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Nyarlathotep
01-29-2011, 04:05 AM
Sinister
by Nyarlathotep

Summary: Gray is a man with no emotions. And, apparently, a man possessed by a demon. He sets out to discover what's happening to him and how to defeat it.

Reading it
At the writing of this post, Sinister is approximately 49 pages long, give or take some extra pages. It is divided into chapters, and the easiest way to read it is on DrunkDuck.

Sinister on DrunkDuck (Link goes to first page) (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/index.php?p=688775)

I will be posting new pages here in this thread as well as on DrunkDuck, but I won't be dropping an image-bomb with the entire backlog.

Et cetera
Comments are very much welcome, as well as criticism - however I have to be honest: I pretty much never go back and change things in previous pages - instead, I rely on user input to determine what to do better in the future. I would like to go back and fix things, but any time I have for drawing I either waste reading stupid stuff on the internet or drawing new pages. It already takes me far too long to draw pages anyway - I've been drawing Sinister for a year and a half now. Don't bother doing the math, it's disappointing =P

Thanks for reading!

Page 49
Apparently causes page stretching - wrapping with spoiler

http://comics.drunkduck.com/Sinister/pages/fa68bc1f8b4589aa526f8da78e4606b6.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=787336)

Regantor
01-29-2011, 09:51 AM
Sinister made the jump! :m

Anyhow. It's good to know that we'll finally know exactly what the agent's motives are soon... As ussual the art is nothing to complain about. Reg is digging the perspectives and backgrounds in perticular.

If I had to offer any critisims, it would be that the size of some of the people in the bottom panel is a bit offputting; Aysu in perticular looks like she would be bigger than the doorframe standing up... :o

Bacon_Barbarian
01-29-2011, 10:26 AM
Looking good to me, but I had problems following the dialouge on that last pannel. Then again, I'm kind of sleepy.

Nyarlathotep
01-29-2011, 03:12 PM
Hey guys, thanks for the comments!

@Reg: Thanks! The backgrounds in this page were done by rendering the basic scene in Google Sketchup, and then I traced the general shapes and added detail myself.
This is why the character heights aren't exactly correct... I need to be more careful in the future about taking measurements for height to correct that, I guess.

@Bacon: Nah, it's not just you... I had trouble fitting the dialogue in that frame - hadn't completely planned it out beforehand.

Thanks again =)

Evil_Cake
01-29-2011, 04:21 PM
grr if the area between our screennames and our actual posts wasnt a giant gap, page stretching wouldn't be a problem

Nyarlathotep
02-05-2011, 03:54 PM
Yeah, pretty much...ah well.

New page!

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/Sinister/pg50-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=789789)

Evil_Cake
02-05-2011, 04:00 PM
o jeez

Regantor
02-08-2011, 06:35 PM
Hum... Bet that map took ages...

The sagaris guys look pretty badass, anyway. :o

Nyarlathotep
02-08-2011, 09:24 PM
Heh...not too long, actually - the outlines of the country were traced off a vector map I found somewhere. Now, attempting to three-color the map took me a while, though, because that algorithm is exponentially complex and/or not always possible...maybe I should have just tried like 4 colors to begin with or something :P

Thanks for the comments, guys!

Nyarlathotep
02-13-2011, 03:06 AM
New page... currently going at an almost-not-completely-slow rate!


http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/Sinister/51-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/index.php?p=792111)

Regantor
02-14-2011, 10:14 AM
The goings on certainly live up to the comic's name... Keep at it, Nyarlfella. Feels like we are really getting somewhere now. :3

Nyarlathotep
03-02-2011, 02:52 AM
Close...very close. But first, dialogue!

This page took me a long time because of RPM 2011 takin' all my free time and stomping on it.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/Sinister/52-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/index.php?p=797345)

Evil_Cake
03-02-2011, 12:41 PM
I really like the last 3 panels art

Gedeon
03-02-2011, 04:37 PM
Sooo coool!!!! I love the way you work with perspectives! And that you put so many frames in one page that actualy look good and well organised!

