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Jerelyn
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« on: Jul 26 '06, 20:34:15 »

I wanted to let folks know what's going on with me in regards to Jungle Fire.  I've been feeling increasingly frustrated at the pace of the storytelling. As you've probably noticed, it's damned slow.  There have been some external reasons, but even without things like heat waves (and no AC) or family visits, 2 weeks is the absolute tops I can draw a page at. And that isn't good enough.  Not because I think anyone is tapping their foot and glaring at us, but because we have so much story to tell and I want to get at least part of it out before we die.  Others might be willing to wait.  I'm not.

The root of the problem is the style of the art.  So.  I'm going to re-evaluate how I draw this thing.  Experiment and sketch and practice and brainstorm until I find something that I turn around faster, that I enjoy doing, and that the two of us agree is fitting to the story.  I don't know what that will be, though I can say with certainty it won't be manga and it will still be in color. Can you imagine me without colors?  *shudder* I'd go mental.

It's possible that you may not even notice the "downtime", seeing as how most pages have taken a month lately, but it's also possible it may be a couple months.   Consider yourselves informed.  Smiley And wish me luck.  I really hope this is simply a case of finding myself and not a case of being inadequate for the task. 
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 26 '06, 21:27:02 »

Good luck Foxeye Hamster dance I've got faith that you can pull it off Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 27 '06, 12:37:48 »

Aww sweetie don't be hard on yourself. We lubs you! Hug

I'm sure you can do this. Just don't pull all that lovely red hair out!
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 27 '06, 17:19:45 »

I'm certainly willing to wait. And I'm equally as certain that whatever it is you come up with stylewise will be stunning, and perfect for the job.

(sits back comfortably to wait.)

-Breccia
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 29 '06, 06:02:54 »

The current voting incentive shows an example of the kind of style being considered. What do you guys think?
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 29 '06, 06:58:13 »

I like it a lot! Of course whatever style works for you is the best one. You're able to communicate your truth in every style I've seen you try, and the truth of your story is the most important thing anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 29 '06, 08:37:37 »

It's gorgeous.  It STILL looks all pretty and painted.

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 29 '06, 12:23:03 »

Its beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: Jul 29 '06, 14:31:14 »

I love that sample, it's very vibrant, and to my eye more suited as comicbook art.
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« Reply #9 on: Jul 29 '06, 15:47:04 »

I love the style Smiley The only thing I'd say is refrain from black lines in the hair. Other than that, I'd say the style will do well for the comic Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: Jul 29 '06, 16:04:21 »

The only thing I'd say is refrain from black lines in the hair. 

We both agree with you very much. Smiley 
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« Reply #11 on: Jul 29 '06, 17:55:42 »

Your style is your style no matter what medium you're working with.  Dunno if -you- can see it, but I can from your elfquest artwork, to your comic, to your bust sketches...it's all really your style. 

I say whatever -you- feel comfy and satisfied with, whether that be to spend a month (or more!) on a comic page or a week, you need to be satisfied with the work you put out.

Good luck in the transition hon!  I know you'll do grand! *hugs*
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 30 '06, 03:26:54 »

I like the style...I don't see how it makes it easier on you.....it actually seems like it would be harder on you!
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« Reply #13 on: Jul 30 '06, 03:39:10 »

It's...complicated.

The ways of the artist are mysterious and uncanny.

If my suspicions are correct and it does turn out to be a faster technique (I'll have to do an entire test page to know for sure), and it is more effective as a comic style, then I'm not going to question my good fortune. Grin 
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« Reply #14 on: Jul 30 '06, 04:55:34 »

*hugs* whatever you plan to do, we will be here right beside you.
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« Reply #15 on: Jul 30 '06, 12:20:37 »

It's...complicated.

The ways of the artist are mysterious and uncanny.

If my suspicions are correct and it does turn out to be a faster technique (I'll have to do an entire test page to know for sure), and it is more effective as a comic style, then I'm not going to question my good fortune. Grin 

Don't say that....just say magic.

And instead of the top post just say OOM! And we'd be like med honey! OR go cross gaming and have you drink IE Change styles!
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« Reply #16 on: Jul 31 '06, 04:09:00 »

"OOM"...I like that. Grin

Thanks for the support and understanding guys.  You rock my world. *group hug*

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« Reply #17 on: Jul 31 '06, 17:04:41 »

Score! Free hugs!
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