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My Webcomic (STARSONG) Update!So, just to remind anyone who may have forgotten, I've got a webcomic now!!

It's called STARSONG and you can go ahead and read the first few pages RIGHT FREAKING HERE


Info!

- It updates Mondays and Fridays at 12:01AM.
- For now, it's black and white until I get a stride and feel comfortable enough to get fancy.
- It's my first webcomic.... period. So I'm still learning the ropes for things like panel placement and the like, but I'm trying REALLY hard to get better, okay?

Story!

- GO CHECK IT OUT, I'M NOT SPOILING IT.

Those of you with Tumblrs should subscribe, even if you dont check your tumblrs often or don't plan to read the comic, it will make me feel better to think I have subscribers, which in turn will make me work harder, which in TURN will make the comic better and maybe someday you'll get into it! So do it! One click, it won't hurt. Promise!

1 week ago  |  Comments (0)
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Mass Effect 2... 100%Insanity Run, DONE. Probably my favorite game of all time, definitely my favorite series of all time, and at long last I did it on insanity, and you know what? It wasn't THAT bad. /mlgbrag

Now, mind you, I've played Mass Effect 2 and 3 probably a good half dozen or more times each, so obviously I wasn't some rosy cheeked noob stepping in. I knew alot about weapon power, enemy placement, weaknesses, etc. But at no point did I feel like the game was cheating me or being hard just for the sake of being hard.

Yeah, it was a challenge, but every time I died (and I did die a healthy amount of times), I always knew it was my own fault. "Man, i shouldn't have jumped out of cover there, i got cocky", or "Ugh, i should have been using disruptor ammo there instead of warp ammo.", things like that, which made for a very satisfying game when I did succeed.

Now, time to wipe the floor with Mass Effect 3's Insanity mode! Woop woop!
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Nero STARSONG
Starsong - Official Webcomic Launch!

An original webcomic written and illustrated by me! Updates on Mondays and Fridays every week.

STARSONG

Please click above to go check out the first two pages on Tumblr where all posts will be made. I'll post update notifications here and twitter, but you'll still need to go check them out there, and you'll see them faster if you follow me on Tumblr.

I really hope you guys check it out, and any likes, comments and shares would be super super helpful to get the word out. Don't make me beg!

This is also my 500th journal entry!!

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STARSONG

In my sleep deprived state I've been doing some thinking as well (true story, all the best work is done when the artist is in a fragile mental state.) and I've come to the realization that the reason why some of my past works have sort of fallen apart is because I end up trying too hard. What inevitably ends up happening is I make something great I'm really proud of by working very very hard on it, and then when I try to live up to that standard, it doesn't work out and I get discouraged from continuing.

So here's the epiphany I've realized. My art style is my art style for better or worse. I'm going to make mistakes, my line weight is going to be borked, and I'm going to struggle with consistency. But that's okay, because all that stuff gets ironed out with practice and time and gradually the comic will look better and better as I get better and better. Expecting it to be great out of the gate is setting myself up for failure, so rather than do that I'm going to expect myself to improve instead.

I've come to this realization by looking back at the webcomic that has my personal favorite art style, Supernormal Step. Since starting, the artist has come a damn long way, and honestly compared to now, the way it started out is actually not great by comparison, artistically. So I'm going to lower my self-standard a bit and learn to work my way up to where I want to be.

So I guess what I'm really trying to say is... I'm gonna do my best with the comic, but it might not be supercalifrajulistically awesome right out of the gate. But I hope you stick with me, because I think I've come up with a damn fine story to tell, and I think my art will live up to it with time.
2 weeks ago  |  Comments (1)
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[ART] Artsy fartsy comicy womicky stuff. You wouldn't understand.Well, I doubt this is gonna get seen as much as my last journal where I reposted something from reddit with literally no extra input from myself and somehow got over 9000- WHAT, 9000!? 102 thumblikes, which is about 100 more than I usually get. ANYWAYS, Art stuff.

So, I'm gonna swing back into gear with the comic concept I came up with a while back. If you don't remember it, no worries! Because I'm starting mostly from scratch. If you do remember, well then you must unlearn what you have learned.

If any of my artist friends out there have any suggestions for things like page size, dpi, line weight, etc, then please, let me know. If all that was gibberish then just wait for the comic to come out and hopefully enjoy it!

Addendum:

In my sleep deprived state I've been doing some thinking as well (true story, all the best work is done when the artist is in a fragile mental state.) and I've come to the realization that the reason why some of my past works have sort of fallen apart is because I end up trying too hard. What inevitably ends up happening is I make something great I'm really proud of by working very very hard on it, and then when I try to live up to that standard, it doesn't work out and I get discouraged from continuing.

So here's the epiphany I've realized. My art style is my art style for better or worse. I'm going to make mistakes, my line weight is going to be borked, and I'm going to struggle with consistency. But that's okay, because all that stuff gets ironed out with practice and time and gradually the comic will look better and better as I get better and better. Expecting it to be great out of the gate is setting myself up for failure, so rather than do that I'm going to expect myself to improve instead.

I've come to this realization by looking back at the webcomic that has my personal favorite art style, Supernormal Step. Since starting, the artist has come a damn long way, and honestly compared to now, the way it started out is actually not great by comparison, artistically. So I'm going to lower my self-standard a bit and learn to work my way up to where I want to be.

So I guess what I'm really trying to say is... I'm gonna do my best with the comic, but it might not be supercalifrajulistically awesome right out of the gate. But I hope you stick with me, because I think I've come up with a damn fine story to tell, and I think my art will live up to it with time.
2 weeks ago  |  Comments (0)
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Geoff on the Podcast Finally Put to RestNot sure how many people caught this, but Geoff did an impromtu AMA on Reddit this afternoon and, inevitably, someone asked him about the podcast.

And he answered it.

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[–]cyta1234 255 points 2 hours ago

What is your definitive reason for not appearing on the Podcast anymore? Over the years, many people have speculated that it is because

- the timing of the podcast prevents you from spending more time with your family

- or that you don't want to reveal too much about your personal life

- or that you're simply too busy with managing AH.

All those reasons are perfectly agreeable, but I know many people (including myself) would prefer a direct answer from you, instead of having people speak for you.



[–]geoffrvb [score hidden] 2 hours ago*

It's not an easy question to answer, and my initial plan was to never answer it, but I'll do my best. There is no single answer. The three bullet points you listed are all part of it. In addition, I had a bad run a few years ago, where I had some tough personal times (my dad died etc), and I didn't really feel like being funny, or putting my life on display. In addition to that, when Griffon decided to leave and pursue her career as the greatest chainsaw artist on Earth, I felt kind of empty. My favorite part of the podcast was riffing with her. I can't tell you how exciting it is to be able to have a tete a tete with your best friend and soul mate publicly, and weekly, and when she left, a lot of my desire to perform w/out her left me. Honestly though, even though it sounds really contrived and or lame, AH was at a tipping point, and I realized that if I focused and stopped doing non-AH things: like the podcast, live action, running our store, attending events; and just buckled the fuck down, great things could happen.

Then they did.


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What's the matter Kakarot?Forgot how to fly!?

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[Livestream] X-Ray... and VAV.Livestreaming a new piece of fanart for @Ray and @Gavino here at this link you can conveniently click on right now. Go ahead, I won't tell anyone.

Gonna try and do an X-Ray and Vav picture, lets hope all goes well with the artist running on no sleep to speak of. Come help me stay motivated and generally awake, and listen to some cool tunes and cajole and stuff.

That's right, I said cajole. Big whoop, wanna fight 'bout it?.
1 month ago  |  Comments (0)
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