Nyarlathotep
03-03-2011, 04:51 AM
Thanks for the comments, guys =)

Regantor
03-03-2011, 08:40 AM
Yeah, pannels two and six look really nice in perticular. :3

Nyarlathotep
03-06-2011, 05:14 PM
Thanks, Reg! Perspective is hard >_>

New page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/Sinister/53-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=798505)

Pretty happy with the lineart on this one.

Evil_Cake
03-06-2011, 08:35 PM
woah i missed a few pages at the end of chapter 2

Nyarlathotep
03-06-2011, 11:47 PM
Yeah, I think those were all the actual plot I had in Chapter 2, so ... somewhat important :P

Regantor
03-07-2011, 07:43 PM
Eh, usually it's not too bad, but I found the character's heads and necks a little too big on that last page in perticular. Other than that, the pacing and dialogue is still really quite good, through. Reg is waiting on seeing who the intruder is. ;I

Nyarlathotep
03-08-2011, 12:22 AM
Hm, yes. I think it's more like, the rest of the body isn't quite big enough... not sure if there's a quantifiable difference between the two though :P Thanks for the comment, it's nice to have someone else's opinion on how things are going.

More to come soon, hopefully... with RPM out of the way I'm having an agreeably large chunk of free time.

Nyarlathotep
03-12-2011, 05:47 AM
New page! I wasted a decent chunk of time accidentally inking on top of my sketch layer for a few panels of this... you'd think I'd have learned that lesson by now :P Ah well.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/Sinister/54-f2.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=800154)

Regantor
03-13-2011, 08:10 PM
Your mess-up is kinda amusing in itself considering the content of the page... :p

Anyway. The art and dialogue is pretty solid. The mountains in the background of the last pannel are the only things that stick out as looking a bit weird, just 'cause they are all conjoined.

Wonder what these guys are actually going to deploy...

Nyarlathotep
03-14-2011, 03:29 AM
Hah, true... I'm pretty tired of being like 'Okay, that looks good, let's check that it looks okay without the sketch layer... *click*...*click click*...dammit' though :P

You're right about the mountains, I should probably be making them look more, uh, mountain-y.

Thanks for reading!

Bacon_Barbarian
03-16-2011, 08:19 PM
I LOVE the second pannel. And the mountains aren't bad, I mean, they are pretty far off in the distance (and it's NIGHT, hello) right?

Nyarlathotep
03-17-2011, 03:40 AM
Thanks Bacon! Second panel took me a while, hopefully it's obvious that the thing in the middle is a trench and not a river... may have gone overboard on specular lighting.

As far as the mountains go, the way I fill it in with contour lines just kinda looks weird with the gradient and all. Technique just needs a little tweaking. Not that I plan on filling *more* space with pictures of mountains or anything... >_>

Regantor
03-17-2011, 11:38 AM
Eh, I was just saying that they look odd cause they are all sorta stuck togeather as one big mound... If you drew them all as seperate mountains with a few peaking out from behind, things probally would have looked better without much added effort. That said, the detail in the second pannel is pretty awesome. :o

Bacon_Barbarian
03-17-2011, 11:06 PM
Oh... Nt to sound like an ass, but I did think it was a river. If you made it look a little lighter that might help. And sometimes you just have mountain ridges, it's OK. I think. IDK man, just keep up the good work. (And listen to Reg)

Nyarlathotep
03-18-2011, 12:01 AM
Oh... Nt to sound like an ass, but I did think it was a river.
Knew it :P It looks like a river to me too. I don't really ever edit my pages but I guess I should fix that.

Thanks for the comments guys, very helpful!

Nyarlathotep
03-18-2011, 03:32 AM
New page! Also I actually went back and fixed 54 a bit - should be reflected above.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/Sinister/55-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/)

Edit: Replaced image with photobucket version.

Nyarlathotep
03-25-2011, 03:18 AM
Another new page - impressive for me, given that I'm on spring break and thus worked from my laptop. I mean, I still have my tablet, but it takes more time to press ctrl-z!

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/56.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=803565)

Trying out some new things, comments welcome.

