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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby TheDukester » 11 Apr 2009 18:26

    Simon wrote:Martyrdom: If you say so.

    I just did.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Eyes High » 11 Apr 2009 18:39

    Everyone has their own view. I imagined the thopter completly different. Wish I could draw what was in my mind.

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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby SandChigger » 11 Apr 2009 20:02

    Simon wrote:One of the things I learned during all of this was that just because fans don't tell you what you want to hear, doesn't mean it should be ignored.

    Pity Kevin isn't as smart as you, huh.

    As for the bug, I think you're, er, sorry, your suffering from an attack of Omphalotism (i.e., excessive literalism) in your reading of

    In a fragile mood, Odrade watched the 'thopters settle to the hard-glazed surface, wing fans folding back into pod sleeves—each craft like a sleeping insect.
    An insect designed in its own likeness by a mad robot.

    It needn't really look like an insect to suggest one.

    (And not including the vital information that it's for a book for children ... was that planned ["Oh, look, they've savaged me again, as expected!"] or just another lapse?)
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby cmsahe » 11 Apr 2009 23:06

    SandChigger wrote:...

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    And yes, that thing on the roof is popularly known as "The Giant Unko (=Shit)". :lol:
    Really? Because it reminded me of Shai Hulud!
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Omphalos » 12 Apr 2009 02:56

    SandChigger wrote:...I think you're, er, sorry, your suffering from an attack of Omphalotism (i.e., excessive literalism) in your reading of...


    Watch it, bug. We don't need any of that name callin' round here. Besides, its not my fault. It's my moms!. :wink:
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby SandChigger » 12 Apr 2009 03:35

    Are you sure? I blame Freak's parents. :P
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Omphalos » 12 Apr 2009 03:38

    SandChigger wrote:Are you sure? I blame Freak's parents. :P


    May you be strolling under that giant turd one day as it gives a dingleberry to the city. :lol:
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby SandChigger » 12 Apr 2009 04:31

    Not likely. I haven't been down to Tokyo in ages. And have no plans to visit in the foreseeable future. (Probably three or four years since I was there? ... OK, it's four: I just checked the date on a concert I went to and it was in February 2005.)

    I don't much like big cities, actually. Tokyo is a heady high for a few hours, but then the pressure of swimming through the psychic excreta of millions really starts to wear on you. I could never live there. :crazy:
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Simon » 12 Apr 2009 08:18

    Sandchigger wrote:
    (And not including the vital information that it's for a book for children ... was that planned ["Oh, look, they've savaged me again, as expected!"] or just another lapse?)


    Nope. Wasn't blaming you guys for my failing to specify (did I ever post anything, anywhere, that said "Look! See!" lol). I just figured the image would speak for itself. It's clearly very McGoo. (BTW, the pastel world was meant to be a "soft" planet, similar to, though not Kaitain. Basicly something to contrast Dune, where we knew a bulk of the story would take place.)

    My fault for not specifying, sorry about that.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby SandRider » 12 Apr 2009 12:54

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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Simon » 23 Apr 2009 13:44

    Getting a drink of water "the hard way". :lol:

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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby GamePlayer » 23 Apr 2009 13:46

    I like it! Very nice.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Apr 2009 13:52

    Word.

    I'm looking forward to this being a full comic. Hopefully the (suppossedly) planned Dune graphic novel won't cause the Herberts to "dissapear" your artwork like they did with the fan film.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Simon » 23 Apr 2009 14:35

    GamePlayer wrote:I like it! Very nice.


    Thanks GamePlayer, finally learned how to get rid of those tell-tale scanner streaks :)



    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Word.

    I'm looking forward to this being a full comic. Hopefully the (suppossedly) planned Dune graphic novel won't cause the Herberts to "dissapear" your artwork like they did with the fan film.


    I was wondering that myself when I first heard about them last year (I don't think they'll "disappear" my art, but very likely could ask me to stop, or at least take out the dialogue). I can't imagine they'll let me complete it, considering things from a buisness angle. As it stands that's been a major factor in the reduction of pages on that project. I don't want to get to much done only to find out I can't even display it anywhere.

    As for this page, it's not even part of the comic. I've been trying to work up a worthy submission for the board layout, but as yet haven't come up with a cool concept. This fremen attack was just a by-product of artist block . I really liked MassBlack's color stuff, and thought that image (or something similar) would work great within the framing. I really admired how the space in the middle wasn't forced (or didn't feel that way to me at least lol). I'm apparantly not much of a "Landscape guy" (which is what I've been trying for, a desert eye view of Jacurutu). My two sketches thus far were more "blah" than "AAAAHHHH!"
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Freakzilla » 23 Apr 2009 14:48

    This weekend, between cutting grass, installing an electric, tankless hot water system and taking the kids to baseball, I'll try to make you a sketch of what I have in mind.

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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby DuneFishUK » 23 Apr 2009 14:50

    Like it :D

    A board theme with characters could be cool. Would be kind of appropriate: A bunch of pissed off Fremen for a board full of ... erm ... :P :)
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Tleszer » 23 Apr 2009 15:08

    DuneFishUK wrote:Like it :D

    A board theme with characters could be cool. Would be kind of appropriate: A bunch of pissed off Fremen for a board full of ... erm ... :P :)

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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby SandChigger » 23 Apr 2009 21:40

    "HOLY WORM WHILLIKINS! IT'S BAT...FRE...MAN!!!" :shock:

    ;)

    That's another nice one, Simon.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Tleszer » 23 Apr 2009 21:44

    SandChigger wrote:"HOLY WORM WHILLIKINS! IT'S BAT...FRE...MAN!!!" :shock:

    ;)


    Well, at least Aquaman isn't drowning. :D
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby SandRider » 24 Apr 2009 00:01

    alright, not bad, as long as you don't take the crayons to it.

    stillsuits still look like stormtrooper armor.

    it's not anything approaching Art, but atleast it
    didn't make me unreasonably angry, so that's progress.

    and I say fuck the HLP, finish the project and post it
    all here. or if Freak is scared, I've got a place for it.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 24 Apr 2009 01:30

    I like the rediculous muscle armour stillsuits. I know it's not what FH had in mind, but it looks too damned cool and fits with the fremen "complete warrior" vibe so well. That and the 3 jawed sandworms (but not that new painter's, his suck), I know they're wrong, but they're cool.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Simon » 25 Apr 2009 18:09

    I like the functional appearance of the "armor" look. Just a personal asthetic prefrence I guess...

    Gotta say it does seem more Stormtroopery in black and white though. :lol:

    Here are some color scheme pages we'd done when we were finalizing our versions look:

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    (this Fremen was actually "in the distance" and very small on the original page, hence the lack of detail.)

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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby TheDukester » 25 Apr 2009 18:28

    Little blue question marks for me ... pick a new host, methinks.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby Omphalos » 25 Apr 2009 18:41

    Simon, I think your art would benefit if you showed the eyes more often. As it is that one figure in the front looks dead already. I know he is about to bite the big one, but I think it would be more interesting if you captured better his moment right before death. I cant really see that if the eyes are hidden.
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    Re: Simon's Sketches

    Postby DuneFishUK » 25 Apr 2009 19:11

    Ya know.. - I think he's right. All of them - especially gimp-mask-goggle-man, are pretty de-humanised. And the moment you've chosen to show kills a lot of the tension (again with special mention to goggle bloke) the scene could have had.

    Still a lot to like though :)
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