luffyanobaka asked: Hi, I'm making a lyric stuck, and I got kind of confused. How do you kept track of all the different panels when you make them? You draw them first on paper and then color it in sai?
To keep track of panels, I save them as a number.
Yes, I draw a thumbnail version of the lyricstuck on paper or sticky notes. (this doubly helps with keeping track of the panels) and it helps me visualize the whole lyricstuck, so my theme wouldn’t get lost in the actual process. I don’t scan it to SAI, but I just draw the sketch right on the canvas based on the thumbnail doodle.
Good luck and have fun lyricstucking! ^o^
kougazgurl asked: I'm sure this has already been asked, but it wasn't in your FAQ so I thought I'd make sure: do you mind if others do lyricstuck-inspired things? For example I was thinking of doing a lyrics-thing for a different fandom-- do you have a problem with that? Just trying to avoid stepping on toes, heh. Thanks!
Why would I have a problem with that? ^o^ I don’t own the artform.
Like really, do whatever you want! :)
comicalamity asked: I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU... THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK YOU PUT INTO YOUR LYRICSTUCKS... THEY'RE SO AMAZING I CAN'T EVEN PUT IT INTO WORDS JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THEM ILY
YOU’RE WELCOME IT’S SO FUN READING YOUR GUYS’ REACTIONS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS
nepeta413 asked: Hi! Im a Mindfang cosplayer in an ancestor group. We were supposed to be doing a panel for a con next year, but sadly our panel was rejected because of rooming issues. Anyways, we were planning on doing a music video, and I would absolutely love to remake your "Run to you" in cosplay, of course giving credit where it's due. Would that be alright?
*O* oh my GOSH?!??!
that would b eaWESOME!
madohomos asked: hey there! i really like your art, youre a big inspiration for me and ive been following you for a long time! if you don't mind, i'd like to ask you something! i see you make a lot of comics set to music(i think you call them lyricstuck)and i want to do something like that, but i have no patience and one time i tried to do one and i got halfway through the 3rd panel and dropped it. do you have any advice for making one, like how i could stay focused and committed? thanks if you decide to answer!
Thanks so much :) I call them lyricstucks in particular because they’re based on the Homestuck fandom, hehe, but otherwise I’d dub them illustrated music or make up a name for it.
I can’t give a good answer to your question because it is so personal—hmmmm I think it’s about pushing yourself towards the point of no return, because then you’d really have to finish it otherwise all that hard work would be for nothing.
At least that was what I did for Run to You, which took the longest out of all the lyricstucks I’ve done because I had a load of obligations, school and work among them. It really tried my patience and motivation.
I hope this helps a little. Keep trucking!
mckennaapproved asked: Just wondering, what are some songs you almost used for a lyricstuck, but decided against it, or found a better one? Or what are some song you would want to do on to?
Hmmm, I can’t think of a song that I ‘almost’ used for a lyricstuck or found a better suit for—the songs tend to inspire different themes instead of me looking for a song that fits a theme.
So the third q I can prob answer the best bc it’s always been a favorite song that I planned the lyricstuck out in my head or even partially on paper already, but never had the time or enough drive to finish CX I still really want to draw them, but a million other side projects get in the way.
I Don’t Mind - Imagine Dragons
Save the World/Don’t You Worry Child - Pentatonix
Paradise - Coldplay
How Far We’ve Come - Matchbox Twenty
1000lilies asked: I really admire your animations and your lyricstucks and your everything else. You are the kind of artist I dream of being someday.
Aah thank you so much ^u^
I def can relate to that dream, but looking back from now I found that no one can really do that. Because all of the artists I wanted to be like…were steps that helped me find myself. And that is the best thing you can do for yourself as an artist.
It’s an honor to be an inspirational stepping stone for your artistic journey. And someday people will look to you that way too. Keep on trucking and be the best YOU can be~
Anonymous asked: out of all the lyricstucks you've done so far, which one is your favorite? Least favorite?
my judgements aren’t from the contents of the finished work but the process :P
Amsterdam is my favorite because I’m a sentimental doof and I remembered having lots of fun drawing it and being excited :)
and Run to You is my least because making it left me paralyzed with low self-esteem more often than necessary and it made me really anxious and I felt like I was drowning in a sea of my own and other’s expectations. But I did finish it, which matters to me the most. :D
human-reject asked: Who's your favorite troll from Homestuck? if you don't mind me by asking :)
Dolorosa ^u^ I like drawing about what she does. Raising the Signless, kicking butt, dealing with stuff post-revolution, her life before Signless…her story just really fascinates me. Also I have a weakness for loving parent-child relationships I believe I’ve said that before >u<
thosewaffles asked: Hello! I think I found some of your art going around unsourced, it's this post: thosewaffles tumblr com/post/79795150419 . I figured that you might want to know since it's got quite a few notes.
Oh yeah, I talked to quantumlunatic about that awhile ago and she deleted it, but I don’t have any control over people who’ve already reblogged it which is unfortunate but inevitable .-. Thanks for you (and other people) who’ve commented with the original post though, I really appreciate it. ^u^
dantelupine asked: ARE YOU A SCORPIO?
I AM A TAURUS }:D
thecatprince asked: not related to your ask meme but do you know any good site for finding good poses/figure references?? :o
youtube is a practically a limitless resource for all kinda poses—just try not to get distracted haha! Most of the time I search different kinds of martial arts on youtube and pause at a pose—here’s a list from Wiki :D
posemaniacs is always great because you can see the underlying musculature
pixelovely I use mostly for expressions but it’s figure drawing is good because it uses real models unlike posemaniacs
Anonymous asked: Just wanna drop in and let you know that all your lyricstucks have not only made me start reading homestuck (thanks btw its great so far) but to also make my own lyric comics about my own characters. I hope it will help me develop them further and just make me a better artist overall. thanks again~
Ay thank you so much! And I’m glad you’re enjoying Homestuck so far. c:
Good luck on your lyric comics, they’re totally worth it! Working on this kinda project will help you with a lot of things at once, from storyboarding to developing your style. Take care~
obsessedwitheridanampora asked: Nothing Left to Say and I Will Wait make me cry daily. ;_;
awww U~U I often gravitate to things that make me sad. Fsr those things make me happy, in a way. I hope it’s like that for you?
Anonymous asked: how big is your canvas usually when sketching and stuff?
definitely over 1000 pixels.
The canvas size I’ve been using lately is 2000 x 1200