Nyarlathotep
03-29-2011, 11:18 PM
I did the sketches for another page while on Spring Break, so when I got back yesterday I started inking it...finished it today:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/Sinister/57-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/index.php?p=805053)

Time to brush up on my animal anatomy, I guess >_>

Edit: Replaced link w/ photobucket, DrunkDuck has...gone...back in time to January apparently?

Gedeon
03-30-2011, 01:44 PM
im facinated how you use tones!!! OoO

Bacon_Barbarian
03-30-2011, 04:26 PM
I cant see the one from the 25, so I haven't looked at yesterday's yet.

Nyarlathotep
03-30-2011, 04:34 PM
@Gedeon: Thanks! I think 'arbitrarily' is a good descriptor in some cases though :P

@BB: Working on that...should be up soon. -- edit: done.

Evil_Cake
03-30-2011, 08:07 PM
frickin demon dogs

Nyarlathotep
03-31-2011, 02:03 AM
Preettty much!

So apparently DrunkDuck's hosting provider had a megafail and lost every file stored after January 13th... they were able to restore the old comics, sans images.. after I had already gone through and re-added them manually, thus making me go back in again and just upload the pages again. Tons of fun! All the links and such should work now, though... let me know if there are problems.

Alexander_Hamilton
03-31-2011, 09:06 AM
I seriously respect your dedication, Nyarlathotep. It's great that you've kept this up.

Nyarlathotep
03-31-2011, 10:24 PM
Thanks, I really appreciate that =)

Bacon_Barbarian
04-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Grass (the long grass) looks really good on the 25th update. In the 6th pannel, the girl's arm is all woncky, like their's no elbow (her arm is making a U). The 30th update is very good overall, you worked in some nice dynamic poses. The only thing that I dislike is the wolf, and that's only because it's creepy.

Nyarlathotep
04-02-2011, 01:42 AM
Thanks, BB! That arm just wasn't working out for me...dunno why.

I'm afraid that we'll be seeing a fair bit more of the uh, dog thing and his friends... I dunno, they look pretty huggable to me.

Nyarlathotep
04-03-2011, 05:54 PM
New page... so I was on Ubuntu today when I finished drawing this page and thought I'd try and just typeset it in Linux using OpenOffice Draw.... big mistake, folks. Sucks terribly. Stick to the GIMP if you're using Linux. I really can't recommend Macromedia Fireworks enough, but yeah, no Linux support there.

Anyway, page.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/58-1.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=806107)

Nyarlathotep
04-10-2011, 04:37 AM
New page - I guess this would be a double page, if I was, uh, actually printing this, but I'm not, so it's just an extra large page even MORE likely to explode your browser!

http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/pages/d30dd88daab7aa2779081739209956d1.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/index.php?p=807887)

Edit: Except it looks like it gets resized here. Interesting. Well, you can click through if you feel the need to scroll around and whatnot :P

Aaand photobucket mirror (http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/59-f.png).

Evil_Cake
04-10-2011, 01:33 PM
heh heh too easy

Nyarlathotep
04-11-2011, 02:48 AM
Definitely... damn camper!

Bacon_Barbarian
04-11-2011, 08:27 PM
... Face pwn. Nice shoes in the Linux page.

Nyarlathotep
04-12-2011, 02:53 AM
Thanks! Those took me a while because I had no idea how to draw shoes from that angle. One of those things I've always ignored, I suppose.

Nyarlathotep
04-14-2011, 02:18 AM
New page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/60-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=809042)

And I guess this is the best place for this to go - a picture I did last night with a Sharpie and some old colored pencils of Bone, a character we've yet to see:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/bone.png

Nyarlathotep
04-18-2011, 09:48 PM
More page! Note the singular there - not going THAT fast :P

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/61-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=810177)

Hm... I applied a logo to Adam's shirt in one panel but forgot to put it in for the next panel. I should probably fix that at some point. Yeeep.

Nyarlathotep
04-26-2011, 04:09 AM
New page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/62-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=812131)

Evil_Cake
04-26-2011, 02:01 PM
exciting

Bacon_Barbarian
04-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Pretty interesting dude. Good buildup and what not in those last 3.

