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My longest running Filthy Figments comic is now collected! It’s a BOOK!
114 pages, full crazy color, feels good in the hand… it’s nice.
It’s also positively absolutely NSFW. Lemme repeat that: NSFW! 100% dirty. No joking around here.
So if that sounds pretty good to you, you can snag a copy here!
(You can also read it online if you get a FF membership, of course. That comes with the added bonus of seeing my new ongoing series, No Questions!)
List of tutorials that helped me with environmental painting:
“How to make your own Perspective Grid in PS” <—- this one is the best thing I’ve ever discovered. Srsly CHECK IT OOOOUUUUT!
Snuffen’s Background Tutorial P1More or less ALL tutorials by Griffsnuff is awesome, so make sure to check out the rest of them!
More or less ALL tutorials made by AquaSixio!
List of youtube channels that also helped and inspired me:
FZDSCHOOL - More or less one of the most known concept art-related resources I know on youtube. It’s great to sit and draw and just listen to the talking.
SinixDesign- This guy is also great! He has some design workshops ever now and then where the viewers can send in their stuff for critique! very encouraging and inspiring!
moatddtutorials- This guy is more into drawing than painting, and has a more cartoony style. He has interesting methods when it comes to perspective. And he also challenge himself in some of his videos (the engine block video is a great example of this)
foxOrian- Also known here on dA for his awesome perspective and composition tutorials. He has a youtube channel where he posts some videos that might be interesting as well.
As some of you are probably aware, I’ve been a submitting artist to Filthy Figments for almost two years now. Filthy Figments is a group of women who make erotic romance and porn comics, which you can read for a subscription fee.
I started to do a review of the site’s works, but it got way too long for a single post. So I’m breaking them up by artist. First up is Gina Biggs, the founder and overall boss lady of Filthy Figments.
Gina is known best for Red String, a manga-inspired teen romance webcomic that started in 2003 and continues through today. It follows the lives of Miharu and her friends as they explore love and hardship in the years leading into adulthood. The story gets more mature and dramatic as the years progress and Gina hits her stride.
Gina’s work for Filthy Figments on the whole is some of the best work on the site. Though the lineart is simple and color is sometimes limited, it has sound anatomy and expressive characters.
I am so incredibly flattered! So, yeah, Jamie, you rule. Thank you!
Preview of next week’s Cruise Control. Inked work over two separate layers of sketches. The blue is the basic (okay I want them HERE) layer, pink fleshes out the bodies and backgrounds. Although it’s hard to show that part here…
CC is over at the very NSFW Filthy Figments: http://filthyfigments.com
This week on Filthy Figments, both of my comics updated with a bunch of pages. In the silly sexy series Eat Me, Rhonda goes to Foodlandia once again and meets a girl made of honey. In the serious sexy series The Lady Eudora Henley, the unnamed protagonist is subjected to some bondage, much to the disapproval of these old men who were so much fun to draw.
And, because I should say this more, probably every day, thank you so much to everyone reading these stories. Things are going so swimmingly working for this site, and it’s all thanks to you. This is the best job I’ve ever had.
And it’s done! Yaaaayyy~!
I really love this comic. The concept already makes me happy, but I love the character designs. Man, the Wolf is damn sexy. I’d certainly let him into my house! X3
Hope you all like! :)
So awesome! Thank you!!!
At Comic Con today, I went as Black Cat. This is a shitty picture and there will be better ones of my whole costume coming up but I just want to say something.
Black Cat’s costume has a fair amount of cleavage (conservative compared to many other female comic characters but a good amount as far as what I’ve ever shown). I guess I was not surprised to have a couple men ask to pose with me and then do some doofy “WHOA LOOK AT THOSE KNOCKERS” poses. I just make a really ugly face when I see they’re doing it. One guy with the social graces of a lemur said to me “I was this close to wearing that same outfit. My breasts are large and supple and I think it would have been nice.” Nope. Stop talking.
But aside from guys being doofy and awkward (but clearly not foul-intentioned), I did have my first truly skeezy experience at Comic Con today.
And my first truly empowering moment as well.
This group of men from some kind of Stan Lee fan club blah blah internet video channel blah blah asked to interview with them on camera about Comic Con. I said well okay, sure. Camera is rolling. The “host” is a middle aged, rotund dude. It’s an all-male crew and lots of people (mostly guys) were beginning to crowd around. The following is the interview as burned in my mind. Keep in mind that I expected this to be about Comic Con in general.
