Comic 6 - The Cull - Page 5

15th Jun 2014, 2:14 AM in The Prophet
The Cull - Page 5
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Singring 15th Jun 2014, 2:14 AM edit delete
I'm pretty happy with this page, getting facial expressions just right so that they express a bit of subtext is supremely difficult for me and takes a lot of polishing the details. A slightly upturned corner of the mouth or a raised eyebrow can make all the difference. I'm still having trouble laying out the action in such a way that it all makes sense without using any sound effects or too many motion effects (I want to avoid those where possible as I'm not that good at doing them without getting 'cartoony').

I've also added white borders to the captions in response to feedback on the previous page - I do agree that the lettering and the captions in general could be quite a bit better, but I'm still struggling with the digital 'post-production'. I think I'm getting better at it as times goes on, so bear with me...

Anyway, hope the action is clear enough and you enjoy this page and the ones coming up - they will introduce the other main character of the comic, so stay tuned.

I'll respond to your comments (thanks to all subscribers and commenters!) soon, just need to find the time in a very busy schedule. But rest assured I greatly appreciate them.


chris-tar 15th Jun 2014, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
She has more piercings than a porcupine has quills! And the ones in her nips! Ouch brother!
Singring 6th Jul 2014, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Oddly enough, I don;t have any tattoos or piercings myself - it's just something I find interesting and different...I use it in a lot of my art.
IllustratorMan 18th Jun 2014, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Another superb page! I can't say enough about how awesome this art is....the detail alone. :o
Singring 6th Jul 2014, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! I have a love/hate relationship with detail - I love to 'get lost' in the details and make the world seem as real and rich as possible. It's almost meditative to draw the detail.

On the other hand, it means I take an age and a half to finish the page and it is a constant struggle to balance the dynamism and clarity of the page with the detail in the background. Sometimes it works better than other times...