Top Ten Articles – December 2018

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

Surprisingly, due to all of the book reviews I posted here this month (it seems to be becoming a regular feature), there weren’t as many “ordinary” articles as I’d expected. Even so, some of them turned out reasonably well and I also ended up writing more writing-based articles than usual too 🙂

Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – December 2018:

– “What Can Novel Cover Art Teach Us About Making Art?
– “Don’t Show Your Audience Everything – A Ramble
– “Three Tips For Basing Lots Of Stories Around A Single Theme
– “What Books Can Do That Other Entertainment Mediums Can’t – A Ramble
– “One Quick Tip For Writing Ultra-Gripping Action Scenes In Thriller Stories
– “Three Shocking Tips For Writing 1980s-Style Splatterpunk Horror Fiction
– “Three Tips For Making Webcomics When You’ve Got Less Time
– “Three Differences Between Thriller Fiction And Horror Fiction
– “How Straightforward Should Your Narration Be?
– “Two Basic Tips For Using Digital Lighting Effects In “GIMP” (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Honourable Mentions:

– “Three Silly Tips For Writing ‘Creature Feature’ Horror Stories
– “Three Tips For Writing 1990s-Style Cyberpunk Fiction

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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

Top Ten Articles -December 2016

2016 Artwork Top Ten Articles December

Well, it’s the end of the month (and the year) and that means that it’s time for me to give you a list of links to my ten favourite articles about making webcomics, making art and/or writing (ok, this month’s articles were mostly just about webcomics) that I’ve posted here this month. I’ll also include a couple of honourable mentions too.

All in all, this month’s articles were a lot of fun to write, although I certainly had my uninspired moments (and there were a few rambling, short and/or repetitive articles here this month). Still here’s hoping that January will be even better 🙂

Anyway, here are the lists. And have a wonderful New Year 🙂

Top Ten Articles – December 2016:

– “How Often Should You Update Your Webcomic ?
– “Three Very Basic Ways To Use Nostalgia For Inspiration In Webcomics
– “Should Your Webcomic Include A Group Of Recurring Main Characters ?
– “Three Causes of Crappy Webcomic Updates (And How To Deal With Them)
– “Knowing When To Abandon A Comic- A Ramble
– “Finding The Emotional Tone Of Your Webcomic – A Ramble
– “Five Ways To Make Your “Newspaper Comic”-style Webcomic Instantly Accessible To New Readers
– “The Three Basic Types Of Webcomic Panels (And How To Use Them)
– “For Hilarious Punchlines In Your Webcomic, Just Know Your Characters
– “Three Benefits Of Making Seasonal Webcomic Updates

Honourable Mentions:

– “Cyberpunk Colour Schemes – A Ramble
– “‘Similar’ Art Mediums Can Be More Different Than You Think – A Ramble

Top Ten Articles – December 2015

2015 Artwork Top Ten Articles December

Well, it’s the end of the month… and it’s the end of the year. So, as usual, I thought that I’d provide you with a list of links to my ten favourite articles about writing, comics and art that I’ve posted on here over the past month. I’ll also include a couple of honourable mentions below my “top ten” list too.

All in all, even though I was artistically uninspired in quite a few of this month’s daily art posts, I’m quite proud of many of the articles I posted here in December. Although, saying that, there was something of a dip in quality near the end of the month.

Anyway, here’s the list 🙂

Top Ten Articles For December 2015:

– “My Thoughts About Colouring Books For Adults (And 14 Lineart Pictures To Colour)
– “The Joy Of… “Mary Sue” Characters
– “The Nature Of Inspiration
– “Three Basic Tips For Writing Christmas-Themed Horror Stories
– “Three Basic Tips For Writing Short Stories Based On Longer Stories
– “Fiction And Art As A Record
– “Three Thoughts About Telling Stories in Genres You Don’t Know
– “The Joy Of… Cynicism (As A Source Of Inspiration)
– “Four Ways To Avoid Making Constant “Improvements” To Your Art Or Your Story
– “Three Thoughts About Making Spiritual Successors

Honourable Mentions:

– “Why Artistic Regrets Are Stupid
– “How To Make Up For The Lack Of Interactive Exploration In Comics And Prose Fiction

ART PREVIEW – November & December 2014

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "Art Preview - November & December 2014" by C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Art Preview – November & December 2014” by C. A. Brown

One of the annoying things about making art fairly far in advance of when I post it online (I’m about halfway through December’s art at the moment) is that, after I’ve drawn or painted something really cool – I have to wait ages before I can show it to everyone.

So, like I did with August & September’s art, I thought that I’d give you all a sneak peek at sixteen pieces of artwork that you can expect to see on here in November and December.

If you want a closer look at the drawing in the top right corner of this preview, then it can be found hiding in the comments below this article.

Anyway, watch this space….