Top Ten Articles – December 2017

Well, it’s the end of the month (and the year). So, I thought that I’d do my usual thing of compiling a list of links to the ten best articles about making art, making comics and/or writing fiction that I’ve posted here over the past month. As usual, I’ll include a couple of honourable mentions too.

All in all, this month has been something of a variable one in terms of the quality of my articles. It was probably a better month than the previous one, although it’s still probably not quite the best one that I ever had.

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – December 2017:

– “Two More Ways To Disguise “Talking Head” Webcomic Updates
– “Three Things To Do When You See A Better Webcomic (Than Yours)
– “Three Sneaky Ways To Show Off In Your Art
– “Four Reasons Why Some Creative Works Become Better With Time
-“How To Deal With Self-Critical Uninspiration – A Ramble
– “Some Thoughts About Indirect Influences – A Ramble
– “The “30-50% Black Paint” Rule (And How To Use It)
– “Remember – Inspiration Isn’t Always Instant
– “Three Ways To Make Art In A Genre You Find Difficult”
– “Two Ways To Know Which Comic Update Ideas To Use

Honourable mentions:

– “Implication In The Horror Genre – A Ramble
– “Why It’s Important To Be Open To Artistic Influence – A Ramble

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Top Ten Articles – November 2017

Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for me to collect the usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about making comics and/or making art that I’ve posted here over the past month (plus a couple of honourable mentions too).

All in all, even though there were some good articles posted here this month, it probably wasn’t the best month ever in terms of overall quality. Due to uninspiration, being busy with the Christmas comic and being in a bit of a mood whilst preparing some of this month’s articles, there were more reviews, short articles, rambles and repetitve articles than usual. Hopefully, December’s articles will be better 🙂

Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – November 2017:

– “Three Things That 1980s-2000s American & Canadian Punk Music Can Teach (Visual) Artists
– “Three Vague Tips For Making Early-Mid ’00s Style Artwork
– “Four Reasons Why Artists Use Limited Palettes
– “Two Things That Remaking Your Old Art Will Show You (Apart From Your Skill Level)”
– “Why “Modern Art” Paintings Aren’t As Easy As They Look – A Ramble
– “Three Ways To Rush A Comic Update Well
– “Three Reasons Why The Fictional “Worlds” In Art/Novels/Webcomics etc.. Often Seem To Be Slightly Old
– “Can Creative People Have Rare Works These Days? – A Ramble
– “Three Tips For Making Art Set In Late 1980s/ Early-Mid 1990s America
– “Three Tips For Finding “Hidden” Influences On Your Art Style

Honourable Mentions:

– “Three Creative Advantages Of Not Being Totally Up To Date With Current Culture
– “Three Reasons Why It’s A Good Idea To Keep (And Show Off) Copies Of Your Line Art

Top Ten Articles – October 2017

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First of all, Happy Halloween everyone 🙂 Have a ghoulishly great day 🙂

Anyway, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for me to make my usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about writing fiction, making art and/or making comics that I’ve posted here in the past month (plus a couple of honourable mentions too).

All in all, this month’s articles turned out fairly well – even if I was either busy or uninspired when writing a few of them.

ANyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – October 2017:

– “Three Reasons Why Sketches Are More Useful Artistic References Than Photos When Painting From Life
– “Four Ways To De-Mystify Making Art (If You’re An Absolute Beginner)
– “Things That Splatterpunk Fiction Can Teach Writers (Even If They Don’t Write Horror)
– “Three Reasons Why It’s Foolish To Compare Yourself To Other Artists
– “Three Tips For Writing Subtle Horror (That I Learnt From Playing A Computer Game)
– “Two More Things That Artists Can Learn From Playing Computer And Video Games
– “Three Things That (Visual) Artists Can Learn From Heavy Metal Music
– “Three More Things That (Visual) Artists Can Learn From Heavy Metal Music
– “Three Basic Tips For Making Cyberpunk Art (If You’ve Never Made It Before)
– “How To Draw Literally Anything (Using Two Basic Skills)

Honourable Mentions:

– “Four Benefits Of The Non-Interactive Nature Of Art, Comics And Prose Fiction
– “Four Things To Remember When Watching Time-Lapse Art Videos (If You’re Learning)

Top Ten Articles – September 2017

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Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for my usual list of links to the ten best articles about art, making comics, writing fiction etc… that I’ve posted here this month. As usual, I’ll include a couple of honourable mentions too.

All in all, even though there were more reviews than usual, this month’s articles turned out fairly well. Since I was busy with a couple of creative projects at the time of writing these articles, it meant that I had more things to write about even if, for time reasons, there was a lot of recycled title art in this month’s articles.

