Commenting has moved to the Elfquest homepage! Read more

This forum is no longer active, though you can read the archives. Discussion has moved to elfquest.com itself, where you can comment on individual postings.

Fan Comic - High-Attitude Flight

edited March 2015 in Fan Art & Fiction
I´ve always been playing with the idea to draw an actual comic story, but the sheer extend of such a project used to sorta scare me off. But after doing some exercises, I finally kicked my butt to work. The first pages are inked now and I´d like to share them with you.
This is my very first attempt on an actual comic story, so honest feedback of any kind is very welcome. I´m a total noob at scripting and don´t wanna mess with any canon characters, so I chose to go with characters (from Oakleaf Holt) I´m pretty familiar with (many thanks and kisses to @Tehaar for letting me use her awesome char). I plan to either color or screentone the thing later on, so I left stuff like skies and such out for now. I will add any new pages to this post later on.

cover

0

1

2

3

4b

5

6

7

8

9

10
«1

Comments

  • I love the characters and I would like to read more so I'll be keeping an eye on this thread. I won't be able to comment on the scripting seen as I really suck at it.
    Anyways, I like it a lot.
  • And another thing, I immediately fall in love with every male character you make.
  • Wow. Just wow :O This is awesome! I can't wait to see more! You are so talented! I've been silently stalking your fan-art thread for a while and am always very impressed :OOOO
  • I am going to have to start going the fan-art thread....finding time ....hah-I will make time!!!

    This has me intrigued and the art is gorgeous, simple lines and yet I still get a sense of detail. Does that make sense?
  • Thank you so much! I´m really putting my all in this first comic. The next page is about half done. I expect it to end up around 18-20 pages.
  • Holy crap, this is awesome.
  • Third page is up. ^^
  • I really like this next page! :D
  • Thank you!
    @WolfCandy, can you tell what it is that you like about it? Maybe something I can take care to keep up at following pages?
    Any certain praise and criticism helps a lot. ^^
  • I for one love the fact that there is so much movement.
  • It's realistic and believable, and it is nice to see so many different angles and perspectives :)
  • I like everything @WolfCandy said, AND I love how you use the "outside" space on the page to have the characters grabbing onto the margins and popping out of the boxes.

    And the characters are just so well-drawn.

    (I know I just popped into this thread for the first time after also silently lurking but I had to throw my two cents in!)
  • edited July 2014
    There you are, @Thornbrake. :P
    Page 4 is up now.

    Thanks for all your feedback. I will try to keep up the things you mentioned so far. ^^
  • I love it :) cant wait to see what happens next. Foxtrail looks like he's about to explode ;)
  • fight fight fight!!! (I feel like I'm in high school)!
  • Okay, this is why feedback is good. I see how you are expeciting escalation after the tension built at the end of the page, but there´s actually a scene cut in my script, so I edited the end to kind of fade out. (Sorry to those who anticipated a rumble. Maybe next time. ;) )
  • Very nice work! And all nice and swell. I already gave more specific comments at Oakleaf, but I'm still super enthused to have my character involved in such a project. Looking forward to more! :) (And logged in here at the boards for the first time since ages...)
  • edited August 2014
    This comic strip is amazing. I love the visual gigs you use like Hawk throwing his hair on Foxtrail, Fox falling out of the panel , all the different perspectives you manage to draw perfectly..... *droooool* Not to mention about the hottie guys themselves Like Tavie said:
    Tavie said: AND I love how you use the "outside" space on the page to have the characters grabbing onto the margins and popping out of the boxes.
    Your line-art is superb, I can't wait to see the coloured stuff! Please please do more of this.

    btw: something in the facial expressions and the personalities make me think that these could as easily be Cutter and Skywise while younger... ;) grumpy young chief vs. fun-loving stargazer. This line of thought gets into my head mostly with the background of water, characters falling and splashing around, like in EQ Original Quest graphic novel vol.2. Plus your art is just as beautiful, IMHO.



  • edited August 2014
    Page five is finally done.

    Little explanation to the last panel:
    Foxtrail says "you birds". He clearly refers to Hawk´s name here, but also ironically to his friends in general. It´s a funny fact that ALL of Foxtrail´s close friends (which really aren´t that many) happen to be in the bird image.
    Hawk, as you know
    Fletcher, another troll refugee who is lovemated to his sister and became part of his family
    Night Arrow, his long-term crush and heartbreaker who he even calls by the petname "Birdie"

    This will be important to get the dialogue on next page as well. The conflict of the free flying bird vs. the bound fox became kind of a red thread in Foxtrail´s history.

    Moonmoss said: something in the facial expressions and the personalities make me think that these could as easily be Cutter and Skywise while younger... ;) grumpy young chief vs. fun-loving stargazer.
    I think some things are just common in any bromance, but Hawk indeed has much of Skywise, as shown in this page. I´m not so sure about Foxtrail and Cutter. I think except of their grumpiness, strong family bonds and wolfblood they don´t have anything in common at all...
  • Love their expressions in this one! Especially Hawk's! :D
  • After a night of drawing frenzy, page 6 is done and online. ^^
  • edited August 2014
    I was captivated by the cover page; the colors are wonderfully eye catching, yet earthy and the characters' poses speaks loudly of their relationship. The comic pages are very dynamic and the way the characters move outside the frames gives it a 3D-ish effect that's lovely. Your elves are also very expressive, showing so much emotion and telling half the story with their body language, which of course is excellent in visual media like this. Definitely looking forward to more of this!
  • Sofia said: Your elves are also very expressive, showing so much emotion and telling half the story with their body language
    This-exactly catches what I was thinking. The art just flows from panel to panel, from emotion to action.

    Their eyes and emotions are so captivating. I love this. Beautiful.

  • edited August 2014
    Thank you so much, @Sofia and @Llannen. I guess when it comes to expression it is where my manga roots show, but it is also to my advantage that especially these characters are very lively.
    I took a 30 expressions challenge for Foxtrail a while ago, which helped a lot, since he has a rather complicated face to draw. I never actually finished it, but I won´t deny you my favourite part. ^^
    image


    Page 7 is up now. That´s it for the siblings so far. Next there´s gonna be more of Hawk, so stay tuned.
  • I'm staying tuned, for sure :D you are quite efficient, the next page is up before I've had time to wait for it ;)
    Your elves are so expressive, I look forward to following your comic further.
    The 30 expressions challenge sounds like a really good exercize. When I think of it, 30 is actually a lot...
  • Love your work! I hope I'm allowed to get a bit technical? What hardware/ software do you use?
  • This is a wonderfully drawn comic, and such fun to read! Keep up the good work!
Sign In or Register to comment.

AYOOOAH!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Sign In with Facebook Sign In with Twitter
Mark all read