Nice job, pure! I always admire how much work you put into the small details.
Thanks Clemon for the motivation to work on this! I might add also some kind of simple background thing (because of your comment ), but... right now, I'm happy with having come this far. This thing kind of turned into a whole practice for hands somehow...
Post by purenightshade on Jul 27, 2013 13:58:01 GMT
Thanks guys! And yes, I will be colouring it as per the client's request. I've also added the wings to it finally. She's the only one who's seen them and sadly only one who will until I get it finished.
I don't have a problem doing backgrounds, I have a problem keeping them consistent and still having dynamic scenes in a comic. Drawing a blueprint indoors or a map outdoors and picturing where they are and where I'm drawing from helps, and I'm getting to the point where I usually don't need to do it anyways.
Please, let us know when you figure that out, Em D:! I've been meaning to do some kind of quick rendering to the backgrounds of those character pictures (I just left the sketches because the pictures looked way too empty like that, but they weren't meant to stay like that). I've been thinking of doing some perspective-less drawings that render some sort of environments for quick backgrounds and that kind of stuff, but... it takes a while to learn how to do things and I haven't been able to sit and draw that much lately.
I made this thing to mess a bit with composition and that. I'd like to do scenes like this at least once a week, to practice mostly composition and character interaction, but school generally sucks my soul and it started again already. Still, this was fun to do. Let's see if I can keep this up.
edit: Agk, guys, put some stuff up D:! I feel like I'm invading the thread! ;P
Woah, those are some pretty awesome wings, pure. I really really like how it turned out!
The only thing that kinda bothers me is that her hair is a bit lost against the background. But at the same time, the black background makes the wings more striking so... I get why you made it like that, I guess...
I will definitely put more stuff up Soff! Good to see you're doing more backgrounds! They really help complete a scene picture. Although I've heard perspective in backgrounds is a desirable quality, I cannot boast doing it, so maybe just working on the environment is something to keep at for me! XD
@pure: Niiiiice. I really like how the shape and shading really suggest a sense of physical dept to this character's design.
@zammy: Currently, I'm pretty sure I suck and flow and composition, but I think your page's flow was ok. I can never really get into Kick-ass much; so you'll have to tell me what you enjoy about it. : )
My contribution to this thread:
I think the colouring turned out great. The perspective was off, but truthfully, I was more trying to convey busy downtown restaurant. (It's for a crack ship of this webcomic.)
Bleh, perspective is just one way of tricking the eye/brain whatever into believing the environment. As long as you manage that, it's great work for me (though perspective is a particularly convincing way to manage that ;P). Which you did by the way in that picture! You did a nice job to get the main couple to stand out with the size against the busy scene. Meanwhile, you also rendered the whole busy downtown area with a lot of detail without it getting in the way. I like it a lot!
I like the way you colored that very much, Zam. It's pretty lovely! And yeah, I think the comic page has a nice flow. It's quite easy to follow, which I admire. I have a very hard time keeping action scenes understandable.
Aaaand now I ended reading that entire comic. According to the cast page there's an 8-year difference between those two. That sense of awkwardness you portray between them seems appropriate. I'd say I wouldn't pick that ship, but I prefer to avoid shipping. The coloring does look pretty neat though.
Yep. Truthfully, when I read the comic a while back, I did kind of actually ship these too (something about how she was a police officer while he was a hacker with a heart of gold?); nowadays I see most of their tension as just character tension and not UST. The age gap thing is also kind of...well...maybe in the crack world, they wait until he's 18 (or whatever age of consent) before going farther. And it was for a crack pairing art exchange, so these two (plus the dudes with headbands in the background) seemed ideal to be featured.
I don't think I've ever shipped for serious (ok except for that stint where I was a preteen and shipped Nightcrawler with Shadowcat.); currently, most of my "preferred ships" are cracky or canon.
Soff: Thanks! : D The main-couple-standing-out was accomplished by sticking a layer over of a dark blue colour on multiply at a low opacity and just erasing around the bodies of the main couple.