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Infinite Spiral: Ch01 P10 by novemberkris Infinite Spiral: Ch01 P10 by novemberkris
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Page 10 Author's Notes: Two pages in 48 hours means my hand hates me, but I wanted to see if I could get this one done in a day and I succeeded. Meet James and Christian, who are in the library sneaking around, clearly looking for a book that Christian can't find. What Christian has against books in general I'm not 100% sure, but it does make James cringe. I may tweak after a night's rest, as now we're in more incandescent lighting (still low light) so I'm not sure how I feel yet about the colors/cast. I'm also considering a magic effect on the book as it "pops" out, or a bubble around the boys (but I think that would be too much--that should only happen when they are compared to other people). That will wait until the morning, so I can sit on the page and think.

Infinite Spiral: Chapter One: Awakening
James Hartwell and Christian Rafferty aren't your average tweens and teens. The two are considered Wicked Children, which means they are a mixture of human and unknown, feared "magical" beings, that have since seemed to disappear. What is in their past? What is in their future? And how does Rory connect to them? Who was that white haired youth? What's next? We begin the journey here.

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MichaelOdomArt Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Beautiful first panel on this page!
Passin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
They look mischievous;D Must
SpiraxDracowolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
The final version turned out excellent! The shadows how really worked well!
novemberkris Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks--I worry about those. James is so pale and his hair is so blond it is actually really hard to give him the right shadows (Gavin has a similar problem). I get really finicky.
SpiraxDracowolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think that you get really finicky is a good thing! The detail in the lightning and shading is excellent and the fact you pay a lot of attention really shows. I have to admit it has been a long time since I've seen pages that show so much of an artist's dedication.
novemberkris Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you. I only hope I can continue to improve--something I've learned with games is that so much of an environment is conveyed by the quality of light and shadow alone, different colors of light bouncing, artificial versus natural colors, reflections (so much time in games is spent on shaders and rendering--which is all about light and getting it "right" mathematically). It is what makes good black and white films so artful. (mmm, The Third Man ...) It was one of the areas I targeted to improve in when I started the comic back in late May, so I'm glad the attention is showing.
SpiraxDracowolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope to continue to improve also, my colour theory has always been a little off and I've always struggled with light and shadow (I've started to practice with my animations). I was once directed to this tutorial (I don't think tutorial is the right word - maybe colour/light/perspective bible!) [link]
I've been working through it bit by bit and love the explanation of how light can be absorbed differently be different materials (cloth, glass, skin etc).
Black and white films are excellent for showing how to get ideas across (speaking from an animation side also) everything was bold and quickly digested and understood. Sometimes art/films are so detailed now that it's quite overwhelming and subtle hints are lost.
Lyrak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think waiting to actually reveal what Christian means by "working his magic" until at least the next page would be more fun. ;) I still like the idea of, when somebody looks/walks by, just to show the pile of books with nobody there. Hint without being too obvious. Let the reader figure it out and all. :) But I'm evil like that.
novemberkris Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Fair enough, I leave it for now and see if readers get too confused. :) Means I can move on with new pages, bwahahaha.
vulcangirl14 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Just from this page I know I'm gonna like these guys :D
I wonder what book they're looking for and I bet when they find whatever the book is they're looking for it will lead them to Statue Rory. Don't Tell Though I don't want the suprise and suspense to be ruined!
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