Cel Shading

Looking for opinions.

Tech talk: Accidentally found an excellent tutorial on how to use the pwshader toon shader presets by Crescent. My entire day got sucked away into DAZ 3D as a result – which wasn’t easy being as my motherboard is dying.

I like this look better than the other one I was playing with and can see this as a better choice for the comic. (May be easier to tone, too.) And it looks a lot like how I’d color Akashik on most days. (Some days were super good, some days not so much.)

Corridor by *spearcarrier on deviantART

Squat by *spearcarrier on deviantART

By contrast, this is what I was playing with before:

Strong Angel Woman by *spearcarrier on deviantART

It’s a more artistic style, but 1. it doesn’t quite fit Akashik’s mood and 2. It always doesn’t lend well to the image at hand. This can be a problem.

And then:

Bend Over…. by *spearcarrier on deviantART

Yes, I’m afraid I’m going to go mostly 3D. I considered not going 3D very seriously, but then I hit an entire week with hand problems. It just can’t be done. I have enough trouble trying to do Heavenly Bride and 10 Confessions. I’m sorry, for those of you who were holding out to see my art. However, this doesn’t mean my hand won’t brush panels or do the occasional side story. And stick art. It will be there. Just for my health I gotta be careful.

Middle-Southern Louisiana Power

I need to say this for all posterity.

The power company’s service here in Louisiana is the complete and utter total SUCK. They have cost me hundreds upon hundreds of dollars that, quite frankly, I didn’t have. On base at Fort Polk… okay I put up with it. But it wasn’t half as bad as where I am now. What the fucking HELL. I have a brown out every single damn day. And then they have the nerve to charge me these huge exorbitant prices for their crappy service.

I bought a UPS last week to try to protect my computer from their very frequent brownouts. And you know it’s already dead???

I honestly feel that if this weren’t a good ol’ boy area where I’d have an actual fair chance of fighting it, I’d hold the power company legally responsible for the money they’ve cost me. We eat hotdogs nearly every damn day and can’t afford to buy a full sized refrigerator or a stove for the kitchen, but they’re going to not only charge me for crappy service but destroy my computer and livelihood with it. RIDICULOUS.

If you depend on your computer for an income, don’t move to the outlying areas of Fort Polk, Louisiana. Especially not towards Alexandria. I’m not joking when I say the service here sucks.