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Did my first ever wood carving the other day, in a fun workshop we did with the department. I decided to attempt a fish, and gotta admit I'm a little proud of how it turned out for it being my first time!

Here are some WIP shots as well as the final piece.
#MastoArt #WoodCarving

Blitzed through my 🦐 Shrimp Goss zine pages and have achieved a new level of Shrimp Genius. Extremely niche interest zines...4eva...

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My #nsfw 18+ #webcomic updated with 2 new pages last night! We get a bit of insight into Adam's obsession/revulsion with demons... 🔞🔞🔞asmodrawscomics.com

sent SHRIMPIG to be sticker-fied...I don't know what I'll do with five 4" wide shrimpig but I know they will be loved.

This is a flip through of my most recently completed (2020~2022) shiba notebook (made by wai/belugachop 🥰 ) which became mostly WRITING and very little drawing. I also taped a lot of stuff inside it for the first time and it became a bit unruly to use hahaha 🤣

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I pulled out an old moleskine softcover to find something and the cover flaked all over my desk 😑 one of many reasons why I stopped using them. This was still the era where I kept a notebook for drawing and it is full of horrifying bad proportion human things but amazing animal/creature things


For the fans of the video game series ❤️

Here's a free/digital 92p b/w fanzine by @ittybeatty @PowersWithin and yours truly
dirchansky.itch.io/yakuzine

We excitedly released it on May 14 because it's our favourite character's birthday today 🤣

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When I make my own comics I don't write a script like this at all.

I half write and then move into thumbnail, write as I thumbnail, thumbnail and then write...it's a mess 🤣

A well done script is a great communication tool for everyone involved. What stuck out to me was to make the dialogue easy to copy paste for the letterer. I suppose I've also been in the role of doing all those things (editor, writer, designer, letterer, etc.) so I can also think about what direction I would want.

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Steenz and Camilla Zhang made a comic script template (based on feedback from folks in industry)
oheysteenz.com/scs-template or at camillazhang.com/standard-comi

When I wrote mine I adapted it from Fred Van Lente
creatorresource.com/anatomy-of

Mine ended up being pretty similar to what they have above! Considering all the stakeholders that have to use the thing.

This comic has gone through a lot of changes...in both execution and print size 🤣 At first it was 5"x 5" and I was going to just print B/W. I inked half the pages under this assumption.

Then I thought about doing riso...then...it just turned into a full colour monster and I'm regretting how CMYK will destroy the bright colours! Now it's A6 size to minimize print costs, so that meant I had to rejig all the pages I already inked to fit a new ratio.

Anyways, don't be like me 🤣

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Vida Cruz on "We Are the Mountain: A Look at the Inactive Protagonist"
fantasy-magazine.com/fm/non-fi

I didn't realize there's a word for this! I am also...a frequent writer of inactive protagonists 😂 guess it makes sense for reasons mentioned in the article—marginalized characters' conflicts in stories = everyday living (instead of grandiose events like non-marginalized protags) 🤔

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Been practicing some more collage + mixed media with #CuratorPrompts26 and I gotta say I love how vibrant you can get the colours with this method. Made using paper from magazines plus acrylic paint.

#CuratorPrompts #MastoArt #collage

Comic 1-pager with very cartoony gore (pretty light hearted?!) 

Ben www.bancy.co and I slow comic jam via snail mail and we finally finished another short.

I often steer towards a shoujo route and he often steers towards a horror route 😂

Doing a lot of administrative work, including updating and laughing at my OC page which is a mix of people and weird creatures/animals 🤣 gosh all this art is so old but I can't bring myself to redraw 30+ character images ☠️

Also IDK why the spacing is so weird, it's just a default template from Automad, which I am enjoying as a free flat file CMS automad.org
At this point I try to not futz with templates and just deal with my never ending content

I refilled a Pentel pocket brush pen cartridge with Platinum Carbon Black (totally different waterproof ink brands 😂 for pens) and it seems to work! No clogs after 8h of being in the brush pen. Which is good because then I don’t have to buy more cartridges.

Started inking poss comics. Haven’t inked IRL in a really long time. Mega failed and forgot that I can’t erase under china markers without it being smudge-central🤣 will pass it off as intended chaos. Bendy drawings 4eva

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I've been yearning for the flowers to bloom, so while they are slowly popping up all around, I'll just draw some of my faves myself 💛

#art #illustration #cats #flowers

I don't *really* practice calligraphy, but I found a place that lets you generate a guideline/template (custom space, slants, etc.) to practice your own!

lanquach.com

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