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Ubunchu RtL Instructional Page by C-quel Ubunchu RtL Instructional Page by C-quel
This is a custom-made Right-to-Left Instructional Insert for Ubunchu, an Ubuntu-based manga by Hiroshi Seo and recently translated into English by Doctormo, Fumihito Yoshida, and Hajime Mizuno.

While featuring a sample page of the original Ubunchu manga, the overall design of the insert is based on the Ubuntu login screen, and features "Risa-tan", a chibified version of Risa (the "Mac Girl" from Ubunchu). Risa-tanis soft-shaded to blend better with the insert design.

The insert is meant to be included in the "RtL" (="Right to Left") version of Ubunchu, a special reedit of the translated manga that I'm in the process of working on. Additional details will be posted later.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work with the shading + highlighting, this is spec-tac-u-lar! I couldn't pick out a favorite portion if I had to-- everything, from Risa's hair to hat to apple hair clip and clothes is perfect (and you said fold work wasn't a strong suit... hah!)

And I find my attention being drawn to the small stuff as well-- even her shoes, socks and tie are wonderfully drawn! Her eyes are somewhat simple compared to what you normally draw, but they have a sort of cuteness in their simplicity.
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fufufu... maybe I was possessed by the Spirit of Bella when I made the folds? ^___^

Nah, but I did rely heavily on the Ubunchu cover to figure out how to work the folds. Can't take 100% credit for them -- on the other hand, the angle was different so had to reimagine the folds. Maybe can claim 50% of the credit. ^.^

The cap I was surprised came out surprisingly well, since I only spent not but five minutes on it. [I was desperate to finish and go to bed, so I just slapped together some random reflections that somehow, in the end, formed a cohesive metallic surface,... weird... O__o ).

And the eyes are style-matched from Risa-chan's original.... btw, you HAVE checked out Ubunchu, have you not? ^____________^

I did post it over in the forum a few days ago.... ^___________________________^

*staaaaaaaaaaaares at Bella* TvT

...

In any event, too tired now [need much sleep, so I'll wait till tomorrow to update my Journal and reply to all the stuff that's been accumulating in my DA inbox.... ^^;

*flops on keyboard*

*snorez* -.-
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been reading Ubunchu... I haven't gotten that far, but I'm reading it. ^^

And that cap came out amazingly for five minute's work. Nice job!
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fufufu... yosh yosh. ^^
My RtL version is ready too in case you want to check it out. ^___^

And yeah, that cap, just like Puma-Chan Beam or the Amiga-C64 Portraiture, is what I call an Epic Sleep-Deprived Miracle.

It was not supposed to happen, but it happened somehow. ^-^;

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*ponders*

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I gotta start sleeping less.... -v-;
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoho, since I started painting I've learned one big rule: don't ink or paint while tired. JUST DON'T. But I guess digital art is more forgiving to sleep-deprived mistakes (or triumphs). ^^;
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's wonderful! I can't wait to post the whole thing completed!
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YAY! The Doc praised the pig! I be happy. ^___^

I said i was going to take the day off today, but after seeing all the praise here and elsewhere now I' psyched to keep moving on! ^v^

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But doesn't hide the fact that I'm sleep-deprived to high-heaven, so all I can afford to offer today is the RtL'd Page 3:

[link]

I read somewhere that you're hoping I might offer new translations -- while I'm hardly capable in terms of language translation, the literal script file you gave me earlier, plus a "what the hell, let's have fun" kind of spirit, let me try my hand at some rewrites.

Nothing major, but I hope you like.

Updated the Sauce file with Page 3... ^^

[link]

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have the energy to tackle 2 or 3. ^___^
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I wasn't thinking rewrites, I just thought you'd have ideas for making it more palatable and probably better English.

Glad your psyched, but you deserve the praise, it's a very good image :-)
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaah.... uh... well.....

Eep, this is awkward. ^^'

Uh... in that case,... uh,...

