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lost: part 1-2 by nicktheartisticfreak lost: part 1-2 by nicktheartisticfreak
part 1 in a series inspired completely by ~PIROtehnic
he's done a series by the same name. --> [link] check it out.

this will be my first sequential art. i need practice.

by the way there is no plan with this story. none. so it might turn out lame or not make any sense.


\\\\\\\\\\\\UPDATE//////////// july 21 2009

here's the next four panels showing the spaceman exploring the cavernous ruins. maybe he will find something.
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:iconcorvidcorax:
corvidcorax Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
excellent!
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:iconseper:
Seper Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i think its time this story contrinued!
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup. :) I think about it everyday. Finally had a good idea on how to continue.

Thanks for the push!
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:iconstayinwonderland:
stayinwonderland Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. Say, the links go to a deactivated account. Is there another link that works at all? Thanks :)
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, it appears that one of my favorite artists has had their account deactivated... fuck. Now I'm sad. He did all of his stuff in ms paint. What a legend.
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:iconcristbell:
cristbell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
i like your line strokes :) concept is great also!
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:icongreen-infatuation:
Green-infatuation Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
been a while , awesome work as usual...
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, yes it has. thanks.
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:icontutzuandrei:
tutzuandrei Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:| :heart: Nice line control, hatching and composition.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. :)
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:icontutzuandrei:
tutzuandrei Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:icondr-twistid:
Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
simply brilliant man! this is some great imagery here
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks dude. :)
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:icondr-twistid:
Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
your very welcome
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:icontreeleaf:
treeleaf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
love it
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
This is quite beautiful, with things to like, and things to improve.

First of all, I like the type at the top (unlike another person who has also commented on this), and the scratching nature of the illustration. It feels very nostalgic, like the cover of a pulp sci-fi novel.

I feel the transition from the first panel to the second is somewhat abrupt. When I read it, I imagined the falling craft whistling through the air, then momentarily confused as the action was truncated, with the ship having been resting there for a while after its crash. Perhaps you could add one or two more panels showing the descent/crash as it is happening, before moving on to the exit of the explorer.

The flow through 2-4, and 5-8 is lovely, but the previously unknown source of light (the explorer's staff) is confusing and halts the viewer while they ty to figure out the change of perspective. Perhaps there could be an extra panel showing the person "lighting" it?

I love the art. The grand scale of the structure/landscape compared to the little figure sets the scene as both mysterious and lonely. I'm intrigued as to what this explorer discovers...

Very well done.


P.S. Please ignore the double post, I wasn't quite finished editing my comment when the computer decided I was finished and sent my message prematurely.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i know exactly what you mean about the abrupt changes. it was done on purpose, however flawed that purpose may have been. i want to be efficient in telling the story. more like a story book than a comic. i realize that certain things require more explanation through sequential action, especially without text. hopefully the viewer doesn't get too confused. i'll need to think ahead, and if necessary add panels later.

thanks so much for your input. it really helps with a project like this. :}
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Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Cool :)

Glad to give critique. Enjoying this work so far.
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Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
This is qthings to like, and things to improve.

First of all, I like the type at the top, and the scratching nature of the illustration. It feels very nostalgic, like the cover of a pulp sci-fi novel.

I feel the transition from the first panel to the second is somewhat abrupt. When I read it, I imagined the falling craft whistling through the air, then momentarily confused as the action was truncated, with the ship having been resting there for a while after its crash. Perhaps you could add one or two more panels showing the descent/crash as it is happening, before moving on to the exit of the explorer.

The flow through 2-4, and 5-8 is lovely, but the previously unknown source of light (the explorer's staff) is confusing. Perhaps there could be an extra panel showing the person "lighting" it?

I love the art. The grand scale of the structure/landscape compared to the little figure sets the scene as both mysterious and lonely. I'm intrigued as to what this explorer discovers...

