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The Sky Herder: Demo Page by Turtle-Arts The Sky Herder: Demo Page by Turtle-Arts
So, today I decided to work a bit on how I'm thinking of doing the pages for the Sky Herder comic.  I'm still waiting for some things to get in place before I actually start putting the project up for public viewing, but I've been getting antsy waiting around, so I decided I wanted to do a test page or two to help me get a feel for how I want to do the pages. So I just took a little random moment from the story and did a page of it for fun really. I got a little rushed on the coloring since I was tired of working on it, but actual pages will be more polished (but I wouldn't be doing a whole page in less than a day when I actually get working, so it wouldn't be as bad). 

I've been torn on whether or not I want to do the pages in color or grayscale for a while now.  Color is nice, but of course it takes longer, and it would make printed copies of the book more expensive.  But despite that, I'd really like to do it in full color, since I always feel like that's a nice touch in a graphic novel, and because I think it's more fun to look at. XD

So yes. I'm not a comic artist, but by golly I'm going to buckle down and do this thing as a graphic novel because I really want to tell this story, and this is the only avenue that I can do on my own. Besides writing it in book form of course, but this story is better told through visuals than written descriptions. And if anything, maybe by the end of it all, I'll actually enjoy doing comic pages. XD I mean it's not that I hate doing them, in fact sometimes it's really fun. But I have a hard time staying motivated long enough to do sets and sets of pages. And this will be, by far the largest project I'll have undertaken to date. So wish me luck! And if those stupid claims ever finish pending, than you can expect a lot more pages in the future! Except actually in order and with a discernible story. lol. XD

Art and The Sky Herder IP copyright Anna Earley, 2013
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:icondancing-taigan:
Dancing-Taigan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome and intriguing! Squee, I can't wait for the actual, super polished comic! :dance:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, me too. Now if only I wasn't the one who has to make it. XD
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JaDisArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the way you did the paneling. :thumbsup:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :>
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:iconcandydoodlz:
candydoodlz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whoa! This looks amazing! I can tell this project is going to be an epic one! :iconhurrhurrplz:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :> And I hope so! ^^
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:iconensaru64:
Ensaru64 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, the perspective!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, perspective. :iconyeeaahplz:
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:iconser-render:
Ser-Render Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Aheehahaheehaho! It's happening!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww yeah :iconyeahplz:
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:icongodessfae:
GodessFae Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
:icontakemymoneyplz: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*takes money and leaves*
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:iconnavihawk:
navihawk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Shut up and take my money Anna. i'd like to see "The Sky Herder" as a comic series XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it's not going to be a series, per say. More like a fully illustrated novel. XD
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:iconnavihawk:
navihawk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Either way... DO Et... :icondoitplz: XD
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CaptainRicco Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you should go for full collor, your colloring style would add enough value for it to be worth it. You have a style of colloring as well as of drawing, making it B/W would take away half of that
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I've decided to stick with color, so we're good there now. :>
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:iconrosey-mae:
Rosey-Mae Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS EPIC!! Like, seriously, professional and everything! :D I think it's awesome! :D
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :dummy:
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:icontheheadlessartistart:
TheHeadlessArtistart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg omg omg omg omg omg this is so amazing
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :dummy:
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:icontheheadlessartistart:
TheHeadlessArtistart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*flares* omg u drew a comic strip i cant get over it! cant handle! 
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well buckle up cuz there's going to be a lot more in the future. XD
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:icontheheadlessartistart:
TheHeadlessArtistart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet!
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:iconfirelightprincess:
firelightprincess Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconcannotevenplz: OHMYGOODNESSYESPLEASE!!!! I am so excited to learn the story of all your beautiful characters!!! I love the layout of this so much! You have my support and best of luck!!! Did I mention I'm super excited about this?!?!?!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, well I'm glad you're excited too! :la: I can't wait to really get going on it!
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skygazer17 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I have loved these characters from the beginning! And I really love your use of colors... it really helps me get into the feel of your story and its environment. I would totally buy your comic.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ And yeah, environment is the main reason I think I'll be sticking with color. It's a very colorful world, and I think it loses something in greyscale.
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:iconstaarpiece:
staarpiece Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous page. seems to tell a story well even without words
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^ Yeah, I'm not a fan of unnecessary text, so if it's not needed, I won't be putting it in. After, a picture's worth a thousand words as they say. XD
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:iconstaarpiece:
staarpiece Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep! and its especially true in this case. i cant wait to read the comic when its up! looks very cool :)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ I can't wait to start uploading. XD
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:icontheinfamousjoelinder:
TheInfamousJoeLinder Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist

This is beautiful :)

Nice page >w<

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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconblue-starr:
Blue-Starr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lemme just say that I have long-awaited a graphic novel for this story of yours! I love your Sky Herder art, can't wait to see the entire story played out!!! :D
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it means a lot to me that so many people are already invested in this story even though I haven't really uploaded much for it. XD But I can't wait to tell it to you guys, because I think you'll really enjoy it. :la:
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Blue-Starr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The world you've created for Sky Herder is just totally one I'd want to be in! I mean, cloud-sheep? Giant flying eels that are basically like sheepdogs?! Sounds awesome to me!!! :XD: 
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, the eel guys have actually changed a bit. They're more like reptilian seals now. XD
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Blue-Starr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol. Flying eels or reptilian seals, who cares? Still wickedly awesome if you ask me! I want a cuddly sheepdog-eel thingie, though, not gonna lie!!! XD
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have a plush one that I made, so I guess that's good enough. XD
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:iconblue-starr:
Blue-Starr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Now just to weight for either evolution or modern genetics to do the real deal XD
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:icondrag0n-princess:
Drag0n-Princess Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
This is going to be rather interesting XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's going to be interesting for me at the very least. XD
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:icondrag0n-princess:
Drag0n-Princess Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Don't tempt me! X'D
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:iconfloiink:
Floiink Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Well if this is the "not so good because I got tired" version, then I expect the real version to be absolutely gorgeous because this is already really great!
You make me want to read it!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, the real images will have more blending and variation of color. It's fairly similar to this, just more polished and with more detail. XD
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:iconfloiink:
Floiink Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Sounds yummy
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:iconhixateez:
Hixateez Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you good luck on the project;) This page is looking very good! There's a lot of movement on the page, thanks to the dynamic panels. They look very interesting.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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