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Cruel

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Cruel is the thought that peace will only be held in the memory of her face.

https://adventvoice.newgrounds.com/news/post/1022294

This is an OC in connection withhttps://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/adventvoice/flowing who as he gets to the end of the river finds the grave of his daughter and is harassed by the demon of guilt.
Guilt is a cruel task master but it seems our hero managed to complete the task of banishing such evil notions such as he was to blame for his daughters death. I tried to illustrate this idea with the tangling of his hair with that of his enemy's tentacle in the second panel. Not being able to tell the difference between yourself and the enemy is one of the tricks of the mind, that can only be severed by a sword and the audacity to always pierce through lies with truth.

Well I hope you enjoyed my little illustrated short, cause I sure enjoyed making it.

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The panel structure is much neater, tidier, more dynamic than your previous work. I'd still suggest to work on cleaner depictions of the human form, I think that'd enhance it by a long shot.

You seem to be much better at backgrounds; the first thumbnail feels pretty spot on to me. I couldn't tell, until thumbnail 4, however, that it was a tentacle monster attacking, and why it was attacking. The lines in thumbnails 2, 3, 4 and 5 need distinguishing -- drawing it fast, in one stroke, could help it look steadier and less shaky -- and for something with a lot of action, there need to be clearer lines that distinguish.

Also, don't hesitate to use mid greys, perhaps by just doing lighter ink washes for parts that are not too light, or not too dark.

There's been one artist whom I've been following this Inktober, her username on Twitter is kilotango. She's been doing an entire series of single thumbnails with characters Tacey and Clay, her originals. The way she draws and colours things has been a particular inspiration to me of late, and I'd also like you to see what you can pick up from that.

AdventVoice responds:

Sounds great, I will give her a peep.

Holy Diver
You're the star of the masquerade
No need to look so afraid

AdventVoice responds:

That is great coming from a guy that just joined the Army. While you are running your PT Drills at 5 in the morning I hope you make that a mantra kept in time to cadence.

Holy Diver (WHO-RAH)

YOU'RE The Star Of (WHO-RAH)

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