Chapter 8.58-- Creepy

posted 16th Dec 2021, 3:50 PM

Chapter 8.58-- Creepy

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view HeSerpenty's profile

16th Dec 2021, 3:50 PM

HeSerpenty

Speaking of creepy..... ya got someone comin' up behind you there, Kilion XD

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Dam it's been a while. Honestly guys? Probably won't be able to update again until after the holidays. My new years resolution is to get back to a regular schedule. Or maybe I will spend some time focusing on the revamping of the old pages so I can go forward with my dream to make this into a hardcover comic book lol. I'd rather my starting level be here....and as I improve from this point, well...it's better than art from 8 years ago being my start point >__>. Plus! The revamp should be exciting for my long time readers too because I've really improved the structure and writing a bit in a way that I don't think will take away from what we already have, just make it better. That's my hope anyway lol

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view Alicia's profile

16th Dec 2021, 9:43 PM

Alicia

Haha oh, Hizruk. Sorry, Kilion, but sneaking around is something you just do when you're Hizruk's friend. XD Rolling in grass, sleeping outside, coming in through windows... You'll learn. LOL

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22nd Dec 2021, 10:33 AM

HeSerpenty

LoLolol this is all too true X"D

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view Slim Kittens's profile

16th Dec 2021, 10:11 PM

Slim Kittens

Of course sneaking up behind someone is not creepy at all.

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view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Dec 2021, 10:34 AM

HeSerpenty

Not at all in fact it's the prefered method of approaching people. At least in my experience... Lolol

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view megados's profile

17th Dec 2021, 4:57 AM

megados

Sneaking up on someone while they're spying sneakily is perfectly OK.

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22nd Dec 2021, 10:34 AM

HeSerpenty

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17th Dec 2021, 6:23 AM

:)

I now expext to see a guard, following Hizruk, watching from behind another bush, and Hellgiah, looking at all this from the top of the mountain ... and then someone from the ship looking right back at us the readers :D

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22nd Dec 2021, 10:35 AM

HeSerpenty

LOL okay that was pretty funny hahaha. I'm for it XD

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view DLKmusic's profile

17th Dec 2021, 6:28 AM

DLKmusic

If the guy sneaking up behind them is who I'm pretty sure it is, you would think he learned his lesson about ticking off Hizzy the last time!
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Don't worry about the updates, I'm surprised you got this one out knowing your December schedule! Wish your family a Very Merry Christmas from me, and I hope everyone has a happy B-Day this year!

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view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Dec 2021, 10:36 AM

HeSerpenty

Ha ha I think you know exactly who it is XDD. And yes...this person doesn't learn lessons very well it would seem. The class idiot and all XD

Thank you so much! It's been such a weird year for me since both sides of my family moved haha. Usually I'm trying to juggle multiple places to be on Christmas and now....well it's different X"D

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view sigpig's profile

17th Dec 2021, 7:30 AM

sigpig

They must lose a LOT of volleyballs when they decided to build the court that close to the wharf... lol

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view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Dec 2021, 10:36 AM

HeSerpenty

Lolol yes it's been a real problem for sure :P

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17th Dec 2021, 8:00 AM

:)

Aha, so you wanna revamp, and you gave that some proper thought. Maybe I can add a little bit to that (and for other artists here who may have the same idea):

I see you don't fret to much about your early art. Good! It's the stuff which captured the readers you now have.

And you have a goal for the revamp, a publish, and a reference point, your current art:
* It's good to realize that it never will be perfect since it always will become better. Artists should be wary of the revamp hell: You want your perfect baby, but it never gets there; with every page you do, the next day you see what you could have done better.
* Your current art certainly is ripe for publish, earlier may be good enough too. So you can be certain it's not too early.

Nevertheless, after comfortly doing some revamping, you should do a deeper re-check if it's the right way for your goal:
You should look for info from publishers or artists who published. E.g. there may be restrictions on the color pallette depending on the kind of publish, or thickness of strokes etc.

Certainly a good idea to start early (not in a rush just before a planned publish) - revamping is a skill on its own:
* You try to capture what you already have.
* Your new ways may collide with your old ways.
* The satisfaction from a revamped page is completely different from the satifaction from a new page - It's not about different grades, it's like different universes.
* Indeed you may miss the latter. Or the other way round, and you like the change. Some artists do a complete revamp before they continue, others do it in parallel, again others do the revamp after finish. I think it's a good idea to try it out a bit, and being open to switching between strategies.

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view DLKmusic's profile

17th Dec 2021, 3:30 PM

DLKmusic

I think this is all excellent advice, and I concur. Knowing you need to revamp the earlier work to get the pages it in the same format as your newer stuff makes me understand the need, otherwise I would say publish as is.

