Minisode: Free Ride
Quick little one shot before grilling into the big stuff!
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Minisode: Free Ride

Quick little one shot before grilling into the big stuff!

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The Shufflers Brief Updates and Ramblings

Evening everybody!

The first episode of Shufflers is officially completed, hooray! I’ve said it once, I’ll say it thrice; thank you all for taking a few moments of your time to meander through my fledgling web comic. It makes me happy to see people not only re-blogging the work, but also commenting and getting engaged with the content. While I know the first episode had a more relaxed pace, I would love to hear/read more input later down the road! Questions regarding the series are always welcome!

First order of business: I’ll be reverting updates back to Monday mornings. It seems like not much happens on Tumblr during the weekends (at least on my end) and because of that I think it’s easier for followers to miss out on page updates.  This is why I’ve been re-blogging updates every Sat evening.  So if you’d like to read along, I recommend you follow shufflerscomic.tumblr.com, so you don’t have to wait for re-blogs!

 I am still a bit iffy on how consistent I’ll be for the rest of the year.  I’m already slammed with school work and two jobs (one being crap retail and the other being an art-gig.) and despite the series being in the early stages, I may post an announcement for guest work in the near future. ( comics or guest art namely. ) So for those interested, keep your eyes peeled for later announcements, and feel free to ask me anything about the characters and series to help you out with possible entries.  ( NOTE: Keep in mind Hiddenite is Yuki’s character, so if you have questions about him you may want to ask Yuki directly or I can ask for you, whichever is most comfortable.)

Once again, thank you all for your support!

shufflerscomic:

The Beginning PG. 16
And that’s the end of that chapter! For those who have been giving me feedback, re-blogging, subbing etc…thank you very much for the fantastic support! The next episode will be starting off next month, so stay tuned and please continue to spread the word on this comic’s existence!

shufflerscomic:

The Beginning PG. 16

And that’s the end of that chapter!
For those who have been giving me feedback, re-blogging, subbing etc…thank you very much for the fantastic support! The next episode will be starting off next month, so stay tuned and please continue to spread the word on this comic’s existence!


The Beginning, Page 16 ( END )
And with a hearty handshake, the first episode concludes!Thank you all for sticking with me so far! Episode 2 will be starting next month. Till then, cheers!

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The Beginning, Page 16 ( END )

And with a hearty handshake, the first episode concludes!
Thank you all for sticking with me so far! Episode 2 will be starting next month. Till then, cheers!

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yamino:

thedragonflywarrior:

The Body Shapes of the World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side

Health and fitness comes in all shapes and sizes. Every single one of these athletes is a certified bad-ass.

I’ve posted this before but it’s worth reblogging!

Just a reminder - if you’re drawing a team superhero book and more than one of your characters has the same build YOU’RE DOING IT ALL WRONG

For my first assignment for Environments and Characters, we are given two Chinese zodiac signs to interpret in a human and anthro form. I decided to give both characters a modern/corporate spin while maintaining most of their personality traits and elements tied to their signs.


Here’s a brief back story relating to these two; The Rat is a constantly tired busybody and serves under his manager, the Horse. Neither of them get along , but due to their ambitious work ethic, they still need each other. Most of the associates prefer the company of the horse, as he is charming and knows how to influence a crowd. The rat is constantly accused of having a bad attitude due to his naturally surly looking face. ( He wears a mask to give the opposite assumption, despite his good nature.)

kidsinthehallpics:

… POTATO SALAD!!!!

Mix Mix, Stir Stir,I Married Young,It’s all a blur

kidsinthehallpics:

… POTATO SALAD!!!!

Mix Mix, Stir Stir,
I Married Young,
It’s all a blur

panzermause:

Hey everyone! I’m trying to earn some money back to help pay off bills and school tuition, so while I’m in-between looking for work and drawing the webcomic, I thought I’d sell a bunch of stuff I no longer/rarely use! So here’s the breakdown/requirements;

SHIPPING/PAYMENTS:

  •  I’ll be shipping to U.S Residents ONLY ( Sorry Intl folks, but the less forms I gotta deal with, the easier. )
  •  All Items will be shipped via USPS.
  • There will be a flat rate of $5 for shipping BUT if you buy over $25 worth of stuff, the shipping will be free.
  • Paypal only!

ORDERING:

  • E-mail me at BITTERMAUSE at GMAIL.COM and give me the item #’s you wish to purchase,etc. I will E-mail you back the total and Paypal information.
  • All purchases are on a first come first serve basis! I’m trying to get this stuff out ASAP, so I will not be doing any reserves.
  • If you have any issues, please let me know as soon as possible.

