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Elayne Kindread by erosarts Elayne Kindread by erosarts
I haven't posted anybody else's profile on this site, so I may delete this later, but I want to show Liz and Freiha the inside cover credit.

I think I can have the full Chapter of 7 ready for Free Comic Day.  I'm REALLY close.  If I can't do the full 32 pages, I can definitely do a slightly abbreviated 28 page version, and for free what should you expect?  Granted, at 28 pages we (you) won't know whether Crystal or Rachel ultimately succeeds in acquiring Ignus the Fire Knight, but... if I can't impress you with the 28 pages I have, the last 4 wouldn't make a difference anyway.  More spells, lightning, fire, flash, magic, conflict and complicated tones in this chapter than any of the others so far.  The last half of the book is practically an action movie.  But Chapter 5 is still my personal favorite.
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RandomShiit Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elayne looks super cute. Love the hair it looks so outstanding  <3 ha she has the same interests and dislikes like me
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You'd probably be able to get along well with Elayne, just so long as her sister wasn't pressuring her to kill you.  :)
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RandomShiit Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha sooo evil xD
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BlankEye Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
I like her hair! And her bird-foot-stick!
She kind of seems like an occult overachiever! 

I really like how you drew her reading from the book as well!
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I drew Elayne with about a dozen different hairstyles before I doodled out the squid-hair, and both my daughter and I laughed as soon as the lines were out, so I figured that was our winner.  I mean, you like it because it's so STUPID, right?

In the story, Ian becomes a source of disappointment to our main villain Rachel, who suspects part of the reason he's such a bad villain is because he's merely a boy.  So she decides to travel with her little sister, Elayne, who, without specifically saying, we develop as a MUCH more competent apprentice.  Which is important in parts 9 and 10.
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BlankEye Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
I like it because it is interesting! If it catches the reader's eye and makes the character fun to look at, then it doesn't matter to me if it is stupid or brilliant! There is often an overlap between those two anyway!
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Stupid and great DO have a bigger overlap than one might imagine.  In comedy and cartooning at any rate.  :)
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
That wooden floor just looks amazing!  Man.  That is a great wooden floor.  And a great candle too.
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
The wooden floor is the top of a picnic table I built many, many years ago.  One of those digital composite tricks that I wish wasn't as effective as it is.  Because I am positive using devices like that tricks people into thinking you are more skillful than you actually are.  ;)
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
There are those of us who say that tricking people into thinking you're more skillful than you actually are is, for all intents and purposes, the same thing as being incredibly skilled.

My hat goes off to you, sir.
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I have to believe it will catch up with you someday; as a result, I'm living in some kind of karmic sudden death overtime.  ;)
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trivialtales Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Professional General Artist
Has she been in uniform like this? Or just normal civilian attire?
Anyway, nice picture. Good texturing on the floorboards. 
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
The texture is from a photo I've taken of an old picnic table I built many years ago.  I took several pictures of it's top, actually, and any time I need an old wood grain, I use that.  I've probably used it a couple of dozen times by now.  It appears pretty much unmodified as the attic floor underneath the sleeping Crystal and Mio on the back of Chapter 3.

Elayne first donned the witch costume in Chapter 6 when she replaced Ian as Rachel's apprentice witch in the scene where the goth chick euthanizes Trocar.  I'm pretty sure I sent you that issue.  Anyhow, Elayne spends 5 panels struggling with her absurdly stupid hairstyle in the background of a conversation between Ian and Rachel in this chapter, and that's the sort of content I'm most proud of in Crystal Knights.  Usually 2 or 3 times every chapter I draw "bonus" content which tells a little bit of (omitted) story which is not part of the dialog or important to the main plot, but which can be noticed if you take the time to look for it.
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trivialtales Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
I'm sure I have Issue 6, but I haven't gone back to it yet. When I remember to, I'll investigate. I tend to forget details and only remember the major points.

She is cute, but her hair is stupid. But it's cute, too.
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Chickfighter Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Nice looking stuff here. But who's going to clean up that wax?
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I was hoping it was clear that that was some sort of powder, or dust, what with the mortar and pestle filled with similar-colored matter.  Am I just being overly optimistic?

Also: I bet the spell only lasts for as long as the circle is intact, so witches probably don't worry about cleaning up after themselves.  :)
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Chickfighter Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2018
Heh. It does look like powder. I think this is a lovely example of how we all bring bias to our observations. Yesterday I was pondering a story about a wax man come to life so I no doubt had wax on the brain, particularly when I saw the cool candle. :thumbsup:
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erosarts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Like a wax-museum guy?  Or a wax-golem built out of the remains of spent candles?

My symbol-abbreviations* work better on some things than others; I like my candles quite a bit.

*The things I use in order to save the time required to "actually" draw things.
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Chickfighter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
He was your basic Hollywood wax-museum type guy, but I sort of like the candle factory golem concept. Symbols are a lot like magical emoticons or hot type. The shop with the letterpress used to come in handy sometimes. ;)
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