Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need To Know To Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs!
In terms of plausible things I thought I would do in my life, writing a book falls somewhere in between “Winning the Nobel Prize in Baking” and “Sprouting wings and flying to Uranus”. But the good peoples at Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House/Crown Publishing, decided to give me 128 pages to teach people to draw anything I wanted. After the first few pitches failed*, it was decided to do a book on how to draw DINOSAURS! (*A book on How To Draw French Salamanders would have sold a MILION! Stupid focus groups.)
My big motivation in writing this book was A) Dinosaurs are awesome and B) I never had seen the kind “how to draw” book I wanted to read. Most art instruction books, especially when it comes to dinosaurs, are all the same. Doing a step by step copy of a static pose. This book will teach the young artist to draw dinosaurs from the inside out. Starting with the simplest stick figures and posing them however the artist wants, the book will instruct how to draw the dinosaur of their dreams in real terms and dimensions. It’s like figure drawing for prehistoric creatures but using what you see around you as your model.
I’ll have more details in the coming months but the book is available for pre-order now for a September 9 release date. It’s available from…
My interpretation of the first few days of Twitch Plays Pokemon Crystal.
Please don’t repost, thank you! :3
High quality prints available soon, after I add a little jellyfish cat / cat jelly / jellykitty?? into the picture (yes, more opportunities for word games lol). If you’re interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when they’re available!
Braveheart’s Legacy Kilian Schönberger
"Being on to William Wallace in the Scottish Highlands. The landscape retains especially under rainy conditions the ancient spirit of the lifetime of ths Scottish national hero William Wallace aka Braveheart."
Someone submitted a link but it’s actually a virus. I clicked it because I thought it was something Photoshop related as it was submitted to YeahPs. It sent me to a page saying:
WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T CLICK IT OR LOG IN BECAUSE IT DELETES YOUR BLOG! MY FRIEND OPENED IT AND LOGGED BACK IN!
I know this isn’t going to reach my target audience, but I’ve seen a lot of reposts of this comic and people asking what the source is. I don’t really need people to credit me, but I did kind of want to point this out.
I was going for subtle, but I guess it was too subtle. Ah well, learning experience for the next drawing, I suppose. :>
A lot of the times the comic is reposted in a very small resolution so its extremely hard to find. On the rare times when it is in original resolution could I actually see the watermark.
I think it’s partially my fault for not understanding how tumblr works since I think tumblr resizes things(?) and a lot of the lower resolution reposts seem to be the tumblr-sized version. The original resolution is 800x2800. If anyone knows how this stuff works and can help me figure this out for future posts, I’d really appreciate it.
Edit: Apparently the thing to do is to break the image up into smaller pieces so that it displays properly? Is that right?
From my experience, uploading directly to Tumblr causes the amazing shrinking- I normally just uploaded to my image host (Photobucket for example) and use the URL link. Even then, though, if you uploaded the original and it shrinks in the post, you can still view the large size image by going directly to the URL (like right clicking and choosing ‘View Image’ on Firefox).
I actually tested this on one of my old comics in a recent post…if you post it on the Photo post feature, images are susceptible to shrinking (but you can have the image be a click-through link to the original image). But if you post it on a Text post (using ‘Insert Image’ in the text box), you’ll actually get the full-size version shrunk just enough to fit the post dimensions and not be horribly tiny.
Kinda dumb how it works, but meh. There’s prolly another way around it, but that’s the quickest and dirtiest way I know right now.
I had a great. grand story all planned out for this in my head. It was so great and so grand, in fact, that it stressed me out of finishing it. I never really got my part down when I was against…Garmamon I think? I feel awful about it. I would want to finish that story one day, but considering the way the tournament works and is finished by now, it would prolly be like some very horrible AU-verse thing.
Anyway, this was from Digital Core, a Digimon tourney forever ago. It finally kicked me into finishing that fanmon, which I love to death because of all the research and lore I put into making it (fucking Digimon have to be so meaningful).
Actually, just posting it to test how Tumblr resizes stuff and this is currently the longest image I’m not too embarrassed to upload.
Okay so Tumblr shrinks shit in am image post incredibly. But not images in an image-insert text box- it shrinks-to-fit, which what I was trying for. Kinda dumb how it works, but this one is more readable than the upper one.