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Leaving High School: Part 1 by DukeStewart Leaving High School: Part 1 by DukeStewart
(Comic Book Book 25)

I'm putting the OZ special on hiatus for the moment to clear the way for this story arc here. I hate to say it, but I'm not going to be the plucky young high school student you all know and.....llllluuurve...much longer.

So before the year ends I'm going to do a small series of CBB's leading up to the end of term, which is only 3 weeks away now.
Oh, and I tried a new type of shading, despite your protests...sorry...

Tell me what you think of it. good GOD tell me.

In any case, BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW I WAS A HEAD LIBRARIAN!!! yeeeeah. I do other stuff besides drawing. Sad but true.

Best part of my school years, I swear...besides my "friends" obviously.
But now I'm leaving, so I thought a comic about the library would be appropriateandIDIDN'TCRY!!!

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:iconkiki-tayler:
The Shading style is different from your usual style but it isn't bad. My suggestion is to try several different ways of shading and see what you like best and what you need to work on.
The style makes your comics seem darker and tones down the bright colors. The shading on the flag in panel three looks great but I personally didn't like it on skin, perhaps you could try combining techniques to deepen the difference between certain textures.
A practice method that I use is to shade other people's line art or pages from coloring books and see what looks good and what doesn't.
As a sum up the Shading looks good for a first try in a new style but has great potential. Keep it up! :thumbsup::XD:
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:iconred167:
red167 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
your life seem interesting o3o
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:iconnsm-superherofan:
NSM-superherofan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Ghost: their crying on the inside
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:iconfablewing:
FableWing Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear to god, whenever I read the comics with you in them I think Vic Mignogna.
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:iconhawkbelly-fire:
Hawkbelly-fire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Lol... ^^
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Shadowwolf1314 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i knew you were a dork! head librarian, hah! are you in the chess club to? ...no seriously, i want to join the chess club LOLOL
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:iconkillergirl04:
Killergirl04 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
awwwww cutie~
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:iconsander94:
sander94 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
HOLY HOTDOG IN A MAGICAL TOASTER!! that shading is awsome!!

your a head libarian? who would have quessed that?
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:iconsuka-chan13:
Suka-chan13 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Artist
You know. I have noticed that a significant amount af artests and animatores love to READ. I know I wouls have loved to be head student librarian at my school. But they have a crummy selection enyway...
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usagi323 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Like the new shading! High school is going by so fast....
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:iconmillistaza13:
Millistaza13 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student General Artist
I just started high school... ^^;

New shading style looks awesome! :thumbsup: :D
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
pffffffft!
Good luck...:iconexcaliburplz:
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:iconmillistaza13:
Millistaza13 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks... ^^;
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:iconivorycrown:
ivorycrown Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
you totally cried. Didn't you? I just know you did.
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I haven't even left yet :iconorzplz:
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:iconivorycrown:
ivorycrown Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
meh. but ten outa twelve, ur gonna cry
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:iconnobodylovesus:
nobodylovesus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
You're leaving high school this year? HOLY SHIT! You're in the same grade as me! and the library isn't that bad... It's where all the "cool" people go... Oh, god I need a life.
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ZeimiTakahashi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
"about the library would be appropriateandIDIDN'TCRY!!!"

YOU'LL CRY.

YOU WILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
>:
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
But nooooot now.
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:iconroxydragoness:
RoxyDragoness Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
plucky. Hmmm. *rubs chin*

omg head librarian. Sounds cooleo~

and about the shading.. I like the shading on your face and the people's heads but in the background, it mostly looks like a bunch of random fuzzy dust clouds lol XD I think if you make the shadows a little more shape-like along with the airbrush-look feeling it would look better~

and awwwww gonna miss your ohsoplucky personality!
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I know. Attention to detail kinda fell off the train when it came to doing the backgrounds...
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:icontarripup:
TarriPup Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
LOL.. :XD:
At least this was epic compared to what I did.. which was pretty much just go home.. :XD:
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Doylehi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
i like the shading! i like the whole thing, really
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Atama--Muhonnin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Haha...lookit...Im working in my school library readin' this comic...Its also my senior year as well! :la:
Im sad to leave though...
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sam557 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD!!!...... you're head librarian?!
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:iconjrfromny:
jrfromny Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
lol i feel the same way TT.TT
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:iconblucamo:
BluCamo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is my last year in high school too T^T makes me sad just reading this comic. Have you started looking into any colleges yet?
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:iconelf-healer:
Elf-healer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
XDDDD Awwww Funny/cute comic : D
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:iconshinobi-03:
SHINOBI-03 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leaving High School? Good luck with you college days in the future.

The comic makes me wish I was the head of our Manga club to give a speech like this.
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:iconkyuubilover27:
kyuubilover27 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
LOL just wait til you start college...
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:iconrainbowcrane:
rainbowcrane Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
come join me at uni! (in a year...) but really you will be fine, i remember being head librarian... you will automaticaly lose all status apon leaving.... and then if you visit there again too often and run in to Mr gordan he will kick you out ;_;... i dont like him.

the shading: i love it! do thaT MORE. FUCK CAPS LOCK BUTTON!

your vest, shirt and tie combo: you should wear that everyday. no lie.

that is all.
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Ah, but if I wear it everyday, it wouldn't be special....
god I'm such a woman.

Who's Mr Gordon?
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:iconrainbowcrane:
rainbowcrane Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
a dick, nuff said.
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:iconemmi-18:
Emmi-18 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
:L head of library? (well I guess i'm in sound crew for assembly so I cant talk)

I actually really like your new shading :D
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Diomonddragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
*high 5* for seventh formers! whoo~
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Infernal-Dusk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I think... that you don't spend that much time there, I mean I didn't even know you were head librarian until just know... that you should save "desu" style for your bigger pictures (it's more special that way)... that you got our own flag wrong (silly billy)... you look like you put on weight for that third panel there... very good job, my very good man.
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
how is the flag wrong?
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:iconinfernal-dusk:
Infernal-Dusk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
The union jack is just a tad different. The cross is supposed to overlap the 'X'
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh yes. Okay, you have me there, but that's the british part of the flag anyway. And who cares about them, right?
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Infernal-Dusk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh yes. Okay, you have me there.
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Gallade664 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I didn't like the shading on the extras but maybe that was just the black an white.
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Nah, you're right there actually. I didn't bother wit them.
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Gallade664 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Otrher than that I like it. Since when were you head-librarian, or do you like to dream?
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
You guys really are out of it. I've always been head librarian. I mean since the beginning of the year...
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:icongallade664:
Gallade664 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Well you never said anything.
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:iconkeeri-chan:
Keeri-chan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student
I didn't actually notice the new shading but this looks brilliant! I luuurve it~! Your style is improving a lot!
So yes! I like new shading style
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
ooookay! iiiiinteresting!
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:iconeternalwinters:
eternalwinters Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually like this shading a little better than your previous style. It's a bit more...dramatic.

Leaving high school...I still get to wait two years...but it seems like an exciting, sad, and scary experience all bundled up in one package.
Being Head Librarian sounds EPIC))
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I'd say the worst part of the experience is that you went through 5 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL!!
Haaaa-I'm so glad it's almost over.
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Junkotan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist
Im so torn. I love welly high but im SO FUCKING SICK OF SCHOOL. HO SHIT MAN. I bet you did cry. Or will. idk.
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:icondukestewart:
DukeStewart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I know exactly what you mean. Still, no matter how nostalgic I get, there's no way I'm crying for that swamp pit.
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