Okay, if you’ve never heard of this (and I don’t blame you, you’re probably not into this stuff like I am…) but if you are serious about making any kinda coin with your webcomic (or anything else that’s creatively produced indepentantly in the internet, such as music, fiction, blogging, etc.), its a rather interesting theory.
Originally written by Kevin Kelly, the 1000 true fans theory states in a nutshell that if you want to make a living off your creative genious on the internet, you need to cultivate “1000 true fans”. A true fan being defined as someone who is so zealous about your work, they’d buy everything 10 times over, even your belly button lint if it was sold on Ebay. Basically someone who truely is ‘fanatical’ about what you are doing. This post turned out to be a pretty hot topic across many blogs, which even prompted further posts, against, defending, and comparing to similar theories, even some temperance from reality of doing it. Go ahead, read it, come back. You’ll need to know what I’m talking about for the rest of this post.
Next part of the tutorial series, first part (cuz youtube is a bitch for long videos…) of laying ‘flats’ or base colors for coloring some manga style lineart. View the full article for the video.
Video Tutorial Series I’m working on using Adobe Photoshop to produce webcomics. This particular video addresses preparing lineart after scanning it using a nifty channels trick in photoshop. View full article for embedded video.
Category: Tutorials, Webcomics
Tags: adobe, art, comic, computer, lineart, photoshop, scanned, traditional, tutorial, video
My first post on webcomics, something I’ve wanted to do for a while. Post about this stuff. Now I can. Woot!
Anyway, I’ve been making webcomics for years, I started way back in the beginning before webcomics were a big deal. Back when the idea was still novel, and having your own website was all the rage. Today, it has evolved into a highly competitive content industry where people can actually making a LIVING doing it. But how do you get started? This is my first in a series of posts about making webcomics.
Holy crap, its 2010.
And with 2010, I’m sweeping out the old, and turning over the new. A new leaf that is.. well sorta. Read on, as if you are an old time Shadowsden patron, this is going to affect you. If you are here mostly because you like what I do artistically, then you might be pleased.