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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
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    @ LokiZero - Who's Bob Dillon?
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    Cool stuff this week. I always enjoy reading about the different work processes people go through.

    This weekend will be more of me being an accidental hermit.
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      CommentAuthorCocoBijou
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
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    Hello Ariana do you use Illustrator for your word balloons or something else? The look into the art process of FREAKANGELS was absolutely fascinating! I was surprised that the watercolor effects were overlays, and that shading was done in two stages. Thank you all for that glimpse into the method behind the exquisite artwork.
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    Was all set to languish another pause, but was more than pleased to see Paul's explanation on the work.

    It's nice to see and read about all the methods and techniques used to make it all happen, and that''s an impressive array to be sure. I've talked to some artists who are so insanely purist they wouldn't even dream of dropping their work into Photoshop to modify it in any way, and I always hope there's a few of those people keeping steadfast to their belief and work, as completely hands on is an art unto itself.

    I will continue to argue that tools are tools though, and Paul's work definitely shows what kind of beauty can come from using them. Thanks for the work and inspiration, Paul!
    • CommentAuthorTsunami
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
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    This is so sweeeet. Thank you for sharing you tecniques Paul.
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    @ LokiZero - Who's Bob Dillon?


    *chuckle*
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
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    oh he's this great new talent, i think he's from minnesota. you should hear him play that mouth organ with the acoustic guitars.

    gak.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
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    I think he may be referring to the fact that it's Bob Dylan...
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009 edited
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    yes, i know, thanks.

    self-deprecating sarcasm doesn't quite shine through on the internets.
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
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    That was fascinating, Paul. Thank you

    I'm really pleased to see you disgustingly talented arty types can geek away like the rest of us.

    Welcome aboard, Kate!
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009 edited
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    @Paul
    This is the coolest FreakAngels since the chickens! I have no sorrow for this 'skip week' because, wow... you delivered :) I love behind-the-scenes for comics (seriously, I am glowing with happy about this)!
    Do you also thrive on Red Bull and cigarettes?

    @Ariana
    I didn't know you did lettering... How do I get such a sweet job?
    Also, my plans for this weekend involve visiting the family that ostracized me ten years ago. I'm baking them a nice cake, but I still feel massive dread for doing this... like they'll all gang up on me again.
    Then Sunday, I'll be visiting with my Californian friend who is in town screening his movie Love Sick Love :)
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
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    @LokiZero

    Sorry. Blame it on the fact that I'm tired, and yeah, sarcasm on the internet - not always easy to interpret. Although in this case, I saw the sarcasm. Just misunderstood the sarcasm.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2009
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    Thanks Paul. I was already deeply in awe of your work and the dedication to getting it just right is all the more humbling and impressive. The folks helping you definitely deserve a round of applause.

    My week has been solid fail and I'm not especially happy the weekend is here. I kept hoping each day would be the day I got *something* right but it never manifested. So now I'm in a terrible mood. Just perfect for the socializing agenda ahead: wine tasting & Shakespeare tonight, searing junk food over a brisket & going on the roof to watch fireworks tomorrow, possibly going to watch Brazil in a cemetery on Sunday. I'd be more happy with that if I could be more happy with myself.
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      CommentAuthorhalcyonday
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2009
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    Fascinating! I love being able to peek behind the curtain - and as someone who likes to monkey around with the odd bit of CG, I am always in favour of picking up tips etc. Also, hello new team! :)

    So far, I have spent my weekend screen printing stuff, refusing to even think about switching the oven on to cook - thank fvck for nearby sushi place. om nom nom raw fishes! - and tomorrow may see me reformatting my laptop. Urrgh. It's been three years, so it's due a format.
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    Part of the weekend has been spent hanging out with a friend visiting from overseas. I pass along lots of good comics stuff from Warren Ellis to keep him up to date on what's new in American comics.

    Anyhow, said friend recently did an aesthetic punch out between FREAKANGELS and Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA. In his view, Ellis and Duffield beat Otomo easily. The psychic kids in AKIRA weren't used effectively and the ending had a "that's it" feel to it. By contrast, he loved Duffield's artwork and felt Ellis was definitely not afraid to show what would really happen if the psychic kids had the power to change the world.

    I'm looking forward to seeing his reaction to Book Two.
    • CommentAuthorLani
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2009
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    Paul, thank you for going into so much detail about your process. I knew abstractly that it was a lot of work, but had no real idea of how it was actually done. That is a crushing workload to do weekly and I'm glad you've got good folks to help you out a bit.
    • CommentAuthorDee_Noir
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Even though I normally hate these interludes, it actually made a nice little break to read about Paul's methods. I now feel like the work is a little lopsided - I bet it takes Warren about 15-20 minutes to write an episode of FA, while it probably takes Paul at least as many hours, probably double that. Poor blighter. Still, it must not feel like work if you're working on something you love and have aspired to do all your life.

    I'm now a graduate with a 2:1 in English Literature. Wooo! Time to sign on.
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    @Dee_Noir
    Make that 50-60 hours, and you'd be closer, although it's now more like half that with Kate helping! :)

    Glad the walkthrough was appreciated by most! I'd been meaning to do something like a tutorial for ages, so if anyone's interested I could do something in more detail during another interlude.
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    ...i can has another week off? i wub you

    sob
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      CommentAuthorCocoBijou
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
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    Paul Duffield your artwork is addictive.