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Author:  rickgriffin [ Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:25 pm ]
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I'll be posting new character sheets as I develop them as TWC voting incentives, so take a look! http://topwebcomics.com/vote/10286/default.aspx

This week: Sasha!

Author:  RandomGeekNamedBrent [ Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:38 pm ]
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I love it, Rick. I look forward to seeing them for the others.

Author:  Sleet [ Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:46 pm ]
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I like her cutie mark!

*runs away*

Author:  Sinder [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:30 am ]
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I see the strip has reached the 1980s

Author:  RandomGeekNamedBrent [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:33 am ]
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hah, she does look 80's. :lol:

Author:  Dissension [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:34 am ]
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The '80s made up the best decade, though!

Author:  IceKitsune [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:41 am ]
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Sasha looks great! I like all the little stuff on the Sheet like the handwriting. Also I believe that is the first time we have seen her last name as well. Also yes she looks very 80s but I like that about it.

Also assuming Rick only does every Non secondary on the cast Page (No Rex or the Wolves (Edit: Except Miles and Lucretia) or Joey's Creepy Friends and the Ferrets are one Sheet, or just Keene) it should take him 20 weeks to do everyone. So we should have everyone by February 19th or so.
Edit: Forgot that Miles and Lucretia would likely be done at least.

Author:  RandomGeekNamedBrent [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:48 am ]
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will we be getting last names for every character that doesn't have one yet?

Author:  MapleRatty [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:14 am ]
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THAT LOOKS AWESOME! Those clothes items on her really fit her, to me at least.

Author:  0404 [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:42 am ]
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Interesting :D

Author:  Luvindonesia [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:05 am ]
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sasha is great but she looks more older now

Author:  rickgriffin [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:14 am ]
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Luvindonesia Wrote:
sasha is great but she looks more older now


I realize this but the change to her hair is actually something I've wanted to do for a while now

Author:  GameCobra [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 am ]
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Holy ~ Sasha Hartford? Is she related to the Hart foundation? /pun

I'm going to nom your head now Rick because you're so awesome with the design by the way. Presenting Sasha is a good start also since she's alot more fashion friendly. That meart mark looks more like a fur version of a tattoo and the bracelets are classic teen school. It's like the pets are getting a age makeover, but going back to in time to do so rather than forward. Like people say, it feels like 80's. Can't wait until we get to see Peanut/Grape/Max and Tarot <3

Author:  Radio Blue Heart [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:35 am ]
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New character designs?! I'm afraid of change!

I like the hair over the eye. Its a nice touch. For some reason it makes a character look more waif-like.

Author:  valerio [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:34 pm ]
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I so LOVE the new look.
*is gonna change her old family name in the ficcie, ack*

frankly, looking at the other preliminary sketches, pudgy Bino = really ugly. It doesn't even suit his personality, he's one of the most active dogs, and his breed doesn't come with big gut.
I hope that it will be corrected.
I love Max's look: he looks even more rogue-ish that way.

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Author:  MapleRatty [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:10 pm ]
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There are new Bino and Max sketches...I don't see them :?

Author:  valerio [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:13 pm ]
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http://rickgriffin.deviantart.com/#/d5ihuai

Author:  MapleRatty [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:27 pm ]
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oohh...THANKS :D

I think Bino is just slouching...holy cow King looks adorable

Author:  Sleet [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:39 pm ]
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Doesn't King always look adorable?

Author:  Wanderer [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:43 pm ]
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I see that cheeks are bigger now.
There's something about the new Sasha design that I don't like. It might be the face and the aforementioned expanded cheeks.

Max looks a lot more like Grape now... at least he does to me.
As for Bino, maybe his gut is a bit too large, but his face is so cute!
Yeah... Fox is way too tall now.
Ah! King! I love him even more! Squeeee~ so cute!

Author:  MapleRatty [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:35 pm ]
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Actually, I always that it was appropiate for Fox to be one of the taller characters, to signify him being one of the saner characters.

Author:  Sleet [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:08 pm ]
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Are you suggesting something about short people? >:3

Author:  GameCobra [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:11 pm ]
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Tarot is short, too!

Author:  0404 [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:24 pm ]
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she is not small she's medium.
Max just doesn't look like Max, I'm dead serious, Max is gone.

Author:  JeffCvt [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:13 pm ]
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I like the new style. With the exception of Bino looking a little chubby, I have no complaints. I'm going to enjoy seeing these new styles. It always interests me when a well known character is drawn in a slightly different style with simple yet personalized looks. (Like Sasha's new hair. I love it!)

It seems to give the characters each a more individual look. I don't personally care how Rick decides to change each character.

Author:  MapleRatty [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:44 pm ]
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Sleet Wrote:
Are you suggesting something about short people? >:3
...*reviews what I typed, and relized implications* ...OH WOW THAT CAME OUT WRONG :oops:

What I meant was, in fiction, it always seemed to me that taller tends to mean saner(with a few exeptions), and shorter meant insaner... or more of a messed up life(read:KING), still with a few exeptions. Fox always seemed to be the sanest character(minus the christmas party incident), compared to Bino, Sasha, King, Penut, ect. ect.

Sorry about that again, I hope I didnt offend you :?

Author:  0404 [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:48 pm ]
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They changed a lot
Image

Edit: incorrect image attached

Author:  copper [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:07 pm ]
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Cool, they get accessories!! I so wish some character wears glasses now that did not before. I dunno, just like them.

The sketches are different in a good way. Retro and current all in one. Very adorable too. I cannot wait until the new style is implemented.

Author:  ChewyChewy [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:12 pm ]
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Don't know who that is in the middle....

