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Spindrift :: PROLOGUE cover by ElsaKroese Spindrift :: PROLOGUE cover by ElsaKroese
Finally, the cover for the prologue of 'Spindrift', the graphic novel I have been working on for a while!

Unless we encounter some weird problem, the first pages will be online at www.spindrift-comic.com sometime next week.
*dances*

So stay tuned, or join us on facebook: [link] or our dA group, (or both if you feel like going wild XD)
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I hope you like it :D !
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MorikoW Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Prachtig gewoon! Echt geweldig!
Ik zou willen dat ik zoiets kon creëren, maar digitaal ben ik echt waardeloos haha. Nou ja, niet dat ik op papier nu goed ben :P
Die vleugels zijn ook echt perfect. Ik ga snel eens lezen wat je allemaal geschreven hebt! :D
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clockworkangel1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous visual. Your use of light and colour is perfection!! :lovely: Never have I been so prompted by a single visual to find out more, to discover this world that you are creating. Love it. 
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Disco-Deadpool Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I took a look at your webcomic on your site and it looks amazing! I haven't gotten to chapter two yet, but the atmosphere and effort you guys put into it really pulls through very well. 

I've been wanting to do a comic myself and I thought your opinion would be valuable, is it best to work with other people, or would it be okay to do one myself? I have started a few things, but I don't know how I would go about finding someone with talent to help me out to make the process go faster, but on the other hand I'd rather do it alone because I'm just picky about how things would turn out. If you have any advice please let me know your thoughts! 
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks for reading my comic and leaving me these kind words. I'm glad that you've been enjoying it.

It's a tricky question, the one you're asking. If you should or shouldn't team up really depends on a lot of factors: personal preferences (not everyone works optimal in a team), are the right people available (is there a 'click'), and if so - do they care enough to get involved and how does their own expertise and autonomy fit within your project.

When you do opt for expanding your team, it helps to select a teammate from people that you know.
You need to find someone who's like minded, enthusiastic and interested in your project on a deeper level. Interested enough to take up some of the ownership of it and invest their valuable time into helping you out.

All in all, making comic's is just a lot of work, even if you team up with someone (Teaming up could increase the scale of the project, and the extra level of communication adds a bit of work too - though that has perks too).
I didn't really team up with Charlotte because I hoped to speed up the process, but because I valued her expertise - and recognized that I didn't have the necessary writing talents myself. We also found out that we shared many ideas about storytelling.

Also, in a way Charlotte balances me out. I tend to write pretty dramatic stories and tend to overcomplicate things, while she is skilled in making the tone of the story lighter and add some humor when needed. She's also more practical in story-problem solving than I am.

So em, what I'm saying - using to many words (sorry it's late)- first look at what your project/team really needs, then look at the people in your surrounding to see if anyone clicks with both you and the project. 

I hope that helps in a way. I hope you will make your comic one day!
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Disco-Deadpool Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that really does help! I'll see how I fair on my own first, but yeah, that really explains things a lot better. thank you c:

I finally got to your latest page on spindrift too, i spend so much time just staring at the artwork I get lost in it (in a good way) and study how you kept the balance between the speech bubbles, the characters, and the backgrounds. Amaaazing! 
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VictoriaRay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE YOUR COMIC! Can't wait for more T.T literally i can't... I'm... slowly... dying DX (jk)
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha thanks so much. I'm working as fast as I can to get everything ready for a new year of SD updates :D
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VictoriaRay Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I am privileged to even talk to you! seriously I love your comic and can't wait to see more! the art is beautiful!
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BHDH Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
amazing artwork, catchy title.. This cover really makes me want to read the comic :) Good Job!
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I'll hope you will read the comic ^_^. Let me know what you think of it.
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BHDH Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Hey ;)
right after commenting, I went and read all of it xD
It is now bookmarked as a comic I follow!
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Of all the webcomics I follow (quite a few) yours is the most visually professional one: there's no denying it. I could easily see this one on nice, large pages.. *wants*
I like the characters; they seem real and I care for them! And the story has barely begun.. I am excited to see what happens next :)
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's really good to hear :D. I'm glad you've enjoyed it so far and I hope you will continue to do so in the future ^__^
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crazy-aika Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! is really amazing, i love everything!
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TheSearchingEyes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Cool!
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shypussicat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing colors !!! :heart:
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DarknessRequiems Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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my dream is to have my own book too,but i am sure i will never win at this fight :'(
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Polter6eist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quiet an intense piece of work. I enjoy reading it very much :meow:
I myself am a story writer, and will hopefully find the time and motivation to get one of my own works done someday. It's seeing stuff like your work that keeps me going :XD:
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! It's always a lot of fun to read comments like yours :D. I'm glad my work contributes, and good luck with your writing :D!
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Polter6eist Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!! :glomp:
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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koel-art Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow looks really great! :) Love the composition and logo..
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Gold-Demon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feet at that angle always give me a hard time, I'm envious that you've got them painted so perfectly.

Very lovely feel to this piece. Her wings look SOOO cool. The lighting is also astonishing. Buh...
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I find it incredible difficult as well. I shot some study/reference pictures for the pose to get it right :D.
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Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god, stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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DelusionInABox Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous cover design. *_*
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch :D. I see you are working on a web-comic as well. It looks promising. I'll keep track!
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DelusionInABox Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks so much! :hug: Hopefully I won't let you down haha xD

I can't wait to see more of Spindrift! :D
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loish Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
this is beautiful! i love the lighting!
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Bedankt :D
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blix-it Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Ah, wow, so far the archive is so small, but I really enjoyed it! Bookmarking and saving. ^^ Your art is very beautiful, this cover and the interior style. c: The premise has a lot of promise.
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha yes. I just recently started, but I'm working super hard to finish more pages ^_^. I'm glad you enjoyed it so far.
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wildbirdsketch Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
lovely illumination well done Liallan,
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PureRyu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your art work is amazing!
i had just read ur manga pages on your website and i gotta say that its really good:D

i also was wondering if you can draw out the different positions of wings on humans
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Amazing color work and cover design, is awesome! :heart:
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Ava1234567 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Very beautiful artwork....I don't really get what it's about though.... :\ Well, it is just the prologue so far.
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
The comic is still sort of in "introducing the characters and the main plot" phase :D. There will be more pages soon (next page updates tomorrow). Thanks for the compliment.
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hajime-kun Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'll join for sure! colors, shapes, composition are just well done. Haya, and the effect of the light <3
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Hanyes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
woah, this looks amazing! The composition and the way you painted, including the light, it's all beautiful and promising and awesome! Great work on the textures and on the feathers :love:
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MagnusMansson Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice cover! Good luck with the comic.
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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AVANTxGARDE Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student General Artist
FINALLY!!! :D
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know I know. I'm a slowpoke. (who works 70 hours a week ;) ) We'll get there ^_^. If me and my friend can get the comic database done this week, first page will be published on monday, otherwise it will be later that week :D.
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AVANTxGARDE Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
70 hours well I think you deserve a little slowness. Looking forward to seeing the art and story in full action!
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W-style89 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow Elsa that turned out really great! I also think the Logo really stands out and pops in this illustration. It looks beautiful!
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm infinitely glad I didn't went trough with the previous design :D.
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Tadpole7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Great cover and you've captured that look of semi transparent cloth perfectly.
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I love drawing cloth.. folds ftw :D !
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Syran-Soul Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Looks very promising Elsa :)
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ElsaKroese Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Merci :D I can only pray the comic will live up to mine and everyone else's expectations XD.
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Caraphae Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's gorgeous!
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