Nyarlathotep
04-27-2011, 04:07 AM
Yeah, I'm glad we're getting to the interesting bits - looking back I think the story up to this point took a little too much time to tell. Turns out, pacing is tough :P

Regantor
04-28-2011, 07:40 PM
Whoops. S'been like ten pages since I've looked in on this... Whilst cool stuff was happening, too. The hellhound looked pretty badass in the pannel where he was getting shot in the face, but I'm asuming that the others are similar?... They are pretty neat for flunkies. Really wondering what their leaders look like now...

Anyway, keep it up man. The art quality, perticularly the toning, is starting to get even more consistant. :3

Nyarlathotep
04-29-2011, 02:18 AM
Thanks Reg! The hellhounds will all look something like that, yes... my first design for them apparently looked a lot like some Pokemon, so I went with a more ragged look for the final design.

Nyarlathotep
05-02-2011, 09:48 PM
Page! In which a new character, uh, appears? Not exactly.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/63-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=813845)

Evil_Cake
05-02-2011, 09:50 PM
o snap

Bacon_Barbarian
05-04-2011, 07:05 PM
What Cake said. *taps* "Hello, is this thing on?" lol

Nyarlathotep
05-05-2011, 01:00 AM
Yup...our demonic friend is a quick learner, I guess.

Gedeon
05-05-2011, 04:28 PM
I would love to have a voice to speak to in my head whenever i want :3 ......oh wait scratch that, have one already. :D

Nyarlathotep
05-08-2011, 04:52 AM
Yes, but hopefully yours doesn't planning on taking over your body. That would be troublesome...

New page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/64-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=815079)

Gedeon
05-08-2011, 10:58 AM
RUN!!! OAO THEY ARE TRYING TO PUT ON A FIRE...............................right?

Nyarlathotep
05-16-2011, 02:13 AM
Maybe they just wanted to share some delicious Capri Sun?

Regardless, new page.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/65-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=816622)

Bacon_Barbarian
05-16-2011, 08:57 PM
OK. I'm just a little confused. Good quality though, you're getting more consistent.

Evil_Cake
05-16-2011, 09:04 PM
just like to say im not confused

Nyarlathotep
05-17-2011, 04:05 AM
Hm.. one out of two isn't bad, right? :P Anything you're lost on specifically, BB? I may be able to explain it or try and clarify it in a later page -- any feedback on how I'm telling the story / explaining things would be helpful.

Bacon_Barbarian
05-17-2011, 05:25 PM
I thought the voice was talking to Grey. Exclusively.

Nyarlathotep
05-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Yeah, that's correct. I guess there hasn't really been enough confirmation to completely demonstrate that yet, but yeah, it's just a voice in Gray's head.

Regantor
05-17-2011, 11:36 PM
Gwerk. If Aysu's neck was smaller on the last page's fourth pannel, the foreshortening would have been perfect... The front of the neck just needed moving further back, really...

Anyway. Other than that tiny splooge, it's pretty good. Reg was another bloke who wasn't confused. :p

CypressDahlia
05-21-2011, 02:03 AM
Latest pages lookin sick, dude. I like the more prevalent screentones, really brings out the imagery.

Nyarlathotep
05-21-2011, 04:24 AM
Thanks, guys! About finished with that whole graduation thing, so for the few months until I start my job I've got a lot of time to kill...

@Reg: Yep, the quality control section of my brain was like 'whatever man, it's cool, just typeset it now' :P

Nyarlathotep
05-24-2011, 03:16 PM
New page - the end of Chapter 3.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/66-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=818495)

Nyarlathotep
05-31-2011, 02:23 PM
Two new pages... Chapter 4 title page & one more:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/ch4_title.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=819890)
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/67-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=819891)

Evil_Cake
05-31-2011, 03:13 PM
for a second (but only a second) I thought the demon dog was thinking in the 3rd panel

also that cover looks pretty sinister and obscurus so its pretty fitting

Nyarlathotep
06-01-2011, 02:10 AM
Heh, that panel could be interpreted that way - 'What the fuck, man? I thought all crossbow bolts were red. Red! The hell is this?!'

Thanks for reading!

