I really, really enjoyed this scene from the first movie! It’s so cute watching Kagome cook! And I LOVE the whole familial interaction, especialy when she deters her Grandpa’s hands away from the food haha ♥ Bet she is the cutest housewife in the whole village *cough cough*.
How long did it take you to design ink? Did you scrap any designs? If so can you show us them?
Well, truth about Ink is something I found out like, two days ago? Is that I actually inspired myself from someone’s OC without realizing it, and I just found their OC again one year later. XD I contacted them and explained the issue and they said it was totally fine. It was a matter of color palette and the pants design, but it’s all cleared up so I’m relieved o/
As for creating the design, well I did go through different phases for Ink but not alot, maybe three. First try was this doodle:
Then the second was the final design, but with a few colors different, unfortunately I don’t have it. But yeah. Usually it really doesn’t take me a lot of tries to design a character because I think them over before drawing them o/
Well, how do you do most things? You try it out, and if you need help with a thing, you look it up and learn that thing. I didn’t really “go learn editing” and then I knew how to edit and proceeded to edit.
I started doing crap that needed to be edited, record little movies and eventually games, so I looked up some editing software and tried editing. And then I probably wanted to, let’s say color correct.. So I looked up how to color correct. And then I maybe wanted to learn how to keyframe things. So I looked up how to keyframe things. And so on.
Everything has to be in stages, I mean JUST editing is fairly self-explanatory.. You put the stuff in the timeline and you cut out the things you don’t want in there. Done. From there, it’s exactly like anything else, like drawing, playing the piano, sewing.. You learn one new thing here, another technique there, a new thing there, etc.
If you go around waiting until you’ve “learned everything” before you start actually doing that thing, whatever it is, you’re never gonna do it. There are LOADS of things in both 3D and editing I have no clue about, and I would love to learn more. But I’m 27 and have been doing 3D and editing just for fun, for like 10+ years, so I would hope I’ve picked up some things along the way :P
Much like Jake the Dog said - “Dude, sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something” :P
Colony Vs. The Tax Evaders for Freedom and Justice
This fills the tentacle square on my bingo card. Challenger @rose-on-the-mountain, who is also responsible for the Tax Evaders.
I’m not sure if this will actually fit into the Happy Lights ‘verse, or if it’s just a fun sort of what-if scenario, but I hope you enjoy it!
“They call themselves The Tax Evaders for Freedom and
Justice,” Steve explained. He rubbed at the center of his forehead. “They’re
registered as a church.”
“That is a joke,” Tony insisted. “There’s no way that is
actually not a joke.”
Steve shrugged helplessly. “That’s what the file says. They’ve
recruited some B-list villains including… The Kangaroo, Asbestos Lady, and…
Flag Smasher?” He was miserable just reading the names and pushed his tablet
away so he could put his face in his palm.
“Wow,” Clint said, “You are a massive troll, Cap, but I don’t
think even you could troll this hard.
Why are we getting called for this
one? Isn’t this something that the cops can handle? Or, you know… the local
“We don’t really have anything better to do at the moment,”
Steve pointed out, “And it would be a good training exercise for our newest
The colony didn’t quite understand the point of chairs, but
it was trying to imitate its human colony members. Several of the larger
tentacles were coiled around the empty chair at the briefing table, and the
rest were spread out over and around the table to keep limbs wrapped around
their humans. It was a small subcolony of only forty-seven members who had come
back with ‘Steve Colony’ after their last trip to the colony homeworld, and
looked intent on setting up a permanent colony presence.
“Can’t we just sic the IRS on them? I mean…The Church of the
Tax Evaders for Freedom and Justice. Really,” Clint persisted.
Think of it like a
team building exercise, Tony suggested, and the colony lit up gold at his
mental voice. I have new arrows for you
to try out.
Sold! the colony repeated,
flickering through a quick rainbow of colors, and then asked, Sold?
