Top Ten Articles – June 2018

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

Honourable mentions:

– “How To Avoid Your “Inspired By..” Creative Works Turning Into Rip-Offs
– “Art Practice Works! – A Ramble

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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)

Top Ten Articles – June 2015

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Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for me to give you a list of links to what I feel are the ten best articles about writing and/or art that I’ve posted here over the past month. I’ll also include a couple of honourable mentions too.

All in all, this month has been reasonably good – even though I’ll be the first to admit that there was something of a dip in quality during a couple of weeks this month, I’m quite proud of some of the articles I wrote for June.

So, in no particular order, here are my top ten articles for June 2015 (plus some honourable mentions):

Top Ten Articles For June 2015:

– “Another Three Ways To Be Creative Before The Apocalypse
– “The One Magic Power That All Artists And Writers (And Some Game Designers) Have
– “Dangerous Settings In Fiction
– “Four Ways To Make Your Story or Comic More Addictive (That I Learnt From Watching “24”)
– “Five Qualities That The Main Character In Your Thriller Story Should Have
– “The Power Of Deadlines (For Artists)
– “One Way To Learn How To Paint Realistic Colours (Using MS Paint)
– “Four Lazy Ways To Be Creative On Lazy Days
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Getting Creative Again If You’re Out Of Practice
– “Should The Main Character In Your Detective Story Be An Official Or An Unofficial Detective?

Honourable mentions:

– “Why Learning B&W Drawing Can Really Useful To Painters
– “Can Artists And Writers Give Their Audiences A Look ‘Behind The Scenes’?
– “You Can’t Copyright A Feeling – My Thoughts On The “Blurred Lines” Verdict