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Cuatro

by Sandy
A major war is taking place on Zylon, and the Gryphon race is struggling to preserve what is left of their precious planet, and keep it from the dirty mitts of the Tauren Empire. Just when it seems as if the minotaur race has full control over Zylon, an old legend dating back two hundred years in the past, is due to come true in the future.

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A major war is taking place on Zylon, and the Gryphon race is struggling to preserve what is left of their precious planet, and keep it from the dirty mitts of the Tauren Empire. Just when it seems as if the minotaur race has full control over Zylon, an old legend dating back two hundred years in the past, is due to come true in the future.

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Sandy
November 24th, 2007
Thanks. I'm working on another set of pages but due to carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, I can't manage to hold my tablet with my right hand which had surgery done. That'll come in time, but there is more on the way.
Blakgryf (Guest)
November 24th, 2007
Beautiful work, well done...
Sandy
May 27th, 2007
Thanks slim. I've learned a little about html ever since joining Smack Jeeves and other art sites, so now I can play around with the vote buttons here and there.
slimredninja
May 27th, 2007
wow awesome page i love your vote incentive top notch
Sandy
April 5th, 2007
Yeah, I know it takes me a long time to do these pages. But after I have a couple of them inked on big bristol boards, I go to the copy shop to reduce them for the scanner then I put in the good stuff on computer. Next update won't take long, I promise.
Sandy
March 22nd, 2007
Yep, look of pure pain. This is what happens to old geezer bots who try to deny their age.
Sandy
March 22nd, 2007
Thanks for the complement Drakhenliche. There's more to come. I'm working out an aerial scene now, which is proving to be difficult. A real brain twister.. Hmm, hope I pulled it off..
Drakhenliche
March 22nd, 2007
lol, ace expression in that second-last panel :D
Drakhenliche
March 22nd, 2007
Ooh, I love that dramatic pose. Gives off a very epic feel :)
Sandy
March 15th, 2007
It's gonna get better.
Trust me, I have more action to come. This is just the beginning.
Zayl-san
March 15th, 2007
...Wow.
Sandy
February 14th, 2007
Okay the length of time... That can varry. I work forty hours a week so it's hard for me to just sit down and whip something up. And I also go in stages when I do a page. I first do a rough draft on regular paper, while reading over the manuscript. After that, I prep my bristol boards, make the measurements with a blue pencil, and then with the same pencil, I carefully measure the pannels with a straight edge ruler. Then, with a regular hard lead pencil, I rough in the final draft of each pannel. But then the fine tuning comes in and then the ink and these processes can take about three days each, depending on how much time I have. Then, it's another few days till I get to the copy shop to reduce the work to fit the scanner. After that,it goes into Paint shop pro for the tones and letters. And then, finally to microsoft picture it premium for the final compression, and then, it comes to the readers. So it can take about a week or so just do to one page, except this time where I have another page almost ready for the site. After that it'll be a while, because it's literally back to the drawing board.
Sandy
February 6th, 2007
I guess I'm a little too modest huh?
I'm really flattered that you think that way Quidam I guess I've always believed that letting things take their course naturally was the best way to go. I'm not really the type of artist who usually rants about their own work. I just do it because I really enjoy what I do. But now that I see I have some fans coming around, I better do something huh?
Sandy
January 28th, 2007
Thank you !
That's a very nice complement, and I'm very flattered by it Gibson Twist. I'm hoping to have another page up sometime soon. It's just a matter of getting to the copy shop and erf, working around these stupid full time hours of mine at the drug store. Thanks again! This truely has made my day. ^^
Gibson Twist
January 26th, 2007
The detail here is amazing. In the first handful of pages, it was a little hard to figure out what was going on for all the detail, but your lines have become a lot more distinct in these later ones.Very well done, looking forward to more.
good stuff
Love the art work.
Sandy
August 23rd, 2006
I'd really love to do comission serial work but the only problem is, I'm so busy with my full time job and the comic that I really can't find time to fit it in. But I do illustrations for people if they want them. If they have a character that they'd like interpereted in my style, I'm more than happy to do so. But I'm more adept at anthro than I am at drawing human faces, and I do admit to it. The process takes so long that I can only handle one project at a time. But I am thinking of getting help once this series goes to print on paper. Then I can make room for other projects in need of launching.
Jayge
August 22nd, 2006
Interesting.
So you're a serious artist then. The whole process sounds like it would take a good 3-5 hours per panel. Do you any serial work or comission(I think I spelled that wrong) art?
Sandy
August 22nd, 2006
Good question Jayge.
I'll be more than happy to share my creative process with you. Thank you very much for the nice complement by the way ^^. First I start with a basic script that I write on ms word. Then from there I storyboard the comic on regular printer paper. After that I take the rough drafts and then sometimes I end up making changes on the final boards when I do read the drafts, but I first measure the boards, then I begin pencil work on them. As soon as the pencilling is completed I go to hand inking them with a classic dip pen. The boards are then set to dry and after they're dry I erase the pencil lines then take the boards to a local copy shop to reduce them to reasonable size for my scanner. Then from the scanner, I import them into paint shop pro and that's where the rest of the work gets done, including the bubbles. And yes, to answer your question about the tablet, I couldn't live without it, it's my best friend. All of these skills were taught at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, where I first started working with a tablet. Then I got so used to it that the mouse was no longer satisfactory for me so my mom helped me to invest in a tablet, and now here I am, working away with the tools I love.
Jayge
August 21st, 2006
whoa
This comic is beautiful. Do you do this all by hand, or on a tablet, or what? How did you learn to draw like that anyway? This is the best art i've seen in a while.