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Antares, November 27th, 2010, 1:45 pm

I know the comic profile says the comic updates Wednesday, and that's not untrue despite me releasing pages early. Another page will get posted up on the 1st in a couple days.

But that's it for now. I hope you all like what you see so far.

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SolaratheHedgehog, November 27th, 2010, 2:47 pm

Oh my god, I simply adore your style and toning

Channi, November 27th, 2010, 5:12 pm

Sorry xD I love your art too *_*

Sol, November 27th, 2010, 6:16 pm

Awesome start so far, Antares! ^_^.

I really look forward to seeing more of this.

Kurimishu, November 27th, 2010, 6:32 pm

*dances a bit

The tones: So far I like them a lot. The sparkle effect looks very fairytalish {lolwut??} which I think works well.

The narration: She's rather well spoken, and so far Lala comes off as a realist. {or is it a pessimist..} It's kinda cute <3

'Lala' : Is adorable...and holy crud I just realized this was in modern times. 0o..The watch and the bus threw me off. haha..Guess I'd forgotten.

*bounces Can't wait till Wednesday

Delition, November 27th, 2010, 9:24 pm

AAAAAA *clicks the next button over and over* FFFFFFFFFF KSJNFKJSNSDKJFNS

Dude yay! Q A Q I love how this is starting out so far! So much more different than the first version! Q u Q Oh Lala~ How good it must be to be young and curious u//w//u I cant wait till the next page EE~! >//u//< soo gooooooood~!!! You just gave THIS little Kizzy the best night ever! c:

Skriptkitty, November 27th, 2010, 10:28 pm

You used the tones well, but I don't think you need them. As I'm sure you already know, the only reason why printed comics used them is because they take less ink and therefore were cheaper. Online you don't have those constraints, so I think you should stick with smooth tones instead of screentones.

Your rendering looks like it has improved ten-fold though! I'm really looking forward to seeing where this goes. :D

Antares, November 27th, 2010, 11:09 pm

SolaratheHedgehog - Thank you so much! That's very sweet of you.

Channi - Aww, thank you so much. ;u; You're so sweet.

Sol - Thanks, Sol! I'm glad it's started out okay. :D

Kurimishu - Thanks! I'm going to try toning the pages out in flat colors and see how they turn out, but I'll definitely keep that sparkle effect there. c:

lol! You don't have to mind anything that's modern. I'm trying to alienate Lala's world by showing as little of it as I can. Which is why you won't see any other people or as much detail in the buildings. XD

Delition - Thanx, bby!! ;u; But hearing you say that reminds me of how young we're NOT. 8D <3

Skriptkitty - Yeah, I put that in mind. I'm just worried that it won't look as nice if I'm using solid colors.

But I'm gonna take some time out of my night tonight to try using solid tones and see how they look. c: Thanks for your input!

Trash, November 28th, 2010, 12:40 am

this was such a pleasant thing to see after getting off of work <3 i'm excitedd everything is lovely so far antaress

Qlock, November 28th, 2010, 6:22 am

Ohoho. This was a nice surprise to wake up to.

I think the toning looks fine too. A different style than solid shades, but it works just as good. So just use whatever you feel like using. Keep up the good work now, I'm looking forward to see more of this.

the-star-samurai, November 28th, 2010, 8:22 am

LOLWTH at comments of not -needing- to use tones for online.

IT'S PRETTY. ;A; I like the way you use tones - it sets the mood really well. *u* I'm afraid you could like, lose something in the transition to solid tones or color.

And holy shit all the lines are so smooth, it's freaking me out. *A* (IN A GOOD WAY.) Can't wait for more~ :D

Qlock, November 28th, 2010, 2:27 pm

Like I said. Both styles are just as good. Just different. The solid-tones are a bit softer and lighter, while the dotty tones makes it a bit more edgy. Or at least darker. I prefer the darker stuff. But like I said, do it however you feel like.

Skriptkitty, November 28th, 2010, 5:03 pm

@the-star-samurai: I was referring to comic tones specifically, i.e. the evenly sized, evenly spaced dots. SCREENTONES however are fine. If she was planning to print this at say 40% of it's original size then comic tones would be alright (though again, unnecessary because the cost of printing those tones versus screentones still remains the same regardless of print process) but since it's made for viewing on the screen, I think it shouldn't matter. From a design standpoint the evenly spaced dots to be dizzying and distracting, to me.

It's not as if I'm telling her that she MUST do it this way or that the way she is doing it is WRONG. She asked for an opinion and I gave her mine, based off of studies of comic books and comic book production (digital and print). It's not as if I'm threatening to stop reading it if she doesn't change it and I think that my point about the screentones IS a valid one and I don't appreciate your "LOLWTH"ing at me about it.

@Antares: I think it looks much better and much cleaner and more professional with the screentones versus the comic ones. I understand that screentones take longer and I don't blame you if you decide to go with what's easier for you; after all I do this sort of thing too and wherever it's possible to cut corners, it's always nice to do so!

In short, do whatever works best for YOU. :)

Delition, November 29th, 2010, 2:49 am

The dotted tones makes it look a lot more dark and gothicy looking, and the solid colors makes it more smooth and happy(er) looking...Both are TOTALLY beautiful. But thinking back to the earlier pages of Spades and his attitute (from what I can remember) there was a lot of light heartedness to the story, and I think that the solid colors work well with that. IDK IF IM MAKING SENSE BUT YEAH OTL
Oh man, but the gradients you used in the dotted screen tones are fucking beautiful and really make it eye catching. But at the same time your style just seems to go hand in hand with the solids, and things are a lot easier to see. Sometimes the dotted tones can be a little eye squinting (if that makes sense)
Also with solids, we can see a lot more detail~ AND YOU KNOW HOW I LIKE ME SOME ANTARES DETAIL *brofist*
So all in all I guess the solids for me c:

Mythee, November 29th, 2010, 7:05 am

Hmm, I think I actually like the solid tones more than the comic tones! It melds well with your style, and the image is easier to understand. I like how you shaded the hand and made it obvious there were bars using lighting on those too.

Sometimes, simple technique is best and lets you introduce other kinds of detail to the picture! 8'D But you know that lol. *points at how you did exactly that*

Also... I AM SO HAPPY AAAA <333 *spazzes at comic*

Nitsuru, November 29th, 2010, 3:53 pm

I like both versions!!! And AWESOME PAGES!!! <3

ticky, November 29th, 2010, 5:39 pm

i think i like the solid tones more, the comic tones are a little too overbearing to me.

*Suki*, November 29th, 2010, 9:50 pm

I like the comic tones because it gives off a professional feel to it, like the book's already been sold in stores and what we're reading are the manga scans. It does hurt the eyes sometimes, but it's mostly a cool effect that makes you able to bear with it. 8D

The solid tones are really nice and soft, but it just feels like you're reading a regular comic, which this comic is FAR FROM. It's amazing, and the comic tones give it that edge and feeling which makes you press the next button rapidly until your mouse explodes! xD <3

So yeah, comic tones. :D <33

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