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The Veteran, Priestess and Child by JadineR The Veteran, Priestess and Child by JadineR

Just received note of a rejection from another anthology, so here you go: the very quickly done character designs for it! :P The anthology was sci-fi and all ages. Might come back to the story one day. That’s all I’ll say for now, haha. :P

Done in Clip Studio Paint!


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NyQuilDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
COOOOOOOOL

I hope you do come back to this!
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JadineR Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
A VERY OLD REPLY, WHOOPS.

Thanks! <3 Maybe someday I will -- won't say "no" to it yet!
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erosarts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This is some pretty cool looking stuff.  Do you have any idea what kind of materials made it into the anthology?

I just got a piece of work into a science-fiction anthology recently, but I know a couple of guys whose work didn't make the cut, and, having seen their work, I am baffled as to how the final selections were chosen, although I'm pretty sure drinking beers with the right people plays a major role (and I did that).
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JadineR Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
No idea yet! I know tomorrow they'll release a list of all the artists who've been accepted -- besides the, like, 5 or 10 who already had a slot before the submission process was open. I know two of my friends got accepted for their collaboration and they've pretty nice art, so! For myself, I'm already guessing why I haven't been accepted but I'll leave that alone :P

Oh, that's me with every anthology or company I submit to! For example, Hiveworks had a major submission search last year and a bunch of insanely talented people didn't make it in! The others who did, ranged from stories which were decently interesting (but art was average) to people who...either had terrific art or "huh?" art. And the same happens for every company or anthology, haha -- which is a big issue of the subjective art thing. But it's also the way the world works and I'm sure that if I ever headed something big, my personal biases would seep in too.

But also, yes, unfortunately a good chunk of the time is "who you know." And I barely talk anyone in webcomics anymore (you know why!) compared to my peers who seem to know everyone ^^;
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erosarts Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I, personally, believe the most important thing about comics is the writing.  Which is a weird thing to say, perhaps, but I always aspired to be a writer, as opposed to an artist.  If a comic has a good story, the art sort of goes along for the ride, in my mind.  But no amount of pretty pictures can make me care about something I don't find interesting.  From that standpoint, I find a lot more art of questionable merit to be perfectly acceptable.  All I want from it is to be clear.  If I can figure out the action in the panel, I'm good.

I tend to think comics gravitate towards this bland, "This is what comics look like," place.  When I browse comics, I find I can pick up so many of them, skim a few pages and have nothing make an impression on me whatsoever.  Like the artists were trying to deliberately craft pages that look like every other comics' pages on the shelf.  What IS that?  Do they think if they're comic feels like something we've already seen we're more likely to want to see it again?

But yeah... we must always remember how subjective it all is.  Critics frequently rave about things that I just can't manage to sustain any interest in, so obviously there isn't just one good way to do this job. 
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
I don't think it's weird -- there are others who have the same thought, and I'm the same too. Sometimes there are comics where the art makes me groan or question some panels BUT the story is fantastic or fits with the art. So I'm like "okay, I'll bite and keep reading!" Lots of webcomics are kinda like that and I enjoy reading them :D Sometimes I think there are even "stories that usually aren't told" and they get ignored merely because the art is bad. (Meanwhile, in the sixties, tons of bad art got a pass and is considered High Art­™ nowadays...)

OH MAN, I know what you mean! I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or because the market shifted so much re: change that I'm still in 2012 in terms of comic artists knowledge, that I sometimes find three comics who look the same and I go "wow, this artist is a hard worker! Three comics!" And then it turns out it's all different artists ^^; This goes for anime/manga-influenced artists too -- sometimes I think it's the official artist from whose style they lifted  X_X Heck, sometimes I think my style is so generic, nobody would tell me apart :XD:

Same here. Although I just read a review right now involving a popular Marvel character where the reviewer was slightly part of the demographic this comic was aiming for -- and they basically just said "this story's a mess, a jumble and half of the time plot goes nowhere." The only saving grace was the art and some characters, and even they were like "meh." That was their total grade for the review, no lie: MEH.
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erosarts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
MEH would be kind for most of this... filler?

I think your style is pretty distinct.  I think I could tell your work from others pretty easily; your style is obviously influenced by manga, but you didn't let that completely dictate how you draw faces.  Your eyes show restraint, there's more information about noses, and you use a greater variety of chins and cheeks than is usually seen in the most mainstream manga styles.

High art seems to continually want to debase itself.
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