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Re: The Art... of Spritedude

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Post by Deepfake » Thu May 09, 2019 2:12 am

Spritedude wrote:
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е и ժ е я wrote:
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Can-do m8, your evening good for you?
That should work fine. I guess message me here or on Facebook to work out a specific time?
I'll give you a shout on messenger when I'm up.
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Re: The Art... of Spritedude

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri May 10, 2019 3:35 pm

Your art is rad, man. Please keep it up.
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Post by Spritedude » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:44 am

Just finished making something kinda cool. I've been in need of something I could easily show people when they ask what my comic is about, so I made a page of profiles for the six main characters.

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Oh yeah I'm working on a superhero comic called The Challengers in case you're new to this thread. I came up with the idea in sophomore year. Of high school. Ten years ago. Gonna make it soon I swear.

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Post by Deepfake » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:12 pm

Nice job. I look forward to someday reading your work. Best tip I can give you is to storyboard with some very rough sketches and just get going, it only gets made when you're making it and the storyboarding can help you plan how many panels you need for whatever. Good luck, and don't procrastinate on it.
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Post by Random User » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 pm

Still really love your characters, man! I should redraw Trace, or maybe draw any of the others. Whenever you do make your comic, do know that I'll be reading from issue 1. <3

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:44 pm

This is a very strange and specific thing for my brain to hyper-focus on but since Adam was listed as Korean specifically now for the rest of them I'm like "o **** where is Surge's family from? Mexico? Venezuela? WHICH ONE OF THE EUROPEANS ARE FROM FRANCE AND WHICH ONES ARE FROM HUNGARY??????"

....im mostly joking but also legitimately curious

I really dig the UI look of the profiles in addition to the portraits. Good stuff

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Post by Spritedude » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:59 am

I kind of glossed over the fact that Adam is the only one I listed as having such a specific heritage. I actually did have more specific family origins in mind for each character, but when I was researching different ethnicities and peoples and family names and such, I kinda just stopped and wondered if anyone would really care about how specific I was trying to be. But I guess the answer to that question might be a yes.

- Adam's mother is of Korean descent and his father is of English decent. His surname is hyphenated, obviously.
- Hector is probably Scottish due to his red hair and surname.
- Surge is of Mexican descent.
- Thorn... Irish or Gaelic descent maybe? I rarely think about his human side since that's the less interesting half of him. To me at least.
- Jewel and Trace, I actually thought of them maybe being Slavic in descent, but I couldn't find any Slavic surnames that I felt were fitting to their characters, so I just listed them as vaguely "European" for now. I gave them the surname "Whitman" as sort of a placeholder name quite a while ago, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it but after a while it just kind of stuck. "Whitman" is an English surname FYI.

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Re: The Art... of Spritedude

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:15 pm

Spritedude wrote:
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Oh yeah I'm working on a superhero comic called The Challengers in case you're new to this thread. I came up with the idea in sophomore year. Of high school. Ten years ago. Gonna make it soon I swear.
Go for it man! Some people say that your childhood ideas should die eventually, but you never know 'till you go for it! I've had my characters for my work-in-progress webseries floating around since 7th grade.

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Re: The Art... of Spritedude

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Post by Spritedude » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:19 pm

Got a few more. I've been unusually productive this month.

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Anyone been watching The Dragon Prince? It's made by Aaron Ehasz, who was the head writer and director of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The show's aim is to be more inclusive than other fantasy stories and I think it very much succeeds in that regard. It's on Netflix, go check it out.

Anyway the titular character, Zym, is the cutest character in all of history. From anything, ever. Of all time.

Uh let's see what else... here's my part of an art trade I did on DeviantArt.
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he's the centaur of attention

So a few weeks ago, dreamoftheblue over on DeviantArt favorited one of my drawings of Elteres, my DnD centaur wizard character, and I had actually favorited a drawing of one of her own centaur characters a while ago. I thought this was kinda funny so I pointed it out, and she suggested we do an art trade of each other's characters. A centART trade... i dont know im sorry

Anyways uh, she hasn't quite finished her part but I'll show you guys when it's done.

This may sound a bit weird but, drawing this was sorta surreal, because when I came across this character on the original artist's page, I wouldn't have guessed that she and I were mutual fans, and I'd end up drawing that character myself. It's funny, I spend so much time on the internet admiring other artists and their creations that I forget that they're like... people whom I can interact with.

Anyways, here's another horse, of the my little variety.
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I have a handful of favorite MLP characters and I think Sunburst is the only one I hadn't drawn. I know I call things adorbs all the time but

Sunburst is totes adorbs
Deepfake wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Nice job. I look forward to someday reading your work. Best tip I can give you is to storyboard with some very rough sketches and just get going, it only gets made when you're making it and the storyboarding can help you plan how many panels you need for whatever. Good luck, and don't procrastinate on it.
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Go for it man! Some people say that your childhood ideas should die eventually, but you never know 'till you go for it! I've had my characters for my work-in-progress webseries floating around since 7th grade.
I hope to start working on it very soon, for real this time. I have the first 3 chapters written, I just need to start with the thumbnailing and storyboarding and go from there. I do have one more expression sheet that I'd like to get done first though. Jewel is the only main character I haven't done one for yet so that's what I'm currently working on.

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Re: The Art... of Spritedude

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Post by smol Kat » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:44 pm

Sunburst is totes adorbs!
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Re: The Art... of Spritedude

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Post by Deepfake » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:22 pm

Spritedude wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:19 pm
I hope to start working on it very soon, for real this time. I have the first 3 chapters written, I just need to start with the thumbnailing and storyboarding and go from there. I do have one more expression sheet that I'd like to get done first though. Jewel is the only main character I haven't done one for yet so that's what I'm currently working on.
Awesome, please show when you do that expression sheet!

Love your new stuff, especially your Dragon Prince pic. It's cute, has good style, didn't hear about the series yet so I'm going to check it out. I loved Last Airbender of course, it really hit harder than expected.
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