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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2018, 02:21:50 AM »
Lol, the cow...
Nice touch.

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2018, 03:37:47 PM »
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2018, 07:23:34 PM »
Very nice scene composition there. I like it when regular dialog boxes get broken a little bit with a different perspective.

Also, I'm very curious to see how the story develops now...

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2018, 09:02:23 AM »
Very much liking that last line (for no reason whatsoever)...  :harp:
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2018, 10:49:53 PM »
Yeah, every new comic I'm having to create a few extra arms/legs/postures, the back views of Botso and Rusudan appear here for the first time, as do the running postures, not to mention the four sprites you can see in small in the perspective shot (which we're going to be zooming in on shortly!). I'm glad the perspective worked! I feel like my mountain valleys don't look quite right, they're under-foliated and the mountains are too small and separate, but I'm working on them and hopefully they'll improve with time :) I feel like the running postures look awkward too but I can't quite put my finger on why...


And yes, dunno when I'm next going to have the hours for another strip but I'm looking forward to the next few scenes myself :)
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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2018, 01:29:33 PM »
I feel like my mountain valleys don't look quite right, they're under-foliated and the mountains are too small and separate

It's ok. Those are backgrounds anyway. Nobody is paying much attention.

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I feel like the running postures look awkward too but I can't quite put my finger on why...

Seems like you got arms and leg positions mixed up. According to the leg position of Botso, his left arm should be back, behind the body, in that pose. And you could move his right arm a little bit forward.

Varam looks alright, although I'm not sure how natural is to run with a shield and your axe above the head. I would expect someone with an axe to keep it down while running and raise it only when they approach the enemy.

The best way to make this work is to find some reference animation of running and go frame-by-frame until you get the pose you want to show. You can do this easily with YouTube, just keep pressing dot (.) key on the keyboard when the video is paused and you can see every frame.

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2018, 11:53:26 AM »
I feel like my mountain valleys don't look quite right, they're under-foliated and the mountains are too small and separate
I wouldn't worry. Your human figures are evidently and deliberately stylised, so I don't think readers will expect the background to be especially realistic.

Meanwhile, it's only just registered with me that Varam is left-handed, i.e. weapon in his left hand, shield on his right arm. Similarly either K'akha or Sargis in Episode 6. Was this common in medieval Georgia?

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Re: Mountain Leopards: An Adventuring Story
« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2018, 02:19:15 PM »
No, as far as I know Georgians have the same handedness ratio as anyone else. The person in Ep 6 I honestly hadn't really been thinking about, it was just a coincidence of flipping the facing of the character a particular way (which is done by mirroring) - I only started thinking about handedness in more recent strips really. Varam is however canonically left-handed (a decision I made as of the most recent two strips).
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