August 19th, 2013
Love the detail in panel 1; I had to check if we've seen any of the BG characters. I don't think we have, but it's neat that for the green-clothed blond in panels 2 and 3 you...made the line width a bit thicker and maybe upped the color saturation, I think? He and Jonan 'pop' a little more, at any rate. Also, red head-tats make a reappearance. Scholarly symbol? World's thinnest toupée?
posted at 3:09am on August 20th, 2013
I think I am vaaaaaguely remembering a previous comment-discussion in which the artist may have said the scalp-markings are natural, and why shaving your head does not disguise that you have magic?
posted at 10:52am on August 20th, 2013
Psssst it was a vote incentive for page 3.10. >u>
posted at 4:33pm on August 20th, 2013
Jonan is centered in the image, and green guy is nearby. The fact that he's angled to catch more bright sunlight across his back makes his figure "pop" more, IMO.
posted at 1:24pm on August 20th, 2013
I briefly considered making the rollover say "NOBODY IN PANEL ONE IS IMPORTANT" but then I realised that would just make people very convinced that someone important is hiding in that panel. xD
But no, they're all just background people, haha. I should put cameos in scenes like this but I always forget!!
As to the discussions of artistic technique, I actually do this on every page! Foreground people/ major characters blend in with the background less and get stronger line weight. I have a fondness for line weight that has to do with which elements are closer to the viewer!
Lots of other things (like the lighting Kwaj mentioned) play into it, but those are definitely factors.
But thank you! I'M GLAD IT'S WORKIN' FOR YOU. *u*
posted at 4:32pm on August 20th, 2013
...well, except of course for Jonan...
I thought this gave a nice intro for the panel 2 movement.
posted at 6:10pm on August 20th, 2013
If that makes you feel better, panel 1 turned out fabulous.
Also, I really start to wonder how you are going to keep Jonan from starving or thirsting to death.
posted at 4:19am on August 20th, 2013
Oh wait oh wait! That symbol on the signs, is that not identical to the tattoo on Iavin's face?
posted at 4:23am on August 20th, 2013
Nice eye. That has to be significant somehow.
posted at 5:20am on August 20th, 2013
Ahhh, thank you very much!
(and the symbol is VERY CLOSE but not identical!)
posted at 5:59pm on August 20th, 2013
I'll just have to say that I'm getting more and more sorry for Jonan. I know what it's like to go a day without food, so I can sort of relate.
On a side note, in the second last panel I'm pretty sure necropony doesn't know wtf Jonan wants him to do.
posted at 5:23am on August 20th, 2013
A day without food is pretty bad, even if you're not doing much. I felt weak and stupid and tired all the time. Standing up took effort.
A day without water? I don't want to imagine that.
posted at 5:22pm on August 20th, 2013
It's not so bad if you're sitting down, but since Jonan is moving around a lot, I don't think he'd be doing too well.
When I go a day without food/water, it's only from around 5 AM to 5 PM. It's all good until the end, and I can still go walking and stuff if I want. I don't drink much water though so it's all right.
posted at 8:22am on August 21st, 2013
Oh, Necropony, you are so adorable. Will you ever get a name, rather than a state of being?
posted at 11:38am on August 20th, 2013
NECROPONY IS TOTALLY A LEGIT NAME.
posted at 5:24pm on August 20th, 2013
Asterai I'm 98% certain that this would Severian's response as well.
posted at 5:34pm on August 20th, 2013
Glad to see the final product!
posted at 12:22pm on August 20th, 2013
Jonan is popular everywhere he goes, I see.
posted at 1:52pm on August 20th, 2013
I'm wondering how many of us, when we see a note about a temp incentive, scramble to go vote right then so that we can see it before it disappears into the internet ether...?
posted at 6:13pm on August 20th, 2013
I've seen it before, it's not that special, but this time I was wearing a shirt, so... :D
posted at 3:51am on August 21st, 2013
I always scramble because it just might be another fat animal, but the age of fat animals seems to be gone. :'( (maybe a fat Sev someday [or a fat necropony? >:} ]). though seriously, Shazz, please don't overture yourself keeping up with arbitrary deadlines or what us net potatoes may ask for. It's not worth driving into a ditch someday over it.
posted at 11:06am on August 21st, 2013
Oh Jonan, I missed you @_@
posted at 8:22pm on August 20th, 2013
I died at the vote incentive. "Oh look it's a poor and hungry beggar with an undead pony(?), I should really give him some money." I just love that he's JUST COMPLETELY HUMILIATED. He's even blushing! LOOOOL
posted at 3:53am on August 22nd, 2013
Is there any way that I can get back to the Otakon filler? >_>;
posted at 4:41am on August 22nd, 2013
You can! It just got moved to the Filler track (which I will have a permalink to someday soon I SWEAR)
posted at 11:19am on August 22nd, 2013
Maybe you could just link that to the so far unused "Extras" button in the header?
posted at 12:26am on August 26th, 2013
Omigoodness, Jonan being offended. He has the best offended face. <3
posted at 3:50pm on September 15th, 2017
Comment by Kiri
In which Kiri panics about Jonan's wellbeing far too much.
posted at 2:18am on August 20th, 2013