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Insight: The Emu and Wombat by darkspeeds Insight: The Emu and Wombat by darkspeeds
Hey guys! Here's a quick insight into the new plans for the chapters I have on the first two books!

I'm constantly changing and adapting to proactive ways to get the best out of the book contents.

I remember my publisher Dave from Local Act Comics suggested that I do a more simple cover with a strong emphasis on the title and logos. Also have less colours to avoid disorientation of the guy who's going to pick your book out of a thousand others in the shop.

I also remembered my experience of asking questions to Sydney's Kings Comics manager and also the recently opened ComicsZone in Perth (just visited the guys there today!) and they told me how having a visually-strong cover appeals to the crowd of comic-go-getters in general when making they make an initial purchase (usually the tourist or visitor - not the regulars though).

What they mean is comic covers with fancy and almost-state-of-the-art quality images or eye-candy covers that make you feel it is worth looking into - something attractive and colourful.

With this contrasting opinion from the experts who sell the stuff (very friendly people too ^^) I took it into consideration for my future covers. I can start appreciating that the first trial run cover sucked majorly and needs refinement.

I'm going to stick to Dave's opinion about a more clear, simplistic and meaningful approach and use less detail on a background and focus more on what appears from the front - one the most important thing in the story - the characters themselves! = )


So yeah I reckon that looks pretty sweet for a cover for the second book entitled: MY FRIEND IS A WOMBAT. I'm pretty excited about how I'm going to colour this. = )

Hope you have enjoyed the insight! It's something I love to do and that's sharing stuff from behind the scenes that may help other artists to become inspired about publishing their own comics one day! ^_~ *thumbs up*
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:iconfantasythealmiqui:
Aww, I love Ash's expression! It's so smug. Excellent work Elson. =)
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:iconsorain26:
Sorain26 Sep 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Sweet
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:iconccg:
I see an improvement in anatomy. 8D I like this approach--simple but more meaningful. Nice. :D What's a story without characters? I think it's good that you show that.^^ Also, I'm loving that smile of Ash's too! X3
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:iconelisebellatrix:
I knew that I had seen those reference poses before! Yeah! I favorited a lot of months ago this one [link] from the same artist.

I needed some references of hands and feet which are my weakest points in drawing the human anatomy. They are very instructive! :nod:
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:icontorislacroix:
TorisLaCroix Sep 2, 2008
MY FRIEND IS WOMBAT!
subtitle:
...AND HAVE SEXY CHEST!

*laughs*
Nice work.
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Sep 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha! :giggle: Thanks TorisLaCroix! :D
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:icontorislacroix:
TorisLaCroix Sep 2, 2008
HeeHee your welcome!
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randomlyd Sep 2, 2008
awesome X33
ohh i have a book with anime poses in X3
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:icondarkspeeds:
darkspeeds Sep 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
They're pretty darn useful aren't they? :)
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randomlyd Sep 2, 2008
yep =D
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