Hawktalon07's avatar

PMD: Outlanders - 31

52 21 479 (2 Today)
By Hawktalon07   |   Watch
Published: March 19, 2020
© 2020 Hawktalon07
Ah finally here's Totem! They're the head Guildmaster- Ojos is more of a second-in-command. Totem is selectively mute, not deaf, but they do communicate with American Sign Language
ASL is yet another language that I'm not fluent in (tbh I only know the alphabet letters), so I'm doing my best with internet resources... if anyone does know ASL and sees anything wrong with this or coming pages where Totem has lines, please let me know what I can fix!
The more literal translation of Totem's speech in the second-to-last panel is "Join Bravery team?" cuz I couldn't find the words for Ranger or Guild... it works tho lol

You can also read Outlanders on Tumblr or my website!

Brain Food 

next: (updates every other Wednesday) 
previous: fav.me/ddqrkjh
first: fav.me/dd2jdcl
Image size
2480x3508px 3.62 MB
Comments21
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
sheepie-drawz-cats's avatar
sheepie-drawz-catsHobbyist Digital Artist
It’s really nice seeing how accurately you drew the hand motions! I honestly think more people should learn sign language uwu
Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really want to learn it! And thank you- I’m going to try my best to keep it as accurate as possible!
Moonfeather2005's avatar
Moonfeather2005Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it interesting to get to draw different types of characters than cats for a change? And how on earth do you keep your style across multiple species??? It's amazing!
Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist
My dude you do not know how much of a relief it is to draw not cats for a bit! Not that I don’t love drawing cats haha- Outlanders really does just break up the monotony. The difficult part is that I have to get used to drawing each type of Pokémon rather than just drawing a bunch of cats that are generally the same- every Pokémon is different and has different challenges to its design (an example being Kit’s long face, it always gives me a bit of trouble)

And I don’t really know how I keep my style haha- I guess if I were drawing every Pokémon exactly how they’re portrayed in the games rather than in the way I draw them- a bit more realistic or animalistic, but at the same time still being recognizable as a specific Pokémon, I bet my style wouldn’t come out as much. Cuz if you’re following exactly how a Pokémon looks from the games, there’s not much room for style! Torchic is my favorite Pokémon but I haven’t drawn it exactly to its game design for such a long time that I think it’d be weird to not give it tiny wings and longer legs
Dedalo-el-Hispano's avatar
Dedalo-el-HispanoHobbyist Traditional Artist
*awkwarldy does a thumbs up*
Just the fact that he has that pure and wholesome expression already makes me want to join that guild.

Damn, Hawk! How can you make such likable character with only one reference and a comic page?! Teach me your secrets!
Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you!

And tbh I have no idea! I just decided the Guild needed two Guildmasters and Xatu and Sigilyph fit the setting really well!

SilvTheWolf's avatar
SilvTheWolfHobbyist Digital Artist

I love to see ASL in comics! :0 It's such a beautiful language! I'm currently learning it to aid in communication when I am having trouble speaking ^^

Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to learn it! My partner knows a little- maybe someday I’ll learn some haha
Battledroidunit047's avatar
Sign Language... my one of several weaknesses... (I never learned Sign Language)

Also, shouldn't Kit and Penny prove themselves before being offered a position in the guild? I don't think barely surviving an encounter with a hungry Spider by the skin of your teeth makes you qualified.
Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean they Should prove themselves- you’ll see soon that Totem’s kind of an interesting character, they’re kinda kooky and don’t always make sense but sort of in that ‘they’re actually really smart they just act silly’ kind of way. Kind of Wigglytuff from the Explorers games esque, but Totem’s more rowdy lol
LKWayvern's avatar
LKWayvernHobbyist General Artist
I love Totem. I love seeing sign language in comics. I've been meaning to learn it for so long. 
Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you! I have been meaning to do the same thing haha

LKWayvern's avatar
LKWayvernHobbyist General Artist
I do know fingerspelling, so if I had to I could use that, but there's a LOT of languages I'd like to be fluent in someday. 
cloudpool88's avatar
cloudpool88Student Digital Artist

ooooh sign language.... i'm in an asl class and have been wanting to incorporate that into my own comics, so i love seeing asl/sign languages in artistic mediums!

Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist

That's so neat! Do you think this is a good way to portray it, or do you think I could do anything different to make it more readable?

cloudpool88's avatar
cloudpool88Student Digital Artist

its a hard thing to really show, esp with static images - but i think it looks good! something you did that i really liked was raising totem's eyebrows when asking the question - just wanna keep in mind little things like that since they can change the meaning of sentences, but i can definitely tell what they're signing!

Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist

I actually looked up how asking a question works in ASL, and having a questioning expression was one of the ways a question is portrayed! I'm glad it's noticeable!

cloudpool88's avatar
cloudpool88Student Digital Artist

yeah! the expression depends on the type of question, too, and its still something i struggle with lol but it's a really nice detail i'm glad you paid attention to!

Nightstorm-BlackKat's avatar
Nightstorm-BlackKatStudent General Artist
Ooooh! sign language! I love seeing comics with this because everyone always finds really creative ways to show it. so cool!
Hawktalon07's avatar
Hawktalon07Hobbyist Digital Artist

thank you! I'm glad you enjoy!

anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In