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I know it's been a REALLY long time since I've been here. I just came back to find over 1000 updates and an albino llama on my page. Thanks for all the llamas and watches and stuff. I've just been busy trying to make things happen in my life. I've been chipping away at multiple writing projects, trying to put out a book for children (specifically children around 9-13 years old - but I'm trying to write in a way that adults can enjoy it too. I recently re-read James and the Giant Peach and didn't like it nearly as much as I did when I was in school).

  • I have an author tumblr now at melindafisher.tumblr.com/
  • I'm thinking about cleaning out my gallery and getting rid of all the 'old art' (maybe even the stamps - but I see that some of them are really popular)
  • Art and drawing has been on hold for a while. I've gotten a bit rusty in the actual artwork department. My skills have been maintained mainly through drawing sessions on Posemaniacs or this website
  • I might be continually appearing and disappearing from here as I work on my projects, but this year I'm going to focus on working both faster and smarter.
  • Mood: Sunny Mood
First an IRL update. I'm working voluntarily creating maps for charity organisations. It's not paid work, but at least it's graphic design. They liked the last one I did so much that I'm starting another one now, but I come home from the work feeling so tuckered out that all I feel like doing is flopping down on the couch and watching Penguins of Madagascar. It's been so long since I've had time to draw anything. If it wasn't for gesture drawing exercises I'd be getting more than a little rusty.

A little while ago I bought hosting for a website to start an AUTHOR PLATFORM using Wordpress. My grand plan is to write and illustrate chapter books for middle grade readers (ages 9-13). That seems to be the audience I feel like I'm resonating the most with. That's all I've ever wanted to do. Write stories (funny and/or exciting ones) and draw pretty pictures. I've put off publicizing the site because there's still not much to look at, but I've now developed a posting schedule. I'm aiming to post every Friday with either news, advice, features, etc.

While I'm not comfortable with giving my real name out online, I've tried using a username/pen name in the past and haven't been able to get used to it. Apparently when building a following you have to let people really get to know you, even though it's a privacy risk.

www.melindafisher.com

(I guess now you know where Digi-fish comes from)
(Don't know if the e-mail subscription thing works yet. It's the Wordpress default widget. I don't know how to do a proper mailing list or monthly newsletter, but I guess I will learn in time).

I'm also in the process of building a proper online portfolio for job applications, after all the free portfolio services I've used haven't done the presentation of my work justice (no animations for DA portfolios and poor navigation on Shown'd portfolios).
  • Mood: Artistic

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Digi-fish

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Australia
Hi everyone. I'm a BA in animation studying postgraduate in digital design.

Even though I studied animation, I'm just striving to improve my drawing skills, and I'm more interested in comic making and visual storytelling, simply because you can do it independently and it's a lot faster getting your ideas down.

I'll post whatever tutorials, advice and resources I think will help other deviants improve in the art field as much as I have over the past 3 years.


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I know it's been a REALLY long time since I've been here. I just came back to find over 1000 updates and an albino llama on my page. Thanks for all the llamas and watches and stuff. I've just been busy trying to make things happen in my life. I've been chipping away at multiple writing projects, trying to put out a book for children (specifically children around 9-13 years old - but I'm trying to write in a way that adults can enjoy it too. I recently re-read James and the Giant Peach and didn't like it nearly as much as I did when I was in school).

  • I have an author tumblr now at melindafisher.tumblr.com/
  • I'm thinking about cleaning out my gallery and getting rid of all the 'old art' (maybe even the stamps - but I see that some of them are really popular)
  • Art and drawing has been on hold for a while. I've gotten a bit rusty in the actual artwork department. My skills have been maintained mainly through drawing sessions on Posemaniacs or this website
  • I might be continually appearing and disappearing from here as I work on my projects, but this year I'm going to focus on working both faster and smarter.
  • Mood: Sunny Mood

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Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student General Artist
happy birthday!
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Digi-fish Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Dave-Sledge-Bro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Happy Birthday!Birthday cake  icon 

I remember when you were known as Min-27.
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Digi-fish Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah that was a while ago. The time goes so fast.
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you very much for faving my tutorial masterpost, I hope it helps you !
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Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I came up with this in the middle of the night. Thought it would be funny in relation to your comic...or something. XD [link]
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Digi-fish Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very good. I'm not really into MLP but I am familiar with all the custom ponies people are making.

I was going to put Ben into the comic, but I couldn't fit him in anywhere. I had to cut a lot out.
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Agent-G245 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
hi there. I wanted to pass by a sort of "Stay Tooned theory" I've had since before I saw your comic:
If Fiddle is the only character siding with [the player] and constantly being tormented by the other toons, wouldn't it make sense that he was once a human that was also dragged into "TV Land"? This is backed up by what happens at the end of the game to the player.
Just an interesting thought.
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Digi-fish Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I guess great minds think alike. When I started the script I had that idea too. I thought Fiddle would have a pre-backstory where he once lived in the apartment building and had a relationship with Mrs Findley (about 50 years back). Then all the events that happened to the player happened to him and the rest is history.

The only problem with this backstory was it conflicted with Fiddle's main goal, to get back to his own world. It would seem like less of a happy ending (I'm going for bittersweet here) if Fiddle remained stranded somewhere that wasn't his home. Although, now that I think about it, that could allow for some character development as he's had years adjusting to TV Land (which I guess would now be his home), and he could teach the player character that "home is where the heart is".

But I've had to cut out a lot of substance to keep the comic the length of a standard issue (it's 32 pages)...and that wasn't really the message I was trying to focus on in the story. I'm thinking about doing a written version with more complexity in it (and better character development), but for the comic I've just kept the story as simple as possible.

(Oh and the player character in this comic is called Brad Bates, but you don't find that out until about page 8).
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LlemonFlame Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for adding my Elegant Metal Tutorial to your collection, I'm honoured. :)

Best wishes,
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