Monday, April 16, 2012

The Wardrobe, and Schedule updates (should have thought of this two weeks ago)

No, this is not the article I planned. Partly because life has once again decided to cause me trouble, including making me sick in bed today. And partly because, well... surprisingly... I'm rewriting it. There have been a lot of last minute changes all over the place that I think will make it stronger, but came way too late in the week. So ya, I actually do have the images and the article ready... But I want to rewrite it to fit the changes a bit smoother.

In fact, these last couple of weeks have shown me that I basically kicked myself with this schedule instead of just going on a break from the sketch-log because I still have a lot of work to do before the convention. So I'm going to go on a tiny hiatus, which I probably should have done weeks ago. Just until a week or so after the comic con, to get all my work done, finish rewriting the article AND polishing up the sites a bit!

BUT! There is still some good news. One: Art slug will still update! There already some new stuff there from earlier in the week. I've been drawing a lot of stuff getting ready for future articles and the con, and you'll be seeing some of it there! Here's a preview of something on the way!

Two: I also want to announce that  there is now a new section of the site: The Wardrobe. One of the "last minute changes" I mentioned is that instead of making the costume articles a "theme of the month" I'm turning them into an on and off series, where I won't just be looking at costumes, but several aspects of visual character design! Yep! I'm making this thing a lot bigger! So for now on, all articles related to character design, will be found in the wardrobe! Including the series i'll be starting after the hiatus!

So that's it for now. Since I'm going to be updating the site, there will be some minor changes going on. Don't freak out if suddenly the whole site turns bright pink due to my legendary html skills. But make sure to check out Art Slug and my facebook page to see what I'm up too! (I seriously need twitter) I'll back either the first or second week of may, with news from the con, new articles, and a whole bunch of other stuff!

Now if you excuse me... I need another cold pill. Geh.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Clothes Make the Hero (or Villain)-- Theme of the Month(s)

HAHA! Only a true genius would pull an April Fools gag AFTER April Fools is over with! Hahahaha... ha... uh. You're not buying it are you? Eh, at least wasn't attacked by pony's this time. OH WAIT--!

K, back to business. Guess what time it is! Its time for another THEME MONTH! Or months, rather.

Some of you may remember SUPER SEPTEMBER (and October) MONTH, where I talked about or reviewed different... well... super hero related things. And one of the things I didn't get to talk about in detail was Costumes!

Guess what I'm in the mood to do?

So, ya, I'm gonna jump on the "redesign" bandwagon over the next several weeks, redesigning certain Comic book costumes, while talking about certain aspects of costume design. Aesthetics versus functionality, sexism vs "you got it--flaunt it", classic vs. the overly used, etc.

But this time, I'm asking for help! I want your opinions on costumes, what character's costume sticks out in your mind? Good or bad. What do you think makes a memorable costume. Anything you want to say about costumes, I want to here it! Doesnt' have to be specificly Super Hero's or even comics books.

I can't guaranty that I will integrate everything I read into my articles, nor am I gonna promise what characters I'll be redesigning. It's a surprise ;)

Oh, and just to remind you guys, the sight will update every two weeks now, so the first redesign will be sometime between the 9th and 15th (along with the REAL title card)

 Tegan Dumpleton aka Sluglady28