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Result in thread: Unrelated Art (Post yours!)
28th Feb 2015, 1:26 AM #1
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Got some new rough designs for a b/w story I'm doing soon! The point is for them to have strong silhouettes / shapes of costume so in monochrome and all huddled together they can be told apart.
The king's companion / lover.
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A forest god appearing in the story. Similar to Silas, a monster.
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King's design is not nearly final, so I can't show it, haha.
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19th Feb 2015, 11:22 PM #2
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Faith:As someone who "rebooted" a comic I am willing to say id rather go in with a stronger base that wouldn't turn people off than try to sticky tape and glue a project back together 20 chapters down the line, my story Cursed was poorly written and poorly paced and I was not willing to waste a year of my life or more on a project -I- thought was subpar, it wasn't a case of "oh I could have moved his arm up a bit and had a few pages explaining that" it was the fact everything was wrong, the set up, the rushed story, all bad, and no amount of time was going to fix that first part of the comic unless I completely re-wrote (and therefore redrew) it.

It's all very cute to say "You started it now finish it" but if I take a bite out of a sandwich I don't like, I don't eat the rest of it just because I started it, I am going to throw it away and get another one, I do this for my own FUN and ENJOYMENT, and when a project makes you go "Oh god I need to draw another page" then you're doing it WRONG! And I think that reflects on the quality of the product you put out.


I agree with all of this. I'll throw away entire chapters if they're no good, and to me, that's conviction - willingness to work on it so much you're able to destroy the bad parts, no matter how much effort went into them, for the benefit of the entire work.

KYRIA and M+M both had their intros destroyed and redone.
I did not skip any updates while doing so, so I think it was acceptable.
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Result in thread: Unrelated Art (Post yours!)
19th Feb 2015, 3:41 AM #3
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Redesigned outfit for Silas, but I can't say what it's going to be used for.
I love designing outfits :D
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18th Feb 2015, 1:38 AM #4
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I think the only casting I do for my comics is limited to voices. I don't know anyone (any celebrity either) who looks like any of them {:>
When I made Xerxes (main of KYRIA), I pictured him with Hawke's voice (Dragon Age 2). I don't know who anyone else sounds like (a person to compare them to I mean, I have an idea of their voices but I just can't pinpoint haha)

Curiously, more than one person has told me they hear Alan Rickman when Mordecai speaks, and see Chris Pratt when Xerxes appears. I have no preference but it's amusing |D

Silas is pretty much a dorcas gazelle. lol
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Result in thread: Unrelated Art (Post yours!)
17th Feb 2015, 2:35 AM #5
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Been playing a lot of Dragon Age Inquisition in the tiny sliver of free time that I have. Here's a modified version of my Inquisitor, as in I redesigned his whole outfit and made him look better haha.
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They really gave Qunari the shaft when it comes to outfits in this game, so I tried to make a new, decent one for my guy.
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11th Feb 2015, 7:18 PM #6
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magi_wildcard:This brings up an interesting question: What is the difference between Style and Quality. I feel like a lot of people here are saying that they just want to draw better, but then they mention someone they look up to whose "style" they would like to steal. I also wonder what is it that actually makes something a style? Is your style just the way that you draw? Is it the after effects or the form and lines that you choose to express over your initial sketches? Is it the process by which you generate a finished piece?

There is a lot of discussion that is going to have happen before I'm comfortable answering this question.


Style is composed of the little visual shortcuts you use to symbolize real things (ex: Animal Crossing's triangle-as-nose, the anime 'lines on the face' for blush, etc.). Color palette and line quality can be part of style as well, I think.

Quality is more akin to technical skill, the knowledge of the forms/foundation of those real objects, shading and lighting, coloring, rather than visual shorthand.
At least, those are my definitions {:>

Style = how you want something to look. Quality = how nice it looks.
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Result in thread: Post your works in progress
5th Feb 2015, 1:03 AM #7
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Doing a greyscale test for a few upcoming projects, ended up making something strange.
It's cropped and not done, and I might color it for a promotional image or something. Just a shot of progress on part of it.
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4th Feb 2015, 3:43 AM #8
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Jackarais:Hehe, yeah.
I actually ended up comicking too hard and haven't been able to draw anything for the greater part of this month. ><

Remember to take breaks, kids. :'D

Luckily this month has only been here three days!
*audience boos*
Real talk: I'm sorry to hear that. Enjoy those breaks you do take.
Setting aside a health break as part of the routine is good for more than just The Comic.
[...I cannot afford to be burnt out right now, haha. Breaks keep me in line.]
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3rd Feb 2015, 6:56 AM #9
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Wait, a free thing? For me?
Give
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2nd Feb 2015, 8:26 PM #10
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Rinkel:What is it with the paint bucket (or fill tool or whatever other names it has) having such a negative response? I think as long as what you're trying to get done gets done it doesn't matter what tool you use.

