Tag Archive | art

Multifandom works roundup, 2/20 (Moon Knight, MCU, Othello, webcomics)

Leif & Thorn
2022 in Leif and Thorn (art meme | Rowan/Archie, Leif, Thorn, WIB, Hermosa, Del, Marula, Acai | worksafe)
Walk in the garden (art | Leif/Thorn | worksafe)
Bedtime with scars (wallpaper | Leif/Thorn | NSFW-ish)

Moon Knight
Moon Knight studies 27 – Podunk Shadows (art | Moon Knight | worksafe)
moon-silvered, lunatic, cratered chapter 12 (fic, art | Jake/Steven/Marc, Steven/Marc/Layla | M)
Love Advice with Jake Lockley (comic | Jake, Jake | G)
Hot imaginary limo cuddles (art | Steven/Jake | worksafe)
Instagram with a V (art | Steven(/Marc/Jake) | worksafe)
Steven’s Guard Dogs (art | Steven/Marc/Jake | NSFW)
What The Right Hand Is Doing, chapters 1-2 (fic | Steven/Marc/Layla, ensemble | T)

Moon Knight/Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cover of Knight, chapters 29-30 (fic | Steven, Marc, Jake, Wade/Vanessa, Shuri | T)

Yes and No (art | Yaya, Nana | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Happy 12th anniversary to BICP!

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Tansy tries to make a new FWB, but has a rocky time. And not just because they’re at a geology conference.


Multifandom works roundup, 1/17 (Moon Knight, MCU, Jeeves & Wooster/Wings, Leif & Thorn)

Leif & Thorn
Hell of a Dance Team (sketch | Stanczia/Imri | worksafe)
Spider-Thorn Meme (sketch | Thorn, Thorn, Thorn | worksafe)
Sword, scars, sunrise (wallpaper | Thorn | worksafe)

Jeeves and Wooster/Wings
There Once Was A Man From Whatsit (fic | Jeeves, Bertie, Brian Hackett | G)

Moon Knight
moon-silvered, lunatic, cratered art collection + chapter 10 (fic, art | Jake/Steven/Marc, Steven/Marc/Layla | M, worksafe)
Scarlet and Moonlight (fic | comicverse Layla, Marlene/Steven, Marc, Jake, Gena | T)
Like Something Vegan That Sizzles (art | Jake/Steven/Marc | worksafe)
A bit of hair-pulling (art | Marc/Steven | NSFW-ish)
Bird Dad vs Dad Dad (comic | Jake, Marc, Steve, Khonshu, Elias | G)

Moon Knight/Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cover of Knight, chapter 27-28 (fic | Steven, Marc, Jake, Matt Murdock, Kamala | T)
I Don’t Know What I’m Doing (comic | Dane, Steven | worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
The annotated introduction of Blake — sexy femme version.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Let’s hope that wasn’t a historically-significant statue, huh?

Last Multifandom Works Posted in 2022 Roundup (Moon Knight, MCU, Court of Roses, Leif & Thorn)

Leif & Thorn(/Court of Roses)
Court of Rhodon (art | Leif/Thorn, the Court five | worksafe)
Blue Violet (art | Violet | worksafe)
Painted Black (art | Woman in Black | worksafe)
Show Us Your Eyes (art | various | worksafe)
Leif and Thorn Holiday 2022 (art | Leif, WiB, Valrún, White-Haired Girl | worksafe)

But I’m A Cat Person
Miranda Lights (wallpaper | Miranda, Poe | worksafe)

Moon Knight
Moon Knight 1980s vs Mirrors (comic | Marc, Steven, Jake | G)
Precious Angel (comic | headmates, Duchamp | G)
Team Hug (art | Marc/Steven/Jake | worksafe)
Beach House (comic | Steven/Jake | worksafe)
Haircut (comic | Steven, Jake, Marc | worksafe)
Moon Knight sketchpile 2022 (sketches | Marc, Steven, Jake | worksafe)

Moon Knight/Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cover of Knight, chapter 24-26 (fic | Steven, Marc, Jake, Dane, Khonshu, TVA, Thor | T)
Bad With Funerals (fic | Layla, Steven, Marc, Jake, Khonshu | T)
Let Jake Smash (comic | Jake/Jen Walters | T)
Just some guys with some Steves (comic | Bucky, Marc | G)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Annotated re-release of chapter 15 kicks off!

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
New year, new experiment with the comic format, new storyline about a very normal Embassy day.

it has four boxes with some art and some white blobs with rows of lines, that’s a comic, right?

