Posted on 09 Oct 2012 05:52 am by blix
Can you go vote for this coyote painting? I'd really like to try and win one of those 50$ gift certificates that're up for grabs from my favorite paint supplier. >_> ... YOU SEE ALL THESE BLUE COLORS IN THIS COMIC? YOU KNOW HOW MUCH DAT COSTS? Way a lot, go vote.
This page was made of rage. Panel 8 was awful, for no foreseeable reason. Monday night I snapped and went back to reinking it after having painted it a week ago (AFTER trying to edit it in photoshop for ages and ages and failing.)
You can see the before and after ink attack on tumblr, along with every other process thing and all the extra panel parts that get trimmed off.
Do you know what my favorite part of this page is?! Panel 3, which I spent 5 seconds on. Snotty little Sedna yanks the hair thingie. The end. 5 seconds of work. IT'S BETTER WHEN I DON'T TRY. *flails brush*
But none of that is important, this page is made of rage because I feel like I suck at portraying emotion or character development and no matter what I do, I'm not going to get Sedna and Vidu right. If you are an artist or a writer, you understand this feeling. The thing you put on the paper can be technically well rendered and a nicely put together composition, but it lacks all the feels.
If a smidgen of my feels makes it into this page and the next ten or so that follow from here, it will be a success.
If you love me, just pretend for me that all these pages spent trying to develop Vidu and Sedna meant something and that these imaginary people went from being strangers to friends in your heart somehow, despite the failings of this artist to portray it.
ps. The next update might not be until the 18th because it's probably a double page spread with some difficult panels. Plenty of unspoken feels and leaping wolves and MORE rock canyon walls. T_T; God, why do I take forever? Why?