|The Green Fire
||[Aug. 2nd, 2010|12:21 am]
Up to seven pages total of Vattu, with this past week's updates. Jeez that is not a lot of pages. I am really happy with how this is looking so far. I like color and people seem to like it when I work in color? And I'm doing some (admittedly extremely simple, so far) new stuff with layouts to play with the flow of it, I think. Dialogue will happen very soon! And it won't all be as ridiculously decompressed as this first scene, rest assured!
My next convention is the Minneapolis Indie Expo, in Minneapolis, MN! August 21! I'm planning on doing a little reader-meetup thing after the show. If you are interested let me know, or perhaps say so in the Forums. That'll be just a week after I move, oh gosh.
Posting some new stuff lately on my blog. I have been writing a lot about narrative media and worldbuilding and other things that are interesting to myself and one or two other people.
One thing that is nice about color is that it makes it easier to visually parse the scene -- I think some of your line-work makes this hard sometimes. For instance, here
I had to spend a few extra milliseconds to visually separate his cloak from the hide of the thing he's riding on.
Also, color lets you convey so much more.
Still, working in black and white makes such errors more visible, and thus allows you to improve your art skill. From what I have seen of Vattu so far, it seems to me like the time spent in black and white on OoT has honed the artist's skills somewhat (not that I have any problem with Rice Boy's imagery!)
This is an excellent point.
2010-08-17 08:32 am (UTC)
I have just finished reading Rice Boy. WOW. I loved it! The characters the world, the designs,the colours the story, it just blew me away.thank you!