Monday, May 4, 2015

Birthday Cake III

It's my birthday this week! (May 6th, to be exact.) Just like in 2013 and 2014, Nicholas is celebrating by making me a cake. Payne, as usual, is celebrating by heckling Nicholas...


(Anyone miss Payne? I originally planned for him to be in Echo Effect for all three volumes, but logic forced me to kick him out of the series early. Longtime readers can probably guess why!)

Crazy me actually inked this piece on my laptop. (No, I don't own a drawing tablet. I only used a computer mouse and sheer force of will.)  I normally ink traditionally, but my line work always makes me want to cry, so I figured I'd experiment with a different method for a change...

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  1. Happy Birthday, Heather. Love the cake!

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  2. Happy Birthday!!! I can't believe you can do a picture like that with a mouse. I can photoshop stuff, but no way I can create something from scratch. You're amazing!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and get lots of presents! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! :)

      And oh, it's not completely from scratch. I drew it by hand with a pencil first, then inked/colored it in Photoshop. I'd have no idea how to draw something straight on the computer with just a mouse!

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  3. It looks awesome! Hope you have a fantastic birthday. :) And yeah, Payne.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! :) I hope so, too...LOL.

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  4. I'm sort of shocked by how happy I am to see Payne. I missed him? Weird. Even though Nicholas does undergo a crazy amount of torture, I'm glad he still helps you celebrate your birthday every year with cakes. He's a good egg. ;)

    P.S. BRAVO on the inking on the PC. I can't imagine that's easy by any means, but the final product looks awesome!

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    1. Nicholas is the only one of my characters who's goody-goody enough to still be nice to me. The others just glare, LOL. ;)

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  5. Happy Birthday. We are both May babies.

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    1. Thank you, and happy birthday! May is a great month to celebrate one... ;)

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  6. Happy Birthday! It looks awesome! I can't imagine doing that with a mouse. Wow. You are one talented, amazing lady! I hope you have a wonder-filled year!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tyrean! I'd call myself more persistent than talented, though, haha...

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  7. Happy Birthday! I hope you had an awesome day! And, I'm amazed you can draw with a mouse - sheesh, I've tried just writing words with a mouse and I can't do it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly! Inking with a mouse definitely isn't the easiest thing to do, but then again, neither is traditional inking, haha.

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  8. Happy Birthday. Mine was yesterday (the 9th). Can I have some cake, too?

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  9. Happy May Birthday! I think your drawings are super and I love the characters.

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  10. Sorry I'm late to wish you happy birthday!! Hope you had a fabulous one and hope Nick will keep making you lots of cakes!! :P

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    1. Thank you! :) If Nicholas makes lots of cakes, I'll have him give you some of them, since I don't have much of a sweet tooth lately, LOL.

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  11. Happy late I'm so sorry Birthday! I've been bogged down with work these past two weeks. :(

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    1. Thank you! :) And LOL, don't worry about the lateness. I barely have time to keep up with the blogosphere myself!

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  12. Happy belated birthday! Hope it was fantastic! :-)

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  13. Love Payne's comment!

    Hope you had a great birthday.

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    1. Thanks! :) Payne's too honest for his own good sometimes, haha...

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  14. Happy happy happy birthday! (Sorry I'm so late wishing it.)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jeff! :) And heh, I'm notoriously late with blog commenting anymore, so no worries!

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  15. Well, I'm the last to one to see this post, shame on me! It's been pretty chaotic around here but it's never too late, huh?
    Happy Birthday, Heather. I hope you had a wonderful day. We're the same age, but you're a bit younger. I'm closing to 27 now which I don't want to talk about. lol
    I wish you health, happiness and creativity!
    And, I know Payne is right! :P

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    1. Thanks, Athina! My birthday went well. I know what you mean about not wanting to talk about getting older, except for me it's not so much because of the actual age, but because of how unaccomplished I still am, LOL. Time needs to slow down...

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  16. wow! i think you're talented in any medium! and you deserve a drawing tablet - happy birthday to you!

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    1. Thanks, Tara! And LOL, I highly doubt I'll be able to afford a drawing tablet anytime soon, with how jobless I am and all... XD

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  17. I did wonder what happened to Payne! Love his comment though! Lol!

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    1. There was a quick, in-universe explanation for why Payne was no longer around in volume two, but yeah, most people probably didn't expect him to truly stay away...heh.

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