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Art => THE INCUBATOR => Topic started by: SilverBlaze on Jan 04, 2017, 02:20 PM

Title: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 04, 2017, 02:20 PM
Howdy doodle, This is a list of all my characters.

Pichi Kean
My current early WIP character.
No colours just yet, but I at least have the characters design down.
(https://i.gyazo.com/f976e053c5f4efca7606705fc7866a1b.png)
(https://i.gyazo.com/35c9e48d9461288ca379a367cd8c860e.png)

Still writing out her bio, but I know she's the princess of the cats living on VOID Cities harbor docks.
She is also very, VERY fast.

Let me know if the images are broken and I'll host them somewhere else. Some people have had issues seeing Gyazo images before.

Also if you have any critique, I am glad to receive it. :3
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: PyrasTerran on Jan 04, 2017, 03:19 PM
Welcome to Void! I have a question that would determine a followup question: Is she meant to be a cat that can stand upright (and/or talk?), or a unique bipedal catlike creature (magical origin? etc.?)
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 04, 2017, 04:44 PM
Welcome to Void! I have a question that would determine a followup question: Is she meant to be a cat that can stand upright (and/or talk?), or a unique bipedal catlike creature (magical origin? etc.?)
Thanks for the question!
She's part of a lineage of magic infused cats, She can speak both cat and understandable language due to this magic.

A little bit of history: Only a single kitten from a member of this lineage is bestowed with this magic and it is only passed down along the female line. Each member has a unique ability aside from the ability to speak. It is not known when the first magical cat appeared.

Pichi's ability let's her "teleport" in a sense, but only a short distance. Approximately 2.5 yards(7.5 feet) max. When the ability is used, it leaves behind a cat statue in her place.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Rhimwill on Jan 05, 2017, 06:46 AM
She is soooo cute <3
Is she very small, like huggable cat size? And if so, is she the kind of magical kitty who likes to be cuddled and uses her cuteness to get people to do what she wants?
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 05, 2017, 07:14 AM
She is soooo cute <3
Is she very small, like huggable cat size? And if so, is she the kind of magical kitty who likes to be cuddled and uses her cuteness to get people to do what she wants?
lol, She is a bit larger than normal cats. Standing at around 2ft. 3in.
As for how she gets what she wants. You'll have to wait to see her intro comic for that. ;b

I will say, however, that she is sly and very manipulative. But that's just normal for cats, isn't it?
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Bobo on Jan 05, 2017, 08:49 AM
What a cutie!
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 05, 2017, 12:53 PM
Hazzah! Colour and full name!
(https://i.gyazo.com/415ccaa3077119908b9342a3fe2e7207.png)

If you think something could be improved, please let me know. Thanks! :3

Still working on the full ref sheet.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Rhimwill on Jan 05, 2017, 02:55 PM
So cute! *_*
I love the little kitty logo you made behind her name.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: PyrasTerran on Jan 05, 2017, 03:07 PM
Welcome to Void! I have a question that would determine a followup question: Is she meant to be a cat that can stand upright (and/or talk?), or a unique bipedal catlike creature (magical origin? etc.?)
Thanks for the question!
She's part of a lineage of magic infused cats, She can speak both cat and understandable language due to this magic.

A little bit of history: Only a single kitten from a member of this lineage is bestowed with this magic and it is only passed down along the female line. Each member has a unique ability aside from the ability to speak. It is not known when the first magical cat appeared.

Pichi's ability let's her "teleport" in a sense, but only a short distance. Approximately 2.5 yards(7.5 feet) max. When the ability is used, it leaves behind a cat statue in her place.


Cool, it's a great design overall, though, and this isn't a knock against you, I wonder if the voluptuous body is necessary, given that she's a magic-infused cat vs. a human-like cat species
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 05, 2017, 05:06 PM
Welcome to Void! I have a question that...
Thanks for the question!
She's part of a lineage of magic infused cats, She can speak both cat and understandable language due to this magic...
Cool, it's a great design overall, though, and this isn't a knock against you, I wonder if the voluptuous body is necessary, given that she's a magic-infused cat vs. a human-like cat species
Thanks. I actually have an explanation for that, which will be covered in the intro comic.
But for multiplicities sake, I'll give the gist.

