Bipolar Much?

posted July 23rd, 2013, 2:01 am


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May 13th, 2013, 2:20 am

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Did you catch it? If you didn't, there is a second chance tomorrow!
...as I seriously dislike what I am writing.

Do you like the hair thing I did? After working out what happened with Lexi, I think I like doing it for everyone with dark hair. Gives volume instead of scratchy lines!

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July 23rd, 2013, 4:40 pm

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What are you using on her hair? Charcoal?

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July 23rd, 2013, 4:51 pm

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@Valley: Nope. All photoshop.
I do all of the background gradients to include white (if blank) on a layer above the primary layer. Then on the primary layer I select the brush tool, 14 point, black, 78% transparency. I can then paint in colour density with a little transparency, and if I paint outside of the lines, it is covered by the shade layer.
Sometimes, its awesome to make mistakes! Now everyone has better hair!

For pre-production, I use an easily erasable pen and a 0.3 mm felt liner. So I pencil it, erase, pencil again, continue until it almost looks like the thing it looks like, and then ink over the pencil. Then erase the pencil, so there is only ink.
A tablet exists somewhere in my house, but... I really do erase. A lot.

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June 16th, 2014, 6:00 pm

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Panel 5: further evidence that Toni's not the only one in this tale with huge self-esteem issues (and lots more mental/emotional baggage as well)...

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June 16th, 2014, 9:34 pm

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@mittfh: I don't know anyone who doesn't have those little hints of "I'm broken" when they look at themselves, or think about themselves. Some people let that really get into them and hurt them, and others let it make them stronger for overcoming.

Just as in real life, everyone in Tony/Toni's life has their own struggles. When you get to know people, the real person underneath starts to rise to the surface. If only it would be so easy as "the goth girl" or "the swim captain".

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June 17th, 2014, 2:26 am

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@GreenKrog: Everyone has their own struggles, but for some it's merely a bumpy road, for others it's like swimming through treacle or tar. Some are really good at putting a mask on when they're not feeling OK, others let part of the mask slip from time to time (so you have to be observent to start building up a picture of what lies beneath), while others don't bother with much of a mask at all and lay their emotions bare.

Andrea strikes me as another of the "swimming through tar" ilk - she has more issues than average and can barely maintain a brave face.

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