Very well done.
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gasteropod Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
wow, for being this your fist sequential story... it's really great.
The fist thing that comes to my mind is: "I want to see more!"

what about sending this piece, or any other you like to ours wordless comics festival? [link]
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! you will see more. :D
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:iconsnifbask:
Snifbask Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
More of this! Fu yeah!
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ok :D
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:iconklausio:
klausio Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
wow - i like this storyboard-style - neither dialogues nor soundwords.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes! i have painted myself into a corner there. but there are ways around dialogue. i'm glad you like it.
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:iconchris-cote:
chris-cote Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
your landscape drawing abilities amaze me :D
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i thought i sucked! but i'm actually really enjoying doing these. the landscape seems to be the main focus. not at all what i'm used to. so i'm really happy that you dig it! thanks :D
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:iconchris-cote:
chris-cote Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
haha, np. i dread landscapes. i should stop avoiding them though, since thats the only way to get better at them xD
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:iconfoapple:
FoApple Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I just the love amazing detailing you give off Nick, even on your characters. You make everything belong its got a comforting feeling to it. amazing, amazing work once again.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much. :) i guess i like to see work that's in balance. all the pieces need to match, ya know.
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:iconfoapple:
FoApple Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
lol oh dont worry, I know :P
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:iconaulbath:
Aulbath Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Whoa... instant love.

But PLEASE change that horrible, horrible font and draw / write the letters yourself... it's so NOT fitting with the awesomesauce following.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hmmm, i see your point. what style would you have me use? something simple, futuristic, retro future, digital? i'll think on it and change it with the next update in any case. thanks for the input, and telling me not to be lazy. :D
thanks!
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Aulbath Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Well, my feeling for the story is somewhat "grungy" / "scribbly". Considering this person is lost, I'd say go with something that resembles drawing in sand/dirt/mud or something. A rocky might work as well. But your lines are delicate and fine, thus it shouldn't be too thick or heavy looking.

It also really depends on where you see this story going, so far the world is looking deserted but once inhabitated by beings that sure had a feeling for monumental stuff. Maybe you can incorporate this "deserted" / "destroyed" / "fallen" attribute to your logo. Maybe you shouldn't think of it as text in the classical sense, rather as another opportunity to add a feeling for the atmosphere of the strip. So far it feels mythical, and somewhat scary - it has a bit of a Lovecraftian feel in a way, weird arcitecture, huge, but done with a primordial design.

Also, I wouldn't use Retro-SciFi stuff, or very technical fonts for this... obviously the spaceship crashed, and so far it's not a very hightech story at all (this might change though, I can only judge the stuff I have seen so far).

To make a long story short, paint/craft your logo in the same style you do your pictures, so it blends in with the rest and in the end it will be awesome, I am pretty sure. Just skip the Alarm-Clock font ;)

Hope this helps.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes it does! thanks for your help. i've got something that i'll slap on there next update.
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PIROtehnic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist
WOW!!!!:worship:
my favorite panel is the one where u see our spaceman from behind going down that tunel,he really looks lost!!!!!good job...make more,and so should i...but i dont wanna rush it.....
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i feel ya. the ideas have to come first. that panel was actually from an alternate idea i was going to go with, but it was weak. the panel was too good to give up so i worked the sequence around it. lol, so hard!
really happy you like it man. :D
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Dumaker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
One of your best works, i think :drunk:
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :XD: it will only get better, i hope.
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:icondumaker:
Dumaker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No, really! i love the xtrange atmosphere, like a old comics books. Greeeeeeat work dude! :drunk:
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks again. :)
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:icondumaker:
Dumaker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:drunk: !
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:icondeanbowenart:
DeanBowenArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love it....Keep going with it.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i will. :) thank you.
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009   Artist
:heart: this is too good to be legal. My mind's eye is tearing with unspeakable ichors.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i'm sorry to hear about your eyes, lol. :D thanks so much!
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009   Artist
How long do I have to wait for part two?
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
this is part one and two. four panels each. if it goes long enough i will simply call it a chapter. :plotting:
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:iconleothefox:
leothefox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009   Artist
I look forward to seeing more :eager:
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