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Copper - "Observer"

Post by Kazu » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:02 am

This one took a little longer than usual to complete...

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Post by kaos_de_moria » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:26 am

An analogy on existence and the reason of life?
Great copper. They are always good enough to forget how long one had to wait for them :wink:

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Post by andrewwales » Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:11 am

Awesome comic! I love the panel layout with the big circular panel in the middle. The circle theme is repeated in the round windows of the boat and sub. I wonder if you planned it that way, or if it just happened.

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Post by RentAHero » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:31 am

A++ Kazu! Look at that boat drawing! :o
Wonderful stuff!

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Post by Michel Gagne » Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:23 am

Excellent Copper, as usual. I just finished renting all the "Blue Planet: Seas of Life" DVDs from Netflix, and this comic is a perfect closure to the experience.

Thanks for making Copper. It's my favorite web comics.
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Post by willmj » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:40 pm

Great Copper! A real inspiration and wonderful to observe...

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Post by Cal » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:28 pm

I could see this one taking more time than usual, this one seems more detailed are more well done. I like it.

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Post by Lorenzo » Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:36 pm

Fantastic, buddy, really great colours and layout on this one!

I think though that in the centre roundel some of the white high-lights on the water (specifically in the top left of the panel, above the chimneys and the left-hand diving craft) are creating the illusion of the boat having sideways diagonal movement (left to right as you look at it), when the rest of the break/waves are suggesting it is moving forwards. Probably not important, but I only mention it as it's your focus panel for the strip.

Awesome though, man, very inspirational work!

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Post by Alistair McCello » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:52 pm

Beautiful as always. I absolutely love your vehicle designs. Both the boat and the sub have a cartoony look, but retain enough realism to be immediately recognizable.

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Post by Kazu » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:40 pm

andrewwales wrote:I love the panel layout with the big circular panel in the middle. The circle theme is repeated in the round windows of the boat and sub. I wonder if you planned it that way, or if it just happened.
I actually didn't plan on it when I drew the thumbnails. In fact, when I penciled the original idea, I wasn't really feeling it, so I actually went back and erased a day's work (first time I ever did that, I usually just scrap the comic). The only thing I left was the big circle panel, but I changed the boat design. For the first time in a very long while, I went ahead and drew the whole thing without knowing what the characters were saying, and then added dialogue later. As I was redrawing everything, I noticed that the sub's porthole could reference the big panel and so I drew the panel on the bottom left to make the connection. After working so long on such structured and planned out projects, I have to admit that it was pretty liberating to work like this.

Thanks for the comments and input, everyone. :)
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Post by KidVideo » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:59 pm

do you have a picture of the uncolored one? im intrested in seeing the product before the product. thanks

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Post by Darwin » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:31 pm

I always enjoy reading your stories.
great job!

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Post by Muffin » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:53 am

beautiful work, very kazufied. (:
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Post by Kazu » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:06 am

KidVideo wrote:do you have a picture of the uncolored one? im intrested in seeing the product before the product. thanks
No problem. Here's the comic without color:

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Muffin, Darwin > Thanks! :D
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Post by KevinR » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:45 am

Very nice! I love seeing artwork in it's earlier stages. That linework is awesome Kazu. LOVE the boat!:)

-Kev

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