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So I've been trying to figure out how to start this thing, and don't really like the thumbnail layouts I've done so far. They start with a boring zoom in on Auran looking at a book (about how to connect with your inner spirit), and then his teacher character is introduced (Conozco).

My other idea is to start with Conozco narrating a bit as he writes a letter to Auran in his diary, and then it does a time skip backwards. Rough draft of the letter would look something like this:
I pray that this letter reaches your soul, since you will never actually read it. They are still looking for you, you know. Every day your pursuers are flying farther and faster. Please remember my last words to you Auran. Wherever you are.

Maybe the letter will be a little longer, I'm not sure. This sequence will end with a little bit of spoken dialogue from Conozco (shh it's a secret), and then go back like a week or two or something to the class Conozco is trying to teach in my practice pages. It just felt awkward starting directly with that part when I was practicing, so I wanted a bit of a lead-in to it.

Thoughts?

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Skyleap

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Hello, everyone. I'm Skyleap. I tend to draw a lot of dragons; mainly traditional art but you'll notice that I try a wide range of art genres and styles.

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So I've been trying to figure out how to start this thing, and don't really like the thumbnail layouts I've done so far. They start with a boring zoom in on Auran looking at a book (about how to connect with your inner spirit), and then his teacher character is introduced (Conozco).

My other idea is to start with Conozco narrating a bit as he writes a letter to Auran in his diary, and then it does a time skip backwards. Rough draft of the letter would look something like this:
I pray that this letter reaches your soul, since you will never actually read it. They are still looking for you, you know. Every day your pursuers are flying farther and faster. Please remember my last words to you Auran. Wherever you are.

Maybe the letter will be a little longer, I'm not sure. This sequence will end with a little bit of spoken dialogue from Conozco (shh it's a secret), and then go back like a week or two or something to the class Conozco is trying to teach in my practice pages. It just felt awkward starting directly with that part when I was practicing, so I wanted a bit of a lead-in to it.

Thoughts?
Gift of the Stars by Skyleap
Gift of the Stars
For Mistovermoon for the Secret Sketch Santa over at ArtistBestiary! (dA and its weird codes and I don't get along, otherwise I'd stick the avatar there instead)

Hope you like my version of Myakell. Also I totally took advantage of the striped horns design to turn them into candy canes :D (Big Grin) 
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Auran 1-01 Test by Skyleap
Auran 1-01 Test
Edit: Thank you for the feedback; if you ever notice a spelling issue, PLEASE let me know and I will fix it immediately. I will proofread the pages before I post but nobody's perfect.

So anyway, here's what the first page of the comic should look like. I would LOVE to get some feedback/tips on text formatting and fonts. I hesitate to say this is an official start to the comic, because I'd rather be able to stick to a set schedule as opposed to updating whenever, but I have seen some comics which have kind of a hazy update time and are still popular, so I suppose it isn't strictly necessary, but anyway. There's also the little fact that I don't even remotely have regular access to a scanner, so these are all pictures I have taken with my phone and fiddled around with, so they would look a lot better as a nice clean scan; as they are, it makes it look like my straight lines are a bit skewed, and trust me they're not.

Let me know what you think, and I might or might not actually go ahead and say that the comic has begun.

Cover/Table of Contents: click
Other practice pages: click
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So what exactly is a kiriban? I've seen them everywhere and I think they apparently have something to do with page views?? They're still some mysterious, unexplained force to me so. Help?

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EmmieBeeCreations Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the fave! Feel free to check out the rest of my gallery, if you like. And here, have a llama. :D 
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Skyleap Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw thank you! And I will!
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EmmieBeeCreations Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yay!
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3Ravens98 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
Explode la plz 
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Skyleap Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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drosera-sundews Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday dear :hug: 
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VisionCrow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014   Interface Designer
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Alkasay Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Skyleap! :la:

I just wanted to come over and thank you personally for your watch! :D
I am very very happy to see that you like my art so much and I hope I will not disspoint you and come up with tons of more interesting stuff for you in the future. :la:  Every kind of support - a watch, a fave, or a comment means very much to me and I want you to know that I am very thankfull for it.

I hope to see you soon again walking over my gallery but until that I wish you a very nice and peacefull weekend and hope you are okay so far :)

Greetings, Alkasay~
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Skyleap Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are very much welcome! I will.
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Mistovermoon Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
XD Thanks so much for watching me! For some reason I hadn't scoured the internet for your DA profile, but thank you for reminding me to watch you as well! (Because I'm a stalker like that XD)
AHHH your black & white dragon line-arts are AMAZING
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