It's because it does that weird jagged edge thing with the anti-aliasing and stuff and it's commonly left at that unfinished stage without cleaning it up. I mean, I personally think it's okay to use it as long as you clean up the edges/inside fill after.
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2nd Feb 2015, 2:35 AM #11
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I work in batches and I juggle a lot of projects at once so I'd estimate I make about 1-2 comic pages a day from scratch: pencils to ink to coloring, shading, lighting effects, cleanup and dialogue.

Dialogue takes me the longest. I try to make something that either amuses me every page or makes sense to move the plot forward. Working with less than 30 pages per chapter means I have to make every moment count, and the things they say have to be worth the space or it'll all fall apart.
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1st Feb 2015, 8:46 AM #12
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Cool! If you have time, can you do KYRIA and Men+Monsters? Links in my signature, Thanks :>
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Result in thread: Post your works in progress
31st Jan 2015, 6:15 AM #13
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Preview of stuff coming up in KYRIA!:
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NSFW previews of some Men+Monsters panels coming up soon!
Robot x human, monster nudity.
lol
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31st Jan 2015, 2:19 AM #14
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Here's mine. Aero's very motivating epic, energetic videogame/instrumental favorites! A very small sampling of what I work to.

>>> LINK

Playlist (note some of them might be 30 minute extended looped versions, just skip when done):
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30th Jan 2015, 7:00 AM #15
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I think my stuff is pretty distinctive. And I'm drawing exactly how I've always wanted to - some weird blend of western and anime type stuff. Although I've been compared to having something similar to a 2D animation style which is fine by me! But I wouldn't change my little nuances for the world.
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29th Jan 2015, 10:47 PM #16
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Local lonely/crazy person playing god with a bunch of unwilling fictional actors.

Explain eggs.
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Result in thread: Post your works in progress
29th Jan 2015, 10:25 AM #17
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XibalbanSleeper:What am I up to when I should be doing any number of other things?

have you also been tempted by the siren song of smut
[unless this is some sort of pictorial confession of your Wednesday night, haha. jk jk]

Speaking of which, here's a cropped WIP of Friday's Men+Monsters page.
I take my smut very seriously. There has to be a story and development and a beautiful place.

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29th Jan 2015, 9:14 AM #18
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Wizardry made possible by the invention of glass primarily used to do stupid things much faster than previously thought.

Explain food.
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Result in thread: Writing Advice?
29th Jan 2015, 2:16 AM #19
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Just like the annoying snowman in Frozen says, love is putting someone else above yourself.

Doing things for people, caring about their interests, respect and consent are aspects of romance.

Ohh boy respect and consent. People seem to think that 'not controlling yourself' is just a manifestation of passionate feelings, but you can be passionate and not be... forceful.

Things you probably shouldn't do imo:
'Total Jerk Gets Girl At The End' rom com bullcrap trope
Obvious audience self insert shell character with no personality
Verbal abuse being used as shorthand for 'He's A Bad Boy! He Only Curses Because He's Cool! Not Because He's A Douche!'

...You know what, I advise you to not do anything Twilight, Nicholas Sparks books/movies, and rapey yaoi stories do.

I have very strong feelings on romance and overused tropes. Put a twist on a story YOU like.
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29th Jan 2015, 12:08 AM #20
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dude, Kyria and Men+Monsters have pretty similar 'standard fantasy adventure wandering around the world doing the thing' plots, but people say they're in it for the characters and the world I constructed around it. I don't care that the basic structure's been done. I care about the different things I'm offering that add those unique things to the formula.

I mean stuff has to go a certain way, for us to have a journey, development and payoff that's satisfying. We all know how it's gonna go. The stuff that makes it different is how we get there and who's along with us for the journey! It's present in most types of stories.

tl;dr Of course it's been done. The details and what you do with it is what matters most. (imo)
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