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Evolution of a panel

This weekend is solely dedicated to storyboard work.
Ok, no, I lied.
I keep going back to Water Tribe. I started posting part 4 revised. It's going rather fast because the tweaks are so minor. But...



Evolution of Azula

The reworked panel of Azula- old version makes me gag- ack! I keep messing up these characters! I think the new version is slightly better, but I keep over tweaking it. I gotta let it go!

Which version is better? A or B? I can't see anything anymore. Right now version A is up on DA. Should I keep it or change it for version B?

EDIT: THE VOTES ARE IN AND B WINS WITH A SWEEPING 100% APPROVAL!
Any politician would be jealous.


Ok, enough procrastinating- returning to storyboard work now. Got two pages and a half to do for Monday 9am, and one of them is action. *dies*

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conga_chili
Mar. 15th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
B!
gargoylekitty
Mar. 15th, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
Definitely B!
arcana_j
Mar. 15th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Yes, B.

(Anonymous)
Mar. 15th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
B!!! :D
hobbitnat
Mar. 15th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
i say B, she's sitting up taller, and straighter, A kinda looks like she's slouching
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
She's probably slouching because I slouch (bent down over drawings too much). When I draw a pose, sometimes it's just too much like what I do. I have to move away from that.
zfiledh
Mar. 15th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
B
floranna
Mar. 15th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
B is better
buttfacemakani
Mar. 15th, 2009 08:36 am (UTC)
The only difference I can see in A and B is like.. B is skinnier or something O_o. Imma go with B but that may just be because I like things tall and lean lol. Now tha tI look at it again though, she looks like she is sitting up a little straighter in B, so yea definitely B.

The old version looks like she is trying to be sultry x).
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Azula, sultry? Heeee!
She was looking more and more stumpy in A. Thanks for the feedback!
redvelvetaddict
Mar. 15th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
BBBBB :3
snapes_angel
Mar. 15th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
B. I think the highlights came out better. :thumbsup: We all need a break from work, every once in a while. Instead of a coffee break, you take a Water (Tribe) one.
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
I wonder if I could actually say that at work: "I'm on my Water Tribe break."
snapes_angel
Mar. 15th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Why not? ^_^
azvolrien
Mar. 15th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
The instant I read the cut title, the 'evolution' music from Pokemon began playing inside my head... 'Congratulations! Your AZULA evolved into FIRE LORD!'

Silliness aside, I think I prefer the pose from B, but it's so slight a difference that I wouldn't have noticed without it being pointed out.
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, that could be turned into a comic: start purely pokemon, when all of a sudden, one evolves into Azula (I haven't watched enough of the show, so I don't know how they show an evolution...)
azvolrien
Mar. 16th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
They sort of glow white, then change shape and the glow goes away. It's different in the games.
archangelbeth
Mar. 15th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
B, I think. At first I saw no difference, but it looks like A is a little more "squashed" -- B fits Azula's attitude -- sitting up straighter, putting her shoulders back. "Hi! I am bloodthirsty girl who wants to be noticed as a girl, and feared as a scary monster!"
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
You just had me singing "Scary Monster, Super Creeps" by Bowie, ha ha!
kt_shy
Mar. 15th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
I say B as she looks alot more dangerous in that one :) (also the darker hair rendering makers her really pop off the bg)
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
By overtweaking her, I started to make everything darker on her. Waddayaknow, it helped.
mercurysblood
Mar. 15th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Are you drawing these on layers (foreground versus background)?
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
The original drawing is flat on paper, all drawn together.Thank you Photoshop, when I need to fix things , I'll lasso the area that needs rework and cut it out to put on a different layer.
thistle_chaser
Mar. 15th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
B. The lines are darker, so she stands out more/looks more important. Plus she's sitting up straighter/looks more like she's holding a powerful pose. The hand by her legs seems to look less "hangy", too -- like she's tensed and ready, not just letting it dangle.
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're seeing an improvement, because I...just couldn't see anything anymore. Thank you!
rohantm
Mar. 15th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
B. Her torso seems a little bit short in A; she feels taller and more regal in B.
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm starting to call A "Stumpy", ha ha!
rohantm
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Ha! I don't think it's that A is stumpy. It's just that her new-improved head is larger than her old one, which makes her look shorter unless you adjust the torso too.

(I like that you added an urn at the bottom to make the space more interesting. But would OCD Azula stand for it being tipped over? ^^)
archangelbeth
Mar. 16th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
(Eh, it ain't her urn. That's how I'd express it. She's probably been eyeing it for several minutes now, pondering how best to blow it up...)
neurona_muerta
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
B!!! *_____*
wodhaund
Mar. 15th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
B! Darker linework makes her stand out better.

--Ack, I totally missed the vote.

But! I gotta say, I love watching you rework these pages. It's really fascinating, and even if you don't narrate the process, I feel like I'm learning a lot just seeing the result of someone going through it.
rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
If I was to narrate it, it would sound like "This is off, why can't I make this work, I need to start life drawing again. What the hey, I'll take a break from it..."

Reworked pages: bad narrating subject.
kestrel755
Mar. 15th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
B!!
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rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Movie (yay)
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rufftoon
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
It's better not to give too much detail- contract and all. But more on that later when there are more announcements about it on the web or in print.
tobu_ishi
Mar. 17th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
I prefer B. The lines are bolder and stronger, she's sitting up more and seems generally more alert and in command (and menacing, at that), and I like the symbolism of her head just slightly eclipsing the Water Tribe symbol on the wall.
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