Wasn't digging the second panel, anatomy was too off and kind of doubling up on the anticipation. I think this works better, tho i think the eyes aren't scary enough just yet. Not sure if the body of the second thief makes sense yet too. Tell me what you think. :0
Second head meats with physics, as a 4th character is introduced!
A familiar scent snaps her out of her blood lust.
Hrmm I hadn't intended on this guy being anyone of major importance to the wider story line of Crimson Dames that I have planned. Though now I'm thinking.
I do have a few roles that haven't been fleshed out or designed yet.
And if our gal here was a gift from the fang for services rendered, then perhaps it might be ideal if our Fief Lord here is developed into one of the 4 generals of the Fang.
White and Black are fulfilled already. So I'm leaning toward blue or brown wolf.
Though those names don't really evoke any sort of danger. What if I go with Timber for brown. and ... hrmmm.
With Blue Wolf I guess I was leaning more towards a different shade of black. Really isnt working tho.
hrmm yeah looking up pics now I think gold will work better.
Timber will be a more typical shade of brown with gold wolf being more of a light toasted brown.
White, Black, Timber, and Gold. Or should White be silver or gray? X0
Tell me what you think, and what you think of the progress thus far. do any of the panels feel particularly off to you? I know i keep sliding off model for the shewolf, which pages do u think I really need to take a second look at? Does anyone read these posts?? ._ .
Shifted some elements around to make more space and simplified the first panel. Also changed up that one panel that just looked... wrong. XD
I'll work in a grisly sound effect into the background for the severed head scene. But I'm not the best at text so I'll likely be playing with fonts to come up with something that looks a bit better.
I do like how the second thief turned out who is literally trying to escape the comic at this point XD
Was looking at these 2 pages and realized that the final panel of 18 and the first of 19 just didn't gel right, and since they were both somewhat similar I opted to keep the one that fed best into the next page.
I might still want to adjust the 4th panel on page 18, it still doesn't quite feel right yet.
I think maybe 2-3 more pages and a cover and things should be ready to start inking/refining.
Hrmm need to think about how to design her master/groom now. If I make him too cool people will expect to see him more down the line, but not cool enough and it might not be as satisfying a finish. :p
Tell me what u think though, and by all means point out what u think looks stupid and that I need to fix, just be classy about it. XD
Didn't get as far along as I had hoped to get today. Can't quite decide if I should show more of the shewolf in the first panel. I'd like to get a panel were I show the scale of her face up close to his. right before biting his head off.
Not sure if I shouldn't scale everything down to get more apace to maybe show his head bouncing away in the distance, or up toward our face. just not sure if these are the ideal angles to use given the space some of them are taking up.
Will see what I think tomorrow after seeing them with fresh eyes. :p
Looking back at page 18 I'm wondering if I should try showing the shewolf following through with her killing in that second panel which right now is just an anime esque motion showing the point of impact, or maybe at least his body from the shoulders up.
Tell me what you think and which idea's sound best to you. ^ _^
Struggled trying to find the ideal layout for the second panel here. I had to keep referencing the previous pages back and forth to make sure the continuity for the head and beams of light remained consistent.
For the next page I'm leaning towards her grabbing the second thief by the leg and either dragging him into the darkness followed by lots of gooey sound effects or her pulling his head upwards to bite it off.
Tomorrow I need to start up those 2 illustrations for Dragon Shield, can already tell their going to be challenging pieces to figure out. With the early stages needing more back and forth for the approval of the designs I should be able to work in some more penciling for the comic pages.
Been trying to zero in on just what I've been doing wrong lately with marketing my work, tagging were I posts, etc. It's been such a major struggle to get my following to increase recently, I just can't seem to pinpoint were the disconnect is.
I need to significantly improve my income so that I can start getting back on my feet vehicle wise and with eventually getting a place of my own again.
I haven't left the house since Christmas day and its starting to drive me a bit batty, but with no vehicle and no funds to even pick up some extra groceries there's not much point at the moment. That and its cold and wet outside. And there's animals! completely naked in the middle of the day!?? XD
Don't got time for any of that nonsense. XD
I wasn't quite satisfied with the face of the original Bride, so I set it up to better show off her features. I like how it came out overall. Still about 6 or more pages or so to go, with a lot of edits to the past pages.
with the new page 001 this became the new 002 shifting all of the further pages down the row. I shifted some elements around redrew the thieves to reflect how their designs have advanced. And got some elements better spaced out to work with the dialog later.
Given how the scale of the interior had grown I needed to to redo the outside to suit it. Perspective like usual is a major challenge for me, but I think overall that this came out a lot stronger.
This route allowed me to better establish the 2 thieves and will allow me the space to get across their plan to clean the joint of its valuables.