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Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 12:48 AM Reply

Allow me to introduce myself first of all. I'm DERPcat not to be confused with my comical alter ego DERPCat (notice the cap'd c).
I very recently just started to mess with art again and decided i wanted to recreate myself and give comic making a try.

Here you can see the progress i have made so far with DERPCat. I am still working out kinks with his design. Such as color, main facial expression, personality, etc.
I would love some professional opinions on this and tips, tricks or w/e advice i can get in character design and comic making.

Also i used gimp and a mouse.

Thanks in advance to all who comment (just in case i miss ya).<a

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 01:44 AM Reply

This is Cattbutt. He hates Derpcat and is his neighbour.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 01:45 AM Reply

I like CatButt. He looks pretty cool, but like he'd also be an asshole.

What other characters do you have planned?

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 01:53 AM Reply

At 12/19/11 01:45 AM, Shawnspaz16NG wrote: I like CatButt. He looks pretty cool, but like he'd also be an asshole.

What other characters do you have planned?

This is my other character BUTTCat. Notice that the C is capitalized now.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 01:59 AM Reply

Oh wow, this looks like a promising daytime drama.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 01:59 AM Reply

Here is a picture of a drink I drew too. BUTTCat drinks these.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 03:39 AM Reply

Dunno what your exactly trying to do. Though does sound like a funny idea to have like an arch nemesis for DERPCat.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 04:32 AM Reply

I drew HERPcat, DERPcat's adorable and optimistic flatmate!

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 05:52 AM Reply

what a lovely bunch of handsome cats we have in this thread :3


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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 06:10 AM Reply

At 12/19/11 05:52 AM, LegolaSS wrote: what a lovely bunch of handsome cats we have in this thread :3

Nooo, do not invoke the name of the feared good-looking feline!
Hide the yarn! It will be upon us soon.


Try not being a bitch for once, huh?

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 08:56 AM Reply

HANDSOMEcat anyone?


You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 09:01 AM Reply

At 12/19/11 08:56 AM, Peglay wrote: HANDSOMEcat anyone?

Worst alt in history.
Ho ho ho.


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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 12:03 PM Reply

At 12/19/11 08:56 AM, Peglay wrote: HANDSOMEcat anyone?

*gasp* What did I just say? Now there is no hope anymore! Repent ye sinners!


Try not being a bitch for once, huh?

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 12:31 PM Reply

Hai! I noe awlla deez guiz!! An' dis guye t0oo... PERPcat!
He'z a criminul! watch ouwt or he'wll steel yur shake!!!

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 01:53 PM Reply

Looks like you caught everyone's fancy here. But rather than post my version of a herp, derp, or burp cat or whatever: I'm going to try and help with you original reason for posting. First off the coloring and shading: I like the colors vibrant yet not eye rapey. I think you did well on the coloring. For a cartoony strip you shaded decent enough. Though I would like to see more shading and highlights.
The Line art: First off I like V2 better. Seems you do too since the Neighbor fits more into V2. The art style kinda looks to me as Ren and Stimpy meets Goblins. Your lines on the outside are bumpy and rough, though it looks like you did this on purpose, maybe smoother lines would look better. Also kinda hard to evavuate because Derp looks finished, while his Neighbor looks like a colored sketch. I would like to see more, keep it up.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 01:55 PM Reply

At 12/19/11 12:31 PM, HandsomeCat wrote: Hai! I noe awlla deez guiz!! An' dis guye t0oo... PERPcat!
He'z a criminul! watch ouwt or he'wll steel yur shake!!!

Hahaha, Badass.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 02:31 PM Reply

At 12/19/11 01:53 AM, ThunderSpam wrote:
At 12/19/11 01:45 AM, Shawnspaz16NG wrote: I like CatButt. He looks pretty cool, but like he'd also be an asshole.

What other characters do you have planned?
This is my other character BUTTCat. Notice that the C is capitalized now.

Soooo cute :D
I really like that.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 05:01 PM Reply

I'm still working on the general design of DEROCat. So far i've only drawn him with detailed expressions.
Also i am keeping the shading to a minimum atm so i can focus on more important things.

And i am still learning how to use inkscape. But i plan on using it for the general design and what not.

Btw thanks to everyone who contributed ideas for the comic, most likely i will be using my friends for the main characters. But if i do use an idea here i will be sure to elt you know.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 09:05 PM Reply

You guys are evil.


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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 10:45 PM Reply

Are you not worried that your design relies too much on a shared knowledge of an internet meme as well as drawings that have already been drawn, rather than on your own unique ideas and approaches to character design?


Aigis - Putting the 'ai' back in 'Aigis'.

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Response to Derpcat: A Comical Character Dec. 19th, 2011 @ 11:28 PM Reply

So far the only un-unique face i've drawn on DERPCat is his derpface. In my opinion you can't not draw something that hasn't resembled or been done before. But you can put your own original style on it, such as i am doing with this project.