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Anonymous asked
Hey Sabrina! Since you happen to be a Storyboard artist for Gravity Falls, I bet you already know all about the Sock Opera Episode. Now, people have been comparing Bipper to Jekyll and Hyde, so what is your opinion on this matter? Also, what do you think of the episode in general?

The most ironic thing is I didn’t see it coming the entire time the episode was in production! Only when all the fanart started showing up did I realize “Oh, duh! This is gonna be HUGE with the creepy-cute, villain-loving side of Tumblr!”

Okay, so *puts on nerdy classes, snort*. If I’m gonna get technical here, demonic possession-and this particular incarnation of it-is pretty far away thematically from the themes in Jekyll and Hyde. But the appeal of Bipper may come from a similar place: There’s this delightful dissonance to seeing a character who physically looks the same, but acts like someone totally different. And Bill’s manic trickster personality reminds me of a lot of my favorite incarnations of Mr. Hyde, as well as my favorite description of him in the book: “And yet I found it in my heart to pity him, so wonderful was his love of life.”

(That may be slightly paraphrased? It’s from the Anthony Warlow album.)

As an aside, Bipper’s first scene is one of my favorite examples of character work in all of Gravity Falls. It’s such a creative take on Bill and a great illustration of his playfulness mixed with a total ignorance of human mortality. 

arythusa:

I am looking to hire a colorist for my new webcomic The Glass Scientists!

Coming from an animation background, my art style favors simple, clean cell-shading, limited color palates, and economy of visual storytelling- elaborate, finely rendered oil paintings will not mesh well with my lineart! The value/color work for the comic needs to emphasize character acting and help each image read quickly and clearly (good use of contrast to make the important elements of a shot “pop”).

I will, however, need a colorist with a good sense of lighting for tone and setting! I will be providing lighting thumbnails (and occasionally color keys) for each shot set up, but I need someone will be able to carry that intention through to finished pieces!

You will be paid on a per-page basis at one page per week, though I may bump that up to 2 pages per week for the beginning of chapter 1 or for special events.I’m looking to start in the beginning of October.

Here are some examples of styles similar to what I am looking for: 'Kill Switch Engage', Blindsprings, and Gravity Falls. Also, please see these sample pages from my short comic Bleeding Heart for an idea of the kind of linework I do:

(Note: Since I work on the show, it’s kind of inevitable that I would look to the gorgeous color work on Gravity Falls- I don’t expect something that crazy detailed, of course, but it is worth noting that the crazy amount of variety found in GF backgrounds are accomplished with three fairly simple layers: a cell-shaded flats layer, a shadow layer set to multiply, and a simple light glow layer.)

If you are interested, or if you know someone you would recommend, send me an Ask or email me at glitterygothic (at) gmail.com ! Please include samples of your work. For my first chapter, I am especially looking for examples of night-time scenes and use of limited color palate!

Reblogging for evening tumbls!

To those who have already applied: Thank you! I am in the process of getting back to everyone right now. :)

ecokitty:

universe-scientist:

punk-butler:

FINALLY I HAVE PHOTOSHOPi spent something like…one day, trying to download it, but now (at 0:10 am but fuck it) i have my goddamn photoshop 5sc!!I tried some random doodles and stuff like that and oh my gaga is complicated as hell!! I hope to learn soon how this demonic thing works.

you are very brave

aaaaAAAAAAH

This is a delight!

ecokitty:

universe-scientist:

punk-butler:

FINALLY I HAVE PHOTOSHOP

i spent something like…one day, trying to download it, but now (at 0:10 am but fuck it) i have my goddamn photoshop 5sc!!

I tried some random doodles and stuff like that and oh my gaga is complicated as hell!! I hope to learn soon how this demonic thing works.

you are very brave

aaaaAAAAAAH

This is a delight!

Anonymous asked
Sorry if this has already been asked, so no more hard copies for "Bleeding Hearts" are available to order? Is it just the digital copy for now?

