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Dedicate Yourself [CE] by SterlingTheUmbreon Dedicate Yourself [CE] by SterlingTheUmbreon
OMG YESS IT'S FINALLY DONE!! AFTER 4 HECKIN DAYS I FINISHED! AND IT LOOKS AWESOME! ARE YOU PROUD OF ME SENPAI
mkay, so this is an almost too late entry for Jomadis's contest! it's a lyric comic that i actually did most of within one day, and finished within a 4 day time frame. Considering how long i had, and how hard i worked on this, and what it looks like, i think it looks pretty good if i do say so myself :>
K So this scene from WOF is around the beginning of darkness of dragons, when Qibli has the flashback to when thorn rescuing him from his family. Here, qibli is sad because he wants his mother to love him, but goes with thorn when he sees how she will care for him. the lyrics are from the song Hall of Fame! you can listen to it here:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH7I79… i find this song really uplifting and inspiring, especially when you're feeling down.
anyway, sorry that the colours are innacurate. i did my best, but couldn't really find the right shades. anyway, hope y'all (especially Jomadis like!
Time: 4 days
art belongs to me
Qibli, Thorn, Cobra, and SandWings belong to Tui. T. Sutherland
Song: Hall of Fame by The Script
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
i think part of the problem with the  colouring looking sketchy is my desk. if i colour on a good, flat surface, the coloured pencil does not look very sketchy. my desk is very old and notched, and shows up through the paper when i colour. that could be the cause of some sketchiness :P
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maglomanic Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Hello ! This comment was given to you because you put your work in :iconhow-do-you-see-art:

I think you did pretty well on this deviation over all :3

What turned out well:
I think some of your dragon's features are well done. I like the image in the top right corner the most. The shape of the snout just appeals to me. 
You colored everything which is nice. It takes effort to color in everything in a comic strip instead of just inking it, so good job taking the time to do it. 

What could be improved:
I agree with some of the other comments that a ruler could help with making your borders. 
Being extra careful while writing the words could help to. When I do comics I just cheat and add the words while in photoshop, writing nice letters can be tough. 
It might be worth your while to focus on your drawing and inking skills for a while. I know I liked the color but getting down a good base first could help in the long run. It'll just take lots of practice, I always feel like I need more practice at something x-x 

Good job, keep it up 8D
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! i'm glad that you think that those things were done well ^^ i'm happy you like it :)
yeah, funny thing is that i did use a ruler for some borders, i probably should do better then
yeah, i don't have photoshop, but my handwriting and placing has improved drastically ( i hope :P) since i made this
i do agree with that, it could use some work. Same! 
tysm for adding your input! that'll really help me improve :D
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Not bad....not bad at all!
The comic panels have a good flow to them with a good balance of conversation length vs. how much you pack into the actual illustrations.
The amount of details you have managed to depict is pretty good-especially the facial expressions of the dragon(which is VERY good!)

More work on anatomy and background could be the focus of future works like this-but for now-good stuff!!!
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! i really appreciate it ^^
yay! i'm glad the illustrations please you- expressions from the front are hard for me to get right, and i'm glad they're good <3
yeah, i agree, the background and anatomy is not good, but i will be sure to put more work into them for the future! again thanks for your input :D
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!!!
And keep at it because you have the artistical chops!!!!!
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! you too~
not sure what chops are but i think that means it's pretty cool so yeah i will! all these helpful comments will really help me improve ^^
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Chops-skills-abilities-super powers!!!!!!
Ya got em all!!!!
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
aww, thankya!! same to you :D
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AngeKrystaleen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! Hello ! This comment was given to you because you put your work in :iconhow-do-you-see-art:


Arrow Right by ArbuzoweArchiwum 【About the general result】
I think you need to improve your skills. It looks quite sketchy and confusing ^^; Also for a comic, it's better to use a ruler to make right line to define each boxes.

Arrow Right by ArbuzoweArchiwum 【About the lineart】
I can't say that your lines are clean :/ For boxes borders, don't hesitate to use more strong lines ;) Here it's a little hard to notice borders.

