arielle talks a lot

Haha okay, the teacher I have for YA Lit is amazing. I had her for Sci-Fi Fiction before. But the thing is she was given this class five days before it started since she’s taking over for another teacher.

So her syllabus starts out normal, right? Like…

But then…

And then…

By the time it hits mid March…




Really excited about this class, man.

anonymous asked:

If I wanted to start a webcomic (assuming I planned what I wanted to happen and therefore the kind of characters I wanted) how do you think I should present first impressions? With a huge visual emphasis or in another way? Also, considering that I'm no pro at art and drawing (but I can draw OK), do you think that having these imperfections will hugely impact my story? Because, after all, it's a comic, so it's what you see that's important. I value your blog :3 any other tips? :)

That’s a good question! I’ve been looking a lot at comics this semester since I’m making one myself right now. And what I’ve come to find is that there are infinite solutions to storytelling in comics. It’s probably one of the most flexible storytelling mediums in existence.

I can’t tell you precisely how to present the first impressions of your characters because I think that is something that should be incredibly specific to the story you’re trying to tell. Like I’ve mentioned before, Cruella DeVil needed to be established to the audience as someone completely over-the-top and theatrical and so her introduction is exactly that. Hiccup needed to be a likable underdog, so the image of his struggling is juxtaposed against self-aware narration.

Or, in terms of comics, check out the second page of Vera Brosgol's Anya’s Ghost:

This is the character introduction of the main character, Anya. Her conflict in the book deals largely with her identity as the daughter of an immigrant and how she attempts to reconcile her Russian upbringing with her desire to fit in in America. This conversation immediately brings this conflict to the forefront. Visually, the first time you see Anya, she is behind her mother and smaller in the panel–this indicates how overwhelming she finds her Russian identity.

So when you think about how you want to introduce your characters, think about the most important thing you need your audience to know right away and try to find a way to dramatize that using whatever tools of comic-making you find appropriate. With comics, there’s image, there’s text, there’s layout, there’s all sorts of things you can do. Take a look at a whole bunch of comic intros and see for yourself!

As for not being a “pro” at drawing, it doesn’t matter as long as your communication is clear. You can have the most beautiful drawings in the world, but if no one understands what you’re trying to say, you’re pretty much sunk when it comes to comics.

Look at Kate Beaton’s Hark a Vagrant!:

This is legitimately one of the most hilarious comics I’ve ever read. Would you say it’s the most amazing, rendered, perfect drawing of all time? No. But it’s drawn in such a way to communicate the joke as clearly as possible. The body language is clear. The text moves us forward. It does exactly what it needs to do.

As long as your drawings are doing what they need to do, it doesn’t matter if they’re not the most “pro” things ever. IMO, in comics what makes a drawing “good” is not it’s aesthetic value BUT its ability to communicate.

For @spartanguard in celebration of her birth. I teeny-tiny bit of silliness inspired by the last episode and a bit of spec for the next episode. 

It started when Hook got back to Storybrooke. After their round of hugs and congratulations but before they all reconvened at Granny’s he asked Emma for the shell.

“Promised Ariel I would let her know when I made it home safe.”

She nodded and gave him a bemused smile before slipping it from her neck. “Just don’t take too long.”

And it had only been a few minutes before he was back in her arms, smiling, and accepting a drink from her father.

It was a few weeks later when she came down the stairs thinking there was company only to discover Killian in the kitchen her french press dangling from his hook and the shell in his hand.

“I’m telling you lass it’s used for making coffee or tea.”

“So not for magic?” Ariel’s voice floated from the shell.

“I mean I guess one could use it for magic.”

“That’s what I thought. Thanks Killian.”

He had given a fond grin and chuckled as he dropped the shell.

“What was that about?”

He started and then gave her smile. “Just helping the mermaid to make sense of the various bits of human things she acquires.”

“Ariel found a french press?”

“Is that what the bloody thing is called?” He eyed it with surprise.

Emma laughed and gave him a kiss before taking it from his hand and moving to boil some water.

She would catch snatches of various conversations. Killian explaining the difference between brooms and mops because Ariel didn’t understand why one was dry and the other wet. Killian telling her that he had acquired a kraken corkscrew from Gold’s shop. Ariel talking excitedly about Eric returning and asking about Emma and Henry in a bright interested voice. Both of them being confused over the eating habits of their partners.

“Seriously it’s basically cake for breakfast.”

“He doesn’t understand why I cry when he serves flounder.”

“He sure seems to talk a lot to Ariel.” David remarked one day when Killian had offered to ask the mermaid to help them get a message to Nemo.

Emma had arched an eyebrow. “Yeah, I guess. They are good friends.”

“I noticed.” he muttered.

“Careful Dad, you sound a bit jealous.”

“What? Me? Jealous? Over the pirate talking to a mermaid?” Emma smiled at the indignant tone in his voice and made a note to remind Killian to have a guys night soon.

Emma herself never felt any jealousy over the friendship. Killian had spent too much of his life alone and friendless and the easy way he talked with Ariel always made her smile. She was happy for the magic of the shell phone and the friend that Killian had on the other end. 

She didn’t officially meet Ariel until the wedding. The mermaid had hugged her close with tear-filled eyes. The strangest thing was the present she gave them. If Emma was being generous she would call it a modern art piece. It was some wood and cloth put together in a vaguely ship like configuration. Killian’s eyes had misted when he looked at it. 

“Is this from?”

“Yeah, Blackbeard was mighty angry when he found me taking them. But I figured on your wedding day to your true love you deserved a few planks and a sail.” 

As the two hugged Emma guessed then what it was and couldn’t help but be thankful for the klepto mermaid and the strange friendship she had with her husband. 

