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Orchestre Royal doujin... part 3

These last days I've been wearing out my eyes working on adding screentones to my current (and still ongoing ._.') project of a doujin related to Ningyou Kyuutei Gakudan / Orchestre Royal de Guignols / Grand Guignol Orchestra / Royal Doll Orchestra / whatever you like to name it... In my case I simply call it "Guignol", since, after all, it's the shortest possible word to describe it. Great. Well, I thought drawing and inking was long to do... adding tones takes even more time ^^; I make 1 page 1/2 per day at best.... Clipping is boring, time consuming and annoying, but I also fix many mistakes I did in the previous steps. Problem is that I'm kinda slowed down by the use of a mouse instead of a convenient pen. Strangely though, I don't mind too much. It's so rewarding to compare a page before and after the Photoshop processing. In fact, messing around with screentones is so much fun that I forget everything else. =)
Pictures of the WIP under the cut below.





Oh and I also have ideas for other short stories/pages/illu as well. For instance, this page on the right will display selected female chars from the manga, focusing on Spinel's thoughts. ^^

I also have the project of representing the main characters as Tarot cards. The corresponding cards I've chosen for now are:
Rutile - The Moon. I'll make Rutile play the luth under the moonlight.
Eles - The Star. After all, isn't she Rutile's hope regarding the salvation of Cordie and the guignols?
Kohaku - Strength. He'll prolly ride a bear or something along this line.
Gwindel - The Hermit
Spinel - The High Priestess. Another lunar character, don't you think? ^^ As a secret woman who always changes identity and hides her feelings.
Queen Cordierite - The Tower. This girl is so messed up. I hesitated, but given the end of the story, I don't think I can choose another card.
Morion - The Hierophant. Unsure about this one... And I think I will skip him anyway, I'm not too fond of this char.
Berthierite - The Devil. But since I don't like this Tarot card, I'm trying to find another one. The Fool, maybe.

Comments

(Je me permets de commenter en français, j'ai trop usé mon quota d'anglais ce soir :p !)
Wow, je trouve aussi que les trames apportent un réel plus à tes dessins, ça donne tout de suite beaucoup plus de relief O_O !! Les effets (autour des bulles, ou dans les éléments de décors comme les pavés ou les briques) doivent effectivement te prendre un temps fou @__@ !!
Sinon je ne pense pas qu'utiliser une souris soit une entrave par rapport à un stylet, lorsqu'on en a vraiment l'habitude (en fait je galère trop lorsque je m'essaie au stylet @__@).

Sinon pour l'autre histoire, c'est un concept amusant d'associer chaque personnage à une carte de tarot ^^ (ce principe me rappelle un peu la saga de JRPG appelée Shin Megami Tensei/Persona).
Ah oui ok après avoir vu ton LJ je comprends mieux pourquoi tu écris en français ici :p (mais c'est pas bien ! So I'll continue in English).

In fact the effects you pointed out are preexisting screentones/textures, so there's nothing difficult here. ^^

What's painful is to correct my drawings, I keep making awful mistakes and there's also dirt or ugly unfinished lines here and there to fix. You just made me think I should try using my mouse with left hand, maybe it'll work better... when I draw with right hand, my fingers are quite clenched on the mouse, which is a problem cause it hurts after a while and I lose accuracy. >_> Hopefully I'll be more relaxed with left hand since I'm lefty.

Ofc the other thing is that clipping ain't funny, but it's a necessary evil when you use tones. >< (oh yeah, and since I ranted about it on twitter I'm spammed with ads from some clipping services... duh -_-) Oops, ranting again!

Oh and I only know the name of the Persona games. I dunno the details of the story and didn't know there were some links with tarot cards!
In fact the effects you pointed out are preexisting screentones/textures, so there's nothing difficult here. ^^
I see ! Then I understand why you say that clipping is the hard part ^^;.

Oh and I only know the name of the Persona games. I dunno the details of the story and didn't know there were some links with tarot cards!
I only played to Persona 4, but I know the principle was almost similar in Persona 3. So in Persona 4, as I said, all the main characters are linked to a tarot card. In order to fight, you need to invoke legendary gods or demons of ancient civilizations which are related to tarot cards too. The higher the bond you built with a character is (there is a social link gauge), the stronger the invocation of the same tarot card will be after the creation process. It was interesting to find the relationship between the characters' personnality and their tarot cards.