Pg 61: Family Values

This week in Epic Fail: Clodin Learns that Amuletts has sold Andy Roid.

Creator’s Commentary: Busy scene this one. I thought it would be a real pain drawing Amuletts’ Gryphon, the horses and everything but it was really fun! (As a child I was obsessed with horses and drew almost nothing else so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised it comes back easily).

I know it may seem kind of weird that I included Andy in the story at all given he was going to disappear so quickly, but there were a few reasons why. 1) I try not to stray too far from the events that happened in gaming reality; 2) He helps highlight Amuletts’ mercenary nature; 3) If I ever go back and cover the adventure before this one I want the continuity to be straight (it’s not totally beyond the realms of possibility that I would. It was a good adventure); 4) Other characters will come and go too. Might as well start as I mean to go on.

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Sunday Sketch #13 – My Little Pony Clodin

My Little Pony Clodin Brony MLP FiM Fanart
This Sunday Sketch is of Clodin as a My Little Pony. Clodin is a Dwarf so I decided to make him a shetland pony – and a shaggy one at that so I could get his beard in without it looking too weird. He actually turned out pretty cute. His Cutie Mark is a rather obvious one, it’s a clod (or sod) or earth.

I notice that the male ponys (bronys) where there show up in the cartoon (pretty rarely) are less stylistically rigid than the females.

Pg 51: Elven Theory on Dwarves

This week in Epic Fail: Tinuvielle and Amuletts gather evidence that Dwarves are gay.

Creator’s Commentary: Too risqué?

When Kevin first created this Dwarven Fighter I suggested the name Clod son of Sod, both referring to the earth, which then became Clodding son of Sodding and finally Clodin son of Sodin. True story.

I’d appreciate your feedback on whether this page is easy to read or if I need to edit the text and speachbubbles.

BONUS 06: Christmas Special 2010

HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM EPIC FAIL

Have a good one. I hope you enjoy this Christmas bonus, perhaps it’s not quite so sexy as last years but I it is more traditionally Christmassy: Clodin is giving Yoru a Warhammer as a pressent (yes that’s what it’s supposed to be – hard to tell I know).

The tag says: To Yoru, don’t tell your Mum. C/

Sorry the background is a bit sucky – what I’d like to do is lift that curtain and put a whole armory back there with everything wrapped up in christmas paper!

Pg 50: Overlooked

This week in Epic Fail: The party go to see Simone, a Magic-User with a job for them. Clodin says that as the leader he should do the talking, but as soon as the door is open she goes straight to Martin much to his chagrin.

Creator’s Commentary: I started and re-started this page 3 times, I was mostly done with the second version when I decided to bin it. I’m glad I did because the third and final version tuned out so much better. It can be such a temptation just to draw characters from straight in front or straight sideways, because it’s easy and there’s not a lot that can go wrong like with tricky angles and foreshortening. Except it’s flat and boring. That’s what I couldn’t accept; I guess I’m demanding more of myself.

I ran into some difficulty with height, specifically Clodin and Yoru. I still have a bee in my bonnet about a workshop I attended a while back, during which I asked for advice for drawing midgets, i.e. people who are proportionally smaller, as per the dictionary definition. I got jumped on for ‘using an offensive term and being discriminatory’ and therefore never received the help I still sorely need for drawing smaller characters such as (fantasy) Dwarves, Halflings and children. Harrumph! I guess it was just a misunderstanding but wish it hadn’t gotten in the way. If anyone can give me advice on drawing, to use the longer, less controversial definition, proportionally smaller characters it would be greatfully received!