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Gigi: Ragdoll in need of advice

Postby Gigi » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:11 pm

Well…ah…yes…umm…oh dear I feel the fool.

Hello to those of the snafu universe. Gigi here and…well…looking for a little help, if I may be so bold. I am an artist of sorts and have been kicking around ideas for a comic now for some months. I don’t really know what I’m doing and don’t even know who to through my ideas off of. So I figure the best place for online comic advice has to be the same place that has the best online comics, right? So ‘poof’ here I am…red faced and hoping not to get laughed at. So please play nice but be truthful and let me know what you think. I want this to work, you know

Yours truly,
Gigi the ragdoll

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Just a starter sampler to test the waters, if I may.
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Postby Coos » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:43 pm

First off, welcome to Snafu.
Second, holy crap, that looks amazing. I do wish to see more from you.
And I'm sorry, but I won't be able to help you in your quest for help. But some of the other members may know some things that your looking to know.

Oh, and please put your name in the title ^^.
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Postby Ivanssj4 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:55 am

Ooo, nice art. Welcome aboard, enjoy your stay.
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Postby Vegedus » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:12 am

That's pretty dang awesome. You art, from what I can tell, has that 'refined' feel to it that I can't quite explain, but always know when I see it. It basically means that while it may not be perfect, it is already at a level that requires no improvements.

Of course, I can't know if your comic making skills are up to snuff, for that is a skill in itself. Bring it on!
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Postby Acktoo » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:15 pm

Neat, something not anime.

Looks very nice, though I must admit I like the one in your avatar a bit better.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby tomaszavenger » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:07 pm

I suck at magic... but that's plain awesome drawing.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Gigi » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:59 pm

Wow thank you all so much, I feel better already ^.~

Alright so here is the long and short of my idea. It’s a spin off of Alice in wonderland with a bit of a dark twist (and yes I know American Mcgee already technically beat me to it). So far the plot is no more then a flimsy outline and the character sketches are in the beginning stages. If it’s alright I think I’ll try to post them as I finish the rough sketches. Please tell me what you think and know that they are just preliminaries at this point.

White rabbit
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Alice
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Postby Mirak's Mod Ghost » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:04 am

I like the designs, Alice seems a little too grown up, but she looks beautiful so meh. :P
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Postby Gigi » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:36 am

yha, it takes place 8-10 years after 'through the looking glass'
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Postby Marquis de Soth » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:42 am

Why do I always miss the awesome stuff when I'm gone? Your arrival here is another thing that I can add to that list now.
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Postby Ivanssj4 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:06 am

Ooo, pretty!

I dig the style. Very nice, and the contours seem okay.

Great job.
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Postby Coos » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:38 am

Ohhhh shit.
Alice looks so damn sexy :snoogins:. Awesome designs.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby ROCKWELL » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:11 am

Gigi wrote:Wow thank you all so much, I feel better already ^.~

Alright so here is the long and short of my idea. It’s a spin off of Alice in wonderland with a bit of a dark twist (and yes I know American Mcgee already technically beat me to it). So far the plot is no more then a flimsy outline and the character sketches are in the beginning stages. If it’s alright I think I’ll try to post them as I finish the rough sketches. Please tell me what you think and know that they are just preliminaries at this point.

White rabbit
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Alice
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sweeeeet! somone actualy good, but most of the good people leave hopfully youll stay.
if yourplanning on an online comic here your best bet would be to try n ink and in then color.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Gigi » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:31 pm

Thank you all so much, I never expected to get so much support (warm and fuzzy feelings prevailing)

As to your suggestion Rockwell, I am trying to figure out how, but I’m a bit at a loss. I know how to ink and color digitally (thanks impart from studying bleedman’s work), but I don’t think a cell style coloring theme on this would be appropriate. Would like to do it by hand, but by lightbox and illustration supplies are all up in NY.

Bitching and wining aside, I would be forever grateful if someone, ANYONE could point me in the direction of a good illustration tutorial. Maybe if I could figure out how to clean the inked image once scanned I would really be in business.
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Postby Fummo » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:35 pm

Fancy art isn't the only thing that gets people to read a comic.

Your work is very nice.
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Postby Gigi » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:42 pm

here are a few quick images just to show what i mean

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did this in a day for a Christmas card...not really that proud of it

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Work in progress…but its not really the style I think I need for this series…
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Postby Fummo » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:47 pm

I love the last one the most <3

Good coloring so far
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Postby CogitoIJ » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:59 pm

Not proud, you psycho, it is really good work. People with great art skills like yourself need to stop putting themselves down, just because you like what you have done wont make you try less. The colouring is awesome.
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Postby ROCKWELL » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:59 pm

i like the first best it has plenty of detail but in order to acheive the pop effect I suggest adding blacks and or increasing the contrast inbetween colors.
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby tomaszavenger » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:10 pm

How can you get such effective colours!
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Postby Vegedus » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:28 pm

A good illustration tutorial? I dunno. Cleaning up line art is mostly a matter of tedious use of the eraser and brush tool no matter what you do, me thinks. Try stalking the DA tutorial section if you haven't already.

Otherwise, your coloring is pretty sharp. The first one seems to be suffering from a light case of Awkward Lack of Lineart syndrome, but the second one looks pretty damn great

somone actualy good, but most of the good people leave hopfully youll stay.

I have to agree with Rockwell here, all the really good people tend to disappear :(.
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Postby Coos » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:53 pm

That is fantastic coloring.
I really wish I knew how to help, but alas; I am only a lesser :0
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Re: Gigi: Ragdoll with a sketchbook

Postby Maladict » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:04 pm

You got some great stuff! I really like your style of drawing.
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Postby ROCKWELL » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:01 pm

Vegedus wrote:
somone actualy good, but most of the good people leave hopfully youll stay.

I have to agree with Rockwell here, all the really good people tend to disappear :(.


dont worry ill always be heree! :snoogins:
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"teran4ever"--No one cares if you are a skilled artist, you are a total douche.
"Brax4"--Rockwell, seriously, your comics rock, probably one of my favorite artists on the site...
"EagleMan"--Congratulations rockwell. You have become a legend to these people...
"whispersoul"--Woah, Rockwell. Awesome works. It's been a while since I've seen your arts. and I'm glad that your talents are still the shit.
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Postby Vegedus » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:21 pm

... Yay... That comment fills me with so much "joy"......
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