Aargh! I'm going crazy! Heather, your art is just sooo amazing! I'm an avid web-comic reader, and I read MANY web-comics. Yet, out of all the comics I read, I think your art is tied for first in my favorites list.
Like, honestly, if anyone did the book I'm writing as a web-comic, I think I'd want it to be you.
But, anyway, I was wondering, do you have any tips for a wanna-be webcomic artist? I've got a comic that's about 60 pages long, but the art sorta shifts around and is neither consistent, nor very good. So I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions. If I'm asking you for your secret, professional-artsit secrets, and you don't want to tell me, then that's ok too. But if you could impart a few tips to a youngster, then... I would appreciate it. ; )
Ok, so, first question... I do everything with pencil and pen, scanning them in, and later doing some shading on photoshop. I've noticed that pretty much all professional looking artists use tablets these days, so it's all computer art. Do you reccomend this?
I've been thinking about getting a tablet for a long time, but I've always wondered, how hard are they to use? Dd it take a long time for you to get a good feel for it, or was it pretty easy?
Pen-tabs seem hard to get used to. I'm just wondering if they're worth the investment. If they are, what brand and type would you reccomend?
Alright. Second question. What do you think are the most important qualities that a comic artist should have. I mean, do you have little, random tips that I could use, maybe? Just random things you've figured out maybe...
Third question (sorry if you've already answered this on faqs and I missed it...). How long did you have the idea for your comic? I've heard that it was a novel for a while. How long were you writing it before you turned it into a comic? I think I mentioned it already, but I'm writing a fantasy novel and I'm trying to decide whether to publish the book before I worry about making a comic, or if I should just dive right in. (I'll probably wait for a while in either case.)
Ok, last and most vital question.
How on earth do you do it?
You art, it's... just so amzing? Line-art, coloring... it's all so beautiful!
So, my real question is....
How do you do your awesome texturing?
I always notice that, with every single picture you do, nothing is just one flat color. verything seems to have some sort of... texture. How do you do that? It really brings your comic to life!
(once again, if this is one of your artistic secrets, then you don't have to tell me.)
Thanks for reading this long list of stuff. Just know that Dream*Scar is great and that I'm blown away every time I see your art.
Oh yeah, one last question. How much are your comissions?
My comic, Spirit Bond. hehhehehe...