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13th May 2018, 12:35 PM #1
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hahahha omg serpy this is hilarious XD I did NOT expect anyone to go that far back in time!

This thread is awesome, I wish I had time to contribute, but I love seeing everyone's responses. Great prompts, moth!
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13th May 2018, 11:27 AM #2
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Got stranded away from my laptop for the past week, so in case it happens again I might PM you the WIP so you'll have an 80% solution at least, and I'll get you the full color version at the last hour (but hopefully sooner!)
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25th Apr 2018, 4:30 PM #3
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Haha I bought these books about 20 years ago JUST so I could get the screentones CDs, since screentones weren't easy to get back then (remember, this was dial up internet days...). I still use some of them now actually :)
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20th Apr 2018, 11:24 AM #4
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Arghhh so much inner debate...May is a busy month but this is such a fun idea I don't want to miss it!

I'll sign up with PA, any flag is fine for me to receive, my comic has V! and L!, and I've done exchanges with quite a few, but it's been almost a year since the last so I don't mind any overlaps.
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16th Apr 2018, 2:50 PM #5
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If she can't find someone that fits the style she's going for, PM me. To answer, yes I can do color. She can check out my deviant art profile by the same name (proxy170).
I withdrew because I feel that we should support the artists that use this sort of work to pay the bills, so I'd prefer she select from them.
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16th Apr 2018, 1:34 PM #6
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Since there's a good number of other artists interested, I'll withdraw my name from the list.
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15th Apr 2018, 5:08 PM #7
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What's her timeline on the three pages? Do you have a script?

I'm looking to experiment with coloring in a comic (you can see some of my color work on the "characters" part of my page) and a short one would be a good opportunity. I don't take commissions though, so I wouldn't want to be paid, BUT I would want a flexible timeline.

Obviously, if someone here ends up interested and wants to get paid, I'd prefer she go with them instead to support artists who want/need the pay.
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9th Apr 2018, 5:33 PM #8
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Let me preface this with the fact that I think your art is great--you've clearly got a lot of skill, more than I, and I've got the "easy" job now of just editing on what you've already built. Editing someone else's work is way easier than building it yourself.

From the pic below it may be hard to tell, but I think the biggest possible improvement coloring-wise is your contrast. I barely added a bit here in the first and third panels (sloppily, too), but your light sources on a lot of your pages are soft. Everything kind of has a "fill" light that gives you those soft shadows and even colors. But if you add a few harsher shadows (see the straps on the cargo or in the ceiling and crates) or highlights (see Cato's hair) it makes it pop a bit more. Soft shadows are fine, but if it's always soft, it all starts to blend.

Image: http://PAfanart.thecomicseries.com/files/cato.jpg


Also, I did a tweek in panel 2 with Cato's eyes and arm (the hand is off as others have mentioned) but the thing I'm actually trying to hit on is his facial consistency. Looking through a few pages, the entire cast seems to change styles several times (and I'm not talking about improvement, I mean it almost seems like a bunch of different yet equally good artist) and the face isn't super consistent. Consistent meaning, eyes drift closer or farther apart depending on the angle. It's kind of like those drawings you see where the profile does not match up with the front view. TBH, I have this problem too, and yours is much more subtle of an issue than mine.
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7th Apr 2018, 6:52 PM #9
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keiiii:As far as actual missed opportunities go, I should have planted more breadcrumbs for the Dokkabi stuff throughout the first 17 chapters.


I dunno, I kinda like how you've slowly introduced this big universe you've created, and I like that it's come at a time to spice things up and make readers wonder if there's something special about Ethan after all!


Maxis-Geryon:That would be giving a proper build up to my story. More slice of life kind of stuff. Oh well.


But jumping right into the action is so much fun :D And the return to the original mystery of knowing why Kath was targeted made it worth it.

junoro:Man, making everything in the beginning be coloured in shades of blue has gradually annoyed me more and more. But I didn't know how to colour anything at all back then! It's just rough when people think my human characters are land sharks because EVERYONE has blue skin in those early pages. One day....one day I'll redo those old pages....


To be honest, I thought the blue hue was to show that they were in the ship! It made me think they were underwater the whole time, with the light from the water in windows making it turn blue. Having read it all at once, my memory recalls that the full color spectrum only showed up once they were off the boat so I thought it was intentional. Happy accident? :D


For me, I regret keeping so many things hidden and vague early on. I was so worried that people would be able to predict everything and get bored, so I gave very few breadcrumbs. Now I'm having to be a bit heavy handed to ensure that people do connect the dots. :o
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25th Mar 2018, 9:23 AM #10
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Everyone's pretty much said some key points I agree with, but I'll leave this song quote here that I always thought explained it well:

"If I get it all down on paper, its no longer inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to."
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18th Mar 2018, 6:52 PM #11
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I don't think black and white will turn off readers. Remember, there's a whole industry of black and white comics (manga). But if poorly executed, it will turn someone away sooner than a poorly executed color comic. Poor execution on color still means I can decipher what is going on (it ain't pretty, but I still know the person in the green t-shirt from the one in the red), but poor execution on black and white quickly turns into a mess that no one understands. Just take your fave color comics and make them black and white, and see how it might fall flat.

