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Alternate History cont'd

After a lovely weekend passed at Big Bear (nice mountain village) with friends, with much good weather, food and fun (learned to play Settlers of Katan), the plot bunnies would not leave me alone, so here are more pages for that alternate Avatar storyline.
Looks like I'm on a roll to continue and do more pages. Good things coming up, looking forward to draw those as I bring the characters on a meeting crash course. 

  

These are just story pages thumbnail- rough, wonky, but a great exercise to think about page layouts. Even if there are mistakes, one can go back and fix later. Just getting the ideas down as fast as I can.

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triannamaxwell
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
Aw man, your expressions are just so head on. I love Wu's face as he tries to keep his arm up. I am still boggled as to how good these are when you say they are only practice and sketches. I think those are Avatar should be bowing before you for getting a hand on your talent!
rufftoon
Apr. 10th, 2007 08:44 am (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words.
Ah, I think I will be bowing before them first ;)
incandescens
Apr. 10th, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
Really excellent! I wish I had the knowledge to make a more detailed commentary.
archangelbeth
Apr. 10th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
I fear I'm reduced to squeeing over everything, too. (Zuko's face when he realizes what he's just seen. He almost looks horrified. Possibly because his ship isn't repaired...)
rufftoon
Apr. 10th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Hehe, there's a bit of that in there. "Oh F#@%!! I can't go anywhere after this thing!"
Also a moment of shock for him, I guess.
archangelbeth
Apr. 10th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
I cannot blame him in the slightest.
goraina
Apr. 10th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
Are your bosses...okay with you posting Avatar stuff all the time? I mean, I know that's how you got your job, but...just wondering. :)
rufftoon
Apr. 10th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
They don't mind, as long as :
-The work gets done on time and my doodling doesn't interfere with the schedule.
-I don't reveal anything about the work being done right now- plot twists, designs, etc. Which I am staying as far away from as possible.
And I can always claim those as good exercise for when I do more official Avatar comics. ;) Everything is practice these days.
If they want me to stop though, they will tell me. And seeing as how they are pretty friendly folks, it will be asked in a friendly manner.
dutchoven
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Wow, your pages look excellent, and you pump them out so fast! I really like your panel layouts and the visual flow-- interesting but not flashy; not highly designed but very effective; word bubbles are intuitively staggered and very well integrated into the panels...

;__; *jealous*

If you were going to clean these pages up, would you leave it pure black and white, do b&w with greytone, or color?
rufftoon
Apr. 11th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Thank you!
There are a few angles I would change here and there...and better not get flashy when the action is pretty calm. Best to keep it for action and fight. My phylosophy anyway, and more in the vein of the european comics I grew up with..
If I do manage to clean those up, they may just stay pencils, with some greytones added in. If I have the time to ink these, great! And if I had even more time, colors.
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rufftoon
Apr. 11th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
hehe, sorry. I like my roughs just tight enough that when I blow it up, I have minimum work to re-do, unless I need to change the whole panel. It does help me a bit, speedwise.
booter_freak
Apr. 12th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
I sense...a FRIENDSHIP a'brewin'! Soon, Zuko and his new companion will be chasing after the Avatar with matching bracelets! ~<3

Yeah. I'm gonna be plaguing your journal with my dumbassery from now on. :D
rufftoon
Apr. 12th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Matching bracelets eh?
I am soooo going to remember this comment, mwahaha!
And plague me all you want- you're the kind of plague I won't fight back :D
engelen
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
wawawawawa!!!

I didn't know you had an LJ :D

I'll add you to my friend list if it doesn't bother you me stalking you here too XP
(and even if it does I will anyways!!! *evil laugh*)
rufftoon
Apr. 15th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
The LJ thing is very very recent. I don't think I'll be posting art very different than in DA, so your stalking may amount to just...repetition of the same old stuff.
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