Hello! I’m just going to announce that I won’t be answering any questions about the Cut Time characters, not least the ones who haven’t shown up yet in the comic. There’s plenty of info to sift through the tag and/or in my artbook for extra info that I won’t be releasing otherwise. Thanks everyone for your continued interest, I really appreciate it!
I started following you because of Cut Time a while back and I just now saw your LBW comic (I had no idea you played LoZ!) and I died a little inside. Your comic gave me such closure, I'm so happy ahhh that was such a sad game
Aw, thanks a lot! I used to play a lot of LoZ and then I stopped playing video games for about 10 years (my last one was WW). My sweet boyfriend got me the ALBW 3DS last xmas, so I was thrown back into the pit of despair LoZ. I’m still dying a little inside every day because of this game now so I’m glad I could give you closure on it. ;—;
Hey! So it's not really a question...but I really wanted to tell you I love your art so much! Seriously! You are super talented and I love your ravio art!! Ahhhh so cute! It makes me so happy inside and out! Please do more zelda art, as you know by my username I am a huge fan of LOZ stuffs.. So yeah! Thanks and update super soon!!<3
Haha I’m so glad! I haven’t drawn this much Zelda fanart since 10 years ago!! I am old as fuq!!!!!!! I’m not sure how long I’ll be drawing Raviolis, but the feels are MADA TSUYOSUGIRU
You can follow my twitter (@CutTimeComic) for unrefined doodles btw! If you can stand my regularly scheduled hysteria, that is.
I just want my dashboard to be full of nice things that fill me with good feelings so I hate seeing posts that require trigger warnings because I’m so tired of being reminded all the time that people do horrible things 24/7. I’m probably going to start unfollowing people, no hard feelings .-.
What do you feel about genderbent cut time? (Oh, I'd love to see a girl baroque :3 )
I think genderbending is fun, but it also has its time and place. Frankly, I would probably be offended if someone genderbent Rel or Tove because their characters would represent something else entirely if they weren’t girls — especially Tove? I think there are too many wrong ways to genderbend her given her personality, would not recommend. Of course I can’t stop people from indulging in it, but I can’t promise you that I’ll like it. `_`
Hey Juby! I find that the internet is a largely toxic place for people who draw manga style -- and are beginners -- to get positive advice and critique. When you were learning how to draw, how did you get help? And were you discouraged from manga a lot?
I don’t think “manga” had this kind of stigma back in my day *brandishes cane*! If it did, I didn’t notice it or I was too self-absorbed to care. But I think my teenage era was when manga was “teh sh!t” so everyone and their mom did it, most of them (including me), pretty badly. I can see why people grew adverse to the genre because its styles require a lot of precision (therefore a good foundation in anatomy and golden proportions) to actually pull it off properly and entirely, so amateurs will naturally only produce terrible examples of it. And being exposed to terrible examples of anything all the time is bound to leave a bad taste in your mouth. It was even worse because these terrible examples became popular and so the whole genre became too mainstream for the hipsters and suddenly people started “growing out of it” to get into art schools haha… I honestly don’t blame the art schools for turning their heads from “manga,” because most of them were probably terrible examples thereof with 0 versatility or foundation in the rest of the portfolio.
But when “manga” is good, it’s SO AWESOME, which is a part of why I still draw the way I do. I think I picked a hard road, but I also relate to it the most so there wasn’t even a question of ditching the style. More than anything I would personally get enraged at such proposals in general because they were mostly for vapid reasons. But I know people who’ve switched out of it or redefined it completely with their own flavour because it just worked for them better, and that’s cool too!
I always derail into an essay when anyone asks about “manga” IT TOUCHES A NERVE, EVIDENTLY HAHA. So the other question about where I got advice and critique when I was just starting out? I didn’t LMAO. I didn’t seek them, nor did I feel the need to, which in hindsight was stubborn and cocky, but after you get past the beginner phase, you’re never going to feel 100% about your work ever again, so why not enjoy it hahaha!! Q_Q I had sense enough to improve on my own by just paying attention, but it might have gone faster if I let people help me, who knows! Sorry, this probably wasn’t very helpful but I hope it was at least entertaining to read.
Hi Joodles ^^! I want to do comics in the future as a side thing along with graphic design and I just want to know the ins and outs of doing webcomics, gaining a following, and just selling your material. Whether it be published or self-published. And should I be fine with whatever style I choose, even anime?
I don’t think I can help you really because my methodology wasn’t so calculated; I started my comic because I had a story to tell, and it wasn’t conceived as an entrepreneurship. I am a terrible businessman because I am too personally involved in my art when it’s my own project, so I don’t consider catering to the masses. As for the question of style, have you seen my webcomic? I don’t know how well it’d sell honestly because I haven’t really made any money from it yet, but people have been really nice to me about it, and I’m really happy for it. I have a good network of wonderful people who helped me get the word out, but in the end all I can do is just make the pages and talk about it a lot and hope people like it too lol. I only started my comic a few months ago too, so I’m still learning the “ins and outs” myself.
tl;dr: I don’t know, you’re asking the wrong person.