Bottom line, color might be more forgiving but it's not going to make a huge difference if you can't execute either correctly.

Not to say you are executing it poorly--your work is very beautiful--but I think there might be some small things that would go a long way to help first impressions. I don't want to start a critique without your permission, but if you would like input let me know.

Also, you've only been posting your comic for less than a year! It takes a while to get readers :)
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13th Mar 2018, 5:07 PM #12
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I have a watermark, which I have embedded in the logo of PA:

Image: http://pafanart.thecomicseries.com/files/title.png


In case it's not apparent:

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It's a design I created wayyyy back in the day (2002?) and used to doodle at the bottom of my drawings. Just decided to keep it and hide it a bit more carefully now. And yes, it actually does have some origins and relevance in PA :)
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1st Mar 2018, 9:48 PM #13
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joeyballast:If I'm posting on reddit or here I'm not particularly scared, no.

If I'm forced to show something to family members or others in real life I get incredibly apprehensive.


Oh man, I totally feel ya on this. I've shown basically no "real life" people my comic. I know I would get judged horribly with work friends (Type A macho dudes) and my mom likes to make light of everything, which my comic is not. Don't appreciate the jokes, mom... (and don't get me started on my husband...)

My dad is pretty much the only person I show my art to and can feel "safe" doing so, since he's an artist as well. We just get each other.

So needless to say, I am VERY thankful for this community.
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24th Feb 2018, 5:46 PM #14
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A lot of my readers make intelligent, insightful comments that I really appreciate. PA is intended to make you think twice, and I'm lucky that people are willing to engage in these tough discussions.

Plot point/story wise, many guess the tone of what's coming, but not necessarily the details. I'm mostly curious about the two biggest plot twists, and if anyone will see it coming. The closer one hasn't been called out yet (although I suspect they know, they just are afraid to say it publicly), so we'll see.

Biggest issue I have is now everyone trusts no one XD
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23rd Jan 2018, 4:49 PM #15
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Just particularly happy with this page, is all! I'm sure I'll look back at it years from now though and wonder why I liked it XD

Image: http://projectarc.thecomicseries.com/images/comics/142/19882a1515853371f1434751457.jpg
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23rd Jan 2018, 4:45 PM #16
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Whoa, diggin' the cool character design and tattoos! But it would be great to see some backgrounds that matched the high quality of the characters. And that well drawn hand!

Did a page recently that took more time than normal, but it might be one of my faves now. Link in signature block!
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23rd Jan 2018, 3:28 PM #17
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Probably better to put this in the "Critique" section of the forums.
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23rd Jan 2018, 8:59 AM #18
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DrewSpence:

See now, you got me rambling.


That's some pretty coherent rambling, lol. All good points!
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23rd Jan 2018, 8:15 AM #19
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@DrewSpence, I would agree with a lot of what you said, but temper it a bit with this: if you never put yourself out there, tell yourself you aren't ready, or continually redo something in the pursuit of perfection, you may never get your finished product. So sometimes it's worth taking the punch in the gut to spur progress.

I say this as someone who did pay for a review before I came to CF. I needed feedback on my story because I felt I knew where my art was (needed work that would only take time and practice) but felt very lost about my story. After all, only my eyes had seen it. In the end, the paid help tactfully pointed out issues, and it ultimately gave me direction and confidence to open it up publicly to CF, where I've gotten continual feedback thanks to you fine folks.

But the best, most complete, tactful and helpful feedback I received was from CF user buffylove, who occasionally offers free critiques but might still offer in depth, complete scripts reviews (paid). He read A LOT and gave the best advice. So I'd maybe shoot him a PM.

Good luck!
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21st Jan 2018, 3:03 PM #20
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Mothtrap:I found an old portrait on my laptop, it was supposed to be Setsuko (Project Arc) but as I worked on it, it became less like her?
But I thought I'd post it here anyway. if it doesn't look like her anymore, she was still the inspiration!


OMG MOTH!!!!! Holy shit you just made my Sunday! That looks AMAZING!!!! Wow I wish I could paint like that :D <3333 It may be a fiercer side of Setsuko we haven't seen (yet! no spoilers >.>) but it does still feel like her in my mind! She's still growing up, after all :) It's crazy how you can relay so much in a single portrait, and with those eyes! Fantastic work, thank you <333

Dang I really should follow more of your work than Raining Knives, it's really good! O.O
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