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”
– “Four Basic Ways To Recycle A Webcomic Story Arc”
– “Three Ways To Know When To Finish A Comic Or Story Project“
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”
– “Using Multiple Versions Of The Same Picture To Get Motivated To Make Art- A Ramble”
– “Four Reasons To Make “Analogue” Art“
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
As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.