Arrow Right by ArbuzoweArchiwum 【About the coloring】
I think you need to improve. It's too sketchy, looks like you rushed it ^^; 

Arrow Right by ArbuzoweArchiwum 【About the style】
I think that your style look too childish. Try to take more time and draw with more application. You have good bases to draw dragons, so if you take more time to make more clean line and coloring, it'll be a lot better for sure =)
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
ok, thank you! i'm glad you took the time to review my drawing! ^^
yes, i probably do need to improve my skills, they're not very good, and it's difficult taking pictures of traditional art ^^; i have recently made a few small changes to my style, hopefully it shows in my future drawings. i also don't have much time to make art, so some of my pieces are pretty rushed
i did use a ruler for the boxes, i'll try to do better with that in the future. 

yeah... i'm not one for clean lines. i end up erasing a lot ^^; and my lines for rough sketches are the messiest. the sketches with a pencil once i clean it up is usually alright, buut inking is hard for me, one stray line can mess it up badly. 

well, yeah i did rush it, i'll try to put more time into it in the future. the characters were canon, and finding the colours was difficult with my small range of options, i tried blending on top of blending/other stuff and the result was not what i had hoped for Doh! 

as mentioned above, i'm changing my style a bit :P my dragons look too round and cute and stuff.  thanks! i really don't like how i draw dragons, but it's nice that you think the bases are alright. i will put more time and effort into my future drawings.
i'm basically just a beginner starting out with drawing definite stuff and putting it online, so your suggestions will really help me improve! ^^
this was also my very first time making a comic like this of anything
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MoondropTheIceNight Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Wings of Fire! I like the detail you used, however, I'm not much of a fan of those eyes.
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! me too^^
yeah the eyes aren't the greatest, but it is supposed to be a comic, so i didn't feel like they needed that much detail ^^;
thanks for commenting :D
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MoondropTheIceNight Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np:)
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CloudtheDragonet Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the lyrics and I saw the title and it didn't say the song's name. I was guessing it is Hall of Fame. Hey it's just a theory, a game theory. *clicks on link* HALL OF FAME. I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT ALL FREAKIN' LONG. I FREAKIN' KNEW IT.
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
lol yes 
i said the name in the description though
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CloudtheDragonet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
danget
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
XD
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Aquivi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh GORGEOUS awesome job Sterling!!!!
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
aww tysm man!! i like it too (which is good) (ugh that sounded really vain) let me rephrase that
your art is awesome too, as of late!! i really liked your contest entry
and please call me cly ^^ sterling is my sona, not really me XD
Sterling: You got that right! NO one gets my name, it's too awesome for anyone else! it's more than TWICE as many letters as CLy!
Me: and that matters because....? You're a shiny umbreon! I'M more than TWICE your height, shortbust!
Sterling:I'm going to slap some sense into you! Censored Stabbed in the back! 
Me:Time to haul ass out of here! 
 Comet: NO FIGHTING GUYS toot toot 
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Aquivi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
XD alright Cly
and thanks for the compliment!!!!1
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
heey np!! you deserve it!! ^^ :3
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Aquivi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
your art is still amazing tho how did this become about me?!
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
idk because i don't want it to be about me ?
it's my piece, so i don't wanna seem too self braggy
and your art is awesomememe
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Aquivi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
be proud
<strikethrough>Sterling</strikethrough> Cly
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
The didn't worrkkk
Sterling: *ahem* Aqui, try that again and your screwed
Me: *slaps hand over sterling's mouth* *Heathers style* STERLING, SHUT UP!!
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Jomadis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww this fits so well!!
Thank you for entering :D
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I just like kind of realised why your name strikes me as kind of odd, in how short it is. You never change it, it just seems timeless, and simple. It's also cool in the fact that you have a major wof  sona, and it isn't your name ( like mine) (such as KiwitheRainWing  or PantheSomething (idk what he is))
Sorry this was kind of random, but I just now realised this XD
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Jomadis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha man you're totally right
I used to be Kiwi-Rainwing and/or Kiwi_the_Rainwing, but I wanted a /brand/ name so I wasn't stuck always drawing WoF ^^*
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, i can understand that... ^^
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I feel that way too! Im glad I got it in on time
Glad you like it ^^ *exhales for the first time in 5 hours*
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AwesomeAmber-669 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this looks amazing! All that work definetly paid off!
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks man! Yeah it took a lot of work, and my parents getting angry at me, but it's done! Thanks! ^^
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AwesomeAmber-669 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it takes me a while to finish my drawings and my parents are always getting on to me about it :P
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SterlingTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, my parents don't mind the art, what they mind is me getting stressed about it and staying up late and being on the computer p:
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AwesomeAmber-669 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Same, when I use my graphic tablet I have to hook it up to my moms computer
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