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BlueDragon edit delete 22nd Nov 2019, 5:00 PM

So I watched a Marvel Way tutorial (looooots of propaganda, but also some great advice.) Read the composition chapters of the book by the same name. I need to re-read a couple times...but I'm working on the composition and trying to show some action in different perspectives. I may change the way the panels are separated. Not sure that's working. The next page...if I can DO it right, is going to be kinda experimental.

I'm sorry I haven't been posting on Wednesdays regularly, but I want to take my time and TRY to get these kind of right o_O (still need work, though. Not fishing, just being honest XD)

Whenever I feel bad about how I'm doing, I keep trying to improve, but I also like to look at old art to boost my morale. In this video I show my terrible old art, redraw something for the Act 2 digital and print version of Dark Horse, and make ample fun of where Dark Horse came from. It's...terrible XD This is a "Part One" video, but I won't be getting to Part 2 until December (next Wednesday is the monthly Q & A.)


Marcel edit delete reply 22nd Nov 2019, 6:24 PM
I hold my pencil 'wrong' too, only my index finger is curled on the opposite side of the pencil from my thumb. I can't do much at all if I hold it the 'correct' way.
BlueDragon edit delete reply 24th Nov 2019, 11:34 AM
I know, right! I have tried so hard and had a fourth grade teacher who got fixated on it for a while. My handwriting is already bad, and her trying to make me "fix it" made it worse, so she gave up XD

It doesn't bother me when I'm drawing, but I get cramped up a bit if I'm handing writing stuff for long periods...
princess_lom edit delete reply 22nd Nov 2019, 6:42 PM
They look like nipples xD love it
BlueDragon edit delete reply 24th Nov 2019, 11:34 AM
BWHA HA HA HA! Yeah, I just noticed that XD I thought more like chocolate chips, too XD

Oh well, no safe for kids! ;)
MadJak91 edit delete reply 24th Nov 2019, 1:08 PM
King of Thorn might be a good inspiration for plant attacks, haha. Even the anime movie is enough :D

Now we are talking and why plant elements should not underestimated. Thorny vines! Briars?
I mean, look at this. Very uncomfortable:
And just like fire it strikes psychologically first D:
Now it is moving giant versions actually coming to get you.
BlueDragon edit delete reply 25th Nov 2019, 8:20 PM
Oh my gosh! Yes! I will have to check out that manga! Or maybe find the anime. Thank you so much! Your prolific knowledge of manga/video games is impressive! I will see if I can get a hold of that :D

Yeah, you're right! Just the thought of looking into a thorny patch really strikes a person mentally, just like the burn from a fire!

I gotta say this...more than brambles and bushes...stinging nettles are some of the WORSE thorns XD I used to go surveying with my dad when I was young, and often we would be out in the woods. I was only needed for certain things (like holding the prism over a certain spot so dad could measure the distance, or carrying pins and mallets and such) so a lot of times I would just be mucking about in the woods. It was so fun, but often I would stumble into the stinging nettles and man! Those are the worst!

But cold mud and cold river water feels good and helps numb them ;) I would like to try the British dish some day of cooked young nettles. I hear they are tasty :D

Thank you for your comment! It took me down memory lane! ;)
MadJak91 edit delete reply 27th Nov 2019, 1:38 PM
The movie is not bad but the manga is better because the movie is a typical advert kind of thing and hardly moves anywhere even though as a self contained survival movie it is not bad just that the manga is the actual story until the end.

When I was a kid I asked grandpa why not just have a normal fence and he said you can climb over a fence but nobody feels like coming near a barbed one. It is like with thorny bushes. You feel this invisible force pushing your body back. Maybe we have a natural aversion to spiky things!
So plant attacks do not have to just be growing trees or choking vies >:)
BlueDragon edit delete reply 1st Dec 2019, 6:54 PM
Your grandpa sounds like a very wise man :3
morningbee4 edit delete reply 27th Nov 2019, 10:57 PM
šŸŽ¶Every Rose has its thornšŸŽ¶
BlueDragon edit delete reply 1st Dec 2019, 6:54 PM
Ha ha! Gosh, that...that song. It's been a while since I've heard that XD
BitterBadger edit delete reply 18th May 2020, 1:09 PM
Hope Odysseus doesn't get caught by those disintegration hands!
BlueDragon edit delete reply 18th May 2020, 1:14 PM
Black magic is very scary DX It's similar (but not quite) like acid. You can do a lot of things with it, but in large quantities, it degrades very quickly. In small quantities, it takes much longer...

It was kinda fun coming up with the magic system...but it's not really going to be explained in the story XD (not yet, anyway...and even then, I think I'd said it before, but over explaining takes the mystery out of it :3)