and here's the answer to the contest i had running earlier in the week. what was Alex's colour? now the question is...why did i make a male dragon pink? i didn't actually choose the colour scheme, an old friend of mine did and he chose pink, and i promised i wouldn't change it, so he's pink. there's also another reason, but i'll explain that one later. ok, the last couple of pages it was supposed to be all stormy in the sky, but it failed, but now it's the way it was supposed to look in the first place. i have to say, i'm not overly proud of this page *sigh*. except the last panel. i think it turned out really well. there were going to be 6 panels, but i cut them out. for the lightning and those light ray thingys, i used brushes from Obsidian dawn: www.obsidiandawn.com/ clouds made with these brushes: para-vine.deviantart.com/art/C… leaves made with a default brush in PS and i also used a brush to help get the grass, but i can't find it now
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Mike and everyone's still alive! whoo! yep i never intended to make everyone wait so long for this page, but i just had major problems with it (ended up sketching it out 6 times DX before i got it right and even now there's things i'm not overly happy about, like Alex in panel 2) but over all i'm pretty happy with it. also, i just want to clarify that Alex, the pink Pythonine Dragon (Pythonine is a species of dragon in the comic) is a MALE, not a girl. he's Mike's best friend. also, these Druakhounds are a dog-like dragon but they are wild and savage animals, and the Lyranzas are a large herbivore that live on the Dralik Isles and are a favorite food of Lilly's edit* i forgot to put credit in for some brushes i used leaves made with a brush in the defult photoshop CS6 set scales on the dragons made with brushes from obsidian dawn light beams made with brushes from obsidian dawn made in Paintool SAI and Photoshop previous: first: next
Yay! it's done, the Dragon Story comic has officially reached Chapter 1! lol, such irony XD Lilly said that Hanna (who is introduced later) says a big storm's coming, i finished this page yesterday afternoon and guess what i hear on the news, there's a big storm that's supposed to flood our area today (thankfuly it didn't) but i think that's kind of funny. this took me ages to plan out. i did so many different versions of this page, trying to think how to start the comic. I had so many and ended up scanning all the different pages in and putting parts of all of them together. lol the second pannel looks so bad XD i also had to change the last pannel (this was the origonal: fav.me/d5simmt ) it was too tall and wouldn't fit on the page for one thing, and my stalagmites and stalactites looked awful i can't draw the inside of caves. i want to draw a map of the Dralik Isles, so i should post that soon hopefully, also, i have started on some ref sheets for the different kinds of dragons that start appearing in the next few pages.
wow, DSC just got creepy dark all of a sudden 0.o. i've seen them be put on for less, so if you guys think it needs a mature-content filter, let me know, i'll put one on. i don't think it dose, but like I said, i've seen them be put on for less.
another page! seriously, this has got to be a new personal record XD unfortunately, this will be the last one for a few weeks, possibly a few months, depending on school and stuffs... and omg i did a line-less drawing in a comic only because i forgot to do the line-art XD
hey everyone! just a bit of a post-and-run here so finally, the next page of DSC is done! i've had a bit of an art block lately and DSC was no exception to that, so i decided to go a different direction with it. the story hasn't changed, just the order of some of the pages. also i've changed the designs of some of the dragons (mostly just the wings, they're now the same colour as each dragon's scales on the top and the original colour of the wings on the bottom, but i've also dimmed and darkened some of the colours to make them less fluorescent, which was something that was really bugging me on the previous pages). also changed the boarder and speech bubbles. and look! i tried to do the stalagmites this time! and they didn't turn out too bad either, not perfect but a huge improvement on this: crystal-dragon1.deviantart.com…
Oh...My...GOSH! 2 pages...in one day?! wow, never thought i'd see that lol! i'm loving this Clip Studio, it's making comic work so much quicker and easier.
so now we see who this mystery dragon is...well kind of, and his intentions are not good. but...who is he i wonder...and how dose Lilly know him? i actually enjoyed drawing the black/yellow dragon, particularly his tail, it's one of my favorite features, you'll see why a bit later on. i haven't drawn him since i was in year 6 when i was writing the original books. I simplified him down heaps from then as well (i was obsessed with spiky dragons at the time, so he was covered in horns XD). he was bases off an inland taipan, the world's most venomous snake (hence why Lilly refers to him as 'snake'), but he looked silly in colour like that so i modified it a bit , also, i got the scale a little wrong when he's holding the egg.
lol laziness for the win on that egg at the bottom! lol CSP has this brush that makes cracks for you XD
i thought about it for a while, and decided that i should post this up, I've had it done for days but i can't get the cover page right, so i'll post it later. this is just setting the scene for the rest of the comic. it explains what happend to all the dragons and a brief history of the gold dragons. i used the silhouette thing to make it look more dramatic, but it didn't turn out like i wanted oh well the others will be much better quality, i promise. to see the proper style i'll be using, go here: dragonteen1.deviantart.com/art… also, in the last panel, it mentions a 'Serpanine' dragon. that's not a typo, it's what i meant to write. the comic contains various dragon species including the common dragons, Pythonine dragons (pie-tho-nine), Serpeinine (serp-a-nine) dragons, Draukhounds (dr-aaw-k-hounds), gold dragons, and a few others. i am making refs for them all to explain a little better.
yes, finally done XD i am soo happy with that last panel, i don't think i've ever drawn a cave that well XD sorry if this page seems a little fuzzy, i had to reduce the size of the file to get the filters for the water to work properly :/
just in case you can't read what's in the text bubbles, i'll write it here: 'Lilly?' 'Lilly! are you down here?' 'c'mon, I hate this part of the ca...' SPLASH! 'everytime...'
anyway, Mike's gone into the deeper reaches of the cave, and it's huge...and dark. so dark in fact that Mike can't see the water and ends up going for a swim . what's causing the glow further down?
edit: just noticed the spelling mistake, it's supposed to say "You won't find who you're looking for..." no 'ou' wow 3 pages in one day...i'm pretty impressed lol (in all fairness though this one took less than an hour XD) this will probably be the last one for a few weeks though.
lol check out my lame attempt at tears XD
This has got to be any mother's worst nightmare. Lilly is seriously fighting the urge to rip out the snake's throat, but why is she resisting? and what's he want her to look at?
another page. its not the highest quality page, but i really wanted to get this and page 10 and 11 up before i go back to school. i don't think i'll get them all up but i can try
So some time has passed, probably an hour or so, and Mike has come home from his hunt with Alex, proud as a peacock about his fight with "a least a hundred Drahkhounds" (sure Mike, whatever you say... ) , but was is he about to find deeper in the cave?
I think this is my first attempt at blood, and i'm pretty pleased with it. there's not very much, so i won't put a filter up, but page 11 or 12 probably will need one, just a bit of advanced warning. also i apologise for the thing in Mike's mouth, i know it looks bad, i couldn't get the shapes right XD. it's supposed to be the leg of one of the animals mentioned on the previous pages with Mike and Alex.