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Re: Chapter 2

Been neglecting the Livejournal so here's a quick update on some stuff :B

Though I'm still working on re-inking and [eventually] recoloring chapter one, I noticed that the first half of chapter two is also crying out for some much needed revisions. Because these revisions will take a lot less time, I've decided that chapter two will take priority over chapter one (which at least looks similar most of the way through). Chapter two will be the first to print, so I'll be damned if it's going to be printed as is -- all inconsistent/half-formed XD.

Here's just some of what I've been doing to the opening scene (in order from earliest to latest attempt).

 

This was just the original lineart -- upscaled (from 150 dpi) and adjusted to fit the resolution of the current pages.



This was an earlier attempt at fixing things up that I never followed through with XD. I'm reminded of how much drawing Ten's face used to frustrate me >_<



Finally, here's the latest adjustment, waiting for colors. The biggest change was altering the perspective on Ten and Luna in the last panel to match their environment. That's something I just couldn't wrap my mind around the first time, even though I knew it should have been done.



Also, I'm working on 3D models of Gun and Dagger's weapons. I can already see myself straining to draw these at different angles without a proper reference, so these will be invaluable when the time comes. It's especially nice that I could export these from Sketchup and then place the models right into Photoshop if I'm really having trouble XD -- something I've actually done with the Skyward on occasion.

On a weird note, I had to double(triple?)-check when I saw my e-mail and found out that Niko Geyer had followed the Twitter. This dude is the dude whose artwork got me to take digital art seriously, whose webcomic directly inspired Everblue in its earliest stages. Seeing the work that he and Clay Gardner put into Fantasy Realms was the tipping point that pushed me toward trying my hand at developing a comic of my own ;_;. It's just incredibly surreal to see that name pop up in my inbox. Gah, I'm a nerd XD.

Thanks for sticking around :D. I'll try not to let the Livejournal gather too many cobwebs.

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Thank you so much :D. Haha, I had the same thought when I was setting up the images XD

Oh, that reminds me I need to catch up on By Moon Alone :B
Man, you've levelled up like loads!! Like seriously! You're going to go very very far like that!
Thanks so much :D. It's kinda fun to look back over those old pages to see how much things have changed XD
I agree, this is a spectacular article about HATS. Clearly you hat making hobby has really touched this guy. go you. and your hats.

hat's off to your hats, man.

o.O

I wonder if that spambot just talks about hats all day or if there were tags or words in your post that it used to determine the best topic... o.O
XD I can't imagine what set this spambot off on me, but thinking about its reasoning would probably drive me insane :B
Haha whoops XD I'm excited to re-read chapter two when the new arts are up, it'll be like living through the amazing experience again, but to like- a new artistic extent :B
Will the 3D models be in the site's extras? That would be aweosme to see!
Also- congrats on the Niko Geyer follow! I know what that's like, considering you've been a huge inspiration to me since I discovered you off Avatarspirit.net, it's still a shock seeing your replies in my inbox :B *geeking up*
Thanks :D. I'm debating whether or not I should start replacing pages until I have all the pages I need redone.

Oh, there's an idea :]. I could post up the actual models for people to download and look at in Sketchup.

Haha, really? Was it that Aang-in-a-spacesuit thing I did for them a while back that you saw? It's so weird to imagine that my artwork could inspire people XD, but I am honored to know that it did for you :D

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That sounds like a good idea, With more pages posted you could make a big proud announcement about it :D

Don't forget the model for the boat (though I remember you made that with something else) if you can :>

Yep that was the one! It linked back to your gallery where I spent hours being inspired like nuts :B then bumped into Everblue shortley afterwards XD I should be thanking you!
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