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Valor: A fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines starts today!

Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.

The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER PAGE TO SEE OUR LIST OF AWESOME CREATORS AND OUR FANTASTIC REWARDS!

CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter

CLICK HERE for the official tumblr.

It’s alllllliiiivvveeeee!! I am so excited for this you guys! :D

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This week’s page of Fey Winds is up!

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still haven’t had enough coffee today :3

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This week’s page of Fey Winds is up!  Page 350, holy crap! O_o

morning reblog!

Anonymous asked: I love the textures and style of your art! What program do you use? And do you have any tips for someone struggling through a style shift?

Thanks anon!  I use mostly Photoshop and some Mangastudio (mostly just for inking) when I work digitally, but I love working in pencil and ink for my linework and just going digital for colour (although I don’t usually have the time to do that these days).  However, you could achieve a similar look in a bunch of different programs (Sketchbook Pro, SAI…) and I tend to stick to PS because it was the first art program I learned and I’m too lazy to make the effort to learn a new one! ;)  

As for tips for style shift…. I can only sympathize with you because I’m pretty much in a state of constant struggling to find my own style too!

Because of my day job in concept art I’ve ended up being able to work in a lot of different art styles (from very cartoony to “mash photos together until it looks as real as possible”), and while this is a good thing (versatility!) it also sometimes makes me feel like my art has no identity anymore (did it ever?!). “My style” isn’t quite the “Fey Winds style” or the way I drew my Llorona or Haruhi pictures, or the way I drew my pages of magical girl comics either, and it feels to me that whatever “my style” might be, it changes every week! ;)  So the only advice I can really give is the advice I’m trying to follow, and that’s to not worry too much about it, and just keep drawing in a way (or ways) that feels natural!  Maybe you’ll settle on one style, maybe you won’t, and whatever happens your art is bound to change over time, but it’ll always be your own unique work, so it doesn’t really matter in the end! 

Hope this helps!

Starting to do some sketches for my Valor Anthology story… 
:3

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secondlina:

Fairy Tales do not inform children that there is such things as monsters. Children already know that there are monsters. What Fairy Tales really teach is that monsters can be transformed or destroyed.

- Paraphrasing G.K. Chesterton

The Namesake team has been hard at work : we’ve been secretly plotting to launch an anthology Kickstarter in August. and THIS is the first official announcement!

Introducing Valor - a fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines produced by a team of amazing fairy-tale loving creators!

Valor is an anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.

The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.

WHO IS THE TALENT :

+ Morgan Beem - Ink Wielder Extraordinaire

+ Meaghan Carter - Creator of Take Off

+ Kadi Fedoruk - Creator of Blindsprings

+ Megan Kearney - Creator of the Beauty and the Beast

+ Isabelle Melançon - Co-creator of Namesake

+ Laura Neubert - Lover of all things revolutionnary

+ Emily Hann - Composer of backgrounds

+ Sara Goetter - Creator of the short comic Haircut

+ Annie Stoll - Creator of Ode

+ Michelle Krivanek - Creator of Alice and the Nightmare

+ Nicole Chartrand - Creator of Feywinds

+ Jayd Ait-Kaci - Creator of Small Town Witch

+ Justin Lanjil - Master of colors

+ Ran Brown - Creator of The End

+ Elena “Yamino” Barbarich - Creator of Sister Claire

+ Angelica Maria Lopez - Creator of Solstoria

We also have an amazing writing team working with some of the artists and writing prose :

+ Megan Lavey-Heaton - Co-creator of Namesake

+ Tim Ferrera - Writer of Ode

+ Alex Singer - Author of Sfeer Theory

+ Joanne Webster - Forger of words

+ Ash “Summerlightning” Barnes - Co-writer of Sister Claire

OK SO I NEED THIS. WHEN IS THE KICKSTARTER?

Launch is scheduled for August 1st, follow this tumblr, or the numerous’ artists tumblr, or the #valor anthology tag for more information.

This looks amazing!!

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Good evening Tumblr! I was away this weekend but now I’m back, and I’m part of a Thing! This Thing! :D

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New page of Fey Winds is up! Sorry for the lateness!

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This week’s page of Fey Winds is up!

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This week’s page of Fey Winds is up!

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