And if that's King on the left end there, I don't like that look--he looks like Grumpy Bear. :P He looked fine as he was, I thought.

Otherwise, I hope I'll get used to the new look soon because I never like new art styles like this right away, even if I end up appreciating them later. I do think the current style is better than the old style, though (for the most part--there was some kind of "charm" the originals had, at least in black and white, that the current ones don't, though doggoned if I can explain it in words.... :oops: ).

Author:  PhoenixAsper [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:18 pm ]
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I kind of agree, King looks wrong, a different sort of wrong, but maybe I just need to see more of him.

Author:  DingoVolf [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:20 pm ]
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Oh... dang. She is even more adorable than before!

So if you're moving to this new style, can I have the old one? :)

Author:  RandomGeekNamedBrent [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:31 pm ]
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ChewyChewy Wrote:
Don't know who that is in the middle....

And if that's King on the left end there, I don't like that look--he looks like Grumpy Bear. :P He looked fine as he was, I thought.

Otherwise, I hope I'll get used to the new look soon because I never like new art styles like this right away, even if I end up appreciating them later. I do think the current style is better than the old style, though (for the most part--there was some kind of "charm" the originals had, at least in black and white, that the current ones don't, though doggoned if I can explain it in words.... :oops: ).


King, Fox, Bailey, Max, Sasha
and the King he drew on the second set looked beteer

Author:  DanTwelve3 [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:42 pm ]
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The characters are looking great. I can't wait to see them on-panel. Will we see sketches of more cats before they appear in the comic?

King still has that watch :P

Author:  GameCobra [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:48 pm ]
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The newer King art i think is better than the current one, but it's not by much. I just think the hip looks better in the newer form =P

Bino looks like he got more lazy, but that doesn't mean for the worse. I like to see where that is heading, honestly. Fox looks a little too skinny i find, but being taller than Bino is something i always would've expected. <.<

Max reminds me more of one of the Greasers from The Outsiders the more i see his cat-like charms. Should've seen that coming. Reminds me of Ponyboy with hints of Johnny.

Author:  copper [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:07 pm ]
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GameCobra Wrote:
The newer King art i think is better than the current one, but it's not by much. I just think the hip looks better in the newer form =P

Bino looks like he got more lazy, but that doesn't mean for the worse. I like to see where that is heading, honestly. Fox looks a little too skinny i find, but being taller than Bino is something i always would've expected. <.<

Max reminds me more of one of the Greasers from The Outsiders the more i see his cat-like charms. Should've seen that coming. Reminds me of Ponyboy with hints of Johnny.



.... who are these people you speak of? :|

Author:  Obbl [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:16 pm ]
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I'm struggling with the new Max and Sasha and Fox.
Sasha's face looks very angular to me, and I'm struggling to fit it with her character in my mind. The neck also feels a bit skinny to me from the front, but that's probably getting a bit nit-picky.
Max's jawline is very sharp. I may get used to this, or it may be that the sketch on DA is still being fleshed out and it loses a bit of it's edge. I'm still on the fence.
Fox is very lanky. His legs are very long, but his body feels normal-sized. Again I only have the sketch to look at, so I'll see what you make of it.

On the whole, I like what you're doing. My one thing is I'm concerned you are going to keep the big arms/legs look that you started with and made your characters so memorable even if it clashes with the new style. I wouldn't mind them thinning out some to go with the more streamlined look of some characters (Sasha in particular).

Positives:
King is (Dare I say) more adorable than ever! How do you do it? :D
Bino's face is very distinct, and I really like it. I think I may get used to a slightly pudgy Bino, if that's the direction your going. If he's just slouched, I still say the body proportions are great.
The ferret looks very ferret-like here. I think I could really like that look for them.
Bailey is really great, though I find it funny that she's grown and King has shrunk :lol:
Fox probably looks a little better to me in the sketch with Bailey than the one with Bino. His head fills out his body more; it has more substance. Though, in that one the legs seem to lack substance. So, I can see why you posted him again.

I will now wait to see what you are going to do. I have trusted you thus far through rain and snow and cosmic games, and enjoyed ever minute of it. I see every reason to expect to love the new style. :D (and I'll get used to the parts I'm less keen on)

Author:  GameCobra [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:25 pm ]
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copper Wrote:
.... who are these people you speak of? :|


From the book, The Outsiders. Something I think every school teacher gets you to read at Senior High about two rival gangs of teenage troublemakers.

Author:  JeffCvt [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:37 pm ]
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I read it in 7th grade. With my class of course.

And now that you say it, I can relate Max to that story.

Author:  Punchy [ Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:22 pm ]
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GameCobra Wrote:
From the book, The Outsiders. Something I think every school teacher gets you to read at Senior High about two rival gangs of teenage troublemakers.

I read it in the 5th grade, became one of my favorites (still haven't seen the movie though...)

Back on topic...
I love the new designs, Max looks great and King is so adorable. :D

Author:  Gren [ Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:32 am ]
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yay for the new styles! :D

To me, all of them have a nice improve. I have to say that Max is the one I like more among all these. He looks more fierce, more manly, more dangerous. I totally approve it!

Sasha is great, though to me she remind me more to a Japanese otaku girl with that haircut :lol:

The new style for the ferrets is one of the best improves. Their new appearance is more realistic now.

King looks more childish but maybe it's just a facial expression.

I like what you did with Fox and Bino, to me it was necessary a change like this. Now we have pudgy and skinny characters among the pets when till now, without any differences in weight, they all looked too similar and at the same time seemed suspiciously healthy. This gives more variety to the comic.

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