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The Encounter by AudreyBenjaminsen The Encounter by AudreyBenjaminsen
This is a brief two page narrative for my department's "Meanwhile" comic. I have never done a sequential piece before, so I am proud that I pulled something off. :) It's mainly thoughts on the hunter and the hunted and relationships, exploring character design/interaction. I am not sure if I will do more things like this in the future, but I hope you like it! ( Her name is Amalia, the Troll doesn't have a name yet.)
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Given 2013-01-12
The Encounter by *LunaLouise is a very great example of a short comic with mixed of action, supense and thrill then slowly changing the mood until it meets a happy ending.
[Also suggested by *Christa-Kinde] ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by jcroxas )
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Philiduck Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your use of color and the mood you set with it is amazing.
Great comic, as well!
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letsbefrank Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   General Artist
Like!
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AyseEFE Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
waoww!
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Moruric Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
This is stunning :D
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GingerFoxy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional
It's rare that I'm affected by touching art, but this has really "clicked" with me. I love it.
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Nianto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
wow. soo cool. i did miss when you uploaded it and didn't see it in my watchbox :( - the lighting/colours are so great! one can really feel into this piece! and _ of course - lovely story line!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Spetacular!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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PJM74 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
really cool -- expressive and atmospheric ...
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initialfantasy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man I love this!
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Free-ur-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
some Phew* Phew* DIEEE* AWWWRRGGG* would have been nicer xDD but the illustration is great ;)
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Free-ur-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
some Phew* Phew* DIEEE* AWWWRRGGG* would have been nicer xDD but the illustration is great ;)
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the9oodbyeman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome!!
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sthefo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cooooool!!!!
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WilsonWJr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorg!!!
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jedion357 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a comic and art I love it but as for the message I'm not so much of a fan.
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
it's all good :) I appreciate that you like something about it
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rorypyro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
the last panels on each page are my faves - I love the light coming from behind those trees. I can feel the warmth!
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MGarcia446 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Dang. That's awesome.
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Freaking awesome. I love the end.
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ambou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Brilliant work. This kicks butt in every way possible AND tugs at the heartstrings. Can has moar?
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Renzo1991 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is great work...funny I am also working on a personal project that has a troll in it and my design idea is simple and similar to yours in your art work...but mine you must minus the teeth. keep up the good work!
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loish Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
AMAZING style, i love it! cute story concept too
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yunamoonflower Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Their eyes in the second page are very expressive. Lovely work.
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
Incredible work and such a wonderful style. It works so very well for sequential art like this. :aww:
Congrats on the [well-deserved] DD as well!
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AtarAtis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Congrats on the mod's choice! Absolutely deserved!

I think what you pulled off very well is building up the storyline to a climax, adding tension through the beginning hunt, then zooming in on the eyes to convey a mood change and giving us, the 'reader', a feeling of sympathy, to finally have them run on together and put a smile on our faces!

You better do more of these in the future!
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carrollbriggs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Awwwwwwwwww.
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Novelwrite Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amalia has pretty eyes. :3
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pst1297 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Name the troll a sophisticated name. its a great piece that deserves a dd!
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BMarshallARTS Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the style of this. Great stuff and keep doing more :)
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unicusys Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
definately eye catching
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AnnLies Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I hate to be such a terrible person when you have crafted such a very interesting procession of images, and they really are well done, but aren't many trolls renowned for the fact that they turn into stone in the sunlight? I could really see a somber tone coming over this piece, especially if the woman was a vampire. The hunter and the hunted, laying down their arms to walk into the darkness together.

I don't think that is the case here, this seems to be the beginning of a journey rather than the end of one. Still I can't help but notice the irony when I think about this piece. Good work.

Oh just remember that when making comics about mythical creatures you should never ignore the fact that
Ann lies.
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Blueberry-Milk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a wonderful little story :) thanks, made my day :)
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Why this.... this is just adorable! :eager:
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Twinklelttle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork and idea
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Vivi-Chuu Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The ending was just heart-touching ;w;
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ShadowStone13 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
This is awesome/cute!
Kinda curious as to how this situation happened though...
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konanblue-123 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsome
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Dr-K Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional
Egads, this style rocks. Love those elongated limbs and great color.
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enmesarra Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
beautiful work with the expressions... the lighting is insanely well done.
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RareKarma Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaw! Well done!
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reiq Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I don't get it what happen in the end. just be looking at each other they are friends or lovers ???
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ArtWithoutPrediction Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Artist
It's a little hard to follow the action here, some of the panel layout or framing seems off.
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horsejmp Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So much in so little, I love it :D The colors are beautiful, setting off the perfect mood. -Peyton
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dragonartistJRR Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Really illustrates the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover." :)
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SketchedExistence Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautifully done. I love the colors and the way you've paced the narrative in these two pages. I particularly love it when someone can convey a story with illustration alone.

When first looking at this, I didn't see the recognizing aspect others were mentioning, or at least not in the way others were describing. I noticed that both characters seemed to have very similar colored eyes and so, for me, there was this moment of these two characters recognizing themselves in one another. As if, physical differences aside, they were one and the same when viewed through the eyes. That shot of their hands reaching towards one another was very poignant.

Again, beautifully done! This put a smile on my face. ^^
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Ailiuridae Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Haha this is great.
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DKSTUDIOS05 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful
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nancy-keenobie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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SKTAF Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Literally i read the comic, and it ended in a WHAT THE F#@$ moment. awesome!
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