My character, Kyub, (his siblings are Poynt, Lyne, and Skware :P ) speaks with symbols in order for the reader to get a sense of what he is saying, but allows them to fill in the gaps. I find symbols rather fun since the warrior can't parse the visual nature of his speech bubble anymore than she can the sound, which is also left to our imaginations. I have constructed letters to fill the symbols in order to give his language a sense of structure, but this is of course superficial. For now I'll have to figure what other simple symbols will be useful for him.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So I've been doing a tegaki roleplaying comic, with a simple premise- two strangers overcome a language barrier in order to meet survival needs. But of course my friend and I love fantasy, so these strangers are a warrior who has accidentally travelled to another world and knows nothing of it, and a native of that world who knows of all the dangers and needs protection. I'm having much fun playing the stranger- since I found a fun way to present in his alien language. He finds the nearly drowned warrior washed ashore, and attempts to communicate with her.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So I got around to designing some Illest of Ill stickers for the event at our school. I was summoned to the computer labs the other night to find quite a scramble- the room was full of students designing stickers! Stickers, I tell you, stickers! They're powerful little things. Sticky little things that are right you left them, smiling at you... and everyone wanted their art on a sticker, I guess! I did too, and here's two of what I submitted... Ideally they'll be tangible soon
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
So, I love painting on tegaki. It's not a very prolific website, it's typically more of a place for fangirls to draw their favorite anime, or roleplay in comic format (super dorky, eh?) .... But for me, the paint program is appealingly simple. It's like MS Paint but now there's 10 opacity options! oh boy! I feel I think differently with this program... I'd like to take that mode of thinking into photoshop, somehow.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sometimes painting every day can be a little tough- I suppose I get out of bed on the wrong foot, or something- But I don't see how I can't make it a part of my life every day. I ponder how I visually experience everything, I read shapes and colors and relationships and must recreate them, realize them and understand them- and then moth dragons come out of my head. •__•