The original magic infused cat looked like an ordinary cat, but over the years they evolved. The evolution was accelerated because of the magic.

I'll be going into more detail with the intro comic.

It's also a little bit of personal preference. :b

So cute! *_*
I love the little kitty logo you made behind her name.

That's the Royal pin. It is handed down to the princess once they are old enough.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Happy August 22nd! -Reecer6 on Jan 05, 2017, 07:01 PM
It's also a little bit of personal preference. :b

That's all you really need! I mean, if someone's gonna make a furry, they might as well go all the way on self-indulgence.

I'm really liking Pichi's design and palette! She's super cute.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 05, 2017, 09:15 PM
It's also a little bit of personal preference. :b

That's all you really need! I mean, if someone's gonna make a furry, they might as well go all the way on self-indulgence.

I'm really liking Pichi's design and palette! She's super cute.

You know it, buddy!
I usually try really hard to explain why things are the way they are with a character, but I've found that leaving some things to the imagination makes for much more interesting characters. It adds a bit of mystery.

There's no need to explain everything, but explain just enough that the character is believable.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Sabulive on Jan 06, 2017, 01:52 AM
Cool, it's a great design overall, though, and this isn't a knock against you, I wonder if the voluptuous body is necessary, given that she's a magic-infused cat vs. a human-like cat species

Pyras, my guy, my dude, I love your guts, but lets do some self reflection here and take a gander at Arena who is the head of the police and likes to show off her sweet six pack with a hint of underboob ;9

Silverblaze! Great stuff so far and I guess I have two nitpicks that more reflect on my tastes rather than yours (so feel to disregard haha!)

I prefer the lines you used when you sketched her, rather than the finished lines. I'm also a lil saddened that she is a cat that lives in the harbour/old docks and yet her colour scheme is not that of a sailor. Sad times.

As everyone else has said, the design you have is GREAT and I'm super eager to see some pages!
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: PyrasTerran on Jan 06, 2017, 09:47 AM
Cool, it's a great design overall, though, and this isn't a knock against you, I wonder if the voluptuous body is necessary, given that she's a magic-infused cat vs. a human-like cat species

Pyras, my guy, my dude, I love your guts, but lets do some self reflection here and take a gander at Arena who is the head of the police and likes to show off her sweet six pack with a hint of underboob ;9

I am a proud and shameless promoter of sexy bits, I don't deny that!

Like I said earlier, it's not a knock against you SilverBlaze, and like Reecer said, what matters most is what you like
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 06, 2017, 09:32 PM
Finished ref sheet for Pichi. :b

(https://s23.postimg.org/u31wtz9mj/Pichi_Kean_Ref_small.png)

Left the shading off for the ref images for simplicity and to make sure it's easy to read.
Now to finish writing the bio and make the intro comic. :V
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Futreblot on Jan 07, 2017, 03:29 AM
if this isn't some gender swapped anthro jojo joester I WILL BE PISSED!

also, I like the colour pallet :V
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 08, 2017, 01:23 PM
I went through about 3 different ideas for the intro comic, and I believe I've hit the jackpot.

Here's a little sketch preview of the first page. I already have all the dialogue for the first 2 pages.
(https://i.gyazo.com/85f6025f58bc18615e6b65aa655a70da.png)

I'm happy with how this is turning out. :3
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 12, 2017, 04:40 PM
Finally had a chance to finish sketching page 1 of Pichi's intro.

(https://s29.postimg.org/iqtnfju5z/Pichi_Intro_1.png)
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Bobo on Jan 18, 2017, 03:07 PM
Oooh, I love that angle in the bottom left! Can't wait to see this art fleshed out more; it's looking really solid so far!
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jan 27, 2017, 06:33 AM
Finally had some more time to sit down and work on these intro pages.