The colony did not understand currency, and the last time
Tony had tried to explain the concepts of buying and selling, they’d ended up
in a circular loop of Why? for most
of the night. About the only thing the colony had been attracted to during the
conversation was Tony unleashing financial ‘logic’ into the colony mindspace. It
was a good thing they weren’t interested in using the colony’s understanding of
math to their own benefit, because they could just about take over the world
with only minimal effort and the colony’s help.
Let’s not start that
conversation again, Bruce pleaded. “Asbestos Lady?”
Steve checked the notes. He grimaced, but offered, “Apparently
“And dying of asbestos poisoning?” Sam guessed. His chair
was conspicuously tentacle-free, but he had his head propped up on one fist and
was casually petting the magenta tentacle that had wrapped around his water
glass, the end periscoped up to eye level and nuzzling against his fingers. It flickered
gold and the colony was suffused with a definite sense of smugness at the
attention. “Has the colony been cleared to leave the tower?”
“Technically or theoretically?” Tony asked innocently. He
was completely bound to his chair by a dozen thick loops and being towed around
the table at the colony’s leisure.
Sam hastily held up a hand. “I don’t even want to know.
Plausible deniability is a thing.”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY INK!SANS!!! Sorry for the delay, this drawing take me so much time to make it, but I think is fine, isn’t? qwq And well, I’m gonna explain a little bit about my illustration~ In the part of down, I put the start of the history of this character with his universe without name (that’s the reason for why I drew the feets and legs of him like a sketch), in the dark and liquid part I did a reference with this event of the Ink’s history (other reference apart of the darkness, are the legs I drew without your clothes, and well, he shows his bones (?), and finally, from the coffe part and the other colors, it’s a little representation about the zone who live the AU’s. Maybe this is isn’t the best drawing than probably see Comyet, but I really tried to show her a bit of my art ;u; So, I hope enjoy this!!!
since Tumblr can only hold eight photos, here’s my process reduced to eight steps. there’s a lot more fussing and changing and adjusting that goes in, but this feels like a good overview.
and here’s some bonus back story! X3 hehe~ i was really frustrated with my work last week… i honestly felt like maybe it was just time to move on and do something totally different. like it was just time to pack in my character work and go back to being a graphic designer. i kept starting new things over and over and over again and throwing them away. i felt very defeated. i was drowning my sorrows in coke zero and k-pop videos when i decided to just draw some self indulgent garbage to make myself feel better, regardless of how it might turn out looking. and i had no idea that it’d turn into this! XD
so when you’re thinking~ “why Pidgy… why did you dress those beautiful boys so stupidly?!?!” (7O [ ]O)7 it was the k-pop dood! i was under the influence! have you seen the ridiculous/awesome clothes they wear?!?!? it’s FABULOUS! and i didn’t start drawing this thinking that i’d ever post it! HAHAHA!!! but it just worked out so smoothly! (O v O) <3 and i felt myself feeling again like i knew i could - and new i wanted to - improve! I AIN’T GIVING UP YET!!!! (> A <)
so yeah… (^ v ^);;; it’s a bit silly, and very colorful! hahaha! but~ i really tried my best to do new things and put my best foot forward… so i hope some of you enjoy it! i still have so much more i want to do! (O w O) <3 <3 <3
Cryptic Commander #9: Why Did it Have to Be Snakes
Don’t you just love it when a new
Legendary Creature gets spoiled and you know it was meant to be? I got to
experience that yesterday when a certain Commander-to-be got spoiled over
Twitter, and man am I head-over-heels for this card. Let’s cut to the chase:
(You see what I did there? The card was
spoiled by Elaine Chase over on Twitter. You know what? It isn’t funny anymore. I had to explain it. Forget I said anything.)
