Should you have the time and energy, I would appreciate your input on Angels of the Fallen. Specifically the story and dialogue, as I'm aware of what needs improvement art-wise. :) Please and thank you. <3
You basically put chicken, diced tomatoes, chicken broth and spices in a slow cooker for 4 hours, then add beans, rice and corn and cook for another 4 hours. I also add garlic and onion. We like to top them with sour cream, green onions and cheese. :D Delicious, easy and economical~
As beautiful as 3D work can look, either in comics or animation, I am 100% for 2D. I the drawn lines, the look of it, the expressiveness of it. Not just that the expressions are exaggerated, but the artistry behind the impressions. The images suggested by two dimensional drawing FEEL more escapist and fantastical and whimsical... y'know?? I don't turn to fantastical stories for realism, myself.
NiaNook:I can't really call myself a webcomic artist right now, anyway. Wake up, wrangle babies, maybe eat if she's having a good enough day to allow it, if her nap lasts longer than 30 minutes, MAYBE fit some drawing in? Make dinner, dishes, blah blah blah, throw house-hunting onto the pile of stuff that eats up what little time exists in the day. Oh look, little twerp finally went to bed and it's almost midnight and you're so tired 'cause you stayed up until 5 AM the previous night trying to finish the Halloween Exchange but here you are posting on ComicFury instead of sleeping. Siiiigh
Rootwood mentioned the negative and depressive feelings from being unable to do anything creative for a while and I feel that. Since last December I've averaged around 4 hours of sleep per night so I could have time to unwind and draw. Well, couple weeks ago I decided to prioritize sleeping (since long term side-effects of sleep deprivation scare me) and I actually got even more depressed and cranky than when I wasn't getting any good rest. Kinda funny.
I can say with certainty that the baby wrangling IS absolutely rough, especially when trying to routinely do something outside of said wrangling. Trust me on this, as she gets older, routine will become more common. Do NOT be afraid to let some things slip in order to feel a little more rested, a little more fulfilled, etc. Do NOT be afraid to have her zone out in front of the TV if it means you get some peace, or other things accomplished lol My kids are demanding and high energy, I totally feel for you. <3
Oh yes, definitely. Especially as time does pass in an obvious way. I try to keep my characters looking distinct without relying on out-of-the-ordinar clothes (for the world setting). Some of them wear the same outfit over and over simply as a quirk, or because it's a uniform, etc etc
I have whole pinterest boards dedicated to putfit ideas that more or less suit the personalities of each character :p
Your style is quite lovely and very consistent. I will add colors in a similar style as your newer pages.
Are you unhappy with the drawings themselves?
Can you specify what you do not like?
Thank you very much :) my early paged are quite flat, and i have plans to redo them eventually. I would love to see some shading, and if you are so inclined how yo might color them. I'd just enjoy seeing your take on it :)
Get up, feed my kids, make sure they're dressed, take the dogs out, get older kids off to school, get the 2yr old settled in with toys and paw patrol, get to work for a couple hours, feed toddler and dogs, take dogs out again, potty train, pick up older kids, work on school work, make dinner, work on comic some more or spend time with family, spend a few hours with husband before he has to go to work/i have to go to bed.
The weekends are similar but with more sleeping in. lol
I've always been passionate about drawing, and I have a story to tell. :) Posting online was the simplest, most accessible way for me to share that story. At least at first! Ultimately I want to get published... but for now I'm happy to build a following and be part of a community. <3
Holy moly. Okay. I just read your comic for the first time and HAD to subscribe. What an amazing story so far. I was only going to read the first 50 or so pages to get a feel for it and just had to read everything you have so far.
Okay okay. The "bad" first: In some places the english is a bit off. Like, it just doesn't seem to flow quite right. HOWEVER. Being norse and medieval (they're just gonna say some things differently than we now, in north america do), this actually makes sense to me, so it does not detract too much. Otherwise, while the facial expressions and the overall emotion you portray is AMAZING, the actual body language could look more natural. More loose and full of motion, y'know? but it really isn't extreme , I think. I can see you getting better at this as you progress. Backgrounds also are very, very simplistic. These could stand to have more details. However, they give a clear impression of what you're trying to show.. So hey maybe not! :)
The good: Holy amazeballs the research you've clearly done, the really cool blending of norse history and anthropomorphic animals, the designs of the world to accommodate different species, the style... I am REALLY looking forward to seeing how this story progresses. I'm already invested in the characters and worried for them. Have you read any of the Redwall series? I feel like it has a very similar flavor, and that's a very good thing ;) Your art is gorgeous.
A+ comic you got there bud. Can't wait to see how it all unfolds. :D