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    The NECTAR of the STONE

    For some time, when my agenda allows me, I apply myself at the bottom of my cave to the making of a graphic novel: The NECTAR Of The STONE.
    It is not yet finish, the work is still in progress, but let me show you one of the introductory pages of the book, just to dive into the subject...
    Feel free to let me know your impressions.
    Cheers

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    man i love these, your compostitions are awesome, i haven't yet started illustrating, can you talk about how you approach these? how do you use reference, find composition, etc

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    I like the color palette and the lack of shading, it definitely has an old fashioned 80's look to it which I think is sorely missing from comics today. I also like the texture you've included. It's nice and subtle tough that helps to see the traditional water color look. The big thing that's bothering me is text. It's very hard to read. It looks handwritten, which is nice, but I have to really focus on the letters to read it.

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    Vodka0021,
    thank you for your nice comment.
    How do I approach is quite quite tricky to explain as it is a mixte of instinct and experience. I have no real method but to serve my narration. This one started from the feeling of freedom. I tried different layouts. In this case verticality was obviously appropriate. I played with my camera and my character, and at some point things got fit together. The rest was adjustments and work. Basically, trying is the method.


    Keith_v
    Thanks for your keen eye and comments. Yes, 80's is without doubt the influence. In my point of view, and apparently at yours also, the 'ligne claire' is one of the most effective and nicest style to tell a graphic novel, pure and easy to read. Well, why to change a recipe that works?
    Concerning the text, I kind of agree but there is in it some wilderness that I really like. I took note anyway, I will readjust the confusing parts to make it more readable at the end. Thanks.

    Cheers

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    beeing a huge moebius and manara fan, i love those. keep us updated, id like to buy it.
    "Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want."
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    "To any man who has slaved to acquire skill in his art, it is most irritating to have his ability referred to as a 'gift.'"
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    Thank so much sone_one for your encouraging comment. Be sure I will let you know about its release.

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    Hi guys, here another extract from the introduction of THE NECTAR OF THE STONE, my graphic novel in progress. I hope wou like it.

    The good news is that most of the 72 pages are done by now, only a few of them remain to draw. A matter of weeks I suppose.
    Keep in touch, keep informed. Thanx. Cheers.

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