By The Book

After stumbling across a copy of 'The Adventurers Handbook 3.5' an orc, goblin and kobold decide to leave the dungeon and become mighty adventurers!
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CrankyCat
23 hours ago
There should be at least one nun with a squared off sword. One with lines down the sides to show both imperial and metric lengths.
It depends. Sometimes I do one drawing and know 'that's the one' and other times it takes dozens of sketches to get it right.

To do it properly I should really do some research too-look at similar costumes from history and do some sketches of these to help generate ideas-though I don't do that as much as
I used to, due to needing to get pages done. Maybe it's a good thing. Otherwise I could spend months trying to perfect every design whilst never getting any actual pages made :) Pre-production design is very important but it's also important not to get lost in it-particularly as I'm a one man band -no giant production team like you'd find on an animation or movie on BTB-just me :)

That's also one of the great things about comics though-they're very labour intensive but not as bad as animation-so you can still make them on your own at a reasonable rate. Another good thing is that I effectively have an infinite production budget when it comes to setting and characters. As long as I can draw it I can have it happen in the comic. Far less difficult that a film or TV show- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQB2mL4UBvs
Mmmm those nun's seems to need a good spanking session

How much time do you spend thinking the designs?
Priestess/Warrior nun designs-along with a Nemean Legion design. These two are clerics with a good balance of spell casting, energy channeling and combat prowess. I won't go into it too much though-don't want to spoil the fight :)

Production is going okay. All the props are done and the first page of the next scene is well underway :) Not sure exactly when I'll start up again yet, but I'm working hard to build up a page reserve again. I'll probably aim to get about 6 pages done before I start up again. Then (as per usual) I'll keep it going for as long as I can :)
Cool, do it, it's great. But before reading it prepare yourself with some antidepressives at hand and if you have a punching bag will be great ;)
An incredible amount of mysticism, hoodoo, and weird-as-hell shit from Jewish and proto-Christian theology got phased out and suppressed over the years. But there were all kinds of interesting things in the beliefs of the world at large, a lot of which are still biblical canon. Angels aren't necessarily sapient, for example, having been made without free will to enact god's will regardless of emotions or such petty concepts as "mercy."

The real noodle-fryer is when you realize that angels didn't have free will when they rebelled against heaven and fell into hell...but I suppose we're getting way off topic at this point. We have Ur-priest zealots and drug-addled nutjobs about to celebrate Purgemas
I'm in the 'Those were some freaky ass mushrooms' camp meself.
I didn't know that. Holy crap-just did a google image search. Freaky stuff. Adds credence to the 'angels were actually aliens' theory :)
@ Ricbold
Well, angels said that because they used to be freaky as all fuck. Be they multi-headed monstrosities or wheels of eyes that could put a beholder to shame. If you already knew this, sorry.
Those are some interesting concepts for a Warhammer 40K or Necromunda gang
peteranckorn
January 17th, 2017
Hmm-some good names there :)
Dorcus (Guest)
January 17th, 2017
Doll golems with wings. Creepy looking "angel cherubs" is a HUGE thing among artwork for hardcore crazy believers. (See 40k's imperium, or large sections of christian art)

Hollow inside, they carry all sorts of interesting things like extra faith gas, nasty grenade/gas weapons, holy leaflets, explosive rune covered leaflets, etc.

Order name ideas off the top of my head:
Wingbearers of Righteousness (call members "feathers")
Purifiers of Decency
Cleansers of Iniquity
Choir of Civilization
Choir of Correction
Cultivators of Rectification

...okay time for bed.
Ricbold (Guest)
January 16th, 2017
Now that I think about it, the first words out of an angel's mouth are usually some variation on "fear not." I guess now we know why.
Huh... are you a slipknot fan or something? xD
peteranckorn
January 15th, 2017
No, but I've heard it's good. I may need to read that at some point :)
F (Guest)
January 14th, 2017
Holy nightmarish nightmare!! I came back from vacations and find this mix of hellraiser, jigsaw and dollface from twisted metal black. Awesome depiction of the demented fanatics of light.

Have you read the manga Berserk? there is another depiction of a zealous god speaker that is really creepy
peteranckorn
January 14th, 2017
Now doll golems are creepy. Maybe I should add some to this faction :)
13Scorpions
January 14th, 2017
You know, I get the feeling they're the porcelain zombie doll brigade. The doll looking body parts look like they killed off doll golems.
peteranckorn
January 14th, 2017
The finished cultist designs. They rely on the enhancing effects of their drug masks primarily for their combat power, being otherwise quite poorly equipped with cheap or improvised weapons and wearing padded armour along with masks designed to intimidate the enemy and hide the identity of the cult member. These masks may be leather or on occasion ceramic and give the cultists additional protection.
Prolonged use of the drug may result in mutation. A discoloration of the skin is not uncommon, along with other effects, such as an increase in stature and muscle mass.


I've been working hard on the next scene, though no actual pages have been completed yet. I've written a fair bit and done some story boarding, but most of the work has been on background elements. Some settings (wilderness or interiors for example) require relatively little in the way of backdrops, this new location needs a little more work however.

I know some creators look on backgrounds as being of little import compared to character art, but for me they are quite important-particularly for a fantasy setting-so I think all this work will be worth the effort. I hope to have all the background stuff done by the end of tomorrow. Then I can make some progress on new pages :)
Andrew Wolfwood
January 11th, 2017
If I may suggest, you say that you have yet to come up with a name for the group...... Why not have a fan voting contest