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UT of the Exile, 02, Page 5

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The Exile and Atton talk.

My new favorite page! I'm really satisfied with how this turned out. It feels like it takes a long time for me to produce a page, but I generally finish one a week, so that's not too bad. It's the coloring that really slows the process down. I get the layout and the drawing bits done in a day or two, and then slowly dredge my way through coloring. I don't think it'd be the same in black and white, though, so I'm sticking with "slow but colorful".

Atton is a bit of a drawing challenge for me. I usually only draw girls, and ones in their teens at that, so a 30-something male is making me stretch my skills. I took references photos of myself to help get the poses right, and that definitely paid off!

Thanks for looking, you guys. Have a great weekend!

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YourSilentSacrifice's avatar
I just had a fangasm attack when I saw the way you portrayed Atton. AHHHHHH!!!!!! I'm loving this so far :)
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Ah-Nee-May-Nee-YakStudent Digital Artist
Is Atton 30-something years old ?! O_O"
I'd imagine him in the middle 20s hahah... Or is this just a part of my fan-girl mentality ? :L
Either way, Atton looks really good :)
suce-fleur's avatar
Considering the Exile has to be 30 at the very, very least...

According to Obsidian, Atton's late 20s, early 30s, which makes sense -- he was in the Mandalorian Wars over a decade earlier. Apparently he was originally to be older, but they made him younger because of the LI thing, and made him possibly younger than the Exile in the process. (Mical is 25ish. So he had last seen the Exile when he was 11 or 12 and she well his senior! creepy. And Brianna and Visas are both around 25 as well! Double creepy. At least Mira will tell male Exile that, even though he's at least a decade her senior [she's 23ish], she considers him far older because of what he's seen. So if one thinks the same of female Exile.....)
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AshleyKayleyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... he's between 30 and 40, probably much closer to 30. It's easier to imagine him in his mid twenties, but that's just not the case! Doesn't help that I'm not super awesome at drawing older guys...
Lord0Slayer's avatar
Nice work. Also: jedi? There's no Jedi here. Nope, none at all.
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notshortonawsm General Artist
these are great! looking forward to the next one :)
pepea's avatar
fuckin nmother of god epic atton xp
RedAviary's avatar
Very good so far. I like how Atton looks. You emote the characters pretty well, which is good. And your Exile is close enough to my own version in my head, so it's not too jarring in that respect either.

Just want to say, whether it applies or not (still too early so far to really tell) that the best novelizations/adaptations always EXPAND on the source material and put a new twist on it, rather than just regurgitate it line-for-line (with a few visual aids in this case). If you've read the "Revenge of the Sith" novelization by Matthew Stover, you know what I mean. That book managed to turn a lackluster film into something fantastic just by adding and altering a few things on the same basic framework -- not really changing anything in terms of the actual sequence of events, but still being more. Not QUITE the same thing as a comic, but... I think it's a good place to set the bar, regardless.

Again, you know, I'm just throwing that out there. Not accusing you of anything yet. ;)
mychoco89's avatar
I think you did great! Another great page :)
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Seeshi-suinHobbyist General Artist
Woah, I totally had a flash back to the actual game on the second panel!
Russariel's avatar
Nuh keep doing this! It's awesome incarnate
wentung's avatar
loving the build up for one of the attons better lines..and dont worry vigilante your facial expressions on atton are definitely great. the exile shows her natural commanding looks and tone of voice with him while he looks her up and down with a guys version of "niiicce" expression.(ive done it a few times) gotta say i particularly love the exiles face on the fourth row. she looks a bit worn out.
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You've got some really nice facial expressions here. Great page. I know what you mean about coloring, it's a real chore in itself. But if it's any consolation, the coloring does turn out very nicely.
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:squee: I think this is your best page so far (in my opinion, at least it's my fav)!
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AshleyKayleyHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I agree!
CortosisKylee's avatar
:squee: :squee: Fantastic job!! I LOVE Attons face in the second panel, you captured him perfectly!! (And I agree with ~theant4 about about the Exile's face in the first panel! Excellent!) I love all the different expressions with both the characters, very very very very well done! Can't wait for the next one!!
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AshleyKayleyHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I love doing the expressions, and they really help get the story and mood across better. I don't care if they're exaggerated. :)
CortosisKylee's avatar
You got the mood across perfectly!! They're not exaggerated o.O At least in my opinion! XD Their expressions make it look so realistic! Good job :highfive:
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Fischmeister4Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: I LOVE her expression in the first panel, and the shading is absolutely wonderful!

I agree though -- guys are hard to draw! I feel like I'm slowly getting better at them though... like you I almost always just draw girls so in the past all my guys have looked super fem. With a little practice you'll have him nailed in no time! He looks really good in the "You mean before or after..." panel :)
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AshleyKayleyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they do take practice. Mine tend towards looking like a 14-year-old girl, so this is a major improvement. Yes, the "before or after panel"....I'm going to go right ahead and say Atton is quite hot there. Easy on the eyes. :)
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Fischmeister4Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I guess you know you've done a good job when you think your own character is hot :rofl:
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CadeSkywalkerHobbyist General Artist
You did really well on Atton!
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