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Stupid humidiheat

It's warm, it's humid, and there's no way to cool down but with an electric fan (that, or a sudden rain to bring the humidity level down).
Summers in Montreal...blah!

Decided against doing the Water Tribe AU mini comic thingie for San Diego: lack of time to make something nicer and with extras, and I may soon take on more extra work so...well, still debating about it, but I'll have to give an answer soon!

In the meantime, two more pages here on LJ:



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Jul. 19th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
Nggfffmore Rufftoon AU awesomes, it's like a nicotine patch for those of us going through withdrawal from smoking the goodness that is Avatar.

..that is the worst comparison ever, but still. X3

Kwon is awesome. He looks like the type that'll stay loyal in his rank yet without having to sacrifice his dry humor and individuality. <3333
Jul. 19th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
Hehe, I kinda like the Avatar smoking connection.
I guess they would have to put a Surgeon's General Warning at the beginning of the episodes (like they do on cigarette packs here).

Why oh why do I have so much fun making Fire Nation soldiers. Especially ones that weren't planned in advance, but that kinda walk in quietly on the page, say hello and just act their part.
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Jul. 19th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
You know, I check LJ more often now since I've found you on here and you treat us with these great comics.

If you don't mind me asking, how long does it take you to do a page? It looks as if you're working on more than one page at the time, and you update pretty frequently...
Everytime I try and do a comic page, I get too wrapped up in a single frame, even if I try and make myself sketch just the page layout first.
Any tips?
Jul. 19th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you!
I should be updating the comic on DA soon too- I promised myself I would finish it and I will! Them's just thumbnails dangit!

These pages are just rough pencils, so they are drawn rather small (two pages on a 8,5X11 piece of paper). The exercise is to think motly about page layout, character acting- it doesn't matter if the drawing has flaws, it can be fixed later if need be. At the moment, I have 6 pages at different stage of planning- 4 in those small rough pencils, and two in even smaller thumbnail, as I have a scene I am struggling with a bit. I'll very often jump back an forth between pages, doing different panels on each.

So...maybe try drawing small. The smaller you draw, the less you can pay attention to detail, you can easily scrap them too and do more. Another good exercise to increase speed is quick figure drawing- 15-30 second to capture someone's pose. You can do that pretty much everywhere. It will help you to doodle faster.
Hope it helps a bit!

Jul. 19th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)
Ahaha, how bland of him. I really like that perspective on the second page! And how you've suggested the lighting with the muted shades of gray, all that snow falling and obscuring the distance, it creates a nice anticipatory mood for the meeting.
Jul. 19th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
Doesn't happen often, but I am happy with the second page. If I ever cleaned it up, I wouldn't change a lot of things. For once.
Jul. 19th, 2007 05:39 am (UTC)
Lao is up to something. He's either laid a trap, or is planning to seduce Zhao.

Jul. 19th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
Whatthe...how did you know about Lao's careful plan to seduce Zhao? You've been reading my mind again, haven't you!!
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Jul. 19th, 2007 07:39 am (UTC)
Oohh, I foresee a conflict of interests coming up. Also, I like Officer Kwon.
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Your power of foreseeing a great. Conflict a coming!
Jul. 19th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
ok i now love kwon and demand that he becomes an OC in AtLA XDDDDD

btw be wary. internet's swarming with HP7 spoilers.
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
With the HP tomspoilery, that's why I'm not checking my friends list on LJ till after I get to read the book.
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Jul. 19th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
XD Officer Kwon rox my soxrs! squeeee~!
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
Officer Kwon is pleased you liked his little appearance *he bows*
Jul. 19th, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
I like Officer Kwon.
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
He knows his job: been there, done that, doesn't get fazed much.
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
Stop trying to be perceptive, Office Kwon.


Jul. 19th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
Thing is, he's not even trying- he IS perceptive (enough to annoy Zhao to no ends)
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Jul. 19th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
The comments above have my mind whirling.

Absolutely love the second page!
Jul. 19th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Comments above...you mean the scale of "Kwon To Ton" ?
Heeheehee! Nah, let's see how close people are in their "perceptiveness"...

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Jul. 19th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
myuuu...a dangerous bargain eh?
Zhao's gonna get something he's not expecting to happen.

Kwon's likely to keep his hands clean. ^^;
Jul. 19th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Very dangerous bargains indeed.
Kwon can't have his hands perfectly clean, since he's been going along with Zhao's little dealings.
Jul. 20th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
The Others?
Haha, it's Drawist from DeviantArt! First time commenting on your journal, lovely work by the way! Anyway, I dunno, but when I read that he "called the others" the first thing that came into my mind were The Others from Lost. :P
Jul. 20th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
Re: The Others?
Hello hello! Welcome aboard :)

Heehee, if the Others from Lost suddenly appeared, that would be on heck of a weird (but awesome) crossover!
Jul. 21st, 2007 11:04 am (UTC)
For some reason, Kwon reminds of a loyal, dry butler..(ooh..OTHERS..this is getting interesting..)
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