Top Ten Articles – November 2018

Well, it’s the end of the month and this 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 over the past month. As usual, I’ll include a couple of honourable mentions too.

All in all, this was a bit of a variable month in terms of articles. Not only were there more reviews than I had expected, but I had both highly-inspired days and uninspired days when writing the non-review articles. So, the quality of this month’s articles varied quite a bit. Hopefully, next month’s articles will be better 🙂

Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – November 2018:

– “Want More Originality? Try Some Emotional Variation – A Ramble
– “What Can Games Teach Writers About Challenging Their Audience? – A Ramble
– “What An Old Novel Taught Me About Writing Thrilling Dialogue
– “What Tribute Bands Can Teach Us About Fan Art- A Ramble
– “Is There An Artistic Equivalent Of A “Live Version” Of A Song? – A Ramble
– “Three Tips For Remaking Your Old Webcomic Updates
– “Three Tips For Bringing Old Genres Up To Date
– “Three Random Tips For Modern 1970s-Style Storytelling
– “Four Tips For Getting Back Into Reading Regularly
– “The Library Of The Imagination – A Ramble

Honourable Mentions:

– “Why You Should Create Your Own Fictional Universe When Making Comics – A Ramble
– “How Subtle Should Dark Comedy Be? – A Ramble

Top Ten Articles – November 2017

Well, it’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for me to collect the usual list of links to my ten favourite articles about making comics and/or making art that I’ve posted here over the past month (plus a couple of honourable mentions too).

All in all, even though there were some good articles posted here this month, it probably wasn’t the best month ever in terms of overall quality. Due to uninspiration, being busy with the Christmas comic and being in a bit of a mood whilst preparing some of this month’s articles, there were more reviews, short articles, rambles and repetitve articles than usual. Hopefully, December’s articles will be better 🙂

Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles – November 2017:

– “Three Things That 1980s-2000s American & Canadian Punk Music Can Teach (Visual) Artists
– “Three Vague Tips For Making Early-Mid ’00s Style Artwork
– “Four Reasons Why Artists Use Limited Palettes
– “Two Things That Remaking Your Old Art Will Show You (Apart From Your Skill Level)”
– “Why “Modern Art” Paintings Aren’t As Easy As They Look – A Ramble
– “Three Ways To Rush A Comic Update Well
– “Three Reasons Why The Fictional “Worlds” In Art/Novels/Webcomics etc.. Often Seem To Be Slightly Old
– “Can Creative People Have Rare Works These Days? – A Ramble
– “Three Tips For Making Art Set In Late 1980s/ Early-Mid 1990s America
– “Three Tips For Finding “Hidden” Influences On Your Art Style

Honourable Mentions:

– “Three Creative Advantages Of Not Being Totally Up To Date With Current Culture
– “Three Reasons Why It’s A Good Idea To Keep (And Show Off) Copies Of Your Line Art

Top Ten Articles – November 2016

2016 Artwork Top Ten Articles November

Well, it’s the end of the month and this means that it’s time for me to give you a list of links to my ten favourite articles (with a few honourable mentions too) that I’ve posted here about making webcomics, making art and/or writing fiction over the past month.

Surprisingly, I actually wrote all of this month’s articles within the space of about fifteen days. Usually, it takes me a little under a month to write a month’s worth of articles, but I was feeling unusually motivated.

Although there were a few repetitious articles and short articles posted here this month, I feel that the quality – on the whole- has actually been reasonably good. In addition to this, there were also a surprising number of articles about making webcomics too.

Anyway, here are the lists. Enjoy 🙂

Top Ten Articles For November 2016:

– “Four Ways To Get Motivated To Make Comics (And Stay Motivated!)
– “Three Basic Tips For Creating A “Realistic” Setting For Your Webcomic
– “Four Reasons Why Cyberpunk Art Is Really Fun To Make
– “Inspiration Is A Compromise- A Ramble
– “Finding A Main Cast For Your Long-Running Webcomic
– “Four Basic Ways To Find A Name For Your Webcomic Series
– “How Many Panels Should Your Webcomic Updates Have?
– “Three Basic Tricks For Adding More Varied Art To Your Webcomic
– “Why Gutter Colours In Comics Matter More Than You Might Think
– “One Quick Way To Banish Writer’s Block If You’re Making A Webcomic

Honourable Mentions:

– “Lettering In Webcomics – Handwritten Or Digital?
– “Four Reasons Why Self-Portraits Are Better Than ‘Selfies’
– “Three Cool Painting And/Or Drawing Techinques That I’ve Learnt Recently
– “One Way To Draw Backgrounds Through Rain-Covered Windows

Top Ten Articles – November 2015

2015 Artwork Top Ten Articles November

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 favourite ten articles about writing, comics and/or art that have been posted here over the past month. As usual, I’ll probably include a couple of honourable mentions too.

All in all, this was a fairly good month in terms of articles – even if I did end up rambling slightly more than usual.

Anyway, without any further ado, here’s the list 🙂

Top Ten Articles – November 2015:

– “Four Basic Tips For Making Minimalist Comics
– “One Cool Way To Get Inspired Again
– “Three Sneaky Ways To Make Your Readers Feel Like Experts
– “One Sneaky Way To Turn Artistic Uninspiration Into A Feature, Rather Than A Bug
– “How To Handle Changing Creative Interests
– “Five Cool Advantages You Get From Being A Failed Writer
– “Three Basic Tips For Adding Mindless Violence To Action Comics And Stories
– “Three Ways To Come Up With Addictive Stories And Comics That You Can’t Stop Writing
– “Two Basic Ways To Make “Boring” Genres Interesting
– “Three Very Basic Tips For Writing Stories Within Stories

Honourable Mentions:

– “Five Ways To Get Artistic Inspiration From Music
– “Why Freedom Of Worldview Matters – A Ramble

Top Ten Articles – November 2014

2014 Artwork Top Ten Articles November

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 favourite ten articles about art and/or writing (and maybe a few honourable mentions too) that have appeared here in November.

All in all, I’m quite proud of most of this month’s articles, so choosing the ten best ones might be more difficult than usual….

Anyway, without any further ado, here they are (in no particular order):

Top ten articles for November 2014:

– “How Gruesome Should Horror Art And Horror Comics Be?
– “The Joy Of… Banned Books
– “Five Ways To Make Quick Last-Minute Artwork
– “How To Add Some Trickery To Your Thriller, Detective And/Or Spy Story
– “Two Reasons Why Regular Webcomic Updates Are Useful When You’re Uninspired
– “The Uncanny – Or, My Conversations With An Artificial Intelligence
– “Should You Include Aliens In Your Sci-Fi Story?
– “How To Adapt Something That Doesn’t Really Have A Story
– “One Quick Question To Spark Your Creativity
– “The Joy Of… Self-Imposed Rules

Honourable Mentions:

– “Four Unusual Tips For Writing A Novel Very Quickly
– “Art And Dreams
– “The Joy Of… Alternate Histories
– “Should You Be The Voice Of Your Generation?

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….