I reached 7,000 followers today what a day to ship davekat thank you so much everyone!

(hinthint read the upd8)

Anonymous said: Any recommendations for art programs or tutorials for a broke-ass high school student such as myself? Your art style is fantastic, and I hope you post more soon. But yeah, any tips for amateur artists? I just really love your style and it really inspires me and I wish I could draw half as good as you! Thanks, and keep up the fantastic work and hopefully update real soon because I'm excited to see how this progresses.

we can be broke-ass highschoolers together friend omf

For art programs, I suggest Paint Tool Sai, you can get free versions online but if you don’t want to risk getting a virus or just don’t wanna download illegally, get Fire Alpaca instead. It’s JUST as good and 110% free, I switched from Sai to that program, it’s like Sai and Photoshop had a baby. I make the comic on Manga Studio but that’s pricey unless you find a free version somewhere online?

For tutorials, try Mark Crilley on youtube as well as “Drawing Tutorials Online”. They’re GREAT, the second one even shows you actual art school student’s sketchbooks page by page and they’re amazingly inspirational. If you can, get anatomy books (they can be PRICEY but they’re A+ and you only need to invest in one really good one) and just always study different ways of coloring ect. Just don’t give up? Make something EVERYDAY, even if it’s shit, because you don’t improve with a blank canvas.

If your school has an AP Studio Art class. TAKE IT. It’s a class where you create your portfolio for art school (Breadth and Concentration sections) Also if you’re going to art school or not sure yet, know that you don’t HAVE to go to art school, but it’ll get you where you want sooner. Everyone starts somewhere and I hope you continue to do what you love and you get to where you wanna be someday! c’: (cuz i know im not there yet lmao) Good luck! ;oo;

crossing-fandoms said: If you're going to OhayoCon, who are you cosplaying? I want to find and glomp you! (if it's okay. I'm the type to ask permission first cuz I'm an awkward bugger and will prolly ask for a million pictures •u•)

Yeah I’m going! Not 100% sure what my lineup is, but I’m doing Aoba with my DMMD group maybe Friday, Ryuko from Kill la Kill on Saturday, changing into KLK Karkat and my Mako might change to KLK Dave too she’s not sure yet? I’m hosting the Homestuck photo shoot that day too, and i might be doing dead Marco on Sunday. But aaa shdihsd no attack hugs please people get their props broken that way and I’ll be carrying a big sword with me BUT you can ask for a normal hug and that’d be cool? ;v;

marceline-egbert said: how long does it take to make your drawings? why is it read right to left?

Uhhm, it really depends my on my mojo lmao i mean sometimes its an hour or less, or it can be more because I’m multitasking

It’s read right to left because when I made the first page I realized I made it that way and I was like “oops” and idk why I didn’t just change it, I guess I thought it would have been confusing for people.

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struckstuck:

(oops spoiler?) I made a Patreon page!!
For those who are unaware, Patreon works as a way to give “tips” to artists! Like:
 
As of now, over the course of this comic’s creation, I have completed…☑80+ Pages (on the queue there are more)☑330+ Individually Drawn Panels!!(That’s a whole lot of time drawing on a tablet…!)
or a year, the comic has been completely non-profit and out of pure enjoyment and entertainment for it’s fans. Deeper and deeper into it’s making, I began to contemplate how come I haven’t decided to make money off my work all this time? I DO take commissions here, but as someone who wishes to one day make money off my art, I think that I’m now at the level of maturity to maybe take this into a more serious level? Whether it’s $1 a month, or $3, I will appreciate and thank each one of you, because creating this Patreon page in itself is taking me up another level and closer to my future goals as a professional illustrator. Yes, it may just be a silly, sexy, drama-drenched Homestuck fancomic- but to me it symbolizes much more. I invest many hours and time on one page alone, so knowing that there are people who are seriously supporting me means the world. As a very insecure person, that means SO much to my confidence, you have no idea, and I thank all my 6,000 or so followers  for being there for me.$1.00 a month would be $12.00 a year (of course), which is LESS than the pricing of my light colored commissions.That alone would mean a lot, and I’ll thank you all the same! I had no clue I was going to make Struckstuck as long as I did, originally it just being a simple Manga Studio program test. You, my followers asked for more, so I provided. :) And in the end, honestly glad I did.
http://www.patreon.com/struckstuck 

struckstuck:

(oops spoiler?) I made a Patreon page!!

For those who are unaware, Patreon works as a way to give “tips” to artists! Like:

 

As of now, over the course of this comic’s creation, I have completed…

☑80+ Pages (on the queue there are more)
☑330+ Individually Drawn Panels!!

(That’s a whole lot of time drawing on a tablet…!)

or a year, the comic has been completely non-profit and out of pure enjoyment and entertainment for it’s fans. Deeper and deeper into it’s making, I began to contemplate how come I haven’t decided to make money off my work all this time? I DO take commissions here, but as someone who wishes to one day make money off my art, I think that I’m now at the level of maturity to maybe take this into a more serious level? 

Whether it’s $1 a month, or $3, I will appreciate and thank each one of you, because creating this Patreon page in itself is taking me up another level and closer to my future goals as a professional illustrator. Yes, it may just be a silly, sexy, drama-drenched Homestuck fancomic- but to me it symbolizes much more. I invest many hours and time on one page alone, so knowing that there are people who are seriously supporting me means the world. 

As a very insecure person, that means SO much to my confidence, you have no idea, and I thank all my 6,000 or so followers  for being there for me.

