Clarabelle has like some kind of complex about whispering in boys' ears.
Another update coming either tomorrow or the next day.
I've never had an urge for a Cal avatar before, but panels 2 and 5 are quite tempting. We'll see!
My dream-sex theory back from those pages you linked liiiives!! :D
These pages look great! And I vote for a Cal avatar with all the hands I have! ...I think Cal would boss Wayland around but honestly Wayland doesn't mind it being bossed around as long as he's not told to be seen and not heard. XD
@Oly-RRR: HAHA YESSSS. And thank you!! Lmao, I think Cal would be just smotheringly affectionate to Wayland... way too many mushes and cuddles to the point where even he would start to feel uncomfortable and infringed upon XD I'll have to see about Clarabellin'... did the new hard-enforced avatar size restrictions give you trouble uploading yours or were you okay?
@mitchellbravo: Ahahaha I remember you said it about Cal and Llane (I think it was Llane?) XD Though Llane is much more, I dunno, spiteful and repressed about it and Wayland gladly trades independence for attention at most times without giving it much thought. Never mind pushing the wheelchair, you can carry him in your arms if it means he gets some company!
I actually didn't have any trouble with avatars - in fact I think the maximum size got bigger since I uploaded the one with Troy which is good, I like reasonably big avatars (DA's avatar restrictions are awful, you can barely fit half a face in those)! Not sure if they have to weigh less now but I think I saved them as PNGs and still had no trouble.
and look at 'em all just behaving like freaking adults and stuff. can't say that i would be any different.
So the question is, do you KNOW what the dream is, or are you leaving it up to Cal's imagination?? I desperately want to know. Leon makes the best faces, though, seriously... his embarassed-but-totally-turned-on face is incredible. :3
also, yes Cal Avatar! :3 I bet you didn't know that this turned into a reader vote. ^^
My personal vote is for her in the last panel. Sexy stare for the win!
Another beautifully colored page. I envy how confident your linework and colors are, even in their looseness. You've really got the hang of this comicking thing. :)
@Oly-RRR: IT WAS DEFINITELY CAL AND LLANE LOL. Oh man now I want to draw Cal carrying Wayland around his furniture store XD I think I have an idea by the way, I don't know what the logistics will be but since most of the ideas I want to draw for you are like little one shots I kind of want to do them in the style of one of those very simple childrens' picture books with the caption at the bottom explaining simply what is happening in the picture XD Hopefully I get some time to start working on that soon, that would be a nice thing to be able to send you the original of when it's all done and I've sent you all the digital copies!!
Argh, da's are bad! I never even bothered to upload an avatar there for that reason. For an art site and all, jeez... Either way, good to know! I will give it a try- Matthew needs to go home for Christmas break XD
@Bluezilla: Hahahaha a good question!! To be honest I have a few ideas in the family of what they're doing, though I think it's one of those situations where I'd rather leave it even a little open ended to myself (though maybe I shouldn't use words like "open ended" when talking about what hypothetical sex acts characters are doing...) Ahahahaha and thank you!! I struggled with that one, I couldn't quite get it cute enough, but then it came together at the inking phase, thankfully XD
Looks like I'm getting a Cal avatar!!!
@The_Hankerchief: Noted!! I'm now leaning toward panel two myself, just for the multipurpose use that it can either look *dominantly in control of the situation* or totally dismissive and uninterested depending on the context, which would make it fun for forum posts XD
@mraab: HAHA!! That thread cracks me up, I never realized how many of our artists partake of such activities XD I have a feeling though that said posters would not let me sit at their porn lunch table since there is not a schlong nor a boobie in sight XD
@Dranxis: Your compliment made me squeal!! Those are the very things I admire most in your comic <:) I really appreciate it, especially since I don't feel too confident a lot of the time- these pages themselves gave me a lot of trouble at the inking stage, to the point where I was worried I was going to have to scrap them and restart them!!
@mitchellbravo: Awww, I love the picture book illustrations idea! :D And hahaha furniture store! I kinda want to somehow bring it up in comics at some point.
I concur about the DOMINANT SEXY CAL avatar and add this for Matthew (wrong war but still) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5YxY_CJwz4 *whips out a MAKE TEA NOT WAR banner, burns a bra, etc*
...did you just say "porn lunch table" because certain Cop Story characters are enquiring where they can sign up for that? XD
@mitchellbravo: Ah thank you! I actually worry sometimes that my drawings (in terms of the original sketch) look stiff and overworked, because I have a bad habit of treating every line like it's precious >_< So that makes me feel better to know it still looks confident.
As for your inking, I'm surprised you were considering scrapping some pages, they look fine to me. You have a lot of variety in your line weights which is good. And you use colors way better than me. Seriously. You're so good at lighting scenes and using bold colors without over-saturating the page. Looking at your latest pages makes me feel like I've gotta step up my game!
@Oly-RRR: I definitely have to make you the picture book pictures now. If you don't know why already you will figure out shortly or I will explicitly state it in a message. XD
LOL YESSS!! I might draw some more Matthews today because the guys are on my mind with that whole potential-mini-chapter thing I think I mentioned to you. You know, just to get it out so I can work on the actual comic.
LOL. Philip will receive a special invitation left inside his pillowcase as to time and place of the porn table. XD
@Dranxis: Aww, I understand that feeling, but it definitely doesn't come through with your inks! Your characters always have had an organic and really three dimensional feel, I think helped immensely by the way you render and do hatching and things like that.
Awww, thank you so much!!! It was mostly the first page of the set that gave me the biggest trouble, just things weren't flowing right- and the second panel with Cal was redone entirely, the way it came out the first time was just too dreadful, though I'm pleased with how well it looked after I redid it so I'm kind of glad it came out crappy the first time. The shift came by the fourth panel here that has Leon swearing- by then I had a nice glass of wine that helped things loosen up :P The difference is really obvious to me but I'm not sure if it is to readers, even with me pointing that out.
And thank you!! I did worry about the saturation here so I'm glad it looks alright- I had meant to tone it down a bit and then forgot by the time I got to where that step would normally be. What a lovely compliment to hear from you :) :)
@mitchellbravo: Awwwhaha I'm looking forward to IT ALL! :D And Philip is looking forward to the porn table - it's like a secret club at school only with porn ...well, with more porn maybe, depending on the school we're comparing it to. :P
Pff now I think there is a special drawer out there where Murray, Jazz and other staff store confiscated items. 8I
@mitchellbravo: As a moderator, that would actually be kind of awesome.
Call back to naked skydiving dream.
@Squirreltastic-Blue: Your avatar is oddly appropriate for this reference.
@mitchellbravo: What are you talking about? I'm neither naked, nor a flying squirrel! I wear fur and am just a red tree squirrel.