PRISMACOLOR MARKERS AVAILABLE:

  • REGULAR: Black , Cool grey 80%(2), Cool grey 70%,
    Cool grey 60%, Cool grey 50%, Cool grey 40%,
    Cool grey 30% (2)
    Dark Green (3), Grass green, Carmine Red, Orange, Peach, Yellowed Orange (2), Sand. Light Peach, Warm Grey 40%, Dark Umber (2), Flagstone Red, Violet (2), Dark Purple, Mulberry (3), Rhodamine, Ultramarine, Teal Blue, Mediterranean Blue, Blue Slate
  • PREMIERE:  Violet Blue, Violet, Mulberry, Rhodamine, Pink, Indigo Blue, True Blue, Blue Slate, Light Cerulean Blue, Cool grey 20%
    Dark Green, True Green, Apple Green, Brick Beige, Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange, Peach (2), Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Sienna Brown, Dark Umber, Dark Brown

Again if any of this stuff appeals to you or if you have any questions or concerns, go ahead and e-mail me at Bittermause at gmail.com. If you can’t buy anything but would still like to show support, please re-blog this post! It would really, REALLY help!

KEEP IN MIND That the original post will update around the clock so be sure to check back at my Tumblr for changes, plus I will bulk ship items this Friday. Thank you!

Copic set has been sold, and added some new items below!

shufflerscomic:

The Beginning PG. 15
Doin’ it for destiny

shufflerscomic:

The Beginning PG. 15

Doin’ it for destiny



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RUN BOY, RUN!!
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The Beginning, Page 15

RUN BOY, RUN!!

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Just curious on how you approach composition and perspective. I feel as if sometimes I think too hard, not really about what to draw but how to draw it and make it look interesting. The comic panels you have been doing are amazing. Any tips/references on improving my knowledge of composition and perspective? What do you think about as you lay your pencil on the drawing paper? what goes through your mind?

jakewyattriot:

*STANDARD DISCLAIMER* I’m not handing down life lessons or trying to assert that there’s a ‘correct way’ to draw. I’m just trying to make perspective more approachable for thems that want to tackle it.

Okay. Let’s do this.

1. Understand what perspective is and what it’s for. Stay away from rulers while you get comfortable.

Everyone struggles with perspective because 1. it’s not well or widely taught and 2. artists tend to see linear perspective as a set of rules rather than a set of tools.

Linear perspective is a TOOL we use to create and depict SPACE. That’s it. That’s all it is. Your goal is not to draw in ‘accurate linear perspective.’ Stay away from the ruler and precision for as long as you can. Your goal is to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. Perspective is just a tool to help you construct and correct that space.

2. Know in your bones that you can ONLY learn to draw in perspective through physical practice. There is no other way.

Grab some paper and draw with me. If you match me drawing for drawing you will be more fluent in linear perspective and spatial drawing by the end of this post. Unfortunately if you don’t, you won’t be.

3. Sketch around in rough perspective. NO RULERS.

So let’s make some simple space. let’s start with a two dimensional surface…image

K. We have a flat, 2D surface. Let’s create some depth by putting a vanishing point in the middle, and having parallel lines converge towards it. Make a gridded plane inside that space.

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Good. Let’s make that space meaningful by adding a dude and a road or something. (Again, parallel ‘depth lines’ will converge into the vanishing point along the horizon)

image

And now we have the rough illusion of some space. I didn’t use any rulers, and it’s not perfectly accurate, but we got our depth from that vanishing point right in the middle of the page. And since we have a little dude in there, we’ve got human scale, which allows us to gauge the size of the space we’ve created. Gives it meaning.

You need people or cars or some recognizable, human-scale THING in there as a frame of reference or your space won’t mean much to your viewer. Watch. We can make that same basic space a whole lot bigger like this:image

Same vanishing point in the same place, completely different scale, and a totally different feeling of space. Cool, right?

3. Sketch around in rough perspective MORE. STAY LOOSE.

See what sort of spaces and feelings you can create with vanishing points and gridded planes on a post-it or something. Super small, super rough. Feel it out. Pick a vanishing point or lay out a grid in perspective, and MAKE SOME SPACE. Do it. Draw, I don’t know, a lady and her dog in a desert. I’ll do it, too.

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Good job. LOOK AT YOU creating the illusion of space! This is how you’ll thumbnail and plan anything you want to draw in space. All of my drawings start this way. I think about how I want the viewer to feel and then play around with space and composition until I find something that works.