- Him: I’m here with…
- Me: Mandy, aka Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat
- Him: ..And she is HOT. Do you think I’m hot enough to pull that off?
- Me: Uh, I’m not sure, I’ve never seen you in drag.
- Him: I’ve got a great ass. Go on, spank me.
- Me: (look at his large ass, popped up mere inches away from me then look into the camera like are you kidding me . No thanks. I may hurt you, I’m a lot stronger than I look.
- Him: Aw come on!
- Me: No, seriously. Stop.
- Him: Damn, alright! Well let me ask you an important question then…what is your cup size?
- Me: (big talk show smile) That is actually none of your fucking business.
- Him: Oh! I think that means to say she’s a C.
- Me: I actually have no breasts at all, what you see is just all of the fat from my midsection pulled up to my chest and carefully held in place with this corset. It’s really uncomfortable, I don’t know why I do it.
- Him: (to the male crowd) Aw, come on what do you guys think? C cup?
- —a few males start to shout out cup sizes as I stand there looking at this guy like this has to be a fucking joke, then look at the crowd and see that no amount of witty banter or fiestiness will stop making this whole thing fucking dumb. It was clearly a ploy to single out cosplaying women to get them to talk sexual innuendos and flirt with this asshole and let him talk down to them simply because they were in costume and were attractive. Whether I’m in a skintight catsuit or not, I’m a fucking professional in everything I do and I don’t need to play nice for this idiot.
- Me: This is not an interview, this is degrading. I’m done. (I walk away)
- Him: (clearly dumbfounded and surprised) ..Come on, it’s all in good fun!
- Me: Being degraded is fun? That was unprofessional and I hope that isn’t your day job because you can’t interview for shit, my man.
And the entire crew and the crowd were SILENT. NOTHING. SHOCK, HONEY. It felt like I was in a heated fog, full of rage and pride and I sashayed away feeling like the most badass motherfucker in the whole damn room, but kind of also on the verge of tears. A slow build of applause would have been appropriate, but from the looks on people’s faces, they were just completely not expecting me to do what I just did- which was really nothing more than speaking up for myself. It wasn’t something one should feel brave for doing but crazy for not doing when necessary.
It’s because many people at these cons expect women cosplaying as vixens (or even just wearing particularly flattering costumes) to be open/ welcoming to crude male commentary and lecherous ogling, like our presence comes with subtitles that say “I represent your fantasy thus you may treat me like a fantasy and not a human in a costume”. And maybe that will always be how the majority of people see us. But that does not mean we have to put up with shit that crosses the line, it does not mean we owe them a fantasy, it does not mean we dress up to have guys drooling over us and letting us know that we turn them on. It is not all about your dicks, gentlemen. So I encourage cosplaying women everywhere to be blunt and vocal with their rights, their personal boundaries, and their comfort level at conventions. I actually encourage girls to be brashly shameless about these things, to not be afraid to speak up if you feel uncomfortable and to let the person doing it know that they are crossing the line. Don’t keep quiet because you’re scared of what they might say or think- because if you say nothing they will continue to see what they’re doing as OK.
Proud of you! So many women really don’t say anything when this happens at cons.
"The music is loud and bodies are swaying in a frenzy to the beat of the music. One question, an invite… and then no more questions."
No Questions (by creator Niki Smith) is our first real-world based Transgendered comic series over at Filthy Figments. Sure, we have plenty of crossdressing, gender blurring, futa, and magical transformations played both seriously and humorously, but we are happy to release something new and different! Watch how the story expands at FilthyFigments.com
Drawing a perky pair of balls is like drawing a perky pair of boobs.
Only when it comes to actually drawing boobs.. I just… I cant…. it just never looks right!
But when I draw a pair of balls and I really look at it I just think.. hey…. if I drew a bra or something over those they could totally look like boobs.
What am I even saying.
I think it’s time to go to bed.
I’m so excited to announce a new chapter of Riding Hood over at Filthy Figments.
I had so much fun with the first chapter that is just opened up a pandora’s box (hee hee) of ideas for the characters. The second chapter delves deeper into the Wolf character and explores themes of love and devotion, both the more innocent and darker sides.
For those who missed the first chapter, Riding Hood is an erotic reimagining of the classic fairytale story.
"It’s a very dangerous time to be traveling through the northern woods. The wolves are on the hunt. Unafraid, Annabel has donned her favorite red cloak and set forth to visit her ailing grandmother. What she finds along the way leaves her breathless; a handsome stranger with piercingly pale blue eyes. It is not long before she is swept away, literally, by this man."