Nyarlathotep
06-09-2011, 02:29 AM
Another page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/68.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=821819)

Bacon_Barbarian
06-10-2011, 12:11 AM
Dun, nun, nun, looking good man. Don't really have any crit though.

Nyarlathotep
06-19-2011, 10:29 AM
Yep, thanks BB. Thought I would have finished this next page earlier, but I had a lot to do... but here it is:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/69-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=824063)

Nyarlathotep
06-30-2011, 01:22 AM
Here's the next page. If I had finished 20 minutes earlier I would have been less slow about it, but uh... oh well.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/70-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/?p=826660)

Evil_Cake
06-30-2011, 01:29 AM
how is Gray and the gang gonna get out of this one?

Nyarlathotep
06-30-2011, 01:35 AM
Violence solves everything!

Scarletlight
07-01-2011, 04:07 AM
Huh I like it, very finished very clean. Im interested to see more.

Nyarlathotep
07-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Thanks!

Nyarlathotep
07-12-2011, 02:02 AM
Been a bit bogged down recently... new page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/71-f.png

DrunkDuck is apparently updating their site right now, so no linkin' to that.

Nyarlathotep
08-15-2011, 12:47 AM
Can't believe this took a month. Well, makes sense - I moved into a new place and started a new job so my free time / motivation have been limited.

Anyway, here we go:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/72-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/5350055/)

DrunkDuck is back up now, with a spiffy new layout, or something. I'm still hosting these images on photobucket though... :P

CypressDahlia
08-15-2011, 01:42 AM
Am I seeing some 20th Century Boys influence in that top left panel?

I think the monster looks slightly out of perspective. Aside from that, great job as usual.

Bacon_Barbarian
08-15-2011, 04:50 PM
That arm. That arm is amazing.

Evil_Cake
08-15-2011, 05:36 PM
ya and the background in the last panel is nice

Nyarlathotep
08-15-2011, 10:01 PM
@Cypress: Not intentionally... and regarding the monster -- folks, don't try and draw while you're on Ambien. That is all.

@Bacon: Thanks!

Evil: Yeah, I tried to simplify my detail a bit and try and use less lines at points... still working on it, but I like how it came out.

Nyarlathotep
09-01-2011, 12:45 AM
New page - double-page, technically, which almost explains why it took two weeks. Almost.


http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/73-74-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/)

Evil_Cake
09-01-2011, 01:40 AM
is there a way to see it bigger?

Nyarlathotep
09-01-2011, 07:45 PM
Well, if you click on the picture it'll take you to the drunkduck site, where it's at it's actual 1500xsomething resolution.

Regantor
09-05-2011, 09:26 AM
Hum. Swore I replied to that last page.

Anyway. The double page split is a little confusing to me, to be honest. I can sort of gather that he's just punching the door at the same time as the enemy exploded because of the backgrounds, with with so much going on in between, it blurs the "cause and effect" a little... If you were really arsed about going back an fixing it, the best thing I could suggest is to just have him knocking right through the door all in the first panel; That way that specific action is over and done with...

Reg is still periodically keeping an eye on this, anyway, Nyarlaguy. Keep at it, dude. :o

Nyarlathotep
09-05-2011, 02:19 PM
Thanks, Reg!

I agree that the cause of the explosion is a bit too 'inferred'... another fix I thought about was adding a panel of the dog actually exploding - couldn't really find a good place to put it, though, so I punted :P

Bacon_Barbarian
09-11-2011, 09:42 PM
I think that taking 2 weeks is perfeclty explainable. It's probably your best page yet. And it's not like you're working on this 24/7.

Nyarlathotep
09-12-2011, 12:31 AM
Thanks, Bacon - I appreciate the feedback =)

Bacon_Barbarian
09-12-2011, 05:05 PM
I'm not sure calling it your best page yet can be considered feedback ... lol >.>

Nyarlathotep
09-19-2011, 12:36 AM
Meh, close enough :P

New page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/75.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/5356691/)

CypressDahlia
09-19-2011, 10:05 AM
Cool page. Nice silhouette effect. Though the scar on the chick's neck doesn't make much sense. If it's going from her jawline to her neck, then it should kind of dip in under her chin and thus further into the image, so it wouldn't be lined up with the portion that's on her cheek. It would probably be more toward the front of the neck.