So, brief personal aside on my
experience with BG in Commander. I’ve tried to build a couple of different
decks with the color combo, and I ultimately end up with what feels like
the same deck. Graveyard Shenanigans.dek. There’s nothing wrong with graveyard
decks, I’m just really tired of how the BG ones play out. Jarad and Meren did
their best, but I could not be convinced to play BG after I finally took them
apart. None of the other BG generals really appealed to me, from Nath of the
Gilt Leaf to Sapling of Colfenor. Then they spoiled Hapatra, and the gears
started turning immediately. I started playing Magic just before Scars of
Mirrodin came out, so -1/-1 counters were part of my formative Magic
experience. It has been too long since we had -1/-1 counters, and now they’re
giving us a Commander in BG that cares about -1/-1 counters. Thank you based Wizards for bestowing this gift upon me and all the other lovers of -1/-1
counters in this game. We are truly #blessed.
So, what sort of things can you do with
Hapatra? I suppose you could attack with her, suiting her up with a Whispersilk
Cloak so she can get in unopposed and slowly build up counters and snakes for
you. You could do that, and it’s probably a decent thing to include in whatever
deck you build, just to have a back-up plan; but, I like to dream big. There
are a handful of very playable Commander cards that like to throw -1/-1
counters around to every creature. Thanks to the wording on Hapatra, you won’t
be rewarded for placing a bunch of -1/-1 counters on a single creature as part of the same affect
(see “Whenever one or more” wording), but putting one counter on a bunch creatures
means an army of snakes in the making. The following are some of the best at
Black Sun’s Zenith for one has never
been so rewarding! Paying three mana to weaken the entire board and make a
bunch of snakes seems like a great plan. You could also just wrath the board
and be the only one left with creatures at the end of it. Even if Hapatra dies
in the process, you’ll still get all the snakes because she’ll see the counters
placed on everything before hitting the bin. Carnifex Demon gives you another
good, recurring source of -1/-1 counters. If you have a way to get counters on
it besides the ones it comes into play with (like Hapatra’s ability or
something like Gnarled Effigy), the demon can be a real problem. Contagion Engine kind of speaks for itself. Putting
a counter on each of an opponent’s creatures and then proliferating twice will
get you three separate triggers from Hapatra for three times the snakes. But,
this is just the tip of the iceberg, the most obvious thing you can do.
Alright, we’re starting to get
somewhere now. Crumbling Ashes insures that you never have to commit too many
counters to the same creature. It’ll die sooner or later anyway. Blowfly
Infestation lets you recycle some of the counters from dying creatures for
another Hapatra trigger and more value. Necroskitter makes those sweet
creatures your opponents have work for you after they die with a counter on them.
It’s finally time for Necroskitter’s day in the sun! However, you don’t just
have to put counters on your opponents’ creatures. Have you considered putting
counters on your own creatures?
There are a couple of
creatures that like to have -1/-1 counters on them for utility purposes. Blow
up more artifacts by keeping your Wickerbough Elder fully stocked. Beat down
hard with a resilient threat in the form of Deity of Scars. Grim Poppet lets
you pinpoint the counters you want to disseminate and take out problematic
creatures. You also have the option of throwing Quillspike into the deck for
what can only be described as shenanigans. Quillspike will let you remove
counters from any of your creatures, which means Persist creatures are gonna
get to come back for multiple go-arounds. Puppeteer Clique and Woodfall Primus
say hi! And that’s only the fair thing you can do with Quillspike. Turns out
Quillspike goes infinite with Devoted Druid. Put a counter on Devoted Druid to
untap it, tap it for a Green mana, use the Green mana to remove the counter
with Quillspike’s ability, repeat ad infinitum. If you have Hapatra in play,
this means infinite snakes. Seems pretty good to me, but treat infinite combos
with care. It isn’t fun to lose to them, or win with them, all the time. Be
nice about, huh?
Considering how few sets have featured
-1/-1 counters in the history of Magic, there are certainly a lot of cool
things you can do with them. There’s even an Enchantment that basically has
Hapatra’s ability, except it makes Elves instead. Flourishing Defenses. There’s
all sorts of things you can do with a Hapatra deck, and I am really excited to try
So, what do you think of the newest BG
Legendary? New hotness or soon to be forgotten? Let me know what you think! Any
cool interactions I might not have noticed? I would love to see them! Until
then, enjoy the rest of spoiler season for Amonkhet and hopefully there will be
even more Commander goodies to discuss.