Chapter Twelve Page 1

posted 4th Sep 2017, 2:26 AM

Chapter Twelve Page 1
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4th Sep 2017, 2:26 AM

Saeriellyn

This is one of those pages I'm almost reluctant to post because it sets a quality standard I know I will not be consistent in upholding...but damn, it came out gorgeous! Putting up a day early to make up for all my late and missed posts in the last weeks. :P

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4th Sep 2017, 3:06 AM

Chippewa Ghost

You're right, this is a righteously badass page.

Damn, that's a sunset!

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4th Sep 2017, 3:11 AM

Saeriellyn

Thank you! I took a kind of creative retreat this weekend and...I guess it worked. lol

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4th Sep 2017, 3:07 AM

DocNiccals

What an amazing comic! I just found it today and I read it start to finish in one go, this is really great work! :D

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4th Sep 2017, 3:12 AM

Saeriellyn

Oh, wow, that's quite an undertaking! haha glad you enjoyed it and hope you stick around. :)

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4th Sep 2017, 4:15 AM

The Doodler

And they're exhausted. O_O

Truly stunning page.

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4th Sep 2017, 5:14 AM

Saeriellyn

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4th Sep 2017, 4:21 AM

navegar

High Standards indeed!

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4th Sep 2017, 5:15 AM

Saeriellyn

Raising the bar is both blessing and curse. :P

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4th Sep 2017, 10:51 AM

mjkj

Uh-oh... they have been caught... =S

Let us hope they will not be captured (again)...

(wow, Eilonwy is sooo pretty there...) <3

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4th Sep 2017, 10:59 PM

Saeriellyn

Wait and see! :) Lots of good stuff coming.

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6th Sep 2017, 1:49 PM

mjkj

*waits - but does not see anything yet* ;) =D

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4th Sep 2017, 5:07 PM

Odd May

Oh my god, so pretty. What a sunset! It reminds me of Prince Edward Island.

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4th Sep 2017, 10:58 PM

Saeriellyn

I've been there! This shot is straight from Wales, though. :)

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5th Sep 2017, 1:43 PM

LMS

Very dramatic, and you're right. The detail, color, and everything on this page is exceptional--even for you. :)

I always love your expressions best, though. They illustrate the characters so well. Gurgi, still a little bit of a coward, hiding behind Eilonwy. Taran, looking afraid, because he's the only one there that's actually faced the Cauldron-Born before. The fell warrior hiding inside Fflewddur comes to the surface, showing in his determined, hard-looking face (I really do think he's fought in wars before. I like to imagine that IS how he became king--that he wasn't supposed to be, but his older brother died in one of Prydain's clan wars and he survived). And Eilonwy--just DONE with being scared and tired and chased all across the country--about to lose her temper.

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5th Sep 2017, 3:10 PM

Saeriellyn

THANK YOU for mentioning their expressions! It's so funny...I have this bad habit of getting my expectations up for reactions to pages I think I did an amazing job at, and can't help feeling a bit disgruntled if people don't comment on the stuff I am most proud of - in this case, the expressions, which I just felt like perfectly nailed the characters and situation. I realize that Welsh sunset landscape above rather eclipses the people illuminated, however, and I can't be sad about that, because Wales. *sigh*

Ironically, the reverse happens - sometimes I do pages that I think are...eh, okay - and those'll be the ones everyone goes insane over. Re: last page of previous chapter, which did work very well but if I had to do over could definitely use a lot of tightening up and refining. But people just loooooved that ending transition. lol I don't ever complain about getting nice comments, of course - it's just amusing how rarely they turn out like I expect them to!

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6th Sep 2017, 8:42 AM

mantis

LMS already said most of what I would have said about their facial expressions, though Eilonwy's is even cooler for those of us who've read the book and already know what she's decided to try just now. I also want to add what an amazing job you've done with the lighting here, first having them backlit in the upper panels and then showing the same sunset hues that were in the background reflected off the characters' faces, hair, and clothing in the final panel. The purple, late-sunset storm clouds in the background complement the sunset colors perfectly; this might be my favorite panel since chapter 8 page 14.

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6th Sep 2017, 12:00 PM

Saeriellyn

I love E's face, but I think I should have added a sound effect to underscore what she's actually doing here, because I don't think anyone's noticed - she just knotted the reins in prep for dismounting. ;)

The lighting really did make everything work well here. I need to remember my edge lights more often. I love purple/gold complementary color schemes - turquoise/orange is used in a LOT of movie posters (and movies themselves for that matter) but I can't get away from purple and gold. Maybe it's my Louisiana roots showing. :)

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7th Sep 2017, 3:40 AM

mantis

I could see that she had just reined up, presumably to dismount; of course, I know what happens next, so I can't tell how obvious it would be to someone who hasn't read the novel.

Agreed about purple and gold; turquoise and orange are overused and often look unrealistic (especially when they do turquoise people against an orange background -- there is no natural lighting condition that makes human skin look that color).

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5th Sep 2017, 1:45 PM

LMS

Sorry! Browser glitched! Didn't mean to post twice!

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5th Sep 2017, 3:02 PM

Saeriellyn

No worries, I can fix it! LOL I'm like you - I totally freak out when that happens, like somehow people won't know I didn't do it on purpose. Have to tell myself: breathe. We all know about browser glitches. Happens to all of us. hahaha

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6th Sep 2017, 4:30 AM

Melynlas

Finally we're getting towards Medwyn (one more chapter to go), always wanted to know what people think he looks like since he doesn't get the fan-drawn credit he deserves. BIG fan of the comic, I'll have to tell my brother about it as I read him this entire series several years back.

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6th Sep 2017, 12:04 PM

Saeriellyn

Ah, yes! I'm looking forward to Medwyn, AND the breathtaking landscape opportunities of his setting. :) Thanks for commenting!

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7th Sep 2017, 4:11 PM

Rob S.

Amazing page -- a gorgeous sunset, made even moreso by lighting up those great expressions. The determined look on Eilonwy's face is SO good.

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7th Sep 2017, 5:27 PM

Saeriellyn

I've decided I'm good at dramatic lighting. :D Gimme a bauble or a sunset any day; it always works in my favor.

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