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Welcome finally to issue 2 of Tides of Tirnanog! Hopefully the art has leveled up a bit, so the two week hiatus was worth it to bring you the highest quality I can. In particular went through several sketches before I finalized panel 5
And here we have a bit of world building, folks! I hope it’s interesting because it’s pretty necessary. Sadly a comic writer must choose between hammy narration and expository dialog. Don’t worry, there’s an action scene in the latter part of the comic! I promise!
I’ve yet to decide of I’m ever going to actually show these deities in the comic, so for now I’ve drawn generic religious images of them.
Also, Terith, selling placebos as medicine is probably what got you in trouble in the first place.
Horses are hard to draw, by the way.
I know “knife ears” isn’t the most original insult for elves (I’m sure it’s been used in other things but it’s a Dragon Age reference to me), and I really wracked my brain to think of something. But I knew it had to be an insult in English because one of the worst things you can do in fantasy is have a bunch of awkward, fakey, made-up words making it difficult to read. Sadly this happens in alot of fantasy.
I debated for a long time about what a galloping horse would sound like. “Clip Clop” didn’t seem to cut it so enjoy one of my famous ridiculous made-up sound effects that my fans so loved to poke fun at in my embarrassing early comics.
Here’s another character to prove I can draw something besides impossibly pretty elves! From the first time I conceived this scene I knew I wanted this guy to look like a mix between an Amish dude and an old prospector coot.
I’ll admit, I use 3D objects for basic outlines alot in the backgrounds. Not for trees and such but manmade objects like buildings and this cart. I would go crazy trying to draw this cart over and over again (though I still flesh out details on it in every panel), and since I don’t have a background artist like most comics do it cuts down on production time. It also allows me to mess around with angles alot such as in the last panel.
I liked the angle so much I actually “penciled” the characters directly on the computer to fit them in. Usually I pencil in drawing pads, scan them in, and then ink digitally. It took a little longer but it was worth it.
Terith ended up going a bit chibi on this page. Like I mentioned before, I use 3D objects for basic outlines in the backgrounds, fleshing out the details in ink. The fountain in this scene was made for me by my friend Kaz.