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Dark Ascension - Book 1: Chapter 4


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Chapter 4: Essence Awakenings

Lost and exhausted, Cassandra enters an unknown swamp unable to see through the darkness and the thick fog. To her relief, she finds shelter at a manor she assumes is owned by a nobleman.

 

 

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Edited by devious-Drunna

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Hey everyone,

Sorry for the delay but this comic took longer than planned as I was having trouble on finding ways to animate the last scene of this specific comic. In addition, this was harder for me to write as it's heavy on atmospheric and character action descriptors.

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Great job. I like how you conveyed a sense of fear to the reader. And I like setting ^_^ 
Poor Cassandra. ?
But it seems to me tha page 30 is duplicated ^_^

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Thanks. My fantasy style tastes seems to be more towards the darker fantasy elements and settings. Also thanks for catching the duplicate pages!

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Wov, that was dark ! But quite convincing, with a haunted horror story atmosphere very well managed, and a pleasant comic layout. The conclusion also does match what could be expected from Cassandra's choices in that situation, even though the reader feels sorry for her. Good job, more than worth the wait ! :D

 

Malicia : « She turned into a dried grandma ! Smiley_ummon_HFR.gif  I knew going honey-honey with another girl was a bad idea, yes ! :classic_exclamation: »

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On 9/30/2018 at 7:28 PM, nobis said:

Woah, bad luck for C. Great story !

 

On 9/30/2018 at 11:28 PM, Elf Prince said:

Very good story. Like it.

 

Glad you guys enjoyed it. This is the start of a much larger (though ambitious) arc.

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On 9/30/2018 at 6:38 PM, Cema said:

I did read the 4 in a row and it was not bad at all.

 

A better Enb wouldn't hurt though.

 

Was it a specific scene the ENB did work?  Or the whole chapter ENB?

that was one of my major concerns with ENB and lighting as I’m playing with ways of using them for create the right look/tone or atmosphere but able to keep specific details/characters/faces lit well.

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On 10/1/2018 at 5:28 AM, Tirloque said:

Wov, that was dark ! But quite convincing, with a haunted horror story atmosphere very well managed, and a pleasant comic layout. The conclusion also does match what could be expected from Cassandra's choices in that situation, even though the reader feels sorry for her. Good job, more than worth the wait ! :D

 

Malicia : « She turned into a dried grandma ! Smiley_ummon_HFR.gif  I knew going honey-honey with another girl was a bad idea, yes ! :classic_exclamation: »

Thanks for the feedback!

 My intention was to show Cassandra’s actions since chapter 1 leads to a smooth flow towards her ultimate fate. 

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Thanks again for the comments and feedback!

 

The idea I had for this chapter was simple and originally thought it would take less that a week to capture, write, and layout.  In addition of the challenges of working around the clunky Skyrim animations and console command  positioning actors, i also did not expect for this chapter to be caption heavy...

 

...which I am also working on as I noticed some captions were describing what was already in the panel. 

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Yeah, shooting a chapter can sometimes take much longer than expected. Console commands do take a lot of time (specially facial expressions), demand to be repeated at each save and so, even if Alter natives gives a few trick to speed it up in his story tellers tutorial. :classic_angel: But anyway, the result is all that matters. :classic_wink:

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Got me curious, what is that odd looking shattered skin like thing, the "demon" with white hair has? Look's pretty awesome, and at the same time scary.

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