Gideon Ref Sheet WIP (PLUS NEWS UPDATE!!!!!!!!!)

posted Sun, December 9, 2018

Gideon Ref Sheet WIP (PLUS NEWS UPDATE!!!!!!!!!)
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Sun, December 9, 2018

Lutztoons

*bangs pots and pans together* SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!

I'm starting my Associate's degree in Graphic Design in January and I just got a new computer a couple days ago. I've been dabbling in the world of digitally coloring my ink drawings. And holy poopies, I am in love. Gideon has never looked better. I'll be adding text later, but it's still worth sharing. Where has digital art been all my life?!?!? I HAD SO MUCH FUN DOING THIS, and coloring it only took a couple hours. Compare that to the 15+ hours per panel that I was spending on my comics. KNM is supposed to be like 500 pages and I was looking at the process with absolute dread.

To cut down on time, I have decided to ink the rest of KNM traditionally and color it digitally.

I first started posting KNM publicly on November 24, 2017. Today, it's December 9th, 2018. I've been sharing it with people for over a year, and developing the story longer than that. And it's safe to say that I haven't completed nearly enough of the story as I'd like.

There's so much more to see. You haven't even gotten a taste of the complete and total weirdness that's waiting for you further down the line. The art, the characters, the plot--there's a lot missing from the puzzle right now.

My main critique of my own marker art is that it lacks real boldness and clarity. Some of the details tend to get muddy. That problem will largely be solved with computer color. Digital finishing will marry my two strongest skill sets: color and line. The process of inking is zen-like for me and I've been neglecting it lately. It will cut the time spent on my comic by a third, at least.

Unfortunately, I'm going to need to cease production on the Q&A comics that have been sitting on my desk for months. Thank you all for submitting your questions, and thank you all for being so patient with my sluggish updates. (Special shoutout to my awesome friend Oly-RRR, thank you for asking me such good questions!!! Hopefully you didn't think I was dying while making the comic responses.)

I'm going to start working on Chapter 2 ASAP. You deserve more art, more story, more character development, and I'm going to bring that to you in the next year. Despite having to do coursework, I'll still keep making my comic on the side. It might not come out every single week, but it'll come down the pipe with more frequency than it has been lately.

Thank you for sticking around so long. See you on the flip side, duders.

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Sun, December 9, 2018

penguinx

i really like your art i saw this a long time ago but was too lazy to read it. reminds me of a nickolodeon cartoon lol

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Sun, December 9, 2018

Lutztoons

Thank you! I’m glad you like it! :3

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