Questioning - July 7th, 2018, 2:30 am
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[Posted by Karlijn on July 7th, 2018, 2:33 am]

The more serious I get about my other comic the more I notice that this one is an absolute mess.



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[Posted by kidcthulhu on July 7th, 2018, 11:16 am]

Le Vite always struck me as an almost experimental comic. So it's not so much as mess as an art film ^_^



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[Posted by Karlijn on July 7th, 2018, 12:34 pm]

@kidcthulhu: It has definitely been a learning experience! Which is why I still enjoy working on it, it's a great opportunity to experiment indeed.



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[Posted by Linn on July 18th, 2018, 5:47 am]

Chin up!
Out of experience most comics feels like a mess after you're finished with the third chapter of longer arcs. Its just how it is... The control one feels when starting fresh is usually temporary. Its why its always so tempting to do a new comic because one is bored with the old, but in the end you'll end up at the same place either way. The best way to get out of it is to accept the fact the comic will take its own life. Seeing the first pages of this one vs the latest you've grown so much as an artist and in a few years you'll grow even more and the 'old' will always be outdated XD But dont worry about it, its a great story and the art compliments it very well. Watercolors works both for happy stories but also for the more creepy ones.



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[Posted by Karlijn on July 18th, 2018, 9:00 am]

@Linn: I suppose you're right about that, I try to plan a bit better with the script for my other comic. Hopefully I won't change my mind about too many things that will make it yet another complete mess XD Oh well, at least I'm still having fun!



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[Posted by Linn on July 18th, 2018, 10:12 am]

@Karlijn: Yeah.... I know. I got the exact same issue with Extinct at the moment, often its best to just continue on and try avoid the mistakes in the future. My comic feels like a mess too because of changes and flawful storytelling. But if you never jump into anything you'll never learn either. Its always a bit sucky to realise there is things that could been better or different, but its a step forward into becoming a better artist.
You're basically doing the same thing I did by doing two comics but instead of going from realistic stories to scifi you went from detective/plot heavy stories to realistic, the upsite order I did. The reason I changed was because I wanted to do something hard and I felt that I was a bit stuck on GMMW. In the end after reading both I realise why it was easier to write GMMW than Extinct, which is plot. I dont know if its the exact same issue but since both Extinct and Le Vite is heavy on plot and less on making the characters do the talking, it will also easier be a mess. BUT we wouldnt learn how to do these type of plot heavy stories if we never tried. What you learn by doing this comic will make it easier next on the next project of yours.
I was once at this lecture about how to succeed as a comic artist and the guy who does this proffesionally explained that often you will have to do ALOT of full comics before you get published, which is why they usually advice people to not do long projects. The comics are just steps on the way to get to the one that will get you there. You need a few comic attempts before you get really comfortable at it. Its an art after all. ^^



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[Posted by Karlijn on July 19th, 2018, 4:56 am]

@Linn: exactly, we learn by making mistakes and by stumbling. The next try will be easier and better! Even when a story is a mess it can be enjoyable for other reasons at least :) Short stories are another art haha, long stories are much closer to my heart so I become more invested. I think most authors choose one path, either long or short, to make up most of their work.



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[Posted by Linn on July 19th, 2018, 5:47 am]

@Karlijn: yeee i struggle to not overdo stories myself haha. 24 hour comics can help with this though, i mean making a comic in 24 hours on 24 pages is great practice. Would be fun if there was an official 24 hour comics arrangement between people here on SJ. Just need to find time to do it, being up 24 hours is no joke lol



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[Posted by Karlijn on July 20th, 2018, 12:42 pm]

@Linn: That sounds like a really intense but good challenge! It might be a bit hard on your wrists/hands though, to draw that much. My hands definitely need a rest after a couple of hours of drawing.


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