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – September 2017

– “Why The Cyberpunk Genre Is A Genre About Creativity Itself (And Why It’s Good For The World)- A Ramble
– “Three Random Tips For Writing A Short Story Collection
– “Four Quick Tips For Never Leaving A Comic Unfinished
– “Nostalgia vs. Memory – A Ramble
– “Making Comics Vs Writing Fiction – What Are The Differences?
– “Three Random Tips For Making Occasional Webcomics
– “Two Very Basic Tips For Dealing With Webcomic Exhaustion
– “Failed Paintings Happen. Here’s What To Do.
– “Three Ways To Make Things That Will Inspire Other People
– “Four Reasons Why Prose Fiction Being “Uncool” Is A Good Thing

Honourable Mentions:

– “Three Things That Books Could Learn From DVDs
– “Three Lazy Ways To Include Fight Scenes In Your Webcomic (If You Don’t Usually Include Them)

Top Ten Articles – August 2017

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Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for me to compile my usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about making art, making comics, writing fiction etc… that I’ve posted here during the past month. As usual, I’ll also include a couple of honourable mentions too.

This month was kind of a strange one, since there were far more writing-related articles than usual (mostly because, due to writing these articles in advance, I was also busy writing these short stories whilst preparing this month’s articles).

Likewise, thanks to being busy with other projects, I ended up using recycled title graphics quite a bit this month – although thankfully, the quality of the actual articles didn’t really suffer though. Plus, it also meant that my planned review of “Shadowrun: Dragonfall” has been pushed back even further, since I had been too busy to complete all or most of the game whilst preparing this month’s articles.

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂

Top Ten Articles – August 2017:

– “Three Reasons Why It’s Important To Be “Well Read” (In Written Or Visual Media) If You Are An Artist, Writer etc…
– “Three Tips For Making Minimalist Art (Or, My Interpretation Of It)
– “Three Tips For Finding Your Own Artistic Interpretation Of ‘Retro’
– “Four Ghoulish Tips For Making 1980s-Inspired Horror Artwork
– “Three More Tips For Making Better Paintings When You’re Extremely Tired
– “Three Random Tips For Writing Cyberpunk Comedy
– “Three Basic Tips For Coming Up With Cyberpunk Stories
– “Three Basic Ways To Connect A Group Of Cyberpunk Short Stories
– “Do You Need To Be Tech-Savvy To Write Cyberpunk Fiction?
– “Four Tips For Writing Cyberpunk Fiction Quickly

Honourable mentions:

– “Three Tips For Writing (Cyberpunk) “Flash Fiction” Stories
– “Three Tips For Including Popular Culture In Your Webcomic

Top Ten Articles – July 2017

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Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for me to compile my usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about making art, making comics and/or writing fiction that I’ve posted here over the past month. As usual, I’ll also include a couple of honourable mentions too.

This month probably wasn’t the best month I’ve had in terms of articles. As well as writing more reviews than usual (which were fun to write though), I felt a bit uninspired during some parts of this month – so, a few of the articles were either kind of repetitive or not that great. But, well, occasional spells of writer’s block are one of the occupational hazards of daily blogging.

Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – July 2017:

– “How To Change Art Mediums Quickly And Easily
– “Three Fascinating “Time Travel”-Based Art Exercises
– “Four Ways That Making Art Regularly Changes How You See The World
– “Four Basic Ways To Downgrade Your Webcomic (To Stay Inspired)
– “Three Things To Do When You Predict The Future Incorrectly In A Webcomic
– “Three More Tips For Making Art That Looks Like It’s From The ’90s
– “Three Ways To Make Something That Is ‘So Bad That It’s Good’
– “Three Tips For Making Art When You Are Tired
– “Four Tips For Remaking Famous Old Paintings In Your Own Style
– “Four Basic Ways To Create 1990s Style Gothic Horror Art, Comics etc..

Honourable mentions:

– “One Simple Way To Add Depth To Rainfall (Or Snowfall) In Digital Art/ Digitally-Edited Art
– “You Don’t Need A Huge Budget To Make Art

Top Ten Articles – June 2017

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Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for my usual “Top Ten Articles” post. This is where I choose ten of my favourite articles about making art, making comics and/or writing fiction that I’ve posted here over the past month and link to them. As usual, there will probably also be a couple of honourable mentions too.

All in all, whilst this month’s articles started out well, I had some mild writer’s block near the end of the month – so, there were a few badly-written and/or repetitive articles. Still, hopefully, this will pass.

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂

Top Ten Articles – June 2017:

– “Three Ways To Take Artistic Inspiration From Anime And/Or Manga (If You Don’t Use That Drawing Style)
– “Two Ways To Find Your Own “Version” Of The Cyberpunk Genre
– “Three Cool Art Tricks I Learnt From Films, TV And/Or Computer Games
– “Three Ways To Make The Lighting In Your Artwork Look More Interesting
– “Three Advantages Of Hyper-Detailed Art In Webcomics
– “Three Ways To Make Better Filler Episodes For Your (Story-Based) Webcomic
– “Three Ways To Make A Webcomic Update In A Hurry
– “Four Basic Ways To Preview Your Art (or Webcomics)
– “Four Awesome Advantages Of Watching DVDs Whilst Making Art
– “Two Basic Ways To Learn New Artistic Techniques

Honourable Mentions:

– “What GCSE ICT Taught Me About Making Art
– “Two Basic Ways To Cover Up A Failed Painting (Or Drawing)