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Entropy - Prologue by TianMao
Entropy - Prologue
One of these things every two weeks should suffice right?

Previous: Entropy - cover
Next: will be posted Dec 29th

This is not the main character by the way.
Also the prologue is not necessarily meant to be read at the beginning, in fact, It'll make more sense as the story progresses.
So basically you should be confused at this point.
If the font is hard to read, don't worry, I'll be doing the thing where every character has their own font. The rest of them are easier to read than this one.
Also you may see this comic getting lazier every strip...be warned
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2014 - colors get intense by TianMao
2014 - colors get intense
look at my lapses of inactivity!

Didn't use a template because it would look really dumb with all the empty space.

Okay, if last year was my year of rapid improvement, I shall dub this year "I learn the definition of a background" or "my default painting brush is the pen tool"

This year pretty much everything got concentrated in june and july. 

not really planning to submit anything serious until after finals and it'll probably be 2015 before I finish anything serious so here ya go.

Why does it feel like I got worse ;w;

2013 - one heck of a year
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Scape by TianMao
Scape
something random as a way to drive out the art block/try to instigate a new learning curve
drawn initially in grayscale and added some colors with overlay
tbh I have no sense of brightness without hue and saturation so I doubt I'll be doing this again anytime soon (which is what I say every time I end up reusing a technique

add some bg music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQRicK…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRx_iX…;

So it has come to my attention that I kinda draw the same two people (in which I continuously change their ages and sometimes gender) in my original works (or at least the concept doodles, most of which don't make it to the tablet). I can't really call them OC's since they're really just embodiments of ideas. I have decided to call them Aron and Nora.

Nora (seen in 'goodbye letters', 'point your roots to the rain', '5 nights'): feels the experiences, represents emotions, optimist, extrovert, eccentric

Aron (the one here):  experiences feelings, represents the unnatural, pessimist, introvert, uncanny

I don't even know anymore
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Entropy - cover by TianMao
Entropy - cover
Next: fav.me/d89zlka

Yes I renamed Cinder Plight...and scrapped all the existing pages

Okay, I plan on following an actual release schedule this time. There will be four parts and a prologue to this story. Two shorter ones (1 and 4) sandwiching the longer parts 2 and 3. Each part will be like a TV season because there will be off periods between them. New pages will be posted every 2 Mondays hopefully between 4:30 and 6:30...knowing myself, there will be late ones probably. Waiting two weeks for pages seems like a lot, except the new pages will be in the form of strips...long ones...that may hit the pixel limit for height (like page 1 of part 1 for instance)

Part 1 currently has 7 pages planned, there may be more depending on whether I have to fight with the height limit or add more to the story.
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La Muerte by TianMao
La Muerte
Happy Day of the dead everyone.

so I watched the book of life a week ago and made it a goal to draw La Muerte's giant hat afterwards

and I know I told myself that I wouldn't do anymore lineless things because they were super messy and easy to quit on, but I think I did okayish?

also, I'm not sure what the heck is happening with her hair at the bottom...I drew some lines and went with it
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Christina Chen
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I'm not much of an artist but I have many years of practice ahead of me. I forgot what I was going to write here. I spend most of my days procrastinating on the internet and thinking about snacks.
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I'm gonna get to the point...I'm extremely unhappy with what I have in Cinder Plight...so I'm gonna do something stupid.

Lets first address the problems:

PLOT HOLES:
In my attempt to integrate too many ideas into one continuous story line, I've forced things to make sense when they really don't. I don't want to reveal too much, but would you really roll with an underground facility meant to house people said to be witches for the purpose of research and human experimentation (not to mention illogical security and treatment)? You'd probably cock your head at that If it wasn't fleshed out and explained properly...which it isn't. Its not even important really, but I have it because its an important setting in the first iteration that I had of the story, which has a very different story and setting.

MAIN CHARACTER: 
At the moment, she's half baked with too many scattered parts. Scattered parts aren't necessarily bad, but she doesn't do much growing either to justify a sporadic beginning. Cinder plight has gone through three major writes and rewrites, the first was a dystopian futuristic story, the second is the magic one that I've been posting pages of, and the third is a floating city with airships and no plot which is why its not the version that exists. The first and third versions of Lynda are solid with a primary characteristic (pyromania and fear respectively) to act as a hub for all the other traits to make the character human, but she lacks that hub right now, and its a mess. I think this is less due to poor character creation than a poorly written character-plot relationship. The plot is just "happening" to her, and there are few choices actually made. I can attribute that back to the half baked character thing since she's missing a big chunk of something important: MOTIVATION. I have done nothing to develop her interests and goals in life.

AWKWARD SCENES:
This is actually less of a problem since I could just rewrite these...but they're still a problem...and they account for many many many more panels than necessary

GENERAL FORMAT:
Currently these pages are being spat out like...pages...as If I were making a print version of the book...which I'm not. At first, I talked about gluing these pages together to form strips...but why not just have strips and be done? I'm losing a lot of benefits with timing and stuff. I hope that these are faster than conforming panels into uniform boxes. It may become black and white depending on whether I can perfect a quicker coloring method without losing a lot of quality.

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SO OVERALL: I'm probably going to redo the thing...with lots of changes in the story
-Lyn might be older
-The entire beginning sequence is probably going to be different
-I'm thinking about releasing strips in a random order and have you piece them together, or at least start from right before the climax and work my way backwards

We'll still have the same characters and plot cycle, but enough differences to make sense

I may not go through with this depending on whether my changes screw up the story any further, but I've been thinking about this for a while. If the next page you see is from the existing version, then I'm keeping it like that. If not, then enjoy the ride

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umbrenox Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
thank you for the llama 0u0
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TianMao Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem. Thanks for the watch Q7Q
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umbrenox Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
your welcome!!! 0u0
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ingaingo Featured By Owner 2 days ago
yhanks for the Llama :)
your gallery is awesome!!
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TianMao Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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DubstepArtist Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh a lama! Thank you! :D
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TianMao Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem
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kaspired Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the llama!  Here, let me add one to your herd.
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TianMao Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem

thank you
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UltimateMultiKiller Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Thanks for the llama c:
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