That being said, I would like to point out that what you did in the dungeons when Hizzy broke Shera out, and especially the final frame of that chapter when Hizzy realized he was :Free". is where I personally fell in love with your artwork.

You shouldn't need to revamp pages that already stand on their own artistically. just sayin.

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view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Dec 2021, 10:44 AM

HeSerpenty

Ohh Don thank you so much for that feedback! I haven't gotten that far yet in my restructure and that to me is one of the core plot scenes that won't get touched but it's really helpful and nice for me to know the pivotal scenes that really gripped people. I am having a couple of my good friends who is also some of SoO's original fans haha...kinda read the updates and I think that helps make DOUBLE sure I maintain the integrity of what's already here (cuz that's important to me too haha). So far so good! I'm going to make double mental note about those elements in the scene you mentioned <3

And you are too kind <3. I mentioned this in the previous comment but another good argument for revamping old pages is all the format changes haha. It's impossible to ever print it the way it is now X"D

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22nd Dec 2021, 10:40 AM

HeSerpenty

Thank you so much for taking the time to write all of this! I read it all and I definitely am taking your advice to heart <3. I'm being very careful about it because I know I have some readers who've been following the comic a long time and honestly I care about what they think a LOT and I don't want to pull the rug out from anybody. Very little has changed except for maybe the structure of a couple scenes and even those are just the character development ones... not the important plot ones. Aaand one major problem with the earlier pages is I have a lot of page format inconsistency while I was trying to figure things out. Do I want to make huge monster pages or do I want to make normal pages.....it's a mess back there LOL. And for practical printing reasons everything should prolly match haha. So that's my thinking! I'm really hoping i can get my site redone early in the new year because I think that will really inspire me. I've been looking at the same site since 2012 LOL

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17th Dec 2021, 10:06 AM

Microraptor

Snake boat! :-D

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view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Dec 2021, 10:45 AM

HeSerpenty

Everything is snakes with these people! lollol

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view ShaRose49's profile

18th Dec 2021, 4:57 AM

ShaRose49

I bet that totally looks creepy to any bystanders as well! X’D but I get it. Poor Hizruk!

Cool that you have some new year’s plans and resolutions! I wonder if it’s possible for me to finish chapter 4 this coming year…

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view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Dec 2021, 10:47 AM

HeSerpenty

Haha yea people are already wary of you...sneaking around the bushes proooobably doesn't help XD

For you I believe ANYthing is possible! <3

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18th Dec 2021, 6:21 PM

Archangel Daniel

OK, Kilion is too pure for this kind of stuff :)

Also, would you two kindly turn around? No? OK, then...

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view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Dec 2021, 10:47 AM

HeSerpenty

Kilion is such a good boi <3

LOL too distracted being creepy to know they are being creeped themselves xD

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19th Dec 2021, 6:59 PM

Random reader

I binged this entire comic today & it was really good! I wouldn't revamp though, because your early art is still really good and you didn't majorly change your art style or retcon a characters design. If you did revamp, I would only revamp the first 10 pages or so, to show the readers what's coming :| just my opinion, feel free to disregard it

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22nd Dec 2021, 10:51 AM

HeSerpenty

Wow thank you so much for taking the time! After having this comic out there for so long it's really encouraging and inspiring when I get new people finding it for the first time <3. I really appreciate that feedback! The main reason for the revamp, my personal feelings about my older art aside haha, is also practical--- my formats are random aaaand I lost ALL the files for the earlier chapters...which means I only have the web versions whiiich means they are not print quality. I had disaster strike twice with losing all my working files like...2 years apart. It was earth shattering at the time X"D.

Anyways thank you again and I hope you will continue to read and enjoy! I REALLY am hoping I can get back into a regular rhythm in the new year with updates :3

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19th Dec 2021, 6:59 PM

Random reader

I binged this entire comic today & it was really good! I wouldn't revamp though, because your early art is still really good and you didn't majorly change your art style or retcon a characters design. If you did revamp, I would only revamp the first 10 pages or so, to show the readers what's coming :| just my opinion, feel free to disregard it

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20th Dec 2021, 12:43 PM

The Accidental Ninja

Blue guy, Hiz and Kilion are doing a good job of blending in with the bushes and the brown rocks. You, dressed in blue, are totally interrupting the colour scheme here. Geez.

(Merry Christmas! :D)

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22nd Dec 2021, 10:53 AM

HeSerpenty

Hahaha that's true! Hiz and Kilion were pretty well color coordinated for sneaking! Dangit blue guy :P

Merry Christmas to you as well!

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