Nyarlathotep
09-20-2011, 08:09 AM
Thanks, Cyp! Good advice -I see what you mean.

Regantor
09-21-2011, 11:29 AM
Hurm. Overall the detail is pretty good; Making someone obviously female despite hefty eyebrows and a scar is harder than it sounds. The misalignment of said scar is really the only thing I can pick out either. ;I

Nyarlathotep
09-22-2011, 08:16 PM
Thanks, Reg! I think the lipstick tends to help :P Not always, I suppose...

Nyarlathotep
10-11-2011, 10:57 PM
New page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/76-f.png (http://www.drunkduck.com/Sinister/5360871/)

Yep.

Evil_Cake
10-11-2011, 11:09 PM
at least shes got a bigger gun

Nyarlathotep
10-13-2011, 12:37 AM
Yep... supposed to be a G3, though I've been less than diligent about referencing it.

Nyarlathotep
10-26-2011, 01:09 AM
New page:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/77.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1338022/s-4-11/)

I'm now hosting Sinister on SmackJeeves...seems to suck less :P

Thanks for reading!

Evil_Cake
10-26-2011, 01:11 AM
ya i like smackjeeves more

also cool page

Sutari
10-26-2011, 01:44 AM
new page!!!!!! *was secretly a sinister fan this whole time* The gunfight with the dogs almost makes me want to play resident evil... >:]

Nyarlathotep
10-27-2011, 12:28 AM
Thanks, guys - much appreciated!

Nyarlathotep
11-23-2011, 12:39 AM
Well, this page took a while :P

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/78-f.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1360945/s-4-12/)

Regantor
11-23-2011, 08:28 AM
Quite a nice action scene; I can tell you spent some serious time on that gun in panel three. Really no complaints about this one. Maybe it would have been a little more dynamic if you zoomed in during panel four, through? (I.E. Had her filling the entire blank area.)

Either way, you hardly need me to tell you to keep up the good job. ;I

Bacon_Barbarian
11-23-2011, 11:45 AM
I really have nothing to ad with what Ren has just said ... But how long did it take to make that gun? o.O

Nyarlathotep
11-24-2011, 01:51 AM
Thanks guys! I appreciate the critique, Reg =)

The gun didn't take me all that long, actually - it was all the different poses Aysu is in that ate up my time :P ... that and Skyrim.

Nyarlathotep
12-08-2011, 01:56 AM
Another page!

[url=http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1371995/s-4-13/]http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/79.png

Sylux
12-08-2011, 02:15 AM
Wow talk about now we got some fucking problems @_@

Evil_Cake
12-08-2011, 02:25 AM
too bad there are no trees around to climb up and away

Bacon_Barbarian
12-08-2011, 11:54 AM
She dead. Also, she looks really good in that last panel. Though, the wolves seem a bit static.

Nyarlathotep
12-08-2011, 07:58 PM
Thanks guys!

@Evil:Yeah... you'd think they'd set up camp near a couple of trees just in case... really would have helped here :P

@BB: Agreed on the dog/wolf-things - I could have done a better job with that part... need to work on my anatomy more I suppose.

Nyarlathotep
01-16-2012, 02:15 PM
Still plugging away, though extremely slowly...

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/80.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1403069/s-4-14/)

Evil_Cake
01-16-2012, 02:17 PM
is she about 2 knife fight monster dogs? what a badass

Bacon_Barbarian
01-16-2012, 02:44 PM
Sweet, man. Very cool.

Nyarlathotep
01-19-2012, 12:40 AM
Thanks guys! Sorry for the delay... it's been a busy few days.

Probably attempting the same thing with just her fists would be more badass, but hey.

Nyarlathotep
02-27-2012, 02:10 AM
Hey all, new page.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/81.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1435316/s-4-15/)

Been pretty much drawing this a line at a time over the last month and change.. far too busy =/

Bacon_Barbarian
02-27-2012, 09:19 PM
I think we all know the feeling. All those panels are badass, BTW.