Hello! Actually, no, there will be copies of the comic left over! However, before I can fill out new orders I have to fulfill the roughly 800 orders I already have from my kickstarter, so it will be a couple months before Bleeding Heart is available on my online store! :) Thank you for your patience!

tumblebuggie:

hannibook:

UPDATE!!!!
The Hannibal staff have received their copies of our Banquet artbook and goodies! (x)
Thank you delaurentiiscompany for being such an amazing team and creating such a wonderful show! And thank you everyone for backing the kickstarter and signal boosting/reblogging! You guys made this happen, the artbook couldn’t have been possible without your support!
And of course, thanks to all the beautiful people who contributed to the making of the book!
Baru | Blue | Coey | Dee | Fey | Lohkay | Mel | Reaper | Arythusa | Sairobee | Sashkash | Sol | Tumbles | Zenyr | Littledeerling | Zoroko | Sayael | EmilyLubanko |  kasiabanas | Doodleedoos | Beenamistry | R-urban | Shy | Dark-Tarou | mixed-bless-ing |   
Stay tuned for Banquet volume two details!

Ehehehehe

tumblebuggie:

hannibook:

UPDATE!!!!

The Hannibal staff have received their copies of our Banquet artbook and goodies! (x)

Thank you delaurentiiscompany for being such an amazing team and creating such a wonderful show! And thank you everyone for backing the kickstarter and signal boosting/reblogging! You guys made this happen, the artbook couldn’t have been possible without your support!

And of course, thanks to all the beautiful people who contributed to the making of the book!

Baru | Blue | Coey | Dee | Fey | Lohkay | Mel | Reaper | Arythusa | Sairobee | Sashkash | Sol | Tumbles | Zenyr | Littledeerling | Zoroko | Sayael | EmilyLubanko |  kasiabanas | Doodleedoos Beenamistry | R-urban | ShyDark-Tarou | mixed-bless-ing |   

Stay tuned for Banquet volume two details!

Ehehehehe

I am looking to hire a colorist for my new webcomic The Glass Scientists!

Coming from an animation background, my art style favors simple, clean cell-shading, limited color palates, and economy of visual storytelling- elaborate, finely rendered oil paintings will not mesh well with my lineart! The value/color work for the comic needs to emphasize character acting and help each image read quickly and clearly (good use of contrast to make the important elements of a shot “pop”).

I will, however, need a colorist with a good sense of lighting for tone and setting! I will be providing lighting thumbnails (and occasionally color keys) for each shot set up, but I need someone will be able to carry that intention through to finished pieces!

You will be paid on a per-page basis at one page per week, though I may bump that up to 2 pages per week for the beginning of chapter 1 or for special events.I’m looking to start in the beginning of October.

Here are some examples of styles similar to what I am looking for: 'Kill Switch Engage', Blindsprings, and Gravity Falls. Also, please see these sample pages from my short comic Bleeding Heart for an idea of the kind of linework I do:

(Note: Since I work on the show, it’s kind of inevitable that I would look to the gorgeous color work on Gravity Falls- I don’t expect something that crazy detailed, of course, but it is worth noting that the crazy amount of variety found in GF backgrounds are accomplished with three fairly simple layers: a cell-shaded flats layer, a shadow layer set to multiply, and a simple light glow layer.)

If you are interested, or if you know someone you would recommend, send me an Ask or email me at glitterygothic (at) gmail.com ! Please include samples of your work. For my first chapter, I am especially looking for examples of night-time scenes and use of limited color palate!

Anonymous asked
Does your writing blog, 'Aryattempts', basically contain the entire story of The Glass Scientists and would be, in a way, the ultimate spoiler to parts of the story? I'm just asking since it looks very interesting but also very 'dangerous' as I like to read the webcomic while stunned at every new idea c:

Uh! Well! If you looked at the blog with an archeologist’s eye, you could probably figure out every spoiler in The Glass Scientists, but it is A) totally out of order, B) indiscriminately mixed in with outdated plot threads and random musings, and C) mostly written in a casual shorthand for myself that probably doesn’t make much sense to people.

The main potential danger of reading my personal writing notes blog is that you will stumble across a spoiler written down with all the drama and emotion of a Wikipedia plot summary. I tend to write things down very quickly for my own memory before going to bed, so it’s not at all intended to be good, dramatic storytelling. >< I don’t recommend reading it!

Also I switched to keeping my notes on Googledocs a little under a year ago, so I’m pretty sure everything there is slightly outdated!

Anonymous asked
Maybe I missed it, but did you decide to put your Glass Scientists things elsewhere (or did I jump the gun)? On one of the last pages of Bleeding Heart it says the Tumblr URL where it should be located, but I'm finding nothing, tra lala.

Ah hah, you are quite right! 8D;

I planned to have the Glass-Scientists tumblr up by the time the print edition was finished, but I forgot that I included the link in the digital edition as well. I will make the new tumblr ASAP but it may be a little bit before it’s functional!!