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About Deviant Artist Member Hannah DFemale/United States Group :iconarchipelago-fans: Archipelago-Fans
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Hannah D
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Current Residence: I want to be in AMERICA, so fun for me in AMERICA
Favourite photographer: Sandra Devera, Rachel Alderson
Favourite style of art: Pencil and ink
Operating System: A monitor hooked up to a sentient super potato
MP3 player of choice: iPod nano
Shell of choice: One that echoes
Skin of choice: Tanned!
Favourite cartoon character: Hellboy, Pickle Inspector (MS paint adventures), Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory)
Personal Quote: We don't call them 'Oranges'. They're 'Citrus Americans'.
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Archipelago has a DA fanclub! :D


Still open for commissions!
10$ for line-art
20$ for a colored picture
30$ for a colored picture with shading and a background
+5$ for every extra character beyond two: two characters in a line-art picture is 10$, two characters in a colored picture is 20$, three characters in a colored picture is 25$, four characters in a colored picture is 30$, ect.
Paypal is the preferred, but I'm open to other methods of payment such as check or cash through mail.

Extra note: A lot of people have been asking for commissions of their characters with soul/spirit animals in the background like I did with the Arch cast pictures, which I think is really cool and I like to draw them, but I charge an extra five dollars for doing so. It doesn't matter how many characters with visual souls are in the picture, I just charge the extra five.

I've got five new shiny spots in the commission line-up! Get 'em while they're hot!

1. :iconazho: Current status: Finished
2. :iconflareblade2000: Current status: Finished
3. :iconmarmisille: Current status: Finished
4. :iconsj-toongamerg: Current status: Sketching

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  • Listening to: Heir Transparent
  • Reading: The Merlin Conspiracy
  • Watching: The Nostalgia Critic

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Recca-sama Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Gosh, I can't wake up fast enough every other day. First thing I do, is whip out my phone and pull up your comic. It practically makes or breaks my whole day.
On a side note, I know your journal is super outdated, but are you available for a commission?
TheSilverTopHat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
I'm afraid not, I'm currently working at a 8-5 job and along with working on Arch I don't have enough time to work on commissions, sorry. :(
Ginshika Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I have a few questions.

Do you storyboard or use another method to plan out your story? Do you write it out and then draw what you've decided? Or just wing it?

I'd like to start somewhere but I'm so nervous.

Also, do you have any tips for backgrounds and animals? I can draw people just fine, but my other skills are abysmal at best. I use free lineart to create animal characters ;-;

Also, I really love this comic, it's one of my favorites and I've been following for a long time ( even though this account is quite new hahaha ).
TheSilverTopHat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
To answer your first question, I don't really storyboard or script my pages before I draw them. I know what I want
to happen in the story, and I've tried scripting it out before hand, but inevitably I can't really tell if I've got it right or not until I'm
actually drawing the page and see what's working and what isn't. That's just my way of doing it, it's not a superior way it's just the method
I've found to work best with my process. Lots of comic artists script/storyboard before they start drawing. I recommend you experiment a bit and find
the process that works best for you. You may not even find that out until you're actually working on a comic. I definitely recommend that you start
though. Actually making your comic will teach you so much more and so much faster than you learn in the planning stages. You'll make mistakes, but they're
mistakes that everyone makes and have to be made to learn. If you're nervous, then you care about what you're making, and if you really love what you're
working on that will show through to the readers.

As for backgrounds and animals, I'm afraid I'm going to recommend that old staple of observing and practicing. When I started drawing Archipelago
I wasn't really comfortable drawing people! I liked drawing animals better. Archipelago forced me to learn, through practice and patience and a couple of
art classes. If you're struggling with something, just keep drawing it until your brain and your hand figure out what looks right.

Thank you for reading, and good luck with your own project! :)
Ginshika Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!! Your response was very helpful!
Reptilian-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Hey there!

I'm coming up with a challenge for the holidays and I'm a little stuck on holiday traditions on the Archipelago, so I need some help.

I remember Spindle making a reference about the winter solstice back in book 8; is the Archipelago's version of Christmas?
TheSilverTopHat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Roughly, yeah. The Archipelago has two big winter holidays, one of which is a very sober religious celebration for The Fishermen, focused on remembrance
and faith and perseverence through the winter. The winter solstice is much more of a party and presents occasion. 
Reptilian-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
So how does the Fishermen celebration work?
TheSilverTopHat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
People light candles, usually they stay at home and enjoy a quiet holiday with the family, read passages from the Fishermen's book. Different
denominations and cultures celebrate it differently but it never gets as rowdy as the winter solstice. 
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Reptilian-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Hello, me again! Just wanted to ask a few questions about our favorite demon hunter and seranith butler, Willium and Tin-Can!

First, back i book 3, Willium mentioned both he and Credenza living through Snow's wraith? Does that mean he was a slave of Snow's and escaped at some point? Or he faced off against him at some point? If yes to the second does that explain the scar on his cheek?

Second, Tin-Can, (Might I add, I ABSOLUTELY loved the "Sexy Seraniths meme" you did on him, I am totally digging the human Tin-CanXTabitha couple now!) Also back in book three, I noticed when he shot his eye-beam magic at the Shadowmandyrs, he had markings over his shoulders and throat at the time? Is that kind of like Alice's magic, just swirling and binding over his body like hers did? Or was it just a spur of the moment idea because I didn't see anything like that later on in book 5 when Snow and his crew came for Tin-Can's soul.
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