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  1. Chrono

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    To be quite honest, I sort of wished I went for a more original name now. But eh, whatever sometime later.
     
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    Hey guys, I need some advice.
    I've been having a lot of trouble coming up with a good cover image to use for chapter 4 of my webcomic. For some reason it's been tough for me to think of something that really captures the essence of what that particular chapter is about.
    Here's some thumbnails I drew up: chapter cover suggestions.
    I like the first one for it's simplicity, though technically it goes against the design of the setting for the chapter.
    The second one is more in line with how I usually design covers for the comic, but idk, it seems kind of bland.
    The third one is kind of the most bizarre with its imagery, but I suppose it's useful for very quickly introducing an object that becomes important in part 2 of chapter 5.

    Chapter 4 is meant to be sort of a quiet chapter, and a majority of it is taken up by the two main characters having a conversation. What do you guys think I should do for the cover? Are any of the thumbnails I have here good, or should I do something else completely?

    For further context, here are the previous chapter covers:
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    i like the second thumbnail because you said its mostly going to be your characters talking to each other so it would make sense to make them the main focus. I think you just need to come up with a more intresting composition, drawing them dead center like that might be a bit dull. Maybe something like this?
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    So like this, maybe?
    cover suggestion.
    Or maybe this?
    cover suggestion 2.
     
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    The second one is more dynamic.
     
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    The two is cliche but if you have a good background in the first one I think its better. If not go to second one.
     
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    For an interesting background, I would need to change the angle and pull the camera back probably, like this:
    cover suggestion 3.
    This could be a good idea, since their conversation is mostly about the state of affairs. Or should I just stick with the other one?
     
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    If you do go with the behind the character shot, i like the pulled back city view. Much better than the first one
     
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    Well I didnt understand care to draw a picture like you described? :oops:
    Well it could be good, in my opinion , background in colour comics what matter is the colour choice + the context behind.(And the drawing make its part too).
    Examples to compensate my shitty english: 1- page (With a background foreshadowing of anything) -> History and the thing appearing in the cap ( You could skip some angle or anything that you dont want to draw)
    2- page (With a background with the scene without talk) -> History

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    I think this summarise what I wanted to say.
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    This is just the importance to show, what I think, the colour done right in a comic more a page with background using like movement (but isn’t the cape).

    Anyway I don’t study/ed art very much I am talking its shit that I see without think so don’t care much about it.
    And I sincere don’t like you style of drawing: I think its going to a stylized way but stop in the midway, like a person trying to draw "anime" but use a normal body however its much better than that but worse than style like crawling city.And you seems to not use shadows/reflections in your coloring. Sorry to couldn’t get example from western comics, I am too lazy to search about that I used the things that come to my mind in backgrounds.But I liked your sketches.
    Tldr: Do it good and anyway that you want, I am just talk my shitty opinion
     
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    Just some fun to mark the new President day...
    Hail The New Emperor_Small.
     
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    Here's one Tom Preston will approve of...
    Storm Dykes Small.
     
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    No signs of Trump looking like Hitler and/or as a pig?

    But I approve anyways.
     
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  18. Metakazam

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    I can't draw art. So I don't know where to put it. :/
     
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    In it's own thread of the deviantART subforum.
     
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    The truth about the most shit-blasted art site ever...
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    A troon is a something awful goon that's a tranny. The trannies made up the word troon themselves.
     
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    Kinda off topic, but I injured my arm. Something under my right shoulder blade "snapped" and I can't move it much nor carry things.
    I'm working on my story boards for cutscenes and I don't want a break from this, does anyone have tips for drawing with your non dominant hand better?
    In case it heals very slowly. I'll practice drawing with my left hand but if there's ways(like practices) to make it easier I'd appreciate it.
     
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    just have to keep at it. Im mainly a lefty but can use my right when needed. Get pages of your old writings/drawings and try to copy them to ingrain the 'memory' into that hand.
     
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    Will do, just drawing a shit ton of circles and curves is a decent kickstart but I'll get to that soon.
     
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    Warning, buncha bullshit doodles I did on downtime at work over several weeks.
    All with a pen and sticky notes like a true "artist." (Read: faggot). The biggest problem with posting these on here I find is that they're too big full size and a little too small on thumbnail.
    IMG_2783.JPG IMG_2811.JPG IMG_2797.JPG IMG_2824.JPG IMG_2854.JPG IMG_2834.JPG IMG_2857.JPG IMG_2869.JPG IMG_2871.JPG IMG_2870.JPG
     
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    I've doodled a few things that are in my room.
     
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    You might as well try basic geometry in perspective next to make such an excercise more effective.

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    A-B - two vanishing points. In your drawing only one is visible, the other falls outside of frame but requires perspective lines nonetheless.

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    And here is circle in perspective, which is a must for preserving proportions in geometry.

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    Finally, here you have circle in perspective being used in conjunction with flat geometry to create cylinders and cuboids, basic construction blocks for most of the shit lying around you.

    Might seem needlessly simple, but these would allow you to draw your battlestation in its full, chow-encrusted glory. :)
     
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    Thanks! I must seriously make more exercise on perspective.
     
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