Aw heck, it'll be fine. ^__^
This is Inkscape, after all, we could revert the dialog back in less time then it takes us to sneeze. ^.^

For now, feel free to consider my current dialog in the SVG as my ideas put through the test. ^^;

And thank you very much! Thank you too for all the recent faves. ^-^

Glad I can finally give back directly to a Linux-based project -- it's been over a year since I've done so [with, regrettably, not the best results]. -__-
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well there are plenty of opportunities to contribute to the FOSS community in terms of art, creative talent and a new perspective on ideas.

I've just pushed Revision 5 of the ftp and sources which include some of you new dialogue for the LtR readers. I've also updated some other text I felt could do with more smooth reading.
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you Doc! ^^
I downloaded Revision 6 and spent the time changing all the pages to include your dialogue revisions.

It's not a mirror-image copy in some instances, though, but this time I created a Changelog which should help highlight the changes I made (and in some cases why). You can get back to me later on whether you like them or not -- after all, they're all proposals. ^^

That took a while, so again only had time to fix up Page 4 (Wizard). The updated Sauce file is here:

[link]

and this time I create a work-in-progress PDF for spot-checking purposes:

[link]

Page 5 I will take some time with, since there's some Kanji that I think may be salvageable. For example, I'm pretty sure it reads "Ubuntu Manual" on the book Risa-chan is holding. ^^

....

Oh, and not particularly keen on going back to drawing "pretty" wallpapers and icons, meanwhile things are falling apart all around me. Already have that happen thrice before, and along with time, money and morale lost, all my artwork became squandered and forgotten.

I'll return when I'm a software developer, and can actually CONTROL the fate of a project somehow, not be swept powerlessly along with the current. Stuff like this manga re-adaption, though, is an exception since I know what I'm doing here at least and am not shooting in the dark. -v-
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's great, a ChangeLog will make it easy for me to get the changes. And I can't wait to offer both versions so keep up the good work.

I may create a bzr project for it on launchpad, do you know how to use bzr and launchpad? This will allow me to use some of the tools there and control it better, I could scrap the tar.gz and point people towards the version control instead.

Your art is awesome, I'm very keen on seeing more of it. But I understand how time/money/inclination can change. I'm unemployed myself, and it's hard to know where to earn your bread any more.
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yo. ^^
Can't say as I have, but if I do want to become a developer some day, I gotta start somewhere right? Hook me up, and I will be eternally indebted you! <^___^>

Hope you don't mind if I may be a bit foolhardy at first. Back when I was at EeePCLinuxOS and overstepping my bounds as a simple artist (and into INIT and intallation scripting of all things -.-), I undoubtedly stepped on a few toes in my urge/excitement to get things done. (e.g,, changing the source rather than issuing a patch, which I've yet to learn how to do)

I think I will love my own artwork once I fulfill my dream of creating "interactive" artwork (read games). Till then, though I greatly appreciate everyone's support and comments, I also have to warn that I am my worst critic....

...cause I'm a crazy old pig with too much ambition. ^^;

But having any kind of hobby keeps me sane, so shouldn't complain anyway. Not unemployed now but used to be for quite some time -- back in the day when I had no hobbies or life, and was content wittling away my youth. I can at last vouch that that's not fun, and a lot would change if I could do it over again. ^^;

I wonder if you agree? 'v'
[although would much rather wish for you to get another revenue stream first so I know you'll be alright] ^^
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seotch Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Hi!
I'm happy to see a chibified Risa-Tan!
She is so cute.*('-^ )b
The helmet and the hair pin looks solid.
You work really fine with Inkspace.

And I'm surprised with your working on a RtL version of "Ubunchu!".I really looking forward to it,too!
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YAY! Seotch-san praised the pig! ^v^

*squeals with delight*

I was having a bad day at first,... but when I read your comments praising my artwork, everything got much better all of a sudden. ^^

This makes me really happy -- I'm so happy you like my work and allow me to contribute to your own wonderful piece. ^v^

So happy, in fact, I think I will faint. ^^

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Maybe? '__'

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.......

Oh, I'll just go ahead and faint. Please excuse me. ^________^

*faints*

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[By the way, I'm hoping the time stamp at the bottom of the picture looks familiar to you. 2008-05-22 is such an important date for Ubunchu, after all.] ^.^
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L-e-n Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Great!!
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C-quel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! And DAMN you have some gorgeous photos! How'd you know I like mushrooms? ^_______^
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