Once you have a sketch you like, and space that you feel, THEN you can take out the ruler and make it more accurate and convincing.

4. Draw environments from life.

I cannot stress this enough. Draw the world around you, try to draw the shapes and angles as you see them, and you will ‘get’ how and why perspective is used. Use something permanent so that you’ll move fast and commit. I usually use black prismacolor pencil.

You’ll learn or reinforce something with every drawing. I learned a lot about multiple vanishing points from this drawing:

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Learned from the receding, winding space I tired to draw here:

image

Layered, interior spaces:

image

You get the idea.

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Life drawing will also help you develop your own shorthand and language for depicting textures, materials, details, natural and architectural features, etc. Do it. Do it all the time. Go to pretty or interesting places just to draw them.

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Take a second and just draw a quick sketch of whatever room you’re in.

5. Perspective in formal Illustration: apply what you’ve learned.

1. I always start with research. For this particular location I looked at Angkor Wat.

2. Once I had enough reference, I did a bunch of little thumbnail sketches with a very loose sense of space and picked the one I liked best.

3. Scanned the thumbnail and drew a little more clearly over it. Worked out the rough space before using formal perspective.

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4. Reinforced the space with formal perspective. I dropped in pre-made vanishing points over my drawing. If I were drawing in real media here’s where I’d get out the ruler to sketch in some accurate space.

5. Drew the damn thing. Because I do my research, draw from life, and am comfortable drawing in perspective, I can wing it. I just sort of ‘build’ the ruins freehand in the space I’ve established, keeping it more or less accurate, experimenting and playing with details along the way. I erase a lot, too, both in PS and when drawing in pencil. Keeps it fun for me.

And that’s what I know about composition and perspective. If you want more formal instruction on perspective and it’s uses, you can use John Buscema’s How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. Or If you want to get really intense about it, Andrew Loomis can help you.

-Jake Wyatt

panzermause:

Hey everyone! I’m trying to earn some money back to help pay off bills and school tuition, so while I’m in-between looking for work and drawing the webcomic, I thought I’d sell a bunch of stuff I no longer/rarely use! So here’s the breakdown/requirements;

SHIPPING/PAYMENTS:

  •  I’ll be shipping to U.S Residents ONLY ( Sorry Intl folks, but the less forms I gotta deal with, the easier. )
  •  All Items will be shipped via USPS.
  • There will be a flat rate of $5 for shipping BUT if you buy over $25 worth of stuff, the shipping will be free.
  • Paypal only!

ORDERING:

  • E-mail me at BITTERMAUSE at GMAIL.COM and give me the item #’s you wish to purchase,etc. I will E-mail you back the total and Paypal information.
  • All purchases are on a first come first serve basis! I’m trying to get this stuff out ASAP, so I will not be doing any reserves.
  • If you have any issues, please let me know as soon as possible.

PRISMACOLOR MARKERS AVAILABLE:

  • REGULAR: Black , Cool grey 80%(2), Cool grey 70%,
    Cool grey 60%, Cool grey 50%, Cool grey 40%,
    Cool grey 30% (2)
    Dark Green (3), Grass green, Carmine Red, Orange, Peach, Yellowed Orange (2), Sand. Light Peach, Warm Grey 40%, Dark Umber (2), Flagstone Red, Violet (2), Dark Purple, Mulberry (3), Rhodamine, Ultramarine, Teal Blue, Mediterranean Blue, Blue Slate
  • PREMIERE:  Violet Blue, Violet, Mulberry, Rhodamine, Pink, Indigo Blue, True Blue, Blue Slate, Light Cerulean Blue, Cool grey 20%
    Dark Green, True Green, Apple Green, Brick Beige, Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange, Peach (2), Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Tuscan Red, Sienna Brown, Dark Umber, Dark Brown

COPIC SKETCH MARKERS AVAILABLE:

  • R89,R27,R46,R35,RV25,V93,
    YR04,Y17,G07,G09,
    B14,BG49,BG18,
    RV000,V12,BV00,B63,V05,BV08,
    B69,110,100, B37,E21,W4,E50,
    W1,BV02,E00,R39

Again if any of this stuff appeals to you or if you have any questions or concerns, go ahead and e-mail me at Bittermause at gmail.com. If you can’t buy anything but would still like to show support, please re-blog this post! It would really, REALLY help!

KEEP IN MIND That the original post will update around the clock so be sure to check back at my Tumblr for changes, plus I will bulk ship items this Friday. Thank you!