(https://s25.postimg.org/5pscimgm7/Pichi_Intro_1.png)
(https://s25.postimg.org/eyuisqpi7/Pichi_Intro_2.png)

Still got page 3 and 4 to do, but I'm getting there.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Kozispoon on Jan 28, 2017, 02:11 PM

I prefer the lines you used when you sketched her, rather than the finished lines. I'm also a lil saddened that she is a cat that lives in the harbour/old docks and yet her colour scheme is not that of a sailor. Sad times.

As everyone else has said, the design you have is GREAT and I'm super eager to see some pages!

I have such passionate feels about this, you don't even know ;3;
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on May 05, 2017, 09:15 AM
Since it's been way too long since I drew Pichi, I decided to do a bit of design editing.

I've shortened her ears for one, and her eyes are a little different.
I've also opted for a softer art style. This also makes it easier for me to finish pages and artwork faster than if I'm doing sharp line-art.
(https://s25.postimg.org/3wf5dx4tb/Young_Pichi_2_new_design.png)

Anyway, I've also started reworking her intro script.
I'm currently working on the final page of her intro, which I'll be working backwards from.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/101313866285207552/309812168830877708/27a615e664171b47481bb4ccdb265ce6.png)
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on May 05, 2017, 07:53 PM
Finished the last page of the intro comic.
and made some banners.
(https://s25.postimg.org/7zarqqobj/ENTERVOID_Pichi_banner.png)
(https://s25.postimg.org/6lj4vfp27/Pichi_banner.png)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/199690597584470017/310223033443024896/Pichi_Intro_Final_page.png)
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: The Bent One on May 06, 2017, 05:42 AM
I love the thick line weight and the soft luminous coloring. The layout on the rough pages you posted looks good, as well as the character acting. I can't wait to see this on the site!
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on May 08, 2017, 03:41 PM
Working on page 3 of Pichi's intro.
Almost done the rough sketch.
Wanted to make sure I had the most difficult image in the page done first which is why there's the fully coloured Pichi in the middle. lol.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/101313866285207552/311270174982668288/2f6333e1fc5e7eac6912b392c2c66f93.png)
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Red on May 09, 2017, 07:26 AM
Do you have any examples of human characters that you've drawn? Before a non-human character is accepted, we like to make sure you have basic average human anatomy nailed down too. Either showing that in your intro comic or here in the forum is acceptable.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on May 09, 2017, 08:53 AM
I'll be including a human as a height reference on the finished ref sheet.

Not sure if this will count for you guys, but here's a drawing I did in September 2015.
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/67f0d55e76d9c1e5b1a18f34147ca03c/tumblr_nubq76BBC31rf0la9o1_500.png)
It was part of a fanart pack I was doing. lol
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on May 09, 2017, 09:41 AM
Finished the rough sketch of page 3!
Man it was a tough one to figure out that last panel. :V

(https://i.gyazo.com/ec39c1ae9c957a72700db5f1f29e023b.png)
Time to rebuild Page 1 and 2 to fit the page size.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Sep 12, 2018, 06:28 PM
Time to get this show back on the road!
I'm getting Pichi Kean back up to speed and I'm going to be submitting her in by the end of the month!
That's my goal! >:U

Anyway. To start things rolling again, I'm going to post in the character information I have.
(https://78.media.tumblr.com/c4b2b894bd2890fadd4b1844bc3f72ca/tumblr_peyzrxGj2a1rf0la9o1_640.png)
(https://78.media.tumblr.com/e9c92da6f0a4beae36d31e273982ed9c/tumblr_peyzrxGj2a1rf0la9o2_r1_1280.png)

As you can see, Pichi's ref sheet is not quite finished. I have a few things left to do with it, but it's pretty close to ready.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: ArtsandGoodies on Sep 12, 2018, 11:17 PM
Time to get this show back on the road!
I'm getting Pichi Kean back up to speed and I'm going to be submitting her in by the end of the month!
That's my goal! >:U

