Pt. 1 Ch. 8 - Page 11
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MistakeNPotatoes
24th Mar 2017, 10:30 AM

I had a lot of fun with this page :D I continued my practice with harsh blacks dominating the page. Also I always like a scene with Hugh and Jaunt talking.

Have a good weekend!

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MadJak91
24th Mar 2017, 2:47 PM

What is different? Cannot tell whether Jaunt is kind, saying the truth or to him it simply is not that big of a deal. Hugh has a lot of his human side in him after all. I doubt he does not know that the next stage is though. Hm.

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Mar 2017, 2:03 AM

It's hard to say, yeah. Maybe Jaunt is tired of seeing Hugh hiding away from it like the others, especially after recent events.

You have to grow up sometime! (That may be a message here) :)

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Loxmyth
24th Mar 2017, 8:14 PM

Jaunt is quite a clothes horse, isn't he..

I do like what you've done to let him be both elegant and a bit eccentric. Question: Does he actually have an eye behind that monocle, or is it even more of an affectation than it would be for a human? I've never been sure whether he sees as humans do or not.

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Mar 2017, 2:07 AM

Noper! If you check page 22 of Chapter 6 (holy cow so long ago) you can catch a glimpse of the suggestion that Jaunt can't "see" without the monocle.

My idea for the shamblers, since they reach through time and space to ambush their prey, they don't really need to 'see'. The monocle provides that service for him as a magical artifact, which is also why it... occasionally changes shapes. That's also because this used to be a concept for a really cartoony show I wanted to pitch and that was how Jaunt emoted - I kept in the detail from that :D

I'm glad you appreciate all the fancy outfits Jaunt gets to wear though :)

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Mgnostic
24th Mar 2017, 9:23 PM

The use of the black to give depth and define space does work well. Have you ever looked at Aubrey Beardsley? I'm sure that it is time consuming but all of the little detail work really adds to the image.
We haven't seen much of Hugh's background yet but I get the impression that he isn't very comfortable taking tea while seated on the setee.

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Mar 2017, 2:08 AM

I had not until you gave me the name, but wow! That is some amazing composition. The use of the deep, commanding black is pretty masterful there. I'm uh, not anywhere near that level but I'd like to get there some day :D

As far as Hugh goes, he's not particularly high born, but I'd say the topics on his mind are probably bothering him more than the setting, for the time being.

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Pip
24th Mar 2017, 11:34 PM

I like all the blacks and purples in the color scheme lately. It feels more Lovecraftian, and it also just looks really cool

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Mar 2017, 2:11 AM

Ah, thank you! I like to use purple or a muted lavender when I want to put in a lot of detail and not distract it or muddy it with color, or if I want something transitional/establishing. It's different stuff I'm trying out :)

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HeSerpenty
25th Mar 2017, 3:53 AM

Aww... but being different I think is the part that Hugh is sad about D':

That's some pretty heavy stuff--- poor guys T_T

The contrasty shadows are really cool!!

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Mar 2017, 9:50 AM

This is true. We'll have to see what Jaunt has to say about it :)

Thank you! I feel like I'm still not great with it but I'm making progress :D

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Bob Mozark
25th Mar 2017, 9:28 AM

Okay, if I remember correctly, when we last saw Barry, he was still in the hospital. So the "they" that Hugh references must be the hospital staff. I wonder if in the normal course of events, individuals undergoing their final transformation seek medical help at the hospital, or if it is something done in private or with the help of someone who is experienced in the process, sortr of like a midwife.

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Mar 2017, 9:53 AM

Yes! I figure that, aside from the sorts that received care in their own homes while they were transforming, the ones without family would receive care in this special hospital ward. Either if they have no remaining family or if they work for the town's little "task force" for intruders, that way they have quick access to medical aid, too.

I think in the original lore it was a process that happened entirely at home, but I could be wrong :)

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Wonderlander13
25th Mar 2017, 11:16 AM

Jaunt's impeccable fashion sense is going to be the death of me, I swear. On a different note, what sort of digital drawing pad would you recommend for beginner comic artists? I was looking at a Wacom Intuos...

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Mar 2017, 11:27 AM

Ha haaa, it always makes me happy to hear that :)

And oh man, in terms of drawing digitally, I tried an Intuos for a while but it didn't work out for ME, since I have trouble drawing without looking exactly where my pen is, but a lot of people make it work out great.

If you're just starting out and you want to know if digital work is for you, you might want to consider a Bamboo instead, OR if you want to leave the realm of Wacom which a lot of people are doing, there's a lot of options available. I'm researching while I go, here, bear with me:

Huion is an up and coming digital art tablet brand that I'm seeing people talk about more and more. They have a number of lower priced solutions and people really seem to like them a lot.

Monoprice has been a bit of a staple in the last few years for low-cost tablets, entry level or otherwise.

Monorpice ALSO offers things like the Cintiq I use at a hilariously low price - a 22 inch display tablet for 600 is just bonkers.

This is another one I saw while looking around a year or so back, an even lower cost display tablet (currently 255!) that might be a good solution for entry level.

But these are just some ideas. Best thing about Amazon is their return policy, they will happily give you a refund if any of these don't work out :)

Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll do my best to answer!

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Wonderlander13
26th Mar 2017, 8:46 PM

Hot dam, thank you so much! I've been stuck in a vortex of confusion for ages. I think that Parblo might be a good fit!

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MistakeNPotatoes
26th Mar 2017, 9:48 PM

Oh, awesome :D That's about the size of display tablet I started with. Let me know how it works out, I'm very curious to know!

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Gluma
16th May 2017, 2:27 AM

His dress just screams "Look how un-evil I am!11"

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Taily
9th Jun 2017, 11:09 AM

Holy CRAP Jaunt, just how many cubes of sugar do you put in your own tea??? HOW IS TWO CUBES NOT ENOUGH YOU DEMON

Also NOOO NOT BARRY NOOOOOOOOOOO MY BABE

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