$1.00 a month would be $12.00 a year (of course), which is LESS than the pricing of my light colored commissions.

That alone would mean a lot, and I’ll thank you all the same! I had no clue I was going to make Struckstuck as long as I did, originally it just being a simple Manga Studio program test. You, my followers asked for more, so I provided. :) And in the end, honestly glad I did.

http://www.patreon.com/struckstuck 

Anonymous said: What went wrong with your tablet?

If you search up “cintiq companion plugged in not charging” it’s a problem that an AWFUL lot of people are having

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Anonymous said: Update? Is everything okay?

I’ve managed somehow to be a total emotional mess again and I’m having a lot of personal problems both social and school related, as well as my tablet is being shipped back to get a replacement. Had to call Wacom and shit, they’re paying for shipping too and sorry for not updating I don’t know when I can again at the moment. I haven’t been on my other account (main one) for a few weeks now either and I’m on mobile now since everything I buy likes to stop working so hopefully the replacement won’t give me any problems??

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Anonymous said: Question, on page 80 panel 4 is Karkat stopping Dave's hands from pulling his shorts off further or just holding onto him?

Karkat’s just holding Dave’s hands there so they don’t move

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Page 81
Read right to left!

Page 81

Read right to left!

Anonymous said: Where can I start the comic? (lovely art btw, I just can't seem to find where to start.)

Thanks! You can click the “Story” tab, otherwise: http://struckstuck.tumblr.com/tagged/page%20masterlist/chrono

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Anonymous said: I have a question: what is that pad thing you use, where did you get it, how much was it, and do you ends a computer to use it?

It’s a drawing  tablet, it’s called the Cintiq Companion and it’s a wacom bamboo brand, got it on their website. uhm, it was close to $2,000 and no you don’t have to plug it to a computer, it has windows 8 on it. It’s the first drawing tablet that’s 100% mobile, but i got it as a career investment otherwise I would have stuck with my old 6 year old tablet.

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Page 80
(Getting closer to 100 holy shit)
Read from right to left!
Edit: the panels were really tight fit on this page so I drew arrows just in case anyone needed it, hope it’s not too distracting!

Page 80

(Getting closer to 100 holy shit)

Read from right to left!

Edit: the panels were really tight fit on this page so I drew arrows just in case anyone needed it, hope it’s not too distracting!

Sorry there wasn’t an update yesterday, I’ve been sick and drawing isn’t a fun thing when im coughing n shit

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Page 79
Read right to left!

Page 79

Read right to left!

(oops spoiler?) I made a Patreon page!!
For those who are unaware, Patreon works as a way to give “tips” to artists! Like:
 
As of now, over the course of this comic’s creation, I have completed…☑80+ Pages (on the queue there are more)☑330+ Individually Drawn Panels!!(That’s a whole lot of time drawing on a tablet…!)
or a year, the comic has been completely non-profit and out of pure enjoyment and entertainment for it’s fans. Deeper and deeper into it’s making, I began to contemplate how come I haven’t decided to make money off my work all this time? I DO take commissions here, but as someone who wishes to one day make money off my art, I think that I’m now at the level of maturity to maybe take this into a more serious level? Whether it’s $1 a month, or $3, I will appreciate and thank each one of you, because creating this Patreon page in itself is taking me up another level and closer to my future goals as a professional illustrator. Yes, it may just be a silly, sexy, drama-drenched Homestuck fancomic- but to me it symbolizes much more. I invest many hours and time on one page alone, so knowing that there are people who are seriously supporting me means the world. As a very insecure person, that means SO much to my confidence, you have no idea, and I thank all my 6,000 or so followers  for being there for me.$1.00 a month would be $12.00 a year (of course), which is LESS than the pricing of my light colored commissions.That alone would mean a lot, and I’ll thank you all the same! I had no clue I was going to make Struckstuck as long as I did, originally it just being a simple Manga Studio program test. You, my followers asked for more, so I provided. :) And in the end, honestly glad I did.
http://www.patreon.com/struckstuck 

(oops spoiler?) I made a Patreon page!!

For those who are unaware, Patreon works as a way to give “tips” to artists! Like:

 

As of now, over the course of this comic’s creation, I have completed…

☑80+ Pages (on the queue there are more)
☑330+ Individually Drawn Panels!!

(That’s a whole lot of time drawing on a tablet…!)

or a year, the comic has been completely non-profit and out of pure enjoyment and entertainment for it’s fans. Deeper and deeper into it’s making, I began to contemplate how come I haven’t decided to make money off my work all this time? I DO take commissions here, but as someone who wishes to one day make money off my art, I think that I’m now at the level of maturity to maybe take this into a more serious level? 

Whether it’s $1 a month, or $3, I will appreciate and thank each one of you, because creating this Patreon page in itself is taking me up another level and closer to my future goals as a professional illustrator. Yes, it may just be a silly, sexy, drama-drenched Homestuck fancomic- but to me it symbolizes much more. I invest many hours and time on one page alone, so knowing that there are people who are seriously supporting me means the world. 

As a very insecure person, that means SO much to my confidence, you have no idea, and I thank all my 6,000 or so followers  for being there for me.

$1.00 a month would be $12.00 a year (of course), which is LESS than the pricing of my light colored commissions.

That alone would mean a lot, and I’ll thank you all the same! I had no clue I was going to make Struckstuck as long as I did, originally it just being a simple Manga Studio program test. You, my followers asked for more, so I provided. :) And in the end, honestly glad I did.

http://www.patreon.com/struckstuck