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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Thu May 22, 2008 10:22 am

New page 9
. . . now that we're back from holidays, and it was a really really great trip, we enjoyed being in Japan for the 2 weeks so much, almost didn't want to come back and we didn't have enough time to see everything we wanted. Tried going to the Anime Festival that was on at the time, but the orderly queue was soooooooo long (1.5 km) and they had over 126,000 people attending this year over that weekend. Oh wow!!!!! . . . so it was just packed and we didn't go in

So here's the next page for "Deadman's Curse"
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** For those who have been watching this thread, would you all be interested in seeing some of the behind the scenes work on this graphic novel?? Some of the setups for the 3D and the work in progress?? **
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Fri May 30, 2008 4:08 pm

Have decided to change the font perminantly to "digital strip" for readability, especially on the net. ;)

Any comments are welcome.
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:42 pm

Page 10

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It's become a little easier to make these pages for the story, although my moods haven't been of much help lately; they interfere from time to time. Been experimenting a little with the lighting and colours.
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:51 pm

Page 11:
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enjoy everyone ;)
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:07 am

Page 12 finished
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby jpaulos on Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:43 am

Nice work Volty. The lettering looks good and the mood is right, if not a little dark. I'd add some highlights here and there for clarities sake, but it's great to see this coming together.
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:18 am

jpaulos wrote:Nice work Volty. The lettering looks good and the mood is right, if not a little dark. I'd add some highlights here and there for clarities sake, but it's great to see this coming together.


Thankx for the feedback.

Yes, I still have a problem with it being a bit too dark, still can't seem to resolve this one . . . might have to do a bit more post work on the pages.
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:51 am

I hope these next two pages are a bit brighter :)

Page 13
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and Page 14
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More pages soon, just some minor work to be done on "Mary" and I should be able to do a lot more done before the end of the year.
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby jpaulos on Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:01 am

Nice work once again, though I think it's a little jarring having Mary on her own page. I reckon you could make one page out of these two.
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:46 am

Darn!!
:'( Had a harddrive meltdown in the past month with the backup storage and lost some of my work for this graphic novel. Some of the pages have to be re-created so I can't post anything new until after the New Year at the earliest. Luckily most of the main scene files had been saved elsewhere; and the hair/fibre effects renderer in Lightwave has been giving me grief as well with being unstable :roll: The joys of 3D and computer graphics . . . I can see why not many are willing to tackle doing a comic this way.

PS. I did have a reason in mind for the 2 pages being set-up as they are.
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:34 am

Page 15:

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Back to work once again. Somehow this page ended up with a different look, it was rather fun to put together. enjoy :)
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:55 am

More pages:

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Page 17
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:41 am

Page 18 and still running . . .
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mmm, wanted to go to the last Melb meetup and didn't make it (again) as something very unexpected came up and was whisked away. arrhhhhh, mayhap I should just try for the next meeting and try peg the day for no distractions :p
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Voltarrens on Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:39 am

Page 19
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Page 20
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Have just had a long session with setting up the scenery for page 20. 'Tis now done and page finished for the moment. Enjoy everyone :)
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Re: Deadman's Curse

Postby Cammy on Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:44 pm

Hey there,

I read all of the pages you've posted so far, and I think they're fantastic! I love the dark, atmospheric look you've created and the 3D artwork looks great. The story is very absorbing and the characters look interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing more! The font's a little hard to read at first but the later pages fix that problem. :)

I would love to write a review of this for Paperback Reader once it's finished.
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