Creative Gripes Thread

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by KingStarscream, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I have some very, er, niche kink ideas for Hiveswap fic but I don't want those to be the first thing I write in a new fandom. Anyone got any worksafe prompts they wanna see? Because I can't think of any and it's annoying me.
  2. Loq


    Fix-it fic: all pigeons survive
    • Winner x 6
    • Useful x 2
  3. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    The dawning realisation that a character’s hands are completely out of proportion
    • Witnessed x 5
    • Agree x 2
  4. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    This is basically just the Hatoful Boyfriend fandom.
    • Agree x 3
  5. Loq


    Still me, I've played through most hatoful endings and the dlc :p
  6. Loq


    tfw you update your software and forget all your custom brush settings
    • Witnessed x 10
  7. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    what are light sources
    • Agree x 5
    • Witnessed x 2
  8. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    It took me roughly fifteen hours to psych myself up to do half an hour of work on my current comic project. What even.
    • Witnessed x 3
  9. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    Keep getting scenes writing themselves in my head, right words and all...

    when I'm in bed, body shut off but brain not there yet, and while I do keep a notebook by my bed I'd need to get up to turn the light on. Aaaaaand naturally I always lose everything but the general idea the next day.
    • Witnessed x 9
    • Agree x 1
  10. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond professional lover of abused anime girls

    tfw you want to write some sweet fluffy stuff but your brain keeps demanding you write pain and suffering instead
    • Witnessed x 3
  11. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    whatever i do to this character's face, he just ends up looking more and more like nic cage...

    he is supposed to be a handsome robot man. he looks like is about to start yelling about bees. i don't know how this has happened.
    • Witnessed x 13
  12. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond professional lover of abused anime girls

    I want to write so badly but nothing's coming to me except all these loose scattered fragments of wildly different characters and scenarios that I can barely work with and I am dying
    • Witnessed x 5
  13. The Mutant

    The Mutant ' w '

    I finally have a PC so I can try drawing again, but I can't afford Photoshop (and I hear nothing but ill about that subscription thing anyways) nor Corel Painter :(

    I know firealpaca's free but it really doesn't have the sort of brushes/style I need- I like to go for a vaguely painty quality to my art, not so much 'comic book' or cel shading or whatnot

    might have to just give up :v
    • Witnessed x 2
  14. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    Might give Autodesk Sketch a try? It went free recently but it definitely has more of a painty feel with its brushes.
    • Informative x 1
  15. The Mutant

    The Mutant ' w '

    O: I never heard of that, I'll have to take a look!
  16. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    krita is a really really good free art program!!! i love it for painty-type stuff
    • Agree x 1
  17. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    I really like clip studio - it’s not free, but it’s a lot cheaper than photoshop or painter
    • Agree x 1
  18. Loq


    why the Fuck did I decide to play with a new painting style AND multiple light sources on the same fuckign project
    • Witnessed x 7
  19. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    TFW you realize that one kinda cool thing in your setting probably can't be used without coming across as trying to make a heavy-handed and pretty stupid point you don't actually agree with.

    (Context: I was thinking of magic use being tied to the brain or equivalent organ's pattern-matching abilities, which would have some interesting implications regarding things (like psychosis or antipsychotics) that affect that one way or another. But if I explore that I'll just sound like Just Do Yoga Karen.)
    • Witnessed x 2
  20. Acey

    Acey a girl with a crown and a scepter

    I use Paint Tool Sai! It’s not free but I believe it’s SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than Photoshop (under 200 iirc? Correct me if I’m at all wrong here, it may have changed), and tbh I like it wayyyy more than Photoshop as an art program. It’s super versatile re: brushes (and, like Photoshop, people make brushes for it that you can download and use!), and while my own art style is far from painterly I’m pretty sure it would work well for that too!

    Again, I don’t recall the exact price and am too lazy to look it up rn, but it’s a VERY good program and might fit your budget better!!
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