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le Vite

le Vite

by Karlijn
Hiroshi loves his family. Today he'll visit his sister Amaya in prison, but things don't go quite as they were planned when he leaves. The "who dunnit" aspect is the main focus of most detectives, for the people close to the victems the "why dunnit" may be more important. The past can't be changed but maybe Hiroshi and his family can learn to understand it.

The comic will, for the biggest part, be in colour and it's made entirely traditionally.
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le Vite

Hiroshi loves his family. Today he'll visit his sister Amaya in prison, but things don't go quite as they were planned when he leaves. The "who dunnit" aspect is the main focus of most detectives, for the people close to the victems the "why dunnit" may be more important. The past can't be changed but maybe Hiroshi and his family can learn to understand it.

The comic will, for the biggest part, be in colour and it's made entirely traditionally.

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Linn
16 hours ago
@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
@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.
@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. ^^
@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!
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.
Karlijn
July 7th, 2018
@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.
Le Vite always struck me as an almost experimental comic. So it's not so much as mess as an art film ^_^
Karlijn
July 7th, 2018
The more serious I get about my other comic the more I notice that this one is an absolute mess.
Linn
June 26th, 2018
@Karlijn: Nah i get that i do that too, its hard when you've already drawn them in. Had that issue when working on that first fishlady comic.
Karlijn
June 26th, 2018
@Linn: Yeah I noticed the speechbubbles were really awkward in this page. Sometimes I miscalculate the amount of lines I want to put into one page. Generally I try to make the flow better, but it's easier when you can move the bubbles around digitally :)
Thanks though! I'll try harder to make the text easier to follow.
Linn
June 26th, 2018
I'm just going to give you a tip because i noticed it was a bit hard to read that last phrase by Ylva. Or more like i didnt see it before finishing that last bubble from the officer, but placing the speechbubbles close up in order to when they speak improve reading-flow. The rest of the flow of the page is super neat though.
Like for example http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.drunkduck.com/users/Udyr/assets/example.jpg i tried to do it in photoshop here so it sucks, and its not like you can do much atm but for future pages. Its easy to make cramped pages i struggle alot with this myself. My first pages of Extinct has so many disconnecting bubbles its not even funny. Its an art of its own to not ruin the drawings by adding bubbles over the wrong places.
That asside this page is really pretty and the perspective is nice, actually its suggested to not be a slave to rulers. Especially in comics it can get too mechanical and especially when the rest of the art is very flowly and nice. The red pillows by Ylva really does alot to the page as well as the purple panel, i can see you're very strategic when it comes to colors.
Im curious what reasons Ylva had to hide a murderer...
kidcthulhu
June 23rd, 2018
@Karlijn: I like the muted, almost monochrome approach to the background. It somehow fits Ylva for some reason.

And yes, sometimes it's better to just dive in instead of being a slave to rulers and perspective.
Karlijn
June 23rd, 2018
I had so much fun drawing this page. Normally I don't really enjoy drawing rooms, but this time I decided not to bother with rulers and perspective so it was much easier and more fun. It was also fun to think about how Ylva would decorate her room, I decided to go more towards a cool modern style than tacky halloween gothic. I've made several playlists to listen to while I work on Ylva related things to get inspiration. Coincidentally I'm going to a Jesus and Mary chain concert tonight, I think she would enjoy them.
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr27TsPwXCgO4QJPMDGQSpi9XX-5ep0ed
open.spotify.com/user/karlijnvasari/playlist/0F1TiEbJu2bxiSKMwDZSkf
Karlijn
June 9th, 2018
I try not to look around and be too curious when I visit other people's home, but I'm not a detective.
Linn
June 3rd, 2018
Oh wow then she's not dead, at least that is good.
That fashion thing was so cute, omigosh :3
Karlijn
May 26th, 2018
Apparently Ylva is home.
I uploaded the fashion drawings I mentioned a while back, you can see them here: https://karlijnvasari.deviantart.com/art/Fashion-746547396
I decided to put them all together instead of uploading them seperately. There are some characters from my other comic that haven't been introduced yet as well.
Karlijn
May 13th, 2018
@kidcthulhu: He's going down the list, so Ylva should be next! Who knows what Noah will find...
kidcthulhu
May 12th, 2018
I love these backgrounds. Especially the hint of an office in the last panel. It's blurry like a dream.

Also, still expecting Amaya to do a "Single White Female" on Ylva. Or would "Single Watercolor Female" be more precise? ^_~
Karlijn
May 1st, 2018
@Linn: Exactly! Not every panel needs a complicated background :)
Usually I have a burst of energy in which I make 4-10 pages so I have a buffer for a couple of weeks. In the meantime I have time to sketch out new pages and work on the script or just focus on my studies. So far I'm fine with working on two comics because they are so different, so I get to pick what I feel like working on. Other times I don't feel like working on one of them for a long time, but then I can still update the other comic :)
Linn
April 29th, 2018
Know the feeling.
I had two comics for a while, and I've still not officially quit the other, but its just the fact I barely have energy to do much than that one comic. You need to remember if a full time student then you got other priorities too.
The main goal to a comic artist is of course to publish a story and it being consistent of updates and art, but dont be too hard on yourself. I just started doing 'abstract' backgrounds too haha.
They nice to use when there's conversations going on and the surroundings arent in focus.