This strip is blatantly copying the scenes in Iron Man I where Tony Stark is captive and constructing his first Iron Man suit (I believe it is called the Mark I, hence the title). I originally planned to do this strip about 5 weeks ago but could not seem to either find the screengrabs I wanted or couldn’t find the time to sit and scroll through the movie to do some quick sketches. Well I finally got both! If you are curious, Here are the two main screen grabs I used: Here and here. May I present to you… Sugar Punk Armor version I.
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Shards has a lot of layers to it, story-wise. It’s time to show more. Here’s a little glimpse at what the Doc and the Goose are up to.
If you missed the other post, I explained the strip took so long because the Magic Mirror took forever to update. I should just do every shard in my spare time (*laugh* Spare time! Right!) and I can just swap out the look of the Mirror as needed for the story but it’s better to work on other things having to do with the strips and the chapters and not something with so little screen time..
So… The strip will be finished on Friday AM. THIS is the reason why: The Magic Mirror. I’ve been working on updating it to be featured in the current strip. I know it doesn’t look like much but keep in mind that each shard is hand drawn from an actual cut-out I did of every individual shard. I made a physical map of the Magic Mirror’s shards so I’d know the shape of the fragments for piecing them together in the Mirror — each is unique and I wanted that reflected in their odd broken shapes. Then I have to generate the spades, hearts, diamonds, or clubs from photoshop for each shard… or draw each individual representation of Queen, Jack, and King. Haven’t had an opportunity for an Ace yet but that’ll be fun to design:) I then change the transparency of each shard depending on if the current character attached to it is at Headquarters or if they are in the field. I suit the glow to match the color pertaining to the character it is currently attached to (noting here that the shards in the mirror are recharging and may or may not appear on the character from which they came. A likeness of the shard is always present, like a ghost image. It auto-returns to the character when they wish as far as I know.)
Um… Yeah. Strip will be finished Friday AM.
Yes, I was on vacation and had surprisingly little time to work on strips, as I’d originally intended. Sorry:( Velvy is correct however and we are at this moment plotting a t-shirt design as well as a ton of other exciting things. We’ll be keeping you posted. Look for new updates soon! Oh, and of course new strips!
This isn’t the actual day of the Shards anniversary but we’re still in the same month and I hope you think it was worth the wait. I needed to finish the designs for at least the first drafts for four characters before I could complete this idea. Within each candle is a character as has not been seen yet. Soon, but not yet;) Enjoy a little sneak peek at the future of Shards!
Aside from wanting to show some of what goes on for the heroes at home base, I also thought it was time you got to see a little more of what the Library can do:) Its scrolls contain a vast array of knowledge and can actually become any form of written communication once picked up. Most people prefer book form so that’s what you’ll probably see most of.
(p.s. Yes, I am a fan of Dr. Who)
The dreaded BBW… Yep. That’s him alright.
The next few strips will be looking at the other characters a little bit and I am working on an anniversary pic for our 4th anniversary. Wow… 4 years of Shards? ReallY?? Yep! Also, the BBW full color design should be finished and up soon and will appear on his bio page. Yes, the heroes aren’t going home to HQ quite yet. This should be a neat battle coming up. I hope you like it!
Strip not quite done yet… Sorry. Falling asleep at keyboard.
EDIT::: Okay, up and finished!
A little bit about this strip: I original wanted to go back and show you what some of the other heroes are doing back at HQ but my character redesign for Hanstel is slow-going so I will get back to them later. For now, on with the action!