Lawrence of Illyham, Chapter Two

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Lawrence of Illyham, Chapter Two

Post by Tony » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:39 pm

I totally forgot to share this here! Everyone should go check out Illyham on Livejournal, and there's an awesome Facebook groupnow!

(Here's the previous chapter, by the way)

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Post by thirdeyeh » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:18 am

I really love the feel of your work Tony. It just has a great energy and vibe to it. I enjoyed these two stories greatly.
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Post by squirpy » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:05 pm

Really fun read, I can't wait to see more!
I keep a sketchblog here

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Post by Hairy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:21 pm

Very cool, I like it.
I'd love to know what kind of method you use for your illustrations.

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Post by Steve LeCouilliard » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:06 pm

I know I said it elsewhere, but this is great! Thanks for fleshing out the town a bit. It helps the rest of us.

Garr! I need to draw more Illyham!
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Post by MG » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:41 pm

cool, I like this. One thing that struck me in particular were some of the subtle nuances: the conversation with the old lady, the way the main dude holds the door for her, the way the old guy is leaning casually on the counter when the ogre demands food...the dialogue feels natural, and even though small talk would usually slow something like this down, it works here.

Now I'm excited to see them fight.

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Post by msheean01 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:14 pm

good lord! I love the space you create in each panel, and the town looks awesome. Is it completely photoshop? You managed the grayscale pretty well, I usually don't like or see the point of that with digital work, but it looks good here, and good flow of the ol' story as well, in the text and visually.

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Post by Tony » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:38 pm

Hey, thanks for the thoughtful comments, dudes!

fwiw, it's straight-up drawn into sketchbook pro in black & white, and then the grey business is added in Photoshop. I have one really nice brush that does the mottled effect. I thought it would be faster that way, as opposed to doing it on paper. Guess who was wrong?

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Post by Third Red » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:39 pm

Excellent pacing! Great work.

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Post by pH » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:54 am

Hey tony! Love the work man.

-stephen
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Post by willmj » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:03 pm

wonderful work Tony... Love your line and pacing. Are you looking at getting it printed? I'd buy it! Can't wait for the next one :)

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Post by Og » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:32 pm

Good LORD.

I love all of it. In particular, I love the drawings of that town.
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Post by Wei2k » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:06 pm

wow, awesome awesome stuff

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Post by mr cow » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:57 am

these are excellent! more! :D
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Post by sharpclaw » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:56 am

I could have sworn that I commented on this; it is terrific.

As MG noted, the subtle touches really work. I particularly like the concept that an ogre that would smash into a shop demanding food would actually slow down enough to quietly opt for "credit" (knowing that he has no cash and needing a good answer).

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