Idk how well a BB and S&B crossover would work, but I wanted to try Nia’s pretty art style, and these two force-field girls together! They’re talking about how differently they each make a force-field.
Kat: “No you’ve got it all wrong Sikue!! It can’t be that easy...”
Kat: “That’s just not fair. You’re too awesome!!”
EDIT: I also have ideas for more CF crossovers but we’ll see when I have time to do them
Some of these are too good to be considered doodles, at least compared to mine, lol! I can’t handle “Hoovy woopins” XD omg that’s fantastic—and hey, Kat said the same thing that Tatsuma said in a really early page
Hopefully this is an encouraging pep-talk and not a useless ramble lol ; p
I can certainly understand feeling inadequate, and far behind other people. And my social media isn’t much to go on either. But defining yourself by social media is pretty shallow I find.
People move forward at different paces. The important thing is that you still move forward, even when it’s hard, or looks like you’re not making much progress. I have to keep reminding myself that I am moving forward, even if it’s often just in small ways, and even though I look like nothing compared to my peers. It’s better not to compare at all, and just run your own race I guess. Idk if this helps.
He’s just had it up to here with her back-talk or something B-D
BMR:Reworked Anna's head model. Used the old model as a base, and then did retopo on it all over again. Better topology this time around, and (somehow) only a few more vertices despite having far more edge loops.
V1.5 has 1,296 vertices, while V2 has 1,419 vertices, so just a jump of just a little over a hundred vertices. Managed to keep vertex count down by removing unneeded stuff. For example, had far too many loops and vertices that didn't need them in her nose. Had tons of vertices there before, despite it not needing to move all that much.
After cutting down, I was able to add the loops that the previous version lacked. Previous version didn't have enough loops in the lips area to provide the level of expressiveness I need. Same with the eye and eyebrow region. Just wasn't enough the to allow for proper movement. V2 is better now, as I've got more loops there, so she can now emote better.
That movement in the mouth area just wasn't possible with the previous version, and I would struggle to get her to have the expressions I needed. Now though, much easier and more fluid. Same with the eyelids and cheeks. Now to consider whether or not to retopo the other characters as well, heh.
AshenBlaze:And now we have ShaRose49's "Sunstrike and Bluemist."
So this one is kind of a mixed bag for me. I can see a lot of originality at play here, and clearly a lot of passion for the project too- however I do have a lot of problems with the writing in this comic.
The exposition is pretty rough... In previous reviews I explained how too little exposition could leave the reader confused, but here almost everything is explained to you. Too much so. There's a clear comparison to the X-Men series what with the mutants being segregated for being different. You've definitely put your own spin on it, which I like- but it's hard not to see the inspiration from other series. The random Japanese seems unnecessary. Sometimes they talk to each other in English, and other times they speak in Japanese. Didn't their mother leave before they could really be influenced by her? Is the father Japanese? If so that's not made clear either. It just seems a little strange to me. For the most part I'd work on showing rather than telling.
I enjoy the neon 80's comic sort of vibe I get from this. It's fitting with the story and feels appropriate. Sometimes rather than a background you use a solid color, which I'm not a huge fan of- but usually it fits without feeling jarring or out of place. The designs also go with the style of the comic and feel like they belong in the universe. Most importantly, the art is fun and lively. It looks like it could be a Saturday morning cartoon. The panel composition is also executed in a consistent and clear way.
Easy to navigate, though a bit simple. It doesn't really do anything to add or subtract from the comic.
I can clearly see how much love is in this comic. But the walls of exposition really drew me out of the world. Sunstrike and Bluemist is a fun superhero romp, especially if you love the silver age of comics.
Thank you so much! Yeah I’ve learned a lot from critiques and research since I started, and like I said earlier I’m planning to completely rewrite the very beginning, making it much shorter and by showing rather than telling so much hopefully. (Ugh, I used to do so much info dumping!!) I should make it more clear that Evan is Japanese and Kat is half-Japanese though, thank you for that. And I’m really glad you got something entertaining from it, thanks again for reading!
Sovember:Going out to nature is a great idea. For me I think 90% of my inspiration is from music and maybe dreams, i get many ideas thanks to that crutch haha. Maybe explore a strange new genre and daydream about your characters story non linearly? before you know it you'll have too many batty ideas that you can piece together into a narrative... and not enough time to execute them (in my case) @_@.
I'm obviously no expert or anything, but I'm under the impression that art blocks happen for a reason. In the past, every time I've felt "blocked", it turned out in the end that I was doing something wrong--usually trying to force myself into doing something that wasn't working for me, creatively speaking. Sometimes I even got really creative (hah!) trying to hide from myself that I was doing this, so the cause for my magical lack of inspiration was really hard to pinpoint. Sometimes I just needed to forget about everything for a while to sort of reset my expectations on myself, sometimes I had to do some actual (oh no) introspection.
But I'm not sure this is the case for everybody. Creativity is one of those things that seem to work very differently from person to person.
(Alternatively, you could also hit RUN.)
I agree with what this guy says—otherwise,maybe following a step-by-step tutorial in between projects for something you struggle with, or to refresh your memory? I think sometimes I get in a rut because I feel like I haven’t been drawing well.