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Golden Shrike - 1

By doeprince
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What's this? It's a comic, something I've been up to since uh... March or April I think.

Golden Shrike is a fantasy story about sheltered deer twins getting to see the world they're inhabiting. Something has shifted in the beginning of the story, and eventually we'll get to see what unfolds. There will be deer, there will be birds. There will be plenty of cliches because some of those I just really like, so back away if you're sick and tired of heroic animals doing heroic and questionable deeds!

This is my very first serious comic attempt and I really want to commit to this, but I want to warn you that there will always be a possibility the story drops dead. So let's enjoy while it lasts! 

GS isn't directed for young audience. The story will contain the usual - violence and dark themes. My lil bambis are prone to filthy language as well. As for genre... Fantasy and adventure?

Feedback is very welcome! Keep in mind I'm still learning many things while I draw this: backgrounds, Photoshop (and my major hatred towards it), custom brushes, comic rules, time managing, BIRDS, smooth storytelling. This is a big learning experience.

This is the first of six pages of prologue. I'll attempt to update this every Friday till the prologue is gone, and once I get chapter 2 sketched, I'll start posting the first chapter regularly. Thanks for the patience and I hope you like what you see!

What a welcoming wall of text oh man.
:iconpatreon-plz: GS in Patreon
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10animallover10's avatar
A comic about deer? That is very cool and creative :) Gonna read it^^
NerdiestGeek's avatar
You're designs and story are amazing! Did you use Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies for inspiration?
doeprince's avatar
Thank you! Never heard of the book though.
florfru's avatar
I love how you make backgrounds! Starting to see the comic now and I'm feeling La la la la 
CatKramer's avatar
I love heroes, they're my favorite!

(BHNA, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Steven Universe, VLD, ATLA, LOK, Generator Rex, older Ben 10 stuff, etc...)

Good old good vs evil, black and white, makes living in a morally grey world a bit easier.

I think I follow some others with dark content comics, I should be fine, let's just see how your comic turns out.

We all have different tolerance levels.

I mean, I looked away at times, but I managed to still watch Jack Ryan, Haven, Stanger things, and a bunch of cop shows.

(I've also been watching a bunch of Prey- 2017 one, so I will wait, and watch before I make a verdict on weather or not I will like this comic or not.)

Heh, you're not the only one capable of a wall of text! 😆
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I like to at least give a warning about the content, but in the end everyone in the internet is still responsible of what media they choose to follow as long as they're given the heads up! I won't be splashing with guts galore or aiming for needless shock value with this project, but I do like to tell drama-rich stories. And I want to warn people who might be after cute and lighthearted woodland critter comics and mistake GS for one!

Hope you like the comic, glad to have your interest!
CatKramer's avatar
Ah, yes, expecting Bambi, but get something that's not exactly PG. 🦌

I get it.

Thank you for the heads up. 😊

I was just letting you know that I'll read on, I can always click off if I get uncomfortable.

And I'm glad that I found you and this comic! 😁
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Oh boy oh boy, there aren't that many animal comics that are of something else than canines of felines, and I'm very excited to start following this! I read all of the prologue and I gotta say that the pages are very clear and easy to follow, as well as pretty to look at. :thumbsup:
doeprince's avatar
Ohh glad you enjoy! I've been drawing deer for 10 years so it's about time I do something with that knowledge. ;; Good to hear it's easy to follow - it's one of the top things I try to keep in mind while drawing these pages since I myself get lost so easily.
PULLAST0RMY's avatar
Sure, and it indeed does show. :> You're very welcome!
AleineRoe's avatar
Okey I'm in love already I can't wait to see more and more. :D 
doeprince's avatar
Thank you so much, glad you like it!
Songdogx's avatar
Congratulations on your start! I'll have to keep an eye open on this ^^ Welcome to Deer Comic Club comrade!
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Thank you! Honestly I was very surprised there were some deer comics among all the animal ones!
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THANK YOU. You're always boosting my motivation levels argh, I hope you know your comments are golden.
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I legitimately let out a small scream when I saw this in my notifications
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I'm glad I could squeeze a noise out of you!
scowle's avatar
i am alive for this
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Sweeet, living readers. Hope you like the ride!
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Majestic start! :clap:
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