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SummertimeSlick Round Up!

You can find all the contributions that we reblogged in our SummertimeSlick tag. Please check it out for the art, aesthetics, recs and reblogs that weren’t put into the ao3 collection.

The Library MasterPost has now been updated to include all the new pairings, dynamics, tropes, AUs, Kinks and more that you created for the fest! So head on over and browse. If you contributed and we didn’t reblog you, please get in touch! We had massive issues with changes to tumblr during the fest, and may have missed some!

All the fics from the AO3 Collection we have now added below the cut, including those not posted/reblogged on tumblr. Or go check out the collection directly and check out the awesome 50+ entries.

We’re considering hosting something like this again, maybe an annual slick fest or some smaller events here and there, so give us some feedback on whether you’d be interested!

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed, reblogged, commented, liked and kudos’d - you made this fest so much fun for us all!!

Much love and thanks to @tcbook for our header art!

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mosquito-bits  asked:

What was the reason you started sketching in digital? Was it just faster for the overall process? Looking forward to seeing Nameless City in stores!

My motivation for getting a Cintiq was that I thought it would be faster for penciling than traditional drawing. Drawing is a difficult, slow process for me, so anything that got me drawing even slightly faster would be worth investing in. I saw artists like Cameron Stewart churning out amazing work in practically no time flat and was like ‘yes please!’ However, it didn’t really work out like that. ^^;; I’m not really any faster now than I was when I was drawing my comic pages traditionally (I can pencil about 2 pages a day, depending on the complexity of the page), but I feel the quality of my work has increased by leaps and bounds. I’m able to draw more complex comic pages, and Manga Studio’s simple but effective perspective tools have really changed the way I compose a panel. Digital art seems to be becoming the industry standard for cartoonists, so I felt it was time for me to invest in that. 

It’s worth noting that I waited a looooong time before I bought a Cintiq (I’d draw 10 graphic novels traditionally; The Nameless City is the first book I’ve drawn digitally). They’re really expensive (about $2300) and unless drawing is your career, probably not worth the cost, at least initially. There are tablet alternatives that seem decent (I have friends who have that Yiynova and they like it a lot) for someone who is in school or just starting their art career.