Anyway. To start things rolling again, I'm going to post in the character information I have.
(https://78.media.tumblr.com/c4b2b894bd2890fadd4b1844bc3f72ca/tumblr_peyzrxGj2a1rf0la9o1_640.png)
(https://78.media.tumblr.com/e9c92da6f0a4beae36d31e273982ed9c/tumblr_peyzrxGj2a1rf0la9o2_r1_1280.png)

As you can see, Pichi's ref sheet is not quite finished. I have a few things left to do with it, but it's pretty close to ready.
That ref looks pretty good, though when doing the ref for submission you may want to Pichi Kean on top since people may think that top design is the character they would be drawing. Other than that it looks pretty complete, hows the intro pages looking?
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Sep 13, 2018, 07:08 AM
I'll only be submitting Pichi's sheet when I submit her. I also just noticed that the two images look like one image in the post. lol xb

As for the intro comic, The dialogue has been finalized, I still only have the last page 100% complete, but I'll start working on the rest of them again some time this week.
Here's page 1 and 2 in their final layout sketch/semi detail sketch states. Page 3 needs to be completely redone to fit with the script.
(https://78.media.tumblr.com/be51c62e2daf95b169d74397e8fbc5fb/tumblr_peyzrxGj2a1rf0la9o3_r1_540.png)

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/d33b92a53314a7a52473fab5e229e41f/tumblr_peyzrxGj2a1rf0la9o4_r1_540.png)
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Desichan on Sep 13, 2018, 02:06 PM
This comic looks cuteeeeee!!!!
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Sep 13, 2018, 02:26 PM
I... I can't... Not read that as if it's being spoken by your icon.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: Astrodile on Sep 13, 2018, 08:54 PM
Nice sketches dude! I hope you don't mind me just throwing some stuff out from what I've seen in these wips? Mainly, some zoomed out shots would be nice? Because aside from theee fifth panel of page one, there's really no fullbody shots of the characters demonstrated here nor will the reader get a good view of the environment they're in.

And also, when I first looked at these wips the first thing I noticed was the amount of speechbubbles that are crossing several panels when they don't have to. Especially in the last two panels of page 1, it's hard to stay focused on the supposedly intense  visuals (Even /if/ they're sketches) when the lengthy speech bubbles cut right into it. The 2 speechbubbles in page 2 (Panel 2 and Panel 3) that cut into other panels as well, it confused me as to how I'm supposed to be reading the page, which panel is the next one. And this could be solved by zooming out and/or rearranging the panels composition.

But looks good overall! Cute characters~
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Sep 13, 2018, 09:25 PM
The 2 speechbubbles in page 2 (Panel 2 and Panel 3) that cut into other panels as well, it confused me as to how I'm supposed to be reading the page, which panel is the next one. And this could be solved by zooming out and/or rearranging the panels composition.

But looks good overall! Cute characters~

Yeah, page 2's bubbles still need some positioning work, and I did see the issue with the second bubble cutting into the "5th" pannel(middle right). I also agree that some of the shots could be pulled back a bit more and a couple tweaks made to the panel shapes as well. Lucky for me, I keep all my panel sketches on their own layers, so editing them isn't really much of an issue. ;b

As for page 1, again, bubble positioning could use a little tweaking before final. But generally, I'm happy with how Page 1 is set up. It's kind of meant to impose a sense of tension. Which is why I've chosen to keep the shots either close to the characters, or at strange semi-tilted angles.
As it goes from page 1 to page 4, the angles become more relaxed and inclusive of the whole area.
Once all the art itself is finished with backgrounds, lighting, and foreground elements, it'll be a little more effective than the sketch page is. :V

Thanks for the critique! I appreciate any and all feedback. ^^
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Sep 14, 2018, 08:23 AM
Just wondering how this sounds, if there's anything I can make sound better.
Since page 3 is currently the page that's not yet been re-sketched, there's chance to design it much better. The current script that's posted here is already the redesigned page script, so it's generally what I'm looking for. I just want to know if it can be improved in some way.

