Well, 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 favourite articles about making art, writing fiction and/or making webcomics that I’ve posted here over the past month. As usual, I’ll also include a couple of honourable mentions too.
Although there were still a fair number of game and/or film reviews posted here this month, there were slightly fewer than during my film review series last month. Still, thanks to the fact that I was making a webcomic and preparing last year’s Halloween stories at the time of writing this month’s articles, there were a fair number of reasonably good articles about writing, comics etc..
Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles – July 2018:
– “Three Reasons Why Your Short Story Collections Should Include Some Variety”
– “Three Things To Do When You Can’t Make A Horror Story Too Gruesome”
-“Three Basic Tips For Making “Old Future”-Style Sci-Fi Art”
– “Three More Ways To Deal With Failed Paintings (Emotionally)”
– “Three Reasons Why Stories Can Have Alternative Endings”
– “Three Reasons Why Things In The Horror Genre Can Be Scarier Than You Remember”
– “Even More Thoughts About “Obvious” Early Creative Inspirations – A Ramble”
– “Three Ways To Stop Your Readers Feeling “Out Of Their Depth”
– “Why Inspiration Works In “Strange” Ways”
– “Three Basic Ways To Disguise “Lazy” Art”
– “Four Things I Learnt About Art and Storytelling From Watching Films From The 1990s”
– “Why Creative Works Don’t Always Have To Make Sense – A Ramble”
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.
The quality of this month’s art/writing-based articles was slightly variable, mostly because I was also focusing on my “1990s film reviews” series too.
Although the next review in this series won’t appear until the 3rd July at the earliest (since I haven’t written a “Doom II” WAD review in a while and I’m also still sticking to my “don’t post reviews on consecutive days” rule), I am at least learning how to balance reviews and article-writing. Still, when I was getting used to it earlier this month, the quality of my “ordinary” articles dipped slightly.
Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles – June 2018:
– “Three Reasons Why The Monster Genre Is Brilliant”
– “What To Do When Unenthusiasm Strikes In The Middle Of A Painting”
– “One Surprising Thing FPS Games Can Teach Us About Creativity – A Ramble”
– “Three Basic Tips For Coming Up With Good Settings In The Horror Genre”
– “Three Random Tips For Informal Creative Research”
– “Three Tips For Making Rushed And/Or Uninspired Art Look Better”
– “Two Basic Tips To Avoid Making “Bloated” Creative Works”
– “Five Reasons Why Fictional Villains Are Such Interesting Characters”
– “In Art, Style Matters As Much As (Or More Than) Substance – A Ramble”
– “One Thing That The Romance Genre Does Differently To Most Other Genres”
– “How To Avoid Your “Inspired By..” Creative Works Turning Into Rip-Offs”
– “Art Practice Works! – A Ramble“
Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to provide my usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about making art, writing fiction and/or making webcomics that I’ve posted here over the past month. As usual, I’ll also include a couple of honourable mentions.
All in all, this month was something of a mixed bag. Although there are some articles that I’m really proud of, there were also times when the quality dropped somewhat. In addition to this, I also ended up writing more reviews than usual this month too (this may end up turning into something of a trend, or it might not. I’m not sure, although I’ll still try to follow my “don’t post two reviews in a row” rule).
Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles – May 2018:
– “Why Does Current Art Often Look Slightly ‘Old’? – A Ramble”
– “When NOT To Let Your Art Evolve – A Ramble”
– “Four Tips For Adding Some 1990s-Style Silliness To Your Story Or Comic”
– “Five Things That Two Old TV Shows Can Teach Us About 1990s-Style Storytelling”
– “Four Ways To Make Your Audience Feel Like Rebels”
– “Why Creative People Should Be Critics Too – A Ramble”
– “Making Digital Art With Open-Source Software – A Demonstration”
– “Five Reasons Why Artists Should Be Gamers Too”
– “How Artists Work Out Their ‘Process'”
– “Three Cheap Ways To Make Trendy Types Of Art”
– “Two Basic Ways To Use Reference Images When Making Art”
– “Making Art Based On Daydreams – A Ramble“