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by Halflight
Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:40 am
Forum: Halflight Breaking
Topic: ++Feedback++
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

doh!

er... that was 13 ends soon and 14 ends w/ arkadi. o_0
(you'd think i'd know these things....)
by Halflight
Thu Aug 29, 2002 9:21 am
Forum: Halflight Breaking
Topic: NEWS: New Update Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 3548

i hope i can keep it up! i just started college, and i have no idea what the work load is going to be like.... :o

but i'll try my best to stay ahead!
by Halflight
Thu Aug 29, 2002 9:16 am
Forum: Halflight Breaking
Topic: ++Feedback++
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

hey, thanx all! itea's getting better? yay! i had hoped she wouldn't be TOO horrible ^_~. snowy, huh? heh... i always thought of her according to fire and hot things, but youre right; she is pretty frigid ;) alas... homesickness. i just moved into my college dorm 2 days ago and found out what that w...
by Halflight
Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:36 am
Forum: Halflight Breaking
Topic: ++General Stuff++
Replies: 0
Views: 2313

++General Stuff++

This could very likely end up being obsolete, if discussion topics take up their own threads, but I thought it might be good to start things off.
by Halflight
Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Halflight Breaking
Topic: ++Feedback++
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

++Feedback++

A general thread for your comments on my comic site. Constructive criticism is always welcome, flames are tolerated if they have something substantial to say ('you suck' is meaningless and silly fluff, and will be ignored or deleted. 'you suck because... [blah blah]', inserting in place of blah blah...
by Halflight
Mon Jul 22, 2002 8:12 am
Forum: Halflight Breaking
Topic: NEWS: New Update Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 3548

NEWS: New Update Schedule

Summary: Beginning on August 1st I will be updating 3 times a week-- Monday-Wednesday-Friday, rather than 1 chapter/month. Up to now, HLB has updated on a monthly basis, one chapter on the first of each month. I liked it this way because i was free to fine-tune an entire chapter before showing, and ...
by Halflight
Wed Jul 17, 2002 8:20 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: How do YOU do flashbacks?
Replies: 9
Views: 4620

How do YOU do flashbacks?

A lot of the time, flashbacks aren't hard to maneuver at all. If somebody is sitting at a campfire narrating and the panels suddenly begin to illustrate the story being told rather than the person telling it, people get the idea pretty easily. Often, this flashback moves gradually from voiceover to ...
by Halflight
Wed Jul 17, 2002 7:26 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Proportion problems
Replies: 19
Views: 6600

i *was* wondering, tho, whether that comic in your sig was yours... (i checked it out because your post sounded so arrogant, i wanted to see if you lived up to it. if it was joking, sorry. a winking smiley, a j/k, or a link to whatever comic you do would have made the tone clearer.) i couldn't figur...
by Halflight
Wed Jul 17, 2002 7:19 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Proportion problems
Replies: 19
Views: 6600

i was talking about the comic that this post is about-- the guy that was asking for advice.
by Halflight
Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:48 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Proportion problems
Replies: 19
Views: 6600

proportion... the only thing i know of is measure it out before you do the detail, according to the size of the head. I didn't notice anything horribly glaring reading it, though the sihouette pics seemed less proportionate than the fully drawn ones... hee Hee! cool comic, btw. the art is simple and...
by Halflight
Wed Jul 17, 2002 12:00 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Page layouts in Photoshop?
Replies: 6
Views: 3711

Strips by collage? interesting... i've always found it easiest to do the strip on a single page, and just use photoshop to color and make sure the lines are straight. Other people i've seen don't combie theyre panels into a single file at all but rather place each panel as a separate image on the pa...
by Halflight
Wed Jul 17, 2002 11:32 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: Little help?
Replies: 10
Views: 2099

close-ups, variation in angles, drawing people larger would all make the the look of it more interesting. backgrounds might help too. The lines *are* very thick... either using a thinner pen or drawing larger would solve that. Ballpoint is pretty much held to be a bad idea for inking, though people ...
by Halflight
Wed Jul 17, 2002 11:14 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: [REF] Recommended books.
Replies: 46
Views: 66625

The Artist'c Complete Guide to Facial Expressions (Gary Faigin) isn't a how-to-draw book, but i found it really useful anyway: it explains both scientifically the workings behind facial expressions and pictorally how they look, what distinct features each has and what effects the degree of expressi...
by Halflight
Wed Jul 17, 2002 8:02 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: I'm in need of helpness/reviews
Replies: 29
Views: 10664

Ooh! yeah-- the pic at the bottom left looks great, the face in particular. i feel like i'm being really nitpicky now... but some of that contrast on the body would be nice too. black flames... i was thinking of that... i guess you would do that by making the flame itself black, with light around it...
by Halflight
Tue Jul 16, 2002 9:09 pm
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: I'm in need of helpness/reviews
Replies: 29
Views: 10664

I don't see any planning lines... i more meant the shading itself. the outlines look inked or at least exTREMEly darkly penciled, but the shading looks like a #2 or so-- it would be too light at the best of times, and with black outlines it just looks like... an afterthought. I don't know if pen out...
by Halflight
Tue Jul 16, 2002 10:42 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: I'm in need of helpness/reviews
Replies: 29
Views: 10664

drawings look pretty good. nice faces. My biggest criticism is that youve got, at least on the page i'm looking at (today's), some really wimpy pencil lines-- Most outlines are nice and dark, but everything else is done super-light and very messy. shade more smoothly or do it some other way, and out...
by Halflight
Tue Jul 16, 2002 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finger lickin' good y'all
Replies: 144
Views: 3681

first rule of plugging: never say you suck. people won't bother.
second rule of plugging: never say you rock. people will be annoyed and not bother.
by Halflight
Tue Jul 16, 2002 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading Criteria?
Replies: 10
Views: 509

characters is the biggie for me. if it doesn't have charming and engaging characters, i probably won't go back. Art, for me, has to be pretty much faultless, tho not necessarily spectacular art that i would ooh and ah at if it were just art. perfect, anatomy, perfect compositions, perfect expression...
by Halflight
Tue Jul 16, 2002 8:46 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: With or without color?
Replies: 9
Views: 5099

postscript: just read the undine comic... in your case, if at all feasible, i'd continue with color.... you cgi beautifully, your colors are great, and your patience for backgrounds is amazing (most of us, i think, are exceptionally lazy about backgrounds.) your figures need some practice (first fra...
by Halflight
Tue Jul 16, 2002 8:16 am
Forum: Technique Tips and Tricks
Topic: With or without color?
Replies: 9
Views: 5099

Either way works if you do it right. In color it is definitely easier for the reader to keep the characters straight-- face it, unless and until you really hook a reader, they _will_ think of your characters as 'short guy', 'elf guy', 'brown-haired girl', or what have you. particularly if your art s...