katwylder:

inonibird:

katwylder:

inonibird:

OK, so I’d seen a couple of Star Trek episodes from various series over the years, and sometime last year I sat down and started watching The Original Series from the beginning. I took a break for a while (er, quite a while), but tonight I thought I’d hop back into it!

Yeah! Fun times! Campy sci-fi! Bad sets! Ridiculous effects! Good ol’—

*watches The City on the Edge of Forever*

*face down on the floor crying*

As campy as the show is at times, it really knows how to punch you right in the feels.

Amazingly progressive for the time, too.

Yep, definitely progressive! Used that exact word when Star Trek came up recently in a conversation. c: (said conversation may have also inspired me to get back to watching, heh)

And tell me about it. I know I cry easily, but…I got misty-eyed over a unicorn dog and the Horta. This show. I can’t.

The horta IS sad, though!

Just wait til you get to some of the later series. There are some Next Generation episodes that still make me get all misty-eyed, no matter how many times I watch them.

Good point! Just wasn’t expecting to connect with an amorphous, blobby mass of silicon. ;P

I’m looking forward to it! 83 We’ll see if I start cherry-picking TOS episodes (like I’ve done with Classic Who) to move things along~

katwylder:

inonibird:

OK, so I’d seen a couple of Star Trek episodes from various series over the years, and sometime last year I sat down and started watching The Original Series from the beginning. I took a break for a while (er, quite a while), but tonight I thought I’d hop back into it!

Yeah! Fun times! Campy sci-fi! Bad sets! Ridiculous effects! Good ol’—

*watches The City on the Edge of Forever*

*face down on the floor crying*

As campy as the show is at times, it really knows how to punch you right in the feels.

Amazingly progressive for the time, too.

Yep, definitely progressive! Used that exact word when Star Trek came up recently in a conversation. c: (said conversation may have also inspired me to get back to watching, heh)

And tell me about it. I know I cry easily, but…I got misty-eyed over a unicorn dog and the Horta. This show. I can’t.

OK, so I’d seen a couple of Star Trek episodes from various series over the years, and sometime last year I sat down and started watching The Original Series from the beginning. I took a break for a while (er, quite a while), but tonight I thought I’d hop back into it!

Yeah! Fun times! Campy sci-fi! Bad sets! Ridiculous effects! Good ol’—

*watches The City on the Edge of Forever*

*face down on the floor crying*

More Coyote! :D

oh dear god what have i done

Just reminded me I need to get ready for the annual L&C Month, that’s all~ :P

slothwithapen said: Have you ever thought about becoming a history teacher? You seem fascinated by it, and you retell it in such a fun way. I was never more interested in Lewis and Clark then after I went through that folder in your gallery.

Oh jeez, no teaching for me. x’D Not something I’d want to do or something I’d be good at (many reasons). BUT, on the other hand, if I draw/write something and someone just so happens to learn from it or become interested in learning more—THAT is pretty swell! ;D

Oooh, and since you mentioned it, y’know what next month is? 83c

August = LEWIS & CLARK MONTH RETURNS FOR 2014

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Anonymous said: How do you keep all of your lines a consistent weight/thickness in your drawings?

Clean, uniform lines? Well, can’t say I’m that knowledgeable about (or great at) digital inking, but I’ll do my best…

First off, I work exclusively in Photoshop (CS4/CS5) and mostly use the “Hard Round Pressure Size” brush.

I almost always start out with rougher lines before cleaning everything up, whether by creating a layer for new lines or drawing over/erasing the old ones. It takes time and practice, but isn’t that what art’s all about? :’D

Other tips? Zoom in. Work at a higher resolution. Try not to “feather” your lines. Be bold. (haha, I don’t follow my own advice half the time)

For some “behind the scenes” samples, Stick-Gods usually starts with line art of THIS quality:

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Then ends up here:

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(Note that the lines aren’t perfectly uniform or weighted in a way that necessarily makes sense, heh. But they’re pretty clean, goshdarnit.)

I’ll end this with a little gif of the line art progression for my recent drawing of Sagan. It went from rough —> thin & uniform —> more solid and weighted. (this was definitely at a higher resolution and scale, btw)

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May I ask what the tale is called? It sounds interesting.

Actually, it looks like it’s usually just called “Coyote and Turtle” or some variation thereof! Though the first time I came across it (in that one American Indian Trickster Tales anthology that one sees everywhere) it was called “Better Luck Next Time”.

One of my favorite stories from the Southwestern tribes is one where Turtle tricks hungry Coyote into saving his life instead of eating him~ x’D Just felt like sketching this!
(this is what happens when I’m doing research for UNWANTED; I get sucked into the mythology and charge off on wild tangents <_> at least it’s somewhat relevant this time!)

One of my favorite stories from the Southwestern tribes is one where Turtle tricks hungry Coyote into saving his life instead of eating him~ x’D Just felt like sketching this!

(this is what happens when I’m doing research for UNWANTED; I get sucked into the mythology and charge off on wild tangents <_> at least it’s somewhat relevant this time!)

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