Top Ten Articles – April 2018

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

All in all, this month has been a surprisingly good one in terms of articles, even if there was a slight dip in quality near the end of the month (since I’m busy making a webcomic mini series for next month).

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – April 2018:

– “Five Things I’ve Learnt From Running A Blog For Five Years
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Learning How To Paint Realistic Shadows/Shading
– “Three Other Things That Heavy Metal Music Can Teach Creative People
– “Three %@(£#*$ Stupid Ways To Use Profanity In Fiction, Comics etc..
– “One Constructive Way To Deal With Artistic Jealousy – A Ramble
– “Don’t Let Uninspiration Win! – A Ramble
– “Do Artists Have To Have Cool Life Stories? – A Ramble
– “Three Tips For Adding Your Own “Spin” To A Study Of An Old Painting
– “Three Tips For Making Original Art
– “What Can Old Computer Games Teach Us About Painting And Drawing From Imagination? – A Ramble

Honourable Mentions:

– “Four Awesome Things That Artists And Writers Can Learn From The Modern Games Industry [APRIL FOOL]
– “Three Reasons Why Physical Media Is Awesome
– “What “Blade Runner” Can Teach Us About Fictional Violence

Top Ten Articles – April 2017

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Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for me to create my usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about making webcomics, making art 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.

Surprisingly, there were a lot more writing-related articles in this month’s group of articles than normal, mostly because I was preparing last year’s Halloween stories at the same time as I was writing the articles that were scheduled for this month.

Likewise, this blog also celebrated it’s fourth anniversary this month too 🙂

Anyway, let’s get started:

Top Ten Articles – April 2017:

– “Four Things I’ve Learnt From Running A Blog For Four Years
– “Two Very Basic Ways To Give Your Webcomic A Consistent Look (Without Being Boring)
– “Three Ways To Deal With The Downsides Of Getting Better At Making Webcomics
– “Three Causes Of Weak Endings In Comics, Webcomics etc…
– “Four Important Things To Remember Before You Start Your First Webcomic
– “What Does The Expression “Kill Your Darlings” Mean ? (Plus, An Exclusive “Deleted Scene” From One Of My Short Stories!)
– “Four Reasons Why Stories, Comics, Films Etc… Can Have Alternate Endings. (Plus, An Alternate Ending To One Of My Short Stories 🙂 )
– “Four Quick Tips For Writing Fast
– “How To Take Inspiration From Other Things (Whilst Writing Fiction)
– “Four Quick Tips For Writing Very Short Horror Stories

Honourable Mentions:

– “Four Basic Ways To Recycle A Webcomic Story Arc
– “Three Ways To Know When To Finish A Comic Or Story Project

Top Ten Articles – April 2016

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

All in all, this month has been kind of a mixed bag. Whilst I finally started gradually switching over to higher-quality watercolour title art for some of my articles near the end of the month (compared to all of the recycled title art I’ve just over the past month or two), this month’s articles also contained a lot more game reviews and rambling articles than usual too.

Likewise, my articles this month also seem to be a lot more art-based than writing-based. This is probably because I was working on a few art series at the time of writing them, but it’s kind of interesting to see that my blog seems to drifting in this direction.

Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles For April 2016:

– “Three More Things I’ve Learnt From Running A Blog For Three Years
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Making Cyberpunk Art
– “Four Basic Tips For Creative Copying (Of Public Domain Photos)
– “How To Seed Inspiration – A Ramble
– “Failure Happens, Keep Going – A Ramble
– “Some Thoughts About Creative Role Models
– “Some Thoughts About Art Styles And Detail Levels – A Ramble
– “Four Revolutionary Tips For Making Conceptual Art[APRIL FOOL]
– “What A Nightmare Taught Me About Plot Twists In The Horror Genre- A Ramble
-“Your Art Supplies Don’t Make You Any More Or Less Of A “Real” Artist- A Ramble

Honourable Mentions:

– “Using Multiple Versions Of The Same Picture To Get Motivated To Make Art- A Ramble
– “Four Reasons To Make “Analogue” Art

Today’s Art (18th April 2014)

Well, I was still in an art nouveau mood when I made today’s watercolour pencil painting. I’m not sure if I’ll stick with making one A4-size painting a day or whether I’ll go back to making two A5-sized paintings a day (I don’t know, at the moment, I prefer the space and quality of A4).

I don’t know, I was trying to create something vaguely reminscent of those old French calendars and I’m quite proud of how “Avril” turned out (even if had to do a lot of digital editing after I scanned it).

"Avril" By C. A. Brown

“Avril” By C. A. Brown

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.