Comic 17 - Draginbeard pg 16

27th Aug 2012, 12:00 AM in No Shelter
Draginbeard pg 16
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Draginbeard 27th Aug 2012, 12:00 AM edit delete
Under the mountain, in a shrine unseen, an ancient artifact reads a cosmic newspaper.

Things lighten up a little. We are past the introduction, and the tone for the back story is set.

Now I'm looking to get a good mix of drama/humor into the story. There is still a lot of action coming, Scarlan is a really mean world at times. Stick around and see what kind of trouble Jolly is in for!
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Andre61 27th Aug 2012, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Hey! color cool
Draginbeard 27th Aug 2012, 12:58 PM edit delete reply
Yup, finally brought color into the strip full time. This was my second real attempt at coloring.
Blurlok 29th Aug 2012, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
One of the greatest things about CF is being able to see people develop their skill over time. I look forward to seeing how you and your story evolve. So far so good - keep it up. :)
Draginbeard 29th Aug 2012, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Thanks =) I appreciate the encouragement!
KentuckyFriedPopcorn 29th Aug 2012, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
NOOO! Another B&W artist sells out for color! :D But seriously, looks quite cool. I love the cave wall textures, particularly.
Draginbeard 29th Aug 2012, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Sorry, had to go with color. As much as I love working in black and white, Ive always pictured this strip in color. =)

Texture, thats something I want to play with some more. The paint brush tools in photoshop are pretty great, especially for black and white work, and texture is a big deal.

I'm still learning to color (which sounds like I failed pre-school), mixing color and texture is something I need to work at still.

Coloring is kind of a huge time eater, so I need to find a balance to keep productivity where I need it.
cachway 1st Sep 2012, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Haha. Nice, great page.
Draginbeard 1st Sep 2012, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
Thanks =) You guys will be seeing more of that particular glowing artifact in the future.
LooeyQ 29th Sep 2012, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Love these colors! Funny page too!!!
Draginbeard 29th Sep 2012, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
This is probably my best joke, and I had to steal it form the Joker of all people =P

These are early colors, I wanted to do the whole dynamic lighting process, doesn't fit the comic, so I went with a more, um, coloring book effect. It gets better around page 30, I found a really smooth color palette I like.
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