap year to visit all of the other gods and pantheons.  While she’s doing this the jaded Gods of cultures and religions old are all disappearing and no one’s quite sure what’s going to happen.

Recommended for the history and mythology buffs!

http://pantheon-comic.com/

Cucumber Quest

Created by Gigi D.G.

Cucumber Quest is a darling comic about bunny children on an adventure and having fun. The colours and clothing designs are my fave things about this comic no that’s a lie, the humour and the comic’s villain actually is. Really pretty comic that comes with a warning: History can, and will be repeated.

I recommend this to everyone okay.

http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/

The Property of Hate

Created by Madmod

I only discovered The Property of Hate a couple of weeks ago but it had me instantly hooked and I was up to date within the day. The story starts with a young girl being woken up by a TV headed man asking if she would like to be a hero.  They enter a world were concepts have physical form like dreams, fear and ideas. At first the story seems to be pulling of a “little kid being the destined hero” trope but as you read it through you quickly see the underlining darkness to the story. You fear for Hero and wonder just what is this TV headed man hiding?

Recommended for those who like charismatic object headed gentlemen, very interesting concepts and darling little girls who are smarter then they look.

http://rgb.thecomicseries.com/

 Just about Anything by Emily Carroll

I love Emily Carroll’s comics. Do yourself a favor and go to her website, read all of her short stories then purchase her new book Through the Woods. You will not be disappointed, especially if you enjoy eerie horror.  I recommend His Face was all Red and Out of Skin as a good introductory to her work.

http://www.emcarroll.com/

 That’s not all of the webcomics that I read but ones I think deserve a mention. I hope you enjoy them my peeps! Tune in next Friday where I will hopefully hopefully have a video of my colour work-through to show you all!

All the best!

DICE come and gone, Fate for sale

Dice has come and gone and what a lovely weekend! Shared a table with the awesome Leeann Hamilton of the CoolBean and had a store away behind our table by the name of Katie o’ Meara. We were also just around the corner of Superhero Helpdesk and the amazeballs Tree Farrell.

Met many cool awesome comic peeps that would take too long to list so I sharen’t bother. Though I defo wanna say that Kate Leth is really cool just a fabulous looking human being, I was a bit awe-struck.

Fate #1 got a great response from the con goers and sold many a copy. So thank you so much for that lovely people, hope you all had a great time and enjoy the comic! Speaking of Fate, issue one is now available to buy in the shop and if you bought it and liked or hated it you can tell me so on twitter with the hash tag #DustbunnyFate.

Stay lovely my peeps!

 

Just updated my convention schedule

I’ll be staying mainly in Dublin for the next coming months but in September I’ll be selling at Thought Bubble along with Ruth Redmond, which i’m very excited about! I’m hoping everything goes well as I have a lot to do to prepare for it, mainly getting my flight together and getting my passport renewed >.<  Comic wise I have Ash Tree to thumbnail for now and another new series as well. If life goes well, I will have the first issue of this new series by or before the end of this summer for Though Bubble and DICE.

College over and done.

Yes after 5 years of hard work and deadlines I am finished my bachelor art degree in animation. The grad show we students organised, All Good Things was held last Tuesday with amazing result and the college grad show is still currently going on until the 10th. Below are some pictures.

Grad show "All Good Thing" display of our sketchbook work

Grad show “All Good Thing” display of our sketchbook work

Grad show "All Good Thing" display of our sketchbook work

Grad show “All Good Thing” display of our sketchbook work

 

displayed at All Good Things Grad Show

displayed at All Good Things Grad Show

displayed at All Good Things Grad Show

displayed at All Good Things Grad Show

displayed at All Good Things Grad Show

displayed at All Good Things Grad Show

the display of my work at the IADT college grad Show

the display of my work at the IADT college grad Show

Gonna miss these bunch of losers

Gonna miss these bunch of losers

It’s been one heck of a year but I’m so glad to see the other end of it. Now it time for more hard work and deadlines and… wait.

MCM Pictures and a sicky aftermath

Ireland’s first MCM has come and gone, the number of people there was quite amazing though I had hope for better sales myself but I still did well and enjoyed myself so it’s all grand a gravy.

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My table set up, on the first day I was stuck behind a pillar, still got good traffic thankfully but for Sunday I moved up to a vacated table which was much better!

DSCN3197 DSCN3195 DSCN3194 DSCN3193 DSCN3192 DSCN3191 DSCN3189 DSCN3188 DSCN3187 DSCN3185 DSCN3184 DSCN3182Pictures of all the lovely people who bought books over the weekend, three of whom who invested in the original Fund it.

Did some sketches over the weekend too, mainly ones of people as ponies.

DSCN3198 DSCN3196 DSCN3190 DSCN3186I also got myself this lovely Attack on Titan hoodie, which I am loving so much. It’s so snuggly and warm. :3

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Unfortunately even though the weekend went well I am feeling pretty ill but hopefully it’s just post-convention sickies and not anything serious!

Thanks everyone who came along to my table 😀

MCM Dublin and Guess what came today

That right the art books!

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They look and feel great and the arrived just in time for MCM this Saturday and Sunday!

A note for everyone who invested in the Fund it, because of lack of proper layout planning on my part the book is much long then I originally said. Instead of 80 pages it’s 122 pages. But no worries my friends, I was still under budget and no changes have been made to the price or your awards, so think of those extras 42 pages as a bonus!

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I’ll be at MCM Dublin this Saturday and Sunday selling my last copies of The Earthbound God (23 to be exact, I’ll have to do something special for whomever buys the last one), many copies of Girls and Monsters, It Seems, numerous prints, books marks and I’ll also be doing con sketches and commission all weekend 8D

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I’ll be in the Comic Village by the big awesome brand spanking new banner I got.

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