Hey, thanks! Much the same as TSG and our other stories did, funnily enough, though we’re still working out our method — Apothecia was us wanting to experiment with how we work together on a comic.
- Shelby and I will come up with a very, very basic idea of what we’ll want from a story — simple like, “a girl meets an alien” (Apothecia), “AU where legislacerator Terezi and subjugglator Gamzee hide messiah Karkat” (Serendipity Gospels), "Gamzee is horrible" (Last Hearing Of Gamzee Makara).
- I go away and after a period of caffeinated hate write up a summary of the entire story, subject to self-edit, coming up with narrative, character notes, what I think the climax should be, the ‘beats’ I want to hit, etc. Making the map, basically.
- Shelby says “HAHAHAHA……. yeah…….. oh man here’s all the tshirts i want them to wear…” and five seconds later has some incredible and sensitive visual dev that is everything I pictured and more despite my summary using words like “horrible puddle alien” or “Sollux is crying Dijonnaise.”
- We discuss anything we both want to add or excise for whatever reason, and what thematic and tone we both want — Shelby has an obvious and natural sense of storytelling if you’ve seen her narrative art at all (except how she is a giant cuss about Jade being pregnant).
- I write up a more formal summary, sometimes with visual elements. For TSG Shelby picked intuitively what she wanted to draw; for Apothecia, as I script it I have been putting in occasional visual suggestions and writing a more classical ‘script.’
- Characters will also clarify as writing and drawing occurs.
We both trust each other. Shelby has never said, “I don’t think you can do that, I don’t know if you can make it work,” which I think is awesome. I have never said “and everything has to look exactly like this,” because her interpretation will be better than my specification.
And that’s how it works!
How to make a Terrarium in 4 steps …
The size of your container will affect the amount of materials you will need and use:
1. The first layer is rocks, which you can purchase at pet, garden or craft stores. Add enough to the bottom for adequate drainage.
2. The next layer is activated charcoal, which you can get at pet or garden stores (it is used in fish tanks). Add a thin layer over the rocks.
3. Depending on the depth of your container, you will next add soil. Leave enough room for your plant’s roots.
4. Next is your plant(s). Make sure they are not touching the glass as it will make them brown. One of the trickiest things is finding the right sized and shaped plants. If it won’t hurt the plant, you can divide it and use only a section because it needs room to grow.
5. If your container is going to be closed, you can add moss around the sides of the plant. Open containers with succulents or cacti should be carefully filled in with pebbles on top.
If you’d like to see one made, watch this Martha Stewart video . It’s a good thing.
via The Notepasser.
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All my life I’ve been so lonely
All in the name of being holy
It’s the truth.
I still owe a lil drawing to a friend and I had to find out how to draw Dan and I felt very embarrassed while doing so.
transparent jontron for your dash!
A compilation of all of Jontron’s “ECH” noises