So the “forexposure_txt quotes turned into comics with Midjourney art” link from the last post is gone :(

Good news: Archive.org has a saved version! Bad news: it has a wild “getting stuck in an infinite loop of reloading” problem. Saving-grace news: it looks like if you hit Stop at just the right time, you can get a version where…most of the images have loaded.

Gonna quietly save the whole thing to my own hard drive now. Just for posterity.

Four AI cats in business suits, labeled: Lots of cats aren't professional, they expect me to pay for something I can do, if I just tried.

It was originally posted back in August, btw. Some of this AI-art discussion makes it sound like it’s a revolutionary new concept that just launched this month, and, no? This isn’t the first iteration of AI art. Probably not the tenth, or even the twentieth. People have been refining it for years.

Have a post from August 2018, with sample prompts and their AI-generated images. It’s fascinating — you can tell the software associates the keywords with certain shapes, or patterns, or blobby impressions, but can’t put all those concepts together in a comprehensible way.

And a post from July 2021, trying to get a picture of sheep grazing on a green hillside, but, come on, a good picture, please? Lots of iterations, comparing the results when you add different keywords. Some of the scenery comes out really lovely! The sheep…dlet’s just say they never quite look like sheep.

…And this is a 2022 post with an AI’s best attempt at a (simple, 4-panel) comic.

Fellow comic artists: I, uh, don’t think we have to worry about the computers taking our jobs any time soon.

Links: social networks, Twitter, AI good stuff, NFTs and other bad stuff

Twitter and other social networks:

twitter_refugees is a DW comm for Twitter natives encountering journal sites for the first time. I’ve been on journal sites way too long to know if this is helpful. Maybe someone else can give it a review?

“I posted a thread on Twitter about potential legal liabilities for United States people who decide to run a Mastodon instance, and the response made it clear there’s a lot of people who could use the extended background. So here is a guide to potential liability pitfalls for people who are running a Mastodon instance, and how to mitigate them.” Not for everyone making a Mastodon account, but if you’re hosting other people’s accounts, read it.

“Mark Zuckerberg (founder and CEO, Facebook): I was in my sophomore year at Harvard. It was 2003, which is the year that historians call The Dunce’s Millennium because the world was dark chaos. Everyone was running around with all of their secrets locked up in their brains. Nobody knew anybody’s favorite movies. Nobody knew what anybody else looked like in a bathing suit. I wanted to change that.” Clickhole’s definitive oral history of Facebook.

Tesla Fire tracks all Tesla fires – including cars and other products, e.g. Tesla MegaPacks – that are reported by news articles or verified primary sources. We also tally the number of fatalities involved with Tesla fires and provide links to additional photos or footage wherever possible.” (Total, as of this posting: 143 confirmed cases, 44 fatalities.)

AI things that are fun, actually:

A neural net AI, “when faced with predicting what would come next on this [New Year’s Resolution] list, predicted first one drawing-related resolution, and then multiple others. Soon this became not just a list of resolutions, but specifically a list of drawing-related resolutions. It generated a broccoli-and-drawing-related resolution, and then the list became a list of resolutions by a painter/broccoli fanatic.

Another one was set to the task of predicting color names: “Some of our other color scales have four coordinates (like the ones designed for print), but the common ones don’t go up to 255. I like to think that Starbat is a color meant for birds to see, and the 1st color is actually meant for their ultraviolet vision.

“For nearly a decade, I’ve run @forexposure_txt, a twitter account that anonymously posts real quotes from people trying to convince artists to work for free. The humorous rationalizations it uncovers sometimes read like found poems. So I took 120 of my favorite quotes, and used Midjourney’s AI art creation tool to turn them into comics.

Crypto and other scams:

A part of the popular narrative around NFTs was that royalties were built into the operation of the blockchain. This was never true.” And now that the profits are slipping, NFT marketplaces are starting to ditch their obligations.

The writer of that one uses the tone all credible crypto-reporting should take these days: “If you are reading this and can still hold your mobile device even as you roll on the floor in a fit of “I told you so” laughter…”

Speaking of yelling about crypto, here’s a video clip of a guy on Bloomberg News, yelling about how FTX was never regulated. The “…you idiots” is unstated, but surprisingly audible.

Back in traditional finance: “Etsy is now forcing shop owners to be part of their ads. We can not opt out. […] Be aware that half the results WITHIN ETSY are ads as well, and if you click on one of those during browsing, even if you do not buy from that link, you have set a cookie within Etsy that tells them you’re shopping off an ad, and so they will charge the fee to whoever you buy from regardless if it was related to the ad you clicked. Please clear your cookies before you make an Etsy purchase. Yes really truly.”