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Without Moonlight Cover by TantzAerine Without Moonlight Cover by TantzAerine
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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DianaKennedy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Is there a source where I can get the print copy?
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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Writer
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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DianaKennedy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional 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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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! I will definitely keep you posted.
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joy10arvaniti Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
and you achieved it. i'll see the whole story.
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joy10arvaniti Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
i like the colors that this story has,as well as the shadows in the children's clothes.
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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you! I do try :)
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The additional effort really paid off! The reworked background looks fantastic!
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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Writer
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-Nihil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist 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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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Writer
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-Nihil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist 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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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Writer
: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-Nihil Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist 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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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Writer
I don't doubt it! They just never really mention noticing the backgrounds. :p
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Everyday-Grind-Comic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats a very pretty cover, tantz! :love: the colors make it look very period specific :)
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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Writer
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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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you :)
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you doing this 100% digital? Or just digital inking/coloring?
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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Writer
it's 100% digital :)
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist 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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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Writer
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-Nihil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess you should always do things that scare you! Well, when it comes to art. :)
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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Writer
Yeah, or your limits won't be pushed, I suppose :)
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Abt-Nihil Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right! :)
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