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Artist's Log: 002 - Refining a Story by MagpieFreak Artist's Log: 002 - Refining a Story by MagpieFreak
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Click here for Artist's Log: 003 - Enter Stranger

Click here for Artist's Log: 004 - Pencilling Stage

Click here for Artist's Log: 005 - Inking

Sorry if the presentation is a little off. Atm I'm a bit tired and not in the best of moods XD

Anyway yep this is my second blog addressing the little issues I encountered in my last blog PLUS tonnes of sketches, so if you're into that kind of stuff then yeah, dig in!

The art block I was suffering from last week is over now, so I can do a lot more work on the comic. I hope you like this week's blog. I'm not sure what to talk about next week. If you have anything you'd like me to go over then just say, and I'll see what I can do :>

But yes, one thing I always do is question myself and my decisions. It makes for a more solid character methinks :>

Everybody in this Artist's Log Katja Hammond
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:iconmayocowboy:
mayocowboy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for documenting your process. It's  very inspirational :D
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it helpful! So that YOU!
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Chansey123 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is very nice. Nice to hear your art block is over. Those suck. :)
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THank you :> And indeed artblocks are rubbish - it wastes lots of precious time T_T
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That-Herby Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I love the woman with the stitches, and the detail on the sofa/chair was a nice touch! Also, I spotted a toy DC Fire in there....
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THank you :> heheh yeah there's DC Fire at the back. I needed stuff in the background so I thought I could just recycle an old design XD
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virusghost18 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want that Rose suit!!!

Wicked job once again!!!
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Rose suit is cool though I think I can jazz this up a bit too :>
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virusghost18 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... maybe add fringes to it that resemble thorns maybe?
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed I have already made the shoulders more pointed so they vaguely resemble thorns. Not many other aspects of the outfit have changed much, though if it were to be coloured I would make it a bit brighter in some areas :>
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:iconvirusghost18:
virusghost18 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... lace? Like the Queen Anne's Lace that you usually see accompanied with roses?
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think I need any more additions to the outfit, I've already drawn lots of sketches and I'm quite satisfied with the design :>
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:iconvirusghost18:
virusghost18 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhhh, you should've just been direct with me. You can tell me to shut up anytime you want!!! XD
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well tbh I wasn't expecting any more suggestions XD
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Sword-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, make over. Still growing, still looking like it'll come out looking more pizzazzy then ever before! :D

I really like how you're doing this. I look forward to whatever you come up with.
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah this story is definitely going to be polished up into a little diamond :> I'm gonna make sure of that!
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Sword-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconbooyahplz:
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bugsy366 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love reading this. Its great to read about how you notice mistakes and improve upon them or just throw them out altogether to make your story better. Also, you are making me really want to buy this when it comes out!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't just hoard ideas and let them fester away :> Gotta freshen them or just dump it! And that's really nice to hear :> Thank you! I hope I can get this comic finished in good time!
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bugsy366 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is so true, you're making want to go back on my stuff and just fix or dump all the crap that has been building up over the years so I can actually get a story out of that mess! I hope I get to see more artist logs in the future:)
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
GOod luck with the stories :> Sometimes I like looking into sketches I did as a kid and see if I can pick any ideas up from them. There were plenty of flawed ideas, but all you need to do really is pick on some interesting aspects and polish those up while getting rid of the obvious plot holes etc. I think any idea can be made into something good, just some need a bit more attention and tweaking than others :B And yus I will be making artist logs until this comic is actually finished :D You shall see the whole process to the very end!
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isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Her father's clothes should look slightly more luxurious. He may be down-trodden, but he is rich.
That is all.
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A commoner by the likes of me has no idea about fashion sense :B Definitely the colours need jazzing up, brown is just not right for this man, but the comic isn't in colour so it's not too much of a concern :> However yes after sketching this outfit I have been looking into other outfits cos there's still a lot of refining to do :> Do you have any suggestions?
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isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmmm. Well, I would suggest checking out this website since it is devoted to classy gear for older men. I saw it featured in one of my mum's magazines, in case you were wondering how the heck I know it exists. ^^;
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh awesomeness! Thank you very much! :> I shall work on improving this guy's image XD
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Kakitai Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If I had power to give awards, I'd give one for every log. For now you can have a favorite and a promise I will buy this comic when it comes out!
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow that is so kind XD Thank you very much! :glomp:
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stephi-JK Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very informative! Thank you so much for making this! <3
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THanks :D It was a rather distracting day yesterday so I was a bit worried that it would turn out as something that wasn't so helpful XD I'm glad you liked it :>
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TheInfamousJoeLinder Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
seems like your doing a good job so far :D plus your sketches are amazing. Espically that mirror, pro work there.
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:iconmagpiefreak:
MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep the job is fun :> I like drawing comics (it's very demanding though!) I don't think that will be the end of my sketches either XD Most likely when I work on the second draft I'll want to redesign stuff, that always happens :> I really liked the mirror too, but I think it could still do with some work... I'm just not sure how >:T
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TheInfamousJoeLinder Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeah xD writing a story is hard as heck, espically if you have a page limit xD

seriously, oh man. I don't think I could handle a page limit on a story xD

but yeah :) it seems your doing fine :D good luck ;D
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