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Hey! Hope everyone's holding up during COVID-19, just this last tuesday was my 110th day in self-quarantine (along with my roomates of course, we're being very careful!) I've been pretty tired lately. One of my family members (a pet) passed away recently and I temporarily lost my job because of the shutdown. But I've been able to keep myself afloat alongside the hospital bills with some commissions (Thank you to anyone who got one!) But of course that means I have to portion my time between those and my comics (which already rarely update grumble grumble)
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I'm no art analyst, and I wish I was so I could properly express how much I adore your art! But, as a layman, I can say that every time you upload art, I leave it on my dash board for weeks on end just so it's the first thing I see when I check my feed.
The evolution of your art style has been such a joy to follow. Your backgrounds and use of color is so simplistic yet impeccably detailed. The way you are able to clearly and consistently characterize each of your characters through expression alone is always astounding. And! Your ability to blend comedy into both your writing *and* art style seamlessly is something that I am truly impressed by.
I can't wait to see the rest of this beautiful world you've created!
DUDE THOSE BACKGROUND
As I was reading and admiring, I did wonder if you rendered the guild in 3D before painting, mostly out of concern for consistency (I'm already having a breakdown, and a WIP of mine is just a plain room, lmao). It's good to know that you did! It looks incredible!
That last panel though
And Marceau is adorable!
I went back and read through this page a second time just now and I'm so glad I did. I always catch new things I never saw before, like the reflection on the hardwood floor in panel number 15 or all the details with the books and the clutter and everything. I can't wait to see the rest of the Guild layout!
Btw, how did you enjoy using Blender? I've been looking for something to help me do backgrounds better. I have experience with Google SketchUp, but I'm also suuuper rusty at it haha. I was wondering if Blender might be a better experience.
Blender has been extremely useful! I'm not sure if you've had any prior industry standard 3D modeling experience (Maya, ZBrush, 3DSMax (I have a little Maya/Zbrush)) But it doesn't matter! It's accessible enough to people of every level and I think that's so nice.
There aren't any options to customize your viewport however (unlike ZBrush) so creating crazy perspective stuff is a little more up to how you use your screenshots when you put them in photoshop or sai. Overall it's pretty easy to use (I'm mostly using it for interiors because gun to my head I couldn't draw a straight line)
It also has in-program modeling so you can make a box and wiggle it around all you want in case you DO want to make a specific landscape.
For me it's totally worth getting, it's got a nice community that has tutorial videos and troubleshooting on most everything. (I would highly recommend a 3 button mouse as well!) and it's free. If you'd like me to go into more depth feel free to dm me!
yoooo stunning backgrounds as always!!!
id love to see the render of the guild in blender. thats so cool and i imagine will save you a lot of time in the future (like that panel with the stairs lol)
gave me a little laugh with that last panel there
I'll make some posts for it! It took me a while to do every room but ultimately it was simply time consuming and not overly laborious. I'm glad it seemed to work so well though!
is that wigglytuff behind them in the last panel? either way, motherfucker spotted
i love the way the backgrounds look here, feel like the characters can just slide around on that shiny floor, and i love the expressions as well!! good to see another page ^^
Bookmarked the other site! Eclipse really hasn't been kind to this one. Zoomed out it's too small to read, but there's only one zoom-in size and then I have to use a slider bar to see a whole panel because it's wider than my browser window.
I have a feeling that dA, like a lot of other *cough*lazy*cough* sites, has things set to automatically adapt to a person's monitor resolution instead of the actual browser window size.
Yeah, definitely what I was worried about. This new format wiped out all of the old algorithms out entirely in it's ridiculous attempt to feel more like art station. I wanted to make sure there was someplace that these were more accessible (because resizing to your monitor is stupid, I have 3000 windows set up on my screen at once like a normal person)
This is incredible, as always! Your art is so stunning- I remember thinking that the guild background gave me Studio Ghibli vibes, so your description was like an "aha!" moment. You really nailed it! And the way you draw the characters themselves is so beautiful, but, y'know, it always is.
Thank you for the update, especially since times are rough. I hope you're doing ok, and I'm sorry for the loss of a pet.
I'm so excited for the next update, you did a great job building up the hype for Wigglytuff!
You have a good eye! A lot of my stylistic decisions for backgrounds draw from Kazuo Oga and Noboru Yoshida, Ghibli's foremost background artists! It's a little difficult to translate their traditional poster paint stuff to digital but I'm really glad it seems to be coming through well enough.
I'm hoping to get the next update started within a reasonable time, semester kept me away from my usual work so I forgot how much fun making this was...
YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY KILLING ME WITH WIGGLYTUFF'S EXPRESSION IN THE LAST PANEL. THE PANIC AS HE CRADLES THE APPLES IN HIS ARMS IS. LITERALLY COULD NOT BE A MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF WIGGLYTUFF. Marceau's awe and admiration were already killing me, just as a player who knows what Wigglytuff is like in-game, but that last panel....that last panel was gold
also... those wooden floors (in the panel with the health bar) look so good aaaa (๑´ω`๑)