Spoiler: show

PAGE [3] (Pichi's room) (resketch page, dialogue needs work)
  • Panel 1 (Pichi punches the wall)
    • Pichi: “Bitch!”

  • Panel 2 (Cat Butler hands Pichi her coat)
    • Pichi: “She’s a fool for being so complacent.”

  • Panel 3+4 (Pichi puts on her coat and stops in front of the door)
    • Pichi: “Our numbers are declining. Our resources are low.”
       - “I can not trust her to make the right choices anymore.”

  • Panel 5 (Pichi turns her head)
    • Pichi: “If I don’t leave now, everything will be lost.”
       - “Please take care of mother.”
    • Cat Butler: “Of course Ma’am.”

  • Panel 6+7+8 ({Vertical pannels} camera pans from in front of Pichi, over her head as she looks up to the sky and leads to the final page angle)
    • Pichi: (thought) “She wants everything to stay the same…”
       - “The world does not listen to wants…”
       - “But... maybe a wish…”


See previous pages for context. (http://entervoid.com/index.php?topic=13224.msg251947#msg251947)
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: ArtsandGoodies on Sep 14, 2018, 08:54 PM
Just wondering how this sounds, if there's anything I can make sound better.
Since page 3 is currently the page that's not yet been re-sketched, there's chance to design it much better. The current script that's posted here is already the redesigned page script, so it's generally what I'm looking for. I just want to know if it can be improved in some way.

Spoiler: show

PAGE [3] (Pichi's room) (resketch page, dialogue needs work)
  • Panel 1 (Pichi punches the wall)
    • Pichi: “Bitch!”

  • Panel 2 (Cat Butler hands Pichi her coat)
    • Pichi: “She’s a fool for being so complacent.”

  • Panel 3+4 (Pichi puts on her coat and stops in front of the door)
    • Pichi: “Our numbers are declining. Our resources are low.”
       - “I can not trust her to make the right choices anymore.”

  • Panel 5 (Pichi turns her head)
    • Pichi: “If I don’t leave now, everything will be lost.”
       - “Please take care of mother.”
    • Cat Butler: “Of course Ma’am.”

  • Panel 6+7+8 ({Vertical pannels} camera pans from in front of Pichi, over her head as she looks up to the sky and leads to the final page angle)
    • Pichi: (thought) “She wants everything to stay the same…”
       - “The world does not listen to wants…”
       - “But... maybe a wish…”


See previous pages for context. (http://entervoid.com/index.php?topic=13224.msg251947#msg251947)

All I could say is maybe a couple of those panels could be combined in terms of dialogue like panels 3+ 4 could be one panel of a dynamic shot of her putting on a coat as she walks out also separating the final 3 panels make the dialogue sound awkward just think of those taking the same time as the time between other panels and speaking it with that time gap sounds a tiny bit weird. But honestly that's a bit pedantic and there are no crippling story issues you need to worry about, Its a good cohesive story and we get to see the characters motivation for why they end up at void. However overall I will say the story is the least important part of the intro, so long as your panels are organized right and the font you are using is readable and bubbles decent you should be set. The intro is mainly a showcase of all the technical skills that you can consistently draw a character and backgrounds, I think you may also need a more humanoid character in the intro just to show you can do humans. But I think you could just make the butler that and be set.
Title: Re: SilverBlaze's Incubation pod
Post by: SilverBlaze on Jul 30, 2019, 09:09 PM
Alright, It's about time I started grinding my nose to the canvas and get Pichi ready for VOID. So I took some time and actually finished her ref sheet! It's been a while I know, but I'm going to get Pichi into VOID by Christmas time so help me!

Here's her completed ref sheet.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/274981808402071553/605972087844110347/unknown.png)

Now to complete the intro comic!