Lemonade || 6

featuring: Bruce Wayne x OFC

word count: 593

warnings: none.

author’s note: lol took a week off just to give you guys this short ass update. 

previously: Pray You Catch Me \ Hold Up \ Don’t Hurt Yourself \ Sorry \ 6 Inch

next: Love Drought

Originally posted by kane52630

Arielle opened her eyes in a start, her heart thumping in her chest. She sat up, pressing her back to the headboard, and pulled the thin sheet up with her. It took a moment for her eyes to adjust to the darkness, just a small sliver of light trickling in from between the velvet curtains. Arielle brought her knees up to her chest, resting her cheek on her folded hands. She took note of Bruce laying beside her, watching his chest rise and fall as he slept. 

Watching the hour turn over, she slipped out of the plush bed and into the bathroom. She closed her eyes as stood under the shower head, feeling the hot beads of water massage away some of the tension she held in her shoulders.

“So, Miss Daniels, we’ve got a lot we need to talk about.”

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The Hybrid- Part 5

Hi, hello, bonjour :)

Part 5 (I hope you like it, it’s the best I can do between classes, there’s more to come ;) )

Summary: Ariel meets Elijah and the rest of the Original family.

Please, note that I am French so there might be some mistakes here and there :)

Enjoy :)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Originally posted by segredosdevampiro

“You look surprised to see me,” Elijah said. “I guess it wasn’t you that removed the dagger from my chest,” he sighed, cleaning the blood off his hands with a white tissue. His eyes laid on Ariel. She was obviously scared but he found it curious she was gripping his brother’s arm. “And who is this?” he asked.

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Can we talk about this moment please? Ariel gets a lot of hate for being selfish by deciding to become human, but I really don’t think that she is selfish at all. Look at this moment. Ursula has just become the most powerful creature in the entire ocean, and once Ariel realizes what has happened to her father, she just attacks her. Ariel is completely defenseless, and yet she still decides to jump onto the most powerful, magical person in the ocean to try and save her father. If that’s not selfless, I don’t know what is.

spi8er  asked:

Hey! I just found your blog and I am IN LOVE. If you don't mind me asking, how long does your usual piece of work take to draw?

For illustrations, I work pretty fast because I’m very impatient. It took me about a week to finish this Yuri on Ice piece, and then a week to finish this Wicked piece though both of those were particularly complex.

Just for fun, here’s a process .gif:

anonymous asked:

How can you draw so perfect? Can you teach me?

Thank you! I actually do teach a graphic novel workshop for teens and kids in Brooklyn. If you’re interested in that, feel free to email me for details.

Otherwise, I’m thinking of making some tutorials on Patreon or opening myself up for some private tutoring in the future. If you have any particular subjects you’d like me to touch on, let me know!

For now, here’s some free resources that have helped me over the years:

And you can also browse my art related questions tag, where I’ve talked about art process in the past. Or check me out on twitter (@joviellety) – I’m much more vocal on there these days.

But also: the best free art lesson is breaking down your favorite piece of art (movies, books, comics, illustrations, etc.!) and analyzing what makes it tick and why it makes you feel the way it does. The more you do this, the sharper your eyes and brain becomes! Get fluent in visual literacy!

Good luck! :)

squishy-bo-jangles  asked:

In your battle picture for the PJ Fanzine, you said you were going to have Rachel Elizabeth Dare in it. Out of curiosity, what was her battle gear going to look like?

I was gonna draw her up all Oracle style with sun references (since she’s Apollo’s Oracle, after all) and a blue hairbrush on a belt. I’m super sad I didn’t get to include her!

anonymous asked:

Will you be selling anything at con and if so what and for how much????

For NYCC? I’ll have my usual set of prints (though my display will be different and I’ll be sharing with my friend @janetsungart):

Plus, some new things I’m planning on making specifically for NYCC! (Riiiiiiiiiverdaaaaaale fanart perhaps~~~) I’ll post more about that stuff when the con draws nearer. Thanks for your interest!

anonymous asked:

Hi! I've been on Tumblr for a bit and have been posting a fair amount, but haven't been getting much discovery. Any tips on that (or just things to do that will benefit your Tumblr blog)? Thanks!

Hey there! Honestly, I’d say my tumblr audience grew pretty organically. I’ve been here since, like, 2011 – that’s about six years. If you go back through my very first posts on here, you’ll see my work and its following has evolved quite a bit. Not everyone starts off having a ton of notes per drawing; it can be a gradual process as you develop as an artist. I think the most important thing is just to be persistent, keep drawing and posting, and your work will connect to more and more people.

Besides that:

  1. If you have the means, going to conventions is really good for getting your work in front of eyes. Come with business cards so people can find you online. I’m sure I’ve gained quite a few followers from being active on the convention circuit.
  2. Use the tumblr tagging system. I think tumblr only sorts the first five tags, so use them carefully.
  3. Just do your thing! It sounds cliche, but follow your bliss and just draw what you want to draw even if it seems obscure. If you’re high key interested in something, chances are a bunch of other people are interested in it too.
  4. Don’t stress about it. Focus on your work and having fun while drawing, and don’t worry about your follower count too much.

Good luck~ (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧


Guys, this was a ridiculously cute and fun show. If you’re a fan of the source material and you have the capacity to see it play in NYC (for free!) in the summer go for it! Also:
1) Bianca cameo in the lotus hotel what up gurl.
2) Use of the phrase “saving grace” in a song about Thalia. They saw the opportunity and they took it haha.
3) Fantastic main trio. Percy was a cutie.
4) also Clarisse was a babe.
5) yay for supporting new musical writers and composers/theater for kids/literacy for kids! Way to go after all my biases.
6) also way to adapt this better than the movie. Yay!