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February 10, 2013
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Test Panel: Deflect! by Tekka-Croe Test Panel: Deflect! by Tekka-Croe
I'm very tentatively considering working on a Novus Imperium comic. My friends and I have compiled so frigging much information and concepts for the universe of NI, and I think it's time I started actually getting some of it down on paper.

This is just me doing a quick test for a manga-ish approach for the visual style. I'm a little iffy on using dot-tone for this, since I would likely be publishing it here (or on a separate blog) digitally, and because of the limitations of pixels, dot-tones don't always work well on computer screens.

Also: Say hello to Karic's "Golem" hardsuit. I'm still working out the little details of the design, so what you're seeing here isn't finalized (however, the head typifies the look of helmets for all of Karic's military powered armor).

Characters, designs, and artwork (c) :icontekka-croe:
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DD2111 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Why do mangas allways have that dot shading anyway?
Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It'because when printing manga on paper, it's far more cost-effective to use dot-tones to achieve shades of gray.  It just lets you achieve the illusion of a gray tone while still only printing with black ink.
EComrad Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Nice movement. Like Narric-80 says, it's a little detailed filled, making an initial read difficult. Because of that, it reminds me of some of the panels from Masamune Shirow. Great work!
Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Masamune Shirow's work (particularly Appleseed) has been a pretty huge influence on how I handle comic/manga stuff.
TheIceknight Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i got a question in most manga stuff i see..i end up finding dot and i even used them before but like what is it for..
Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   General Artist
That would be awesome. Hell, this panel alone is awesome.
Protey17 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Interface Designer
+ 1
doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student
Reminds me a bit of Appleseed by Masamune Shirow... Which is high praise.
Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, man.

Appleseed is easily my favorite manga (and very possibly my favorite comic/graphic novel, period). I'm glad that the influence shows through.
Mr-Pendulum Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest if it were a graphic novel I'd but it, were it a webcomic, I'd read it. Were it a game I'd damn well play it.
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