The Book of Three

fan adaptation of the first novel in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Chapter One: Page Seventeen

posted 6th Feb 2015, 11:47 PM

Chapter One: Page Seventeen
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6th Feb 2015, 11:47 PM

Saeriellyn

It took me a year to get this far. If you are impatient, this is not the comic for you.

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21st Mar 2016, 12:14 AM

GreyDiamonds

It is taking me a year and some months to finish my first chapter, and I'm nowhere near done.
Once more I love the details, I'm not much of a BG artist, so seeing forestry landscaping, and buildings with this amount of time and patience given, I can't help the enthusiastic coo I undergo. You are talented!

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21st Mar 2016, 2:32 PM

Saeriellyn

Thank you! I have never been crazy about backgrounds either, to be honest, so this has pushed me a great deal. I've had to learn to swallow pride and make heavy use of references. Fortunately the internet makes that easy. Also I've begun to think of settings as having their own personalities and moods just like characters, so that also helps me have a better grip on them and enjoy the process more.

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25th Oct 2016, 5:42 AM

?? (Guest)

AWESOME, this is waaaay better than novel

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25th Oct 2016, 6:02 AM

Saeriellyn

Welllllll...

I can't wholeheartedly agree there. This wouldn't exist without the novel after all. As a visual medium, I certainly hope it beats the only other one of those currently in existence. But comparing it to the books is apples and oranges a bit. You're allowed to like it better, but I'm a bookworm /and/ an artist, and my loyalties cannot be split. :)

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6th Nov 2019, 3:44 AM

Rory Hensley (Guest)

So great to see your passion for this book extended to this effort! Making comics is hard work and to see chapter after chapter completed is amazing! I look forward to reading this and looking forward to seeing your abilities grow with each page!

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9th Nov 2019, 12:09 PM

Saeriellyn

Thank you Rory! It’s lovely to hear from a new reader. :) You’ll see a range of ability here as I developed more skill, and it’s been quite a journey. Hope you continue to enjoy it!

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21st Jan 2020, 5:31 AM

Candralar

I am really enjoying this. I am not familiar with the source material although I did see The Black Cauldron many years ago, but I have to admit I don't really remember too much of it. Just reading through the comments on all of the pages so far leads me to believe that your version is a much more faithful adaptation anyway so not remembering the Disney version sounds like it might be a good thing.

I love your artwork. I spent a lot of time looking over the pages because they are so well done and there are so many little details to discover in the panels. One of the many things I'm impressed with is the way you draw eyes (especially the close ups). Not only do they look beautiful, but there is so much expression and emotion in them. The panel on this page is a great example of this, but there are many others throughout the first chapter as well.

I can't wait to read more!

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21st Jan 2020, 2:31 PM

Saeriellyn

Thank you so much! I consider this work my tribute to fans of the series, and they remain my most ardent supporters, but it is a real pleasure when it also serves to introduce those who are unfamiliar with the books. I know it’s been a means for at least a few people purchasing and reading the whole series, and that makes me super happy.

I started this five years ago knowing zilch about comics, and it has evolved quite a bit since then; I go through phases of re-working older pages to match my current skills, and chapter one has been fully updated. This is just to warn you that you will see a drop in quality as you move through chapter two, all of which has not received the same attention yet...I beg you to forgive it and soldier through the older stuff! It gets better pretty fast, haha.

Again, thank you, and pleased to have you on as new reader. I hope it hooks you.

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6th Apr 2020, 3:19 AM

Noah D Henson (Guest)

Exquisite. By this point, 5 years ago now, it's clear you learned or discovered to maximize your space and to use the whole page for artwork rather than leaving large blank or colored-in areas between and around the panels. Your instincts as a storyteller are becoming more evident with every page.

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6th Apr 2020, 10:09 PM

Francisco N. Leal (Guest)

I recently read the Prydain Chronicles again, after more than a decade of my first contact with Taran and his friends.

I am pleased to find your project, it's interesting to see how you portrayed these lovely characters and land.

Must say that I loved how you painted the forest <3

Warm greetings from Brazil :)

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7th Apr 2020, 1:49 PM

Saeriellyn

Welcome! I did not know these were popular in Brazil, but I have a couple of fans now from there so it's nice to know it's gone so far. :)

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