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Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

Shakespeare IV.1.148-158.

I had a lot of fun doing this tiny comic! I would love some feedback. Specifically: would it look better in color, or should I leave it black and white?
Shank you :iconravesplz:
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows
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Marty4110's avatar
B & W packs a lot of power, and sometimes color is just flu-flu....!
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SaskleProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome work as always! :clap:

I don't think this needs any colour. Due the amount of black you've used, there is enough contrast and it's very clear. :nod:
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EastforthProfessional Artist
great work!
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English student, its kind of mandatory. And that dancing potato in the info is the bees knees.
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tarantellinoStudent Traditional Artist
Haha I love Shakespeare too! I actually used to hate English because I read embarrassingly slowly, but my girlfriend got me back into reading and got me involved at her dad's Shakespearean playhouse, so I came around eventually.
Gotta love the dancing potatoes :iconravesplz: :iconravesplz: :iconravesplz: :iconravesplz: :iconravesplz: :iconravesplz: :iconravesplz: 
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That's so awesome that you got into it. It makes me sad when people say they don't read (reading snob, it's unintentional)
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BrightBlueWindWitchStudent General Artist
Could be interesting, but I don't think color is really necessary for this one. It stands pretty damn well as is. Although, if you did want to keep working on it, I'm sure it would only magically improve. Honestly I'm having a hard time seeing how.
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tarantellinoStudent Traditional Artist
Why thank you :icongagahaaplz:
I want to see what it would look like with color, but I might not color it solely because I'm too lazy. Also I'm trying to submit it to YoungArts, and the deadline is approaching.
By the way, are you applying to youngarts?
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BrightBlueWindWitchStudent General Artist
Dunno if I'm going to make that one, but I should be trying. Thank you for the reminder. I'll definitely plan better next year.

Maybe try coloring a page or two in Photoshop, see how you like it?
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RyanValentineComicsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I like the symbolism of the figures and the way you rendered the panel borders.
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tarantellinoStudent Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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It would be interesting to experiment with a color version. Perhaps bolder colors washing out to more subtle tones as the comic progresses..
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Wow! Very nice :)
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cuygirlHobbyist Traditional Artist
It´s impressive enough in black and white!
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stavart03Professional Traditional Artist
I love it.....don't change a thing.
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loveisonthemove3710Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. I'm an actress/playwright and spent some time at the globe, so I guess I just resonate with this.  It's really very cool though.
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tarantellinoStudent Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you! I hope I didn't botch the Globe too badly. :'D
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SammyStoneStudent General Artist
That is amazing!!! I wish I could draw like that. That's so cool!
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sciencevsartHobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a bias towards black and white, so I think it looks lovely.
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This is really cool! I like your art style! 
It looks good in black and white, but I am interested in seeing how it looks in color too.
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Masterful work. I'm a fan.
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is quite the comic strip.  Love the imagery.
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tarantellinoStudent Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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The black and white is nice! It definitely doesn't need full colour, but if you want to add some accents or something maybe go with different shades of a single colour, or like sepia tones or something like that :D
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