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MEET JadeiteART! Creator of:
About Beyond Temptation: An accidental meeting turns Reimee's life up and down.
She finds herself in the middle of an affair regarding enslaved demons, magical artifacts, and many temptations of the modern world. Will she get tempted? Or will she be the one to tempt? And finally, will she find what she's looking for in the Eternal City of Rome?
Inspired by eastern folklore, religion, Grimm tales, and life itself! Set in modern Rome, it's a paranormal action-romance in which the border between good and evil is very thin. (Plus, guys don't sparkle and girls can kick your butt!)
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Blurb about JadeiteART: "I'm a Polish university student currently living in Rome, Italy. I like to draw and to sing or perform short comic scenes. I drink lots of coffee and spend hours in front of my laptop. Diagnosis: computer addict. " How did you get into comicking? What do you enjoy about it?STELLACADENTE113:
First of all, let me say that I'm really flattered that you chose me for this interview. So, thank you! Now let's go with the questions.
I got into comicking by chance. I found one comic on DA, I enjoyed it, I saw it was getting lots of feedback and thought: Hey! I want that too! I got some good stories on my mind so I suppose I could make it!
What I enjoy the most about running a webcomic is getting comments ^^ It's a great sensation to create something and see people respond to it, share some thoughts, etc. That's what drew me into comicking in the first place.
I hate it to feel lonely and ignored but that's what often happens to me. I just felt the need to socialize but IRL people want to hear about you not some stories you made up. The virtual audience wants to hear stories and that's the best thing ever. I can speak out without being considered boring or wicked. Tell us a little about your comic. How did you conceive the story/characters?STELLACADENTE113:
There's a 2 year gap between the moment Beyond Temptation
was conceived and the moment I actually started writing it down. The story of it is probably gonna make you think I'm mental but I'll risk it! ^^Beyond Temptation
was born in pain. It was a thought that appeared to me as a reaction to a series of traumatizing events, and as time passed, it evolved into something reasonably coherent to be written down.
I had it stored deep in my mind waiting for another trauma to bring it to the surface. And there came a day when something broke me, and I just had to grip onto something and then I remembered this story. It became my cure. It gave me a reason to go on. The characters just came to my mind naturally. Their personalities and looks evolved with time. It's as if they were children who just grew up. Do you feel like any one of your characters in particular is like you?STELLACADENTE113:
Rei, probably cause she's a girl, and she's more or less my age and wears some of my clothes (or clothes I'd like to wear if I could). But there are also many differences between us. She's not me. The relationship between me and my characters is more like the one between a mother and her children. All of them have a piece of her, but none actually is her. What are your choice tools to create your current comic?STELLACADENTE113:
Photoshop, Photoshop, and once again Photoshop! I just do some veeery very rough drafts on paper that help me decide about the layout. The rest is done digitally. Oh! I forgot! I usually use photos for backgrounds. I take them with my mobile. In this place I'd also like to mention not a tool but an important person, that is Meagan, my English checker, thanks to whom this comic is actually readable. Is there anything that frustrates you when it comes to creating? Do you get blocked from time to time?STELLACADENTE113:
Sure, I do get blocked. Well, honestly, I got totally blocked for months just once. It was this fall. I was about to write down chapter 8 (after one month in which I completed the entire chapter 7), and though I had it in my mind I just couldn't just find the right words to put it on paper. But in the end I made it! Then I wrote the whole chapter 9 in two days. I don't know what it depends on. Perhaps the season of the year or something O.o What do you do to get in the mood to draw/create/write?STELLACADENTE113:
The mood... the mood... it just comes! It's like when something happens and you feel happy or sad. It's the same thing. You see or hear something and feel like a bolt and you can't wait to get to your laptop and write or draw what you got on your mind. What would you say to encourage artists just starting out with webcomics?STELLACADENTE113:
Just do it, people! It's easier than you think. All you gotta have is some creativity and some time and a bit of patience too. And a PC of course. Once you do it, you'll see it's lots of fun, it can be a way to express yourself, to show your talent and even find new friends. If I were to compare it to something I'd say it's like being famous! And don't you tell me you wouldn't like to be famous!
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