My Other Blog Is A Giant Robot

I'm Liz, and I draw a comic called Adrastus. On this blog you're going to find art tutorials, robots, stuff about my comic and Manga Studio, and lots of feminism. I'm one of those feminists who believes that women should be equal to men, not superior. I want equal representation in media and hate ridiculous over-sexualization of women.

I curse sometimes. If you want to see my fandom stuff, that blog is titled feelsandships.
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I have a theory on why a small segment of men who read comics send rape threats to women who write about comics. To put it simply, they think we’re destroying their masturbatory fantasies (literal or otherwise).

You may laugh but it’s quite possibly the source of all the hatemongering. They’re…

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helioscentrifuge:

Sorry not sorry.

The men of tumblr unite. Because this is more than fighting the patriarchy, this is fighting for the voice of the people.

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*Phone rings*

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THE FUCK DID YOU SAY THE PATRIARCHY WAS UP TO?

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I’M ON MY WAY.

*Banana Rings*

Who is this how did you get this numb—THE PATRIARCHY IS DOING WHTA

SAVE SOME PATRIARCH BLOOD FOR US

3:01PM SYDNEY TIME

Hello?

Patriarchy WHAT?!

AW HELL NO

I’M COMIN YOU MOTHERFUCKERS I DON’T EVEN CARE IF THEY DON’T LET ME ON A PLANE

Fucking bro strider come out!! Omg HAHAHAAH I love theses guys

Meanwhile In England……


"Jolly great bit of Tea"

-Phone Rings- 

"THE PATRIARCHY DOING WHAT!?!!?!?!"

"Those Bloody Wankers!!!!!!"

"It Looks Like Tea Time Is Going To Have To Wait"

"It’s A Jolly Good Thing I kept My Old Equipment…."

"All Right Old Chaps, Im On My Way!!!"

"TALLY-HO!!!!!"

I just reblogged this, but IT GOT BETTER.

TALLY HO *dies laughing*

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dyemelikeasunset:

Tutorial: Feet and Shoes

A little old, but hope it helps!

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Chapter 14 Take Care Of Them So for those who don’t know, I’ve started filming some short Manga Studio 5 tutorials and putting them up on YouTube. So far there’s just two, but I hope this is going to become a weekly thing. The first video was about using the panel creation tools and the panel template materials, and the second is about setting up custom page templates.
I’m also looking for ideas for future videos, so if there’s a burning question you have about Manga Studio, please leave it in the comments below and I’ll try to get to it in a  future video!

Today’s page was created in Manga Studio 5EX.
Chapter 14 Take Care Of Them

Chapter 14 Take Care Of Them

So for those who don’t know, I’ve started filming some short Manga Studio 5 tutorials and putting them up on YouTube. So far there’s just two, but I hope this is going to become a weekly thing. The first video was about using the panel creation tools and the panel template materials, and the second is about setting up custom page templates.

I’m also looking for ideas for future videos, so if there’s a burning question you have about Manga Studio, please leave it in the comments below and I’ll try to get to it in a  future video!

Today’s page was created in Manga Studio 5EX.

Chapter 14 Headquarters Just so there’s no confusion, the background on this page is a scene I put together in Google SketchUp, then exported and used Manga Studio 5EX to extract the lines, and then I added the figures and colored it. I’ve been experimenting with doing the more complicated backgrounds in this way for several reasons this chapter.
Remember the shoulder pain that sent me to the ER in late February? Well it’s come back, as a constant ache in my neck, right shoulder, and all the way down my arm. I am left handed so at least that’s something of a saving grace, but to have my Yiynova at a comfortable angle to draw I have to hunch over it (while it’s at the very edge of my desk). Which means I’m putting strain on my shoulders and back, so I haven’t been able to draw for long periods of time
At the advice of a good friend, I’ve elevated my desk chair a little and have started to do shoulder stretches and yoga at least once a day. If this doesn’t fix the problem, I’ll probably have to get a monitor arm for my Yiynova.
The second reason why I’ve been trying out backgrounds this way was not only to see what Manga Studio is capable of (since this was just put back in as a feature in the latest update) but also to see if I liked the look of it. I’m experimenting.
So anyway, welcome to Sector 7′s headquarters!
Made in Manga Studio 5 EX
Chapter 14 Headquarters

Chapter 14 Headquarters

Just so there’s no confusion, the background on this page is a scene I put together in Google SketchUp, then exported and used Manga Studio 5EX to extract the lines, and then I added the figures and colored it. I’ve been experimenting with doing the more complicated backgrounds in this way for several reasons this chapter.

Remember the shoulder pain that sent me to the ER in late February? Well it’s come back, as a constant ache in my neck, right shoulder, and all the way down my arm. I am left handed so at least that’s something of a saving grace, but to have my Yiynova at a comfortable angle to draw I have to hunch over it (while it’s at the very edge of my desk). Which means I’m putting strain on my shoulders and back, so I haven’t been able to draw for long periods of time

At the advice of a good friend, I’ve elevated my desk chair a little and have started to do shoulder stretches and yoga at least once a day. If this doesn’t fix the problem, I’ll probably have to get a monitor arm for my Yiynova.

The second reason why I’ve been trying out backgrounds this way was not only to see what Manga Studio is capable of (since this was just put back in as a feature in the latest update) but also to see if I liked the look of it. I’m experimenting.

So anyway, welcome to Sector 7′s headquarters!

Made in Manga Studio 5 EX

thefilmfatale:

HELL NO: THE SENSIBLE HORROR FILM

Tired of characters in horror films making stupid decisions, like entering that haunted house or gallivanting in the woods in the dead of night? What if they knew better? This video from pixelspersecond explores a world where people know exactly when to get the hell out of dodge.

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batchixdolls:

Are you a sculptor or 2d artist?  Are you in a tremendous amount of pain in the shoulders, arms or wrists? 

One of the most important things that no one will ever teach you in school is that art is a physical activity.  It’s hard on your body.  Just like any physical activity, especially one that may last for eight hours, you need to do stretches prior to starting.

Pain can include shooting pains down your arms, tension headaches, numb fingers, cramping of your pecs around your sternum, ect.

This video is a great starter for opening up your shoulders, which will go a long way to helping you stay pain-free.

Most artists don’t make enough to afford health care in the states, so preventative care is a MUST.  Do some stretches before you end up doing permanent damage like I have. 

Other stretches to check out are ones for carpal tunnel and tendonitis.  They are two different conditions that affect the hands and wrists.  If you can, go get a massage and ask them to focus on your shoulders and hands.  Deep tissue/sports massage seems to work the best, although other forms of massage may be just as helpful.

Reblogging since the lovely batchixdolls sent this to me. Going to start trying to do these at least once a day. I did a few of them tonight, the ones I could do sitting at my computer chair!

This sucks. I can only draw for a little bit at a time until my shoulders are just like “Nope, that’s enough” and I have to stop for awhile. If I keep my monitor at a more straight-up angle I can go for longer because I don’t have to hunch forward over the monitor. I really need to buy a monitor arm, which is going to run me about $90. And if I can’t get one soon I’m probably going to have to cut back on how often I can update the comic because I just can’t physically keep up.

This would, of course, be a problem right when I have some issues going on that would be best handled by drawing through them, and I can’t draw for more than five or ten minutes at a time.