Comic 7 - Special Anniversary

23rd Jul 2012, 6:00 PM in Extras
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Bree 23rd Jul 2012, 6:00 PM edit delete
Yeah, as small as this is, this is my update. And it's an incredibly self-serving one at that. Sorry for anyone who saw this comic as having updated and was given false hope. I'm not quite there yet, but as this comic strongly hints at, I'm almost there.

Anyway, this is the promised preview of team EVIL. The acronym has changed multiple times, but I believe the last one I came up with was "Extremely Vile Instigators of Lunacy", since it seemed appropriate. :P The weapons they're carrying had to be cut from the picture to make them all fit, but you can see them here.

If you're wondering who they are, they're the counterparts to The Outcasts, Lord Demon (Argus; Lawful Evil vs Chaotic Evil), Indigo Montimer (Aria; leftovers), Myles White (Davos; Neutral Evil vs Neutral Good), and The Necromancer/Lich who I have yet to name (Sasha; Chaotic Evil vs Chaotic Good).

Anyway, I think that I like the time this comic's releasing, so I've found my release dates--Mondays at 6 pm, my time. It'll unfortunately be a while before I can make my dream a reality and keep to that schedule.


MatthewJA 24th Jul 2012, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
Are you keeping with the art change thing? I hope you are, it looks awesomeeeeee
Bree 24th Jul 2012, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, but it's not going to be as good as the image of Sinaer up there. For starters, that took me ten hours to do just by itself, it's too large, and most importantly of all, it was started as a trace. I put it in there mainly to give a visual indicator of what I meant when I said that I haven't done things without help--yes, I CAN draw that good (without it being a trace job, though as mentioned, that one is a partial trace), but I can't do it without a few reference images handy.

I'm drawing things right now, by the way, as you can see in the WIP thread. (As to prevent cluttering that thread up, I'll probably switch to my Comic Thread with any further updates.)

It doesn't look *quite* as good, but it's close. The proportions are a little more off (I'll get better with time and practice) and the coloring's a little simpler (a choice of mine to save time).

Overall, though, I like what I'm doing. Yes, I have reference images handy, but I'm MOSTLY doing it without them, in a way reminiscent of my drawing technique when I draw by hand.

And I'm doing it all without a tablet, on my laptop's mouse.
MatthewJA 25th Jul 2012, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Replied to your reply in that thread ;p

If you ever need help with your art, let me know :D I HAVE COME FROM THE POSITION OF WORST ART.

p.s. ArtEvolution
Bree 25th Jul 2012, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
Art Evolution was one of the first tropes I had on my page, 'cause me being me, I could accomplish it even with sprites, as this comic showed fairly well. :P

As for help...well, other than my thread about backgrounds (you mighta caught me talking about my background and noting how it didn't seem to be working), there's also the fact that...well...

Sure, on paper, legs aren't that hard. (They're still a pain, but they're not difficult.) But digitally...For me, legs are proving to be impossible. I messed up on Aria, I just did Davos and his look messed up, and I am about to do Argus's, and I'd be quite surprised if they came out looking right. :P

So tips on legs would be good. Otherwise, I'm going to have to exploit a different camera angle which avoids anything below the waist.

Speaking of camera angles, I figured out how to do the second panel the way I want to--by having it be waist-height (and cutting out Davos, whose line can be done off-screen), it actually becomes incredibly easy to show Aria ghosting out. (Also, being flirtatious.) When I get there (which I will by tonight. I'm not going to sleep until I'm AT LEAST half-way done with PANEL TWO), you'll see what I mean.
LazyRanger 26th Jul 2012, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
By the way, thought of the Lich's name. Genrock Mighty Anshir.
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