2019-04-16April 16th Update!
Page 438 is up! (And the next 2 pages are up early for patrons!)
Thank you for reading. ♥
The blog and art gallery of one of True Magic's long-time readers, Zela (a.k.a. Illinia). There's a ton of art and writing to browse, as well as two(!) ongoing fantasy webcomics. Good fun. Go see!
2019-04-09April 9th Update!
Page 437 is up! (And of course, you're invited to join the patron party and see the next 2 pages today!)
By the way, it looks like Corporal Phidega recently took a trip to the Castoff world for a cameo (pages 24-26)! Check it out to see him doing what he does best: menacing heroes in alleyways (with inevitable results). :D
Castoff is also getting ready to celebrate its 4-year anniversary with a special offer for new patrons. If you want to support another awesome comic on Patreon, now is a great time to do it, since the creator is offering some great exclusive art goodies to everyone who pledges before the 17th. ♥
2019-04-02April 2nd Update!
Page 436 is up! (And the next 3 pages are up early for patrons!)
In other news, I recently ran a poll to help decide the theme for this year's Fanservice Day pinup. Given the choices of Fairies, Merfolk, and Cyberpunk, people overwhelmingly voted for... all three of them equally. :D
Needless to say, I had a ton of fun drawing it. You can check out the results in this free public post:
April Fanservice Day 2019 Pinup
2019-03-26March 26th Update!
Page 435 is up! (And patrons can also see the next 2 pages early!)
More importantly, my friend (and author of one of my favorite comics) needs your help!
Molly's cat, Topher, just had a health emergency, and it cost $5000(!) to save his life. His family loves him dearly, so they did everything necessary to take care of him -- but now they could really use some support to lighten the burden of those vet fees.
Please consider donating to their GoFundMe campaign if you can. You can also help just by sharing the link. ♥
Here is Topher on his favorite bee pillow. Thank you for any help that you can give to this cutie!
2019-03-19March 19th Update!
Page 434 is up! (And as always, you're invited to join me on Patreon and see the next page early!)
In other news, I just made my very first tutorial! A lovely patron asked me how I take a page from the flat color stage to the finished state, so I did my best to explain how I approach the entire process:
• Overall Lighting and Color Scheme
• Cel Shading
• Sometimes a Gradient Map for Extra Fanciness
• Ambient Glow and Atmosphere
• Checking/Adjusting Contrast and Clarity
I also included a layered PSD file that you can download, so that you can see exactly what I'm talking about at each step. The tutorial is available to everyone who pledges $5 or more on Patreon. Feel free to check it out if you're interested! I hope it's helpful. ♥