Dragons and Silk

High fantasy with some naked folk.
Stick User
Stick User
12th Nov 2017, 11:12 PM in By the Horns
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
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This page took a while, and I'm not real happy with it. I'll get better at combat scenes eventually!
User comments:
DocMesa
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DocMesa
Goddamn, that last panel looks like it smarts. D:
Bellar
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Bellar
Is this until one yields or is there a point system?
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They didn't specify, but they don't usually use a points system.
Sheela
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Sheela
Tia should have stuck to brawling, she's not a very good stick user.
Still, I bet she gets to play with all the sticks. :D

Next page, Tia is worried about the dress ?
cattservant
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cattservant
Whack-a-Tia!
Cor (Guest)
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I've really enjoyed reading all three of your comics/graphic novels and I particularly love the color work in this one. I was wondering though, if, instead of a solid black edge and a solid brown tint to illustrate the arc of the wooden bokken, you would overlay a transparency gradient from 100% at the top of the arc through to 0% at the blade. Would this improve your satisfaction with the page?
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No, that's a relatively small detail. There's a lot of stuff I don't like about this page.
Lyon
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Lyon
I'm so glad you aren't a perfectionist! Even if you aren't 100% happy with the page, you are willing to share it (I hope knowing that we will love it regardless of what you don't like). I struggle to share what I do (mostly writing) because I want it to be perfect, which is unreasonable if I want to make any progress.
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I gave up on "perfect" but I still aim for "better".
Sheela
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Sheela
"Deadlines" have a tendency to cure "perfectionism". :)
defo18
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defo18
Amazing
marmelmm
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marmelmm
+5 Stick of WHACK!
Guest (Guest)
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I hope you’re happy with bottom left. Well done!
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That's the only one I liked.
eire1274
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eire1274
You're too hard on yourself! It looks great!

I love how she somehow got the idea preserving the bokken was the goal! "I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm great at it!"
Blitz McGee (Guest)
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Love the eye/lip color.

The page looks great overall.

Don't love the last panel. I get (I think) that you are trying to show extremely fast movement, but the solid coloring of the entire "swish" is kinda 'meh" to me.

Thanks again for your awesome work!
Lyon
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Lyon
I'm definitely enjoying the comic so far. I check back here far too often for the next page (not that I want you to rush the pages, I just want to see the next page as soon as I can :P) and given my new dedication to swimming I'm gonna go back and re-read Scrub Diving!
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I'm glad you like it! It'll still be a day or two before the next page is ready, unfortunately.
Lyon
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Lyon
That's okay. I just finished re-reading Scrub Diving. I need to find an Alis. ;)
Passerby (Guest)
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When i looked at the combat in this page, i was reminded by Kendo style fights. May i suggest that you look through Kendo fights for refference?
(If this had already been mentioned, i appologise, did not look at the comments for the previous few pages)
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Their real combat styles are not kendo-ish, but when you have a heavy stick, it's gonna feel like kendo.