This next page is going to change the face of this graphic novel forever. It kicks off a whole new era for this comic. This has a feature that has not been seen since Lorelei first entered New Life. For the first time, we have something in the background. Can you believe the innovation? I know I can’t and I’m the one who came up with it. Can I seriously be doing this? Is it even possible to draw a comic with backgrounds that are more than just two shades separated by a straight line? Well, time will tell.
So, I’m not good at backgrounds. Well, I’m not good at drawing much of anything, but I’m especially not good at creating scenery. This graphic novel’s supposed to be a big practice project, so of course I had to add them in sometime. We’ll have to see if I’m able to get any better at them over time.
LadyHate: Well, there it is.
LadyHate: The Kingdom Spire
LadyHate: Pretty cool, right?!
Lorelei: So this is the more there is to do?
Lorelei: Hang around a ruined castle tower… thing?
LadyHate: It’s not ruined!
LadyHate: It’s just not finished.
LadyHate: Bunches of players, they’re building that.
Lorelei: So you can build?
Lorelei: I guess that would give you something decent to do.
LadyHate: Yeah, but it takes a lot of players to pull it off.
LadyHate: You can get blood from the Asheaters, and mix it with the ash to make a kind of cement.
LadyHate: Thing is, even the Asheaters don’t pop up often enough.
LadyHate: To build anything of decent size, you need a bunch of players working on a project, just to get enough blood to keep it going.
Lorelei: Makes sense.
Lorelei: I haven’t even seen an Asheater in the… however long I’ve been playing.
Lorelei: How long have I been playing?
Lorelei: I really need to get to bed. I’ve got work in the morning.
Lorelei: Hate, it’s been lovely talking with you, but I really have to get some sleep.
Lorelei: Maybe we can do this again, sometime. Explore more of the game together.
LadyHate: Yeah! Let’s do this tomorrow! And the next day! And then we’ll get Red and the rest of the Midknights to join in!
Lorelei: Well, we’ll see, in any case…
LadyHate: What what?
Lorelei: Did you not hear that?
Lorelei: It’s AGLA.
AGLA: Welcome to Eden!
LadyHate: I don’t hear anything.
LadyHate: Just you.
Lorelei: Weird. Hey, AGLA. Hate’s here too.
AGLA: Really?! That’s odd. Just a second, let me see if I can find her.
AGLA: Hate? Welcome to Eden too!
LadyHate: Oh hey! Now I can hear him!
AGLA: Wait, that’s you, Hate?
AGLA: The young woman in green next to Anke?
AGLA: Guess you haven’t gotten my package yet.
LadyHate: In the flesh!
LadyHate: Err…. digital flesh. Nevermind! That’s a stupid saying anyway!
I’m not sure why you keep downing yourself when it comes to drawing. I enjoy it, and practice always makes you perfect. You try, that’s all the matters, with time you will be where you want to be.
Art has no boundaries, your art style is unique and that’s what make it great.
Thanks, that honestly means a lot to me.
I think part of why I keep putting my work down is that it’s still a bit outside my comfort zone to be putting my drawings out publicly. Writing? Presentations? Random Rants? Sure, I’ve already got experience with those, and good or bad, I’m a lot more comfortable with people seeing them. Not so much with my drawing, and I think that’s what’s pushing me to comment negatively on my own work. But it’s good for one to stretch out their comfort zone, so I should work on letting myself relax on this work more.
No problem, I understand being out of the comfort zone. I get that a lot with my own project. With time though, it gets better. You also show passion in your work, that helps a lot.
Ah, backgrounds… they’re always interesting to try out!
But as the commenter above said, you just got to keep practicing. And you’re one step up from those who still refuse to backgrounds at all, right? 😀
Personally I like the look of that place, very striking and suits the world you’ve created.
I like the look of that place, too. Shame the Kingdom Spire doesn’t have anything good headed for it.