15 Years Later / Angela Rudell

15 Years Later — Angela Rudell

by Angie


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Kaelin
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# 16   Posted: Oct 3 2014, 07:23 PM
Just wanna say I love how easy on the eyes your colors are. I never have trouble locating the characters.

Puzzlething
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# 15   Posted: Apr 21 2014, 07:49 PM
     It sometimes feels like your people lack form under their clothes. Their bodies/limbs seem kinda soft, like they're just their clothes, like stuffed costumes or something. And the clothes themselves are pretty simple forms too. Like, you have these  black shadows every so often to denote heavy folds, but then if I follow the fold to edge of the form it's actually completely flat. They end up feeling arbitrary, more like images printed on the cloth than descriptors of form.

   Your backgrounds are mostly fine, but many of the times you use 1-point perspective you end up forgetting to draw the sides and tops of objects, and just draw the side facing us, which can make stuff feel flat.

    Also, it might just be me, cause I haven't seen anyone mention it, but Lita's face feels a little too perfectly round sometimes? It almost looks like a mask. I think the way you build structure on faces is really lovely sometimes (I'm super into Angie's face throughout this entire comic) so it just feels very odd when you have Lita's well-drawn structural features on top of what looks like a 2-dimensional face.

       I really love your coloring effects and texture, but most of all I like how your characters move and how you shoot your scenes. The variety between close and far, back and front is totally great. I think it's especially great when Angie and Lita are walking past the park talking. And while I agree with Lefred about the faces sometimes, I think your people emote with their bodies very effectively and naturally.

Mister Kent
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# 14   Posted: Apr 6 2014, 07:43 PM
Very nice chapter in the Angela and Julia saga! I really liked the solid black shadows--they really add depth. On Page 12 when the assailant is leaping out it does seems a bit flat. For the most part though, I like how everything feels nice and 3-dimensional, due to both the use of light and shadow and also composition. An awesome read! :D

Angie
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# 13   Posted: Mar 24 2014, 03:14 PM
Red-Thank you! Yeah, I would love to go into the other kids at some point, but I wanted to keep this one a manageable size! I could always just do a whole thing of the cute mini comics for a condensed version too.

Ultraman400-Thank you!

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# 12   Posted: Mar 24 2014, 02:49 PM
Good to see another comic from you.

Red
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# 11   Posted: Mar 23 2014, 10:22 PM
That was super adorable. Poor Angie she always seems to be trying her best, even though she doesn't have all the answers. I thought it was very sweet and I thought the dialoge and interactions seemed very natural. I really wish there was more stuff about the other kids, but I understand it would have made it pretty long haha. I think it looked really lovely, and the mini comics at the end were a nice touch. I only wish there was more but this was a cute little look into the future :3 it's nice to see things going well for Angie haha!!

Angie
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# 10   Posted: Mar 23 2014, 09:34 PM
Thanks guys!

For the story, it's actually a topic that's been on my mind a lot lately so it was something I just wanted to get out and deal with it. There's been a ton of stories in the news lately of kids being bullied for liking My Little Pony, and well, since I work on the MLP comic and was also bullied as a kid, it's been pretty tough to see. So this was more therapeutic for me than anything and I had fun with it. It may be nothing new but it was nice to get it out.

Le Fred-Thanks for the in depth crits! I should have fine tuned the script more before I started drawing. Usually I have at least one person proof read but skipped it due to time, looks like I shouldn't have! I definitely agree about page 7, when I got there I was like "son of a bitch why didn't I think their placement through better" when I went to lettering it haha

Animeshen-Thank you! Yeah I could see that! I tried to keep their faces distinct but I think some of Lita's facial features didn't shine through on the quarter views. (that and I figure people probably didn't think she was going to step in)


Shen
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# 9   Posted: Mar 23 2014, 06:58 PM
cute story! Like Fred said, sorta standard "kid gets bullied" fare but I like to see Angie and Julia have a nice life together. your artwork is fantastic as always, I'm in envy! Although sometimes I did have trouble telling the difference between Angela and her daughter, especially at the end when they cut they guy up and i was like "whoa when did Angie get an axe- oh no wait I see what happened." Glad to see you put more comics on Void, I know how busy you are!

Fred v2.0.1
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# 8   Posted: Mar 23 2014, 03:04 PM
Cute comic. Although I liked the strips at the end better and wish it was more of that and less of the rest, as it gives a much better look into her life in a much more efficient way. The rest is a pretty standard bullied kid dynamic with a fight at the end, and feels a bit drawn out and stagnant. They basically 'go to get ice cream' three times (I know it's one time, but the story keeps stopping and then they're going to get ice cream again), the dialogue is a bit on the expository side, but not too much, mostly it's the way that you cut from one subject to the next that make it stand out as dry, it's not one fluid conversation. This is especially true in the last 2-3 pages where it's like 'fighting!' then 'yeah, alright' then 'speech! Speech!' then 'calling the bird!' and did you really give him an introduction for a one panel appearance? A lot of the facial expressions also seem forced, more like the idea of what they're supposed to be feeling than the way their face should really be acting. You put enough information in the backgrounds so that we always keep a sense of where they are, but where they are is a rather bland world, full of blue and orange gradients. A little thing that really bugs me is the two first panels of page 7, because Julia is supposed to be looking at Angela, but because it's those close ups, we lose the sense of their spacial relation and the only place Angela is, is the other way than where she's looking. If they'd just sat on the opposite sides of the kid, it would've worked a lot better.
So yeah, otherwise pretty alright. Respect the pink blood.

Angie
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# 7   Posted: Mar 23 2014, 02:43 PM
Thanks guys!

Sketch-And the cliffhanger may never be resolved! haha I don't know if I'll ever continue it since I need to finish the main story first. But I guess it's there if I ever want to revisit it!

Pyras-Whoops! I totally didn't pay enough attention.

PyrasTerran
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# 6   Posted: Mar 22 2014, 10:38 PM
I
love
that guy's moustache

On the last panel of page 7 I think you crossed the imaginary line, I would have her facing camera right instead of left.

Awesome what if story!

The Sketch Fighter
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# 5   Posted: Mar 22 2014, 09:04 PM
It was a fun read, angie. The story felt it left a bit of a cliffhanger but great character interaction. There's a good family emotion that the audience can relate to with the mother-child relation. Colors are simple yet nicely toned and the paneling is fair paced. 4-Komas are pretty funny so well done, indeed.

KevJB
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# 4   Posted: Mar 22 2014, 08:51 PM
Great comic. Solid family bonding drama XD.

Angie
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# 3   Posted: Mar 22 2014, 08:09 PM
Hope you all enjoy! I haven't had much free time due to all the coloring work, but I was able to manage something. It's no Shakespeare but I had a lot of fun working on it! It's been a million years since I've done a full color comic on Void!

PyrasTerran
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# 2   Posted: Mar 17 2014, 10:02 PM
yay

Angie
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# 1   Posted: Mar 17 2014, 07:23 PM
Definitely not gonna need 4 weeks to color 15 pages, but I wanted to cover my ass in the event I get some tight work deadlines that keep me from working on this.

Also this is for the future challenge in Void University! So this is a hypothetical story about what things might be like for Angie in 15 years.

      Edited Mar 17 2014,  07:24 PM by Angie

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Drawing Time: 4 weeks
Ended: Mar 29th, 2014
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