The Electric Rose :  Our interview with BlacQueen !
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The Electric Rose : Our interview with BlacQueen !

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Looking for some new breathtaking epic story ? Elysia, Karina, and Lorin are the new iconic characters you need to escape of our world !

The Electric Rose is a gift from BlacQueen aka Kiara Williams.

Hello Kiara, welcome on Art Of Webcomics !
– Where do you come from ? 
Columbia, SC, USA
– How old are you ? (tell it or not !)
20 < my age < 30
– Influences ? 
CLAMP, Persona, Sailor Moon, lot of magical girl stuff here and there
– Art school or not ? 
It wasn’t an Art School but I majored in Illustration at Winthrop University.
– Favorite digital art software ? 
I used Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop mostly.

– Your working method ? 
I write my script so that it’s way ahead of what I have drawn (about 2 chapters or so). I do each step for every page all at once. I sketch every page, then ink every page and then tone (or color) and then dialogue.

– What your webcomic is about, in a symbolic way, the hidden sense ? 
It’s about seeing life in different perspectives, seeing interactions between women in different kinds of relationships, and coming to terms with death.

– Tell us more about your main character, the hero ! 
Elysia Shaw is kind, if a bit spoiled. She’s always wanted to be a hero but has always gone about it a bit wrong. Becoming a Guardian allows her ability to fight to have a purpose, while also seeing the consequences of being the hero she’s wanted to be. She also discovers a lot of things about herself along the way to uncorrupting the old Guardians, and may also gain a girlfriend along the way? 😉
– How do you see your future ? 
I’d like to be able to talk to more people about my story. I know it’s still in progress and I know I’m still new at the comicking thing, but I would like to have some readers to interact with, whether only online or in person! I would also like to expand the merchandise list for the comic.
– Your next goal ? 
Meeting my first Patreon goal so that I can focus more on the comic. Maybe I’ll be able to do all my pages in color then huehuehuehuehue.

– Advices for beginners ? 
Take it slow. Love what you do and don’t rely on gaining an audience immediately. If you’re stumped, go get inspired. Learn from your betters. Do research.

– Your technical secret trick ? 
I fill in all my foreground objects with one color and then I do my flat colors. It helps make gaps between my colors less noticeable. Clipping masks in order to test color changes makes it super quick and easy.
– Your social links and website
The whole webcomic:

Twitter: @ERoseComic

Instagram: @BlacQueenArt


Tumblr: theelectricrose


I’m everywhere, you guys lol !

Our great thanks to the queen Kiara !