Building my Indie Comic: Remnant Tribes

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  1. maurojflores

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    Hey, everyone. My name is Mauricio J Flores, freelance web designer and hobbyist comic artist and illustrator.

    This thread is where I'll be posting progress updates of an indie comic I've been working on for some time. By some time I mean, like 4 years XD. I'm still going back and forth on the title, but the story is very far along and I have quite a bulk of development art and sketches. I also post about this regularly on my twitter and instagram accounts.

    To get started, here's some development sketches of 3 characters:
    Beor of Agenes
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    Iva of Agenes
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    and their mentor, Kyoji of Agenes
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    Most recently, I shared some sketches for Liev, heir of the Venthaal Empire
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    The style is a bit more cartoony in the sketches than what I intend for the final pages to look like, but this makes it easier to represent them boiled down to their concepts.

    Stay tuned for more updates coming in the next days, and your feedback is more than welcome!
     
  2. Orbispelagium

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    I really like the satisfyingly chunky designs here, although it'd be cool to see all of them in a row to establish relative heights and silhouettes.
     
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  3. JamieMe

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    This is fantastic. Mirroring what @Orbispelagium says too. Love the chunky designs. They really do have a distinct look to it!
     
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  4. maurojflores

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    @Orbispelagium & @JamieMe : thanks so much for the feedback! Definitely will be adding a line-up sheet once I have all the starting characters - around 6 - 8.
     
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  5. Elliwiny

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    Lovin' Iva's swagger, and really digging your style. Excited to see more!
     
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  6. maurojflores

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    Hehe! Swagger, yes, that describes her well. Thanks a lot!
     
  7. maurojflores

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    Some pin-ups of the previously mentioned characters in a style closer to what the comic will look like:

    Beor:
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    Iva:
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    Kyoji:
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    and Liev:
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    For the most part, this is how I plan to draw them in the pages, once I start. There's a few more to go to complete the line-up of starter characters. Let me know what you think!
     
  8. JamieMe

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    That is a MIGHTY fine sword. Loving this thread so much!
     
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  9. maurojflores

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    Thanks!! I'm so glad the sword stands out, because it plays a role in the story.
     
  10. JamieMe

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    :D it DEMANDS attention!
     
  11. Donathin Frye

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    I've been watching you share stuff here and there on Twitter for a while, and all of it's been really interesting. These character designs are cool, with a style all of their own, and I'm looking forward to finding out more!
     
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  12. maurojflores

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    Thanks @Donathin Frye, you're support hasn't gone unnoticed :D! I'm putting most of my free time into this to have something new as frequently as possible.
     
  13. maurojflores

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    I have a lot of work ahead of me as far as world building goes, but I've got some concept art for some important locations in the story.

    The village of Agenes
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    The Capital District of the Venthaal Empire
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    The Meadow, home of the Feles tribe
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    I'm working on a map that I can't wait to show you, but it still needs some work.
     
  14. JamieMe

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    Fantastic as always. Looking forward to the map now :D
     
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  15. Aron Mason

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    awesome artwork.
     
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  17. maurojflores

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    Finished a new character - Dox, head of the Imperial Council.
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    And here are some development sketches:

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  18. maurojflores

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    Got another character out: General Stromm, First Commander of the Venthaal Empire's army.
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    Finally, the last two of the initial characters, the Feles of the Meadow:

    Fher
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    And his annoying friend, Drok:

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  20. Cleo-San

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    Okay, Drok has a fan now u_u He looks like a loveable chaot! =)

    I can't wait to read your story tbh =)
     
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