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Have been doing a lot of inking but no new art.
Abui's Travels page 21, posed reference by Reinder
Abui's Travels page 21, posed reference
Montage of the Daz3D poses I created as reference for Page 22 of Death Comes to Tyrion*).

I am  still a noob at working with 3D software, and I have neither the skills nor the library of materials to create a comic in Poser or Daz3D. But I can pose the stuff that I do have and use it to create my own reference and place the characters in 3D space. The horizons don't get included in the renders but if I have this much to go on, I can reconstruct them reasonably well. 

Basically what I do after this is trace the models with the pencil tool in sketchbook, then change things around and add backgrounds. Before inking, I turn off the layer with the model art.

Edina is a Victoria 4 morphed into older, heavier woman with a square jaw. As you can see, her hair, sunglasses and bandana are not included. I don't like how the morphs in Victoria are organised, but she is a well-supported character that works with a lot of stuff, which I'm currently collecting. Her phone is the ePhone 2 prop by Akio on ShareCG:… .
Another thing I like about Victoria is that there is a decent amount of support for black characters compared to the later figures that Daz3D put out. The morph bundle that allowed me to build Edina's body also included a black skin and some sliders to instantly make an African face (I used the skin but all the morphs were individually set). I don't use the colors in the final art but it's helpful to be able to tell people apart.

Adrienne is a Genesis 2 Female. I prefer the way this figure's morphs are set up, but there's less stuff to go with her. She has the ePhone 2 and her hair is a free prop from Ghastly at ShareCG (can't find the link right now). It should be an afro but for some reason, I'm only getting the skull cap part. The background came with a Daz3D tutorial and is there to indicate perspective and provide a vertical grid. Go to the finished art to see how I changed it around.  In Panel 2, you can see her wearing a striped shirt, which I removed again for Panel 6. I actually purchased the striped shirt for her to help me with the stripes on the top she wears in the comic, but it turned out to fit poorly on the model with the morps; it looked like it was spraypainted on. I've since revisited the shirt and I can now make it work a little better by not tinkering with it too much (it looks great on the smaller, unnaturally perky breasts on an unmodified model, and it looked better on the morphed version after I undid all the stuff I did to the shirt to fix it. Like I said, noob.).

The girls in panels 3 and 5 Genesis 2 Females. The man is a Genesis 2 male. I've collected some items of hair at this point so all characters. except Edina have some hair.

No lights set throughout (what with there being no backgrounds and me redrawing the whole thing, I don't see the point at this time), Cameras set up by me-  that was fun.

I've done this for Page 22, which is up on the website and has a rather complicated top panel. After that, we'll see if I still enjoy working this way.

Page will go to scraps before Page 22 is posted.

*) Tyrion is a place, not a person, and LPHogan who picked the name was unaware of Game of Thrones


Reinder Dijkhuis
Current Residence: Groningen, the Netherlands
Favourite genre of music: Singer/songwriter
Favourite photographer: Eadweard Muybridge
Favourite style of art: Hand-drawn line art
Wallpaper of choice: Thinking about getting a 1970s retro pattern
Skin of choice: I'd like a tighter one than the one I have now
Caper2014 by skycladstrega
Illustration by skycladstrega

As you may know, the Death Comes to Tyrion storyline for Abúi's Travels was created to fit an adventure of one of my characters into the Halloween Cameo Caper for 2012. The Cameo Caper is an annual webcomics event in which characters from different webcomics mingle at a set location and on Halloween, the creators post a big page including cameo appearances by multiple characters from the Caper on their own webcomics sites. It's been held every year since 2006. Skycladstrega took part in 2011. I took part in 2012, but what with work and the slow pace of my production (I'm working on it), I, er, got behind.

The Caper is by now a minor webcomics tradition. But for the past few years, it's had a bit of a problem. See, the guy running it, LPHogan, has a similar workload to mine, and so when it came to running the forums where sign-up and preparations are done, he couldn't handle the daily influx of spam or babysitting and updating the forum daily. So the forum now handles new registrations on the basis of "email me first", which makes adding new members a slow and cumbersome process. The result: year on year, we keep seeing the same faces in the Cameo, and as veteran cartoonists drop out, they aren't replaced. We need some new people to join in the fun!

This year, we're trying something different. Hogan, Skycladstrega and I, among others, will be hanging out at the IRC site, channel #webcomics while working on our comics. If you are interested in taking part in the Caper, let us know!

My own participation this year will be limited to making characters available for use, and maybe a short section like the image from Skycladstrega above.

I do, however, have two partially inked Abúi's Travels pages in the pipeline, and about five more storyboarded out.

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Zage56 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Excellent gallery! I like your story's and art! Gallery  B-) (Cool) 
capn-gary Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Thanks for the fave!

Shane-Emeraldwing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favs of my height charts, also I was wondering, would you perhaps be interested in an art trade someday?  I've been admiring your artwork and characters for a while now and I think an art trade would be really fun
Reinder Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I'd like to, some time... but my day job has been hitting me very hard in the past few months and it's not showing any signs of letting up. So, at a later time, I hope.
Shane-Emeraldwing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh yeah I've read enough about that on your updates to your comic, my day job has had a pretty good hold on me as well, my comic has been on hiatus as well, man it sucks, but yeah a later time would be good, just go ahead and hit me up whenever you get some free time 
TheCosmicBeholder Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm having withdrawal symptoms from Abui and SpunOff! I hope you'll find time to continue them soon.
Reinder Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Me too... I've been thinking about one of these comics all week. I just can't find the time to work on them.
TheCosmicBeholder Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll stay tuned, patiently :-)
Reinder Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Suffer no more: a new Abúi's Travels comic has been uploaded.
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah! I had no idea you were on DA! ;p
GrindGod Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thx for the :+devwatch:!
Interesting comic stuff! I will definitly take a deeper look into your gallery later.
Shane-Emeraldwing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
totally just realized that you are not on my watch (what's wrong with me!)
DonnaBarr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi! I quoted you on the latest comment about what artists should be paid. Nice stuff, BTW!
TheCosmicBeholder Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching Reinder!
muttiniraq Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Talented work, thank you for sharing :)
TortuRoma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fave
donkeylongears Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thanks for joining my group
Reinder Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
You're welcome.
donkeylongears Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
donkeylongears Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Thanks for the watch, would you like an invite?
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