nonsensephrase asked:

Hey! I dig Balderdash! I just wanted to let you know that the latest pages (77 on) aren't showing up on the main 'comic' page of the website! If you already knew that, pretend this was to ask whether you knew a baby platypus is called a puggle?

heyy!! i haven’t gotten around to updating the archive JUST YET bc the website is undergoing a redesign~~!! i wanted to wait until it was done to re-do it! thank you so much though and ALSO I DID NOT KNOW THAT A BABY PLATYPUS WAS CALLED A PUGGLE that is very Cute Information

Anonymous asked:

Thank you so much! I've been wondering how you get that texture. I love it. I already have some of Kyle's brushes and I've been planning on getting that pack. Another question. How'd you get into the style you draw in now? I've been working at it for a while but I don't think I have a distinct style yet.

ahh, that’s super hard to answer!! i have so many influences all over the board. i loved lineless art//vintage paint-by-numbers//storybook style art for so long and i wanted to get better at it. i also was drawing sort-of-anime proportioned characters with line eyes for a long time, but then I Discovered Eyelids and got really into that. i guess recently i’ve been pulling from old anime like the first sailor moon season and early rumiko takahashi work, like ranma 1/2. 

just draw what you like!! don’t hold yourself back. if you really like reading comics or watching cartoons that have a certain style, try learning how to draw like that! you don’t want to rip them off exactly, so always try to give it your own spin if you wanna post it online//in public - but keep in mind there’s no shame in privately copying someone’s work if you really wanna learn how to draw like them.

if you’re pulling influences from lots of different styles - webcomics, paintings, american cartoons, anime from different eras, european comics - then you’ll slowly develop your own style! and style is always evolving, so don’t worry about being too possessive or precious with anything. sometimes it’s good to restrict yourself with certain rules, other times it’s better to let it be completely free until you try something that really speaks to you. just feel it out!

Anonymous asked:

What brushes do you use for B! ? Do you use Photoshop or Manga Studio to make your comics or do you use both?

i use photoshop for pretty much everything!! it’s better for colors, while manga studio is better for inking and screentones. most of my work though is just like 90% colors, so yeah.

i’ve switched over brushes while working on b! several times. i usually just play around with a brush until i find something i like (i’m a sucker for stuff that looks like natural media), but recently i downloaded kyle’s megapack brush set and i’ve been using it CONSTANTLY. i think you can also find this specific tool i use in his ultimate drawing pack if you don’t wanna spend the whole $13.

here’s the tool/settings for it. i use this guy for literally everything right now: colors, shadows, lines, lettering. 

rethy asked:

I'm really loving the aesthetic you're setting up for the magical girl comic, especially with the colourful screen tones. Do you generate those yourself, or get them from somewhere? It's something I'd like to trey experimenting with, but don't know the first place to start.

hey!! thank you so much!!!

ok, so unfortunately screentones have been an Ordeal i’ve tried working with for a long time. for the most recent white witch monday illustration all i did was use the screentones that are already built into manga studio. manga studio is the best way to use screentones bc you can make sure they don’t look weird when you shrink the file down. 

for these pieces though i used photoshop, so i just sort of layered in some different screentones. the ones i use you can download here . i play with them A LOT, usually just applying them to different color sections. i’ll either set the layer to multiply, screen, or overlay, and that changes how it looks on top of the color. you can play around with them and see what looks good with what you’re going for.

i hope that makes sense!!

❧ new on balderdash! • • • chapter v, pages 77-81 • beginning of chapter v

Afia intended to journey from Bakunini to the closest port in the River Valley, which was located in an insignificant little town called Löffel. According to her grandmother, this journey up the Merle River would take a little over three weeks. While the port was not particularly far, her grandmother’s boat was not meant for anything other than the casual wandering of a Hermit Seer.

Life on the Merle was significantly quieter than home. Although Afia spent plenty of time on her own, the absence of distractions like plays, libraries, people-watching, and friendly visits with family made her journey very lonely. Grandma wasn’t much for conversation. Everything she said to Afia either turned into an anecdote or a sermon. While Afia relished hearing it all, it made for poor company.

At the very least, Afia had a lot of time to think.

b !

pennyloafing:

A belated birthday gift for my good comics buddy googfriday! Modern AU of her ADORABLE characters Georgie and Afia from her amazing, beautiful webcomic Balderdash! Victoria is a huge inspiration to be and B! is one of my favorite comics, so I was happy to finally do some fanart for her/it. I’m sure you can see some of her influence in this piece! 
Anyhoo, happy happy birthday V!!!

♡♡♡ pennnyyyyyy ♡♡♡

pennyloafing:

A belated birthday gift for my good comics buddy googfriday! Modern AU of her ADORABLE characters Georgie and Afia from her amazing, beautiful webcomic Balderdash! Victoria is a huge inspiration to be and B! is one of my favorite comics, so I was happy to finally do some fanart for her/it. I’m sure you can see some of her influence in this piece! 

Anyhoo, happy happy birthday V!!!

♡♡♡ pennnyyyyyy ♡♡♡