Regantor
02-28-2012, 12:23 PM
The linework here is both viceral enough to be immersive, and yet clear enough that it isn't hard to tell what's going on. Really good work, Nyarl. Hope life quits bogging you down sooner rather than later. ;I

Nyarlathotep
02-29-2012, 01:26 AM
Thanks guys! I should have a bit more free time and/or energy coming up... we will see...

Nyarlathotep
03-20-2012, 01:05 AM
Apparently not! But, progress continues:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/82-final.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1453281/s-4-16/)

Sylux
03-20-2012, 06:13 AM
IS... IS SHE GONNA DIE

Regantor
03-31-2012, 10:21 AM
Action is pretty good as always. I think I can guess what is about to happen, but...

Yeah. S'all good. Can't find much to complain about, anyhow. :3

theAnimeRebel
04-01-2012, 05:25 AM
Hmmm, been stalking your thread now for a while....wow. You are my envy. You've actually kept up with your pages! (I lack such dedication...)
Anyway everything looks good. The only thing I would suggest is the font and dialogue boxes look a little...cheap. You should consider doing the boxes/bubbles by hand. I don't know though, it probably works for your style as-is.
The other thing would be to reccomend some variation with your action poses...some of them look a little stiff. ;)
But wow, your pacing is amazing! Love the tone work...keep it up man!

Nyarlathotep
04-01-2012, 09:28 PM
@Sylux: Well, technically, everyone dies.

@Reg: Thanks!

@Rebel: Thanks for the feedback! Hand-drawing speech bubbles isn't a bad idea, so I think I'll give that a shot... my handwriting is far too poor for me to write in the dialogue though :P

Agreed on the poses thing - it's something I'm always working to improve.

Thanks for the comments guys!

Sylux
04-01-2012, 10:34 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Nyarlathotep
06-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Two months later, and here we are... well, better than never updating I guess :P

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/83-s2.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1509592/s-4-17-18/)

Regantor
06-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Damn, hell of a way to make a comeback, Nyarl!

The pages definitely meet their goal of being as grizzly as smeg...

If I had to offer some immediate critique, through, it would be that there are one or two things wrong with her face. Lines to separate her ears from the rest of the head would go a long way to stop things from looking so flat, and her top row of teeth look like they are facing too far upwards. It could be the lighting, but she looks like she might be missing an eyebrow aswell.

Other than that, the hair is looking great, and the wolves/blood pretty damn visceral. The impact is definitely there, and that's much harder to achieve than some might think...

Now all that's left is me wondering if you actually are going to kill her off so soon. >_>

Nyarlathotep
06-05-2012, 11:59 PM
Thanks Reg! Great feedback - thanks for the specificity.

She does appear to be missing an eyebrow... somewhat worryingly, I can't tell either. I already fixed this page once before posting here (the knife was stainless -- continuity error!) so I'm not sure if it's worth re-uploading for or not... :P

Nyarlathotep
08-15-2012, 01:29 AM
Hnngh, another two months. Well, at least I'm still drawing, i guess.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/84-f.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1559857/s-4-19/)

Thanks for reading, all!

Regantor
08-15-2012, 03:00 AM
Wow, that's a hell of a bottom frame...

Hard to say much else since it's moving pretty slowly, but that's definitely one of the best things I've seen from you so far, Nyarl... >_>

Nyarlathotep
08-16-2012, 12:41 AM
Wow, that's a hell of a bottom frame...

Hard to say much else since it's moving pretty slowly, but that's definitely one of the best things I've seen from you so far, Nyarl... >_>

Thanks Reg! Agreed on the slow. Hopefully I can pick it up a little bit; these last two pages took abnormally long - lot of tricky stuff I guess.

Nyarlathotep
10-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Tried drawing two pages at once this time. Apparently it didn't actually increase my average page-production time, but given the dumb hours I've been working recently, it definitely increased my throughput.

Here we are:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/85.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1595915/s-4-20/)

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/nylarathotep/86.png (http://sinistercomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1595915/s-4-21/)

Comments appreciated!

Evil_Cake
10-20-2012, 08:15 PM
2 pages what a treat