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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:19 pm

Spoiler: Let’s give this a shot!
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What is this? Stay tuned to find out! (It begins…)
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:30 pm

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:42 pm

I'm gonna sue
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:33 pm

fite me
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:39 pm

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:04 pm

The red hood rider doesn't even have a hood.
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:07 pm

In post 5, rb wrote:The red hood rider doesn't even have a hood.

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definitely a hood folded back
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:12 pm

i think you gotta work on your drawing a bit more.
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:44 pm

Mastina I wish you luck on this project!

Quick question though, are you using a mouse or a tablet for these?

Cause I was gonna say this cool program called Lazy Nezumi helps to stableize things better for like making lineart and stuff
https://lazynezumi.com/

i seen a lot of people who are new to digital swear by it ^^

anyway it was nice to see you are working on developing this character more!

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:10 pm

Whaaaaaaat Mastina's name got changed :o
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:10 pm

Oh no nvm new account
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:07 pm

Can I just call you Tina for short?
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:15 am

In post 9, Majiffy wrote:Whaaaaaaat Mastina's name got changed :o
Yup, from mastina to...mastina! :P

In post 11, Glork wrote:Can I just call you Tina for short?
I actually wouldn't be opposed to that. It would kinda be a logical progression, heh.

In post 7, Firebringer wrote:i think you gotta work on your drawing a bit more.
That's a given. (Incidentally, I would link to the original sketch if I could, but embarrassingly enough, I, uh...kinda...lost the link. :oops: Best I can give you is this.) I hated the cover. Still do, to be honest. It's a sloppy mess. But, I had to make it, and at some point, I had to call it satisfactory even if I wasn't at all pleased with the result. What was I going to do? I'm an amateur artist. I suck. I have very little talent in bringing my visions to life properly. So dabbling on an attempt at perfection was bound to be an exercise in futility; I had to accept I sucked at some point and this is where I made that call.

In post 8, Brandi wrote:Mastina I wish you luck on this project!
Thank you!

Quick question though, are you using a mouse or a tablet for these?
This one was made with a combination of a laptop's mousepad (which is quite literally THE worst possible method of drawing lines for art) and my tablet (which is honestly...well, not very useful. Not enough pressure, and it will not draw a line; too much pressure, and it activates the eraser instead of the line, and I have shaky hands which make stabilizing the pen nigh-impossible).

I also pretty much never put my line correction above 4 or 5.

I was...rather quick to remedy this. Now, I'm using a wireless mouse on a mousepad, with the line correction tool set to a default of 10. (Out of 15. I use FireAlpaca.)

This was also like my third image ever made in FireAlpaca, mind you, so I was still learning the ropes of the program so to speak. Later pages get notably better, especially once I learned to standardize my process. (As in, I quite literally wrote down all the colors I use, at what transparency, with what layers they're on, which...for this page, I was not doing.) The improvement will be really notable around page two or three or so. (And coincidentally, that's when the story takes off, too!)

I am going to bookmark that link, though!

Also, about the hood: I got really lazy with it in later pages, and I'll be honest: it's a pain in the ass for me to draw. She is still technically wearing a hoodie, though.
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:50 am

Cool. I wanted to check with you so as not to offend. :)
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:26 pm

It's pretty hard to unironically offend me.
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:16 am

That's not a story update :(
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:44 am

Red Hood Rider's bow is transparent(doesn't appear in shadow) and appears to be made of solidified light/electricity. That's interesting.
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:44 pm

In post 16, Accountant wrote:Red Hood Rider's bow is transparent(doesn't appear in shadow) and appears to be made of solidified light/electricity. That's interesting.
Perceptive!
The bow's pure light. (You'll see some artistic inconsistency on one or two later pages, but that was art error on my end. Just a warning in advance.)

You'll get the in-universe explanation eventually (well, some of it anyway--I'm pretty sure you don't want me to dump on you a 15-page explanation about every nuance of a rider), but basically, she's a "Rider". In this setting, there are eight prime elements: fire/ice/water/energy/earth/air/light/darkness. Every rider is inherently of the Light element, so their weapons/attacks are of the light element. (And also, made of magic, natch.)

In post 15, Cheery Dog wrote:That's not a story update :(
The plan is once a week (though I'll be missing the first week of November), so I'm updating in...thirty seconds from this post or so!
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:46 pm

Spoiler: Hi!
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:35 pm

Spoiler: Getting hit is really a buzzkill.
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:54 pm

Why is she moving through a pink void? Is this an existentialist comic?
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:24 am

In post 20, Accountant wrote:Why is she moving through a pink void?
It's a void because I didn't draw a background for many pragmatic reasons. Among them, I suck at figuring out interior design (it's...vaguely some sort of house, that's about all I actually know about it, so your guess is literally just as good as mine), backgrounds take extra time which slows down my creation process, and that I am being a cheapskate who only draws the necessary details, relying on some minimalism. It's an artistic shortcut, sure, but many professional artists (including many mangaka, which are the main stylistic influences on Red Hood Rider) use it.

As for why pink instead of the usual white: every episode will have a 'focus character'. Each focus character has a bright color. Ruby is this episode's central character, her color is a whitened red (i.e., pink), and thus, her color is the background color. Next episode will feature a greenish hue when it eventually premiers.
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:01 pm

lol, cute personality so far, I like it! Keep it up <3

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:46 pm

In post 22, Brandi wrote:lol, cute personality so far, I like it! Keep it up <3
You have no clue how much I needed to hear this. Thank you. <3
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:51 pm

NP, I love seeing art made by others, especially when they are bringing to life things they really care about end enjoy! Comics are hard and I used to make them all the time but stopped when I got too self conscious and lost my focus. Someday I'll try again.

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