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Without Moonlight Cover
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Published: June 5, 2010
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This is the cover for the comic I am working on, called 'Without Moonlight', set in Athens under the Nazi Occupation of 1942-45 with the main core characters all standing there to have their picture taken, in front of some mystery monster shrubbery wall.

Yes, Basil doesn't have a right forearm (lost it in the War).

And yes, except him, everyone else is a pipsqueak. :lol:

Edit: Because the first issue of WM is going to be printed for the Comicdom Con ( :party: ) I touched up the cover to be a little more representative, and the shrubbery to actually not be that mysterious and look less like a boa constrictor in disguise. I hope you like this one better!
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DianaKennedyProfessional Traditional Artist
Is there a source where I can get the print copy?
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
There will be soon! For now only a very limited set of copies was produced and they're gone. But soon I'll try to have both issues up :)
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DianaKennedyProfessional Traditional Artist
Then please keep me updated when they are available. I am definitely willing to buy me a copy. Your comic matches what I am looking for as a reader, I seldom see such a compelling work.
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I will definitely keep you posted.
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and you achieved it. i'll see the whole story.
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i like the colors that this story has,as well as the shadows in the children's clothes.
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I do try :)
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Abt-NihilHobbyist Traditional Artist
The additional effort really paid off! The reworked background looks fantastic!
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you! I really hated the original background, and shrubbery on walls is something I always am wary of doing. But this jasmine was ok to do :D
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Abt-NihilHobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it's something I know from my own experience. Putting in details and being thorough about them can work wonders, but be a pain in the butt :) But I think if you do it often enough, and train yourself to be thorough with your details, it becomes part of the fun of drawing.
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
I completely agree! WM has taught me a lot of that, considering most of the panels in the comic have got full backgrounds, and I force myself not to cut corners unless it really doesn't mar anything. (Which is rare)
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Abt-NihilHobbyist Traditional Artist
It really shows. The amount of details you put into your backgrounds is amazing. But your shots are also very well composed - I feel that every detail actually adds something to the flow of the story, as opposed to painting in backgrounds which just happen to be there.
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
:D You make me so happy! I often wonder if anyone pays attention to all the work that goes there.
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Abt-NihilHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, come on! What about all of the people who comment on your comics on dd? I bet they know good comics when they see them! :)
(Not that I'm complaining about having made you happy ^_^)
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't doubt it! They just never really mention noticing the backgrounds. :p
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Everyday-Grind-ComicHobbyist Digital Artist
thats a very pretty cover, tantz! :love: the colors make it look very period specific :)
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! I wasn't really sure how it works as a cover for a comic as it is not a dynamic scene or characters doing anything other than posing for an old-style picture, but if you think it's pretty then it will be ok methinks :giggle:
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Abt-NihilHobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you doing this 100% digital? Or just digital inking/coloring?
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
it's 100% digital :)
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Abt-NihilHobbyist Traditional Artist
Then I envy your digital skills! :) I can finish pics in photoshop, but it's very hard for me to get started digitally.
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TantzAerineHobbyist Digital Artist
It used to be for me too, but after inking/coloring Wolf in photoshop, I somehow managed to make a 'from scratch' pic. But when I began WM I was really scared on how to make an entire page!
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Abt-NihilHobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess you should always do things that scare you! Well, when it comes to art. :)
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