Alright, so today I wanted to get a little bit creative, and take a break from drawing so I went back to manipulating photos in Photoshop. In the video below I have a quick breakdown of how I created this ebook cover design along with a few tips.






While creating this video my computer shut off, and I had to do it all over again so excuse some of the sloppiness. Meanwhile here are a few more tips:


  • Make your cover a bit more unique when using stock images by combining 3 or more images. 
  • While designing your book cover periodically save it, and view it as a small thumbnail. Ask yourself...would I click on this book while browsing amazon? Does anything stand out that makes you stop, and want to see more?



A few hours ago I created an illustration for my bullet journal’s July theme.




A while back I uploaded a list of a few great stock video sites you can use for free stock footage, and today I'm back at it again with brand new/updated finds so here they are....


Quick Preview of What's to come!


So here's what has been going on lately with the slow posting:


  • I dropped my Huion pen, and it stopped working. I looked for a new Huion Pen at amazon, but it was the same price as the entire Huion tablet so,
  • I bought a new tablet a few days ago. I am now a happy customer of "XP-PEN", and I am enjoying that so much more (no hate Huion). 
  • I am working on a brand new video tutorial all about "Anti-Stress," journaling, and coloring (preview above) so stay tuned
  • If you're wondering about the fate of "Lolitups" don't. I am posting the latest chapter up very soon, but the biggest time consumer of making this webcomic is color. It's either color (more dynamic, and longer posting times) or black and white unedited sketches (faster posting, but more plain, and messy). I am also making this a lengthy chapter!
  • I have a new job now so...I'll be polishing my schedule to post a bit more often (1-2 times per week), and sleeping more so I won't give out half-hearted posts.
That's basically it...for now. 











LOLITUPS EPISODE TWO:

COMING SOON



SYPNOSIS:


In a world filled with superheroes all super villains cease to exist and earth is at peace.
Superpowers are now used for social status, and to help catch the occasional wanna-be-bad guys every now and then.


Being a superhero has never been so simple, easy, and safe...until


a massive unknown explosion in Cryptic City brings new deadly villains known as the "Crazy 12" into earth, and destruction begins.


In the midst of chaos the ultimate, weapon, Lolitups, awakens.


This a traditional illustration I created with one green sharpie maker yesterday.

I titled this "Those of us still hanging on by a thread." 

Every  single abstract item in this piece are being held on to by a string or thread whereas everything not being held on to (the fallen like dots) are those of us who have already given up, and lost the will to keep on fighting. We let go of that thread.




This is the same exact illustration, but filtered to a different color since I like blue tones :)


Meet Reya! She is one of my OC's from the "Elvin Girls" fantasy project I am working on. I've included a speed painting below: