Broadcast: Chapter 18 - Power MeetingTensions were high in the meeting room. Vivian squirmed in her seat, trying to look as small as possible, which would have been a lot easier for the diminutive reporter if she didn't look overdue with twins. Lucy was standing in front of the long table, arms crossed against her expanding chest and breathing heavily like her enormous belly was about to pop any second. Derek was pacing around the room like they were both his partners and he was worried about their impending birth. Hayley herself was steamed, angry from her run-in with Grant Gabriel, Thomas suddenly leaving the network just when she was starting to find him interesting, and her pre-existing frustration with Derek for keeping her off of the air for the past week or so. And Hayley also had her problems with Lucy but they hadn't developed into real anger. Yet.
Thomas entering the room didn't help the mood. "You wanted to see me?" Thomas said to Derek, glancing over at Hayley and flinching before hanging his head.
Broadcast: Chapter 16 - Back To Descriptive TitlesHayley struggled to get up from the floor, spreading her legs out to try and support her pregnant body like a power lifter. It was easy for her to be distracted from the usual strain and discomfort of complex motions with her roughly 40 pound belly because she was too surprised by the belly sticking out of her little sister. "Hannah?" Hayley said when she finally stood erect. "You look...different."
"Wish I could say the same for you," Hannah said, stroking the side of her belly as she looked her big sister up and down. "You were getting kinda round the last time I saw you. Now you're just bigger."
Hayley frowned and began rubbing her stomach as well, either out of habit or a response to seeing Hannah do the same. "If you're going to be rude then I won't help you figure out what's going on."
Hannah sighed and shook her head, her long ginger hair bouncing around. "Fine, I'm sorry. What happened to me?"
Hayley bit her lip, still caked in a bit of whipped cream. "Not sure. I didn't think
Broadcast: Chapter 12 - Let's Stop With Pun TitlesHayley had a lot of time on her hands while she waited for Vivian to come over. After three days of Derek's imposed pregnant pause from work, she was getting bored. She imagined what actual pregnant women (as if she wasn't like other women with babies on the way) went through near the end of their term, weighed down with their stomachs as they counted the days until they could give birth and start a new chapter of their lives. But Hayley was not eagerly anticipating the arrival of little Hayley Jr. or whatever she was carrying. She just didn't like being stuck in the apartment.
Work energized Hayley. Going out and traveling and reporting filled her with adrenaline. There was the obvious joy in getting to go to exotic and faraway places and stay in nice hotels courtesy of the TV station but that wasn't all. Where most reporters might feel a hint of trepidation going into an interview or before asking an awkward question, Hayley was constantly chomping at the bit to say what no one else
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer