In the spirit of low-energy-week, here's the link to the comic without further commentary:
Stunning - reminds me of the fairy path in Los Altos...
Sorry - losing my mind - I meant Los Osos - you can see more about it here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g32661-d2169512-Reviews-Elfin_Forest_Preserve-Los_Osos_San_Luis_Obispo_County_California.html
This came out really great.
Landscapes certainly helps establish the scene and mood of a story, especially in comics.
I enjoy the visual composition, the way you have the elements placed in such a way. Kind of hard to explain,
but overall visually interesting.
I remembered seeing some panels where the background is absent,
or obscured by speech bubbles and stuff, after the background was already used to
establish where the characters are at. Sometimes I draw certain panels with only a few background elements, like this train scene that I drew.
I was having trouble with determining the right perspective of the interior of the train, because I couldn't find any good visual sources on the internet.
But I decided to only include the seats they were sitting in, as I was more focused on their immediate interactions. But this was based on what I've seen in
some comics where the background sometimes gets replaced with some sort of visual effects or plane shading of color that portrays a certain mood or atmosphere.
As far as telling a story goes, it seems like an effective method. ^^
I try to work on it regularly, but it's more like an on and off thing for me.
Between my job and my church ministry I only have little to no time to work on it,
but when I do manage, it is often a result of fighting to get it going somehow. In which case,
I had to improvise and plan tactically. I go as far as pretending to go to work sometimes,
just so I can spend my day off to work on my comic someplace quiet on board one of the bigger
cruise yachts. XD I get easily distracted at home since there's no privacy.
At home I always get stuck having to cater to things which can be time consuming and it never seems to end.
It's a little of many things, but I try my best to fight such oppositions. Being an artist was very challenging for me.
Twice, I lost years of art work in the past. Once when my family lost the apartment, and the second time when we had
a fire at the storage facility, and I had to redraw my comic from scratch all over again.
This is the third time I'm redrawing it from memory. I still have my notes and sketches of old storyboard panels or what's left of them.
When the lost happened to me a second time, I cried and was so frustrated, I almost gave up as an artist, but I have too much of a fighter inside of
me to give up now. As long as I can draw, I can still recreate it only as better and improved versions. By now, I would have
had plenty of material to show here on DA, but the constant setbacks is what slowed me down severely, almost to a breaking point. But I held on, and
kept fighting. I only know when I'm strong, when being strong is all that I have left.
I don't know how long it will take me now, but so far, the progress have been rather slow but recently, I have been a little more consistent than the last time.
But I had to work on it on different intervals. When ever I see an opportunity to work on it, I take it immediately. Even if it's for a few seconds of sketch work,
a little progress is better than none. ^^
At least my literature is 12 chapters ahead of the comic version. Since the lost, I've kept notebooks with hand written versions as my fall back, along with my DA stash.
So I still have some material to work with.
...Oh awesome! Thanks for adding me to your watch!
The fact you made this on one layer is amazing. These emerald green colors is truly pleasing the eyes. Also I love then skies is dark and ground is bright, and you painted it this way, so well done