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Gathering Darkness - Part 1

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The Tripredacus Council have been an enigma since their introduction in Season 2 of Beast Wars. What their role within the Predacon faction is remains a mystery, but the greatest cause for debate has been in regards to their origins. To that end, in a series of 4 one-shot pages that finally shed some light on this shadowy triumvirate, I have the pleasure to present:

GATHERING DARKNESS - Part 1 (of 4)

Line Art: :iconmisterjazzz:

Colours: :icongwydion1982:

Story and Lettering: :iconrh1n0x:

Transformers © Hasbro/Takara
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Geminii27's avatar
"Appetite" may need a spellcheck, and the phrase is "set foot", not "step foot".
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Cheers for pointing those out. All fixed.

I was reworking the script while doing the lettering, so a couple of things were bound to slip through.
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Cool-N-NerdyHobbyist General Artist
......whose speaking in this?
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The red boxes are by Jhiaxus. But the purple boxes are a mysterious narrator. It will be revealed in the later pages.
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Cool-N-NerdyHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for letting me know
hellbat's avatar
Wow!  The finished page looks bloody awesome.  I like the transparent lettering too.
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Cheers mate. I'm delighted you like it.

The lettering was my way of not covering up the wonderful artwork.
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Its worked well, and yeah, you still get to see what's going on underneath the lettering.  I might have to employ you as a letterist some time ;)

Looking forward to reading the rest.
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Haha, there are some actual Letterists floating around that would love to help you out. I've got a name or two if you're interested.

All I'm using are text boxes in MS Word. It's nothing fancy.
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Cool, no worries.  If and when I really need a letterist, I'll get one of those names off you ;)
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
No! Sandstorm, don't go with Jhiaxus!

Indeed phenomenal colours. What really caught my eyes was the lettering, though. I like the see-through text boxes, the fact that they always touch at least two panel borders, ans also the font.
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I've been working on the lettering of Page 2. Some bubbles won't be touching two borders unfortunately. Once you see it, hopefully you'll understand and forgive me.
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
I do realise that you need narrow standing rectangles to pull it off consistently, so I preemptively forgive you :P
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Rh1n0xHobbyist Writer
He might just be listening.

The font is Agency FB. And the boxes were my attempt to cover as little artwork as possible, and that it did cover, you could still get a peek at it.
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Hang on? Do you want to start dictating composition now? With 6 panels? I wish I'd seen this comment before I did P4, you'd have had 6 long, thin, portrait panels to deal with (instead of just 5!), letterers in charge is truly like the insane taking over the asylum!!! ;p
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Rh1n0xHobbyist Writer
Haha, I don't need to dictate composition because the guy in charge of that is already crazier than anyone in an asylum! ;p
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
It has potential. I'm wondering: would it work as word balloons, too?
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More than likely, but as I'm using MS Word to do the lettering, it's a little beyond me at the moment ;p
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
*puts on snobbish face* MS Word? How... unprofessional.
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All my logos are made in MS-Paint! ;p
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LemniskateHobbyist Traditional Artist
Right, you like to do things the hard way ;)
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