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Nordguard, Panel from PG 15 by screwbald Nordguard, Panel from PG 15 by screwbald
A panel from page 15 of Across Thin Ice, part of the Nordguard comics.

You can always see more on the Nordguard's development blog (nordguard.blogspot.com) and on LiveJournal (nordguard.livejournal.com).

There's more information about the comic on the website, over at www.nordguard.com

(On Twitter too, if you need to know about updates instantly. ;] )
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist
cool!
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BalooUriza Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Needs moar bear. ;o)
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
This piece has been featured here: [link]

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Foxlady85 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
O_O exelent!!!!
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Charismatic19832005 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
It seems skullface also in the first part,from Nordguard?

Yes or no?
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Thadius-Effingham Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Fantastic pal. I love the tail sticking out from the chair. I think many non furs and even some furs don't realize the implications of sitting with one. All chair would have a hole.

Good job.
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Wandering-wolves Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!The detail is fabulous!!Not a wasted pencil stroke.:)
How do you do such small detail and what medium do you use for it?
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Twilightbeast101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Judging by the deft and passion you put into you pieces, I can tell you are very passionate as an artist.

If you donít mind me asking, what do you consider your greatest source of inspiration?

Ps

I kind of like the smears on your black and white sketches, the sort of add a bit more effect to any art work.

Later days!!!
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WendyLynn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting conversation about the smears. I have this problem too. And I think we could write ESSAYS on smears. ;)

I'm starting to think that it comes down to paper. I'm noticing a difference in smears between my drawing and sketch papers. I think the smoother the paper the more likely it is to smear.

I also think it comes with the pencil as well - the softer pencils tend to smear like a mother*$%&, so I started doing my initial sketches in mechanical pencils and am much happier with the result.

I also try to work from the top left hand corner down (because I'm a rightey), and that tends to help too. I also use a blank index card, which is more free than being taped down. But then again it is sliding around the paper, so that could be a cause of smears, too...

Curious, what do you use to remove your eraser dust? I'm trying to use a soft brush, but even that smears a bit. I'm thinking of trying compressed air.

Anyway, good to know that the good artists have this problem as well.
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Culturedropout Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I love the detail and the richness of these pages. Makes me want to go there. :-)
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WendyLynn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A cat! I don't think I've seen a cat in the comic! Looks great!
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abnerdwight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
excellent
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KimeraXY Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Impresionante!
Awesome !
:dance:
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diego311 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
can i ask which paper zise will be the novel?
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Charismatic19832005 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I love your work,that is amazing!
Very cool and simply the best!
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Kelii Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing. The details are superb.
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Kenai-Okami75 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, I love the perspective ^^
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GestaltZe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm curious to know what size you work at, on paper? I mean, I know you size them down for the comic format, but originally, what size are the drawings?
I have attempted entire comic pages on one 8X11 sheet, and been very disappointed by the little amount of detail I can fit in them.
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screwbald Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
The pages for this comic are roughly 10x13.5. When I did Dog's Days, I used regular letter sized paper and it was such a pain, I promised myself next time I'd work larger. :]
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GestaltZe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's quite big. But I can see why. Regular sized paper gets so cramped.
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rubberbend Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Love the perspective :D
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StarYoshi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Awesome work, Blotch.

Out of curiosity, what pencils do you use? I tend to use a standard H4 for drafting posture, and basic features (both personal and landscape), but my pencils tend to smudge to the point where I end up botching up anything I manage out that's somewhat "workable."

Any advice for cutting down on smudging/any pencils/erasers especially good for dealing with this?
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screwbald Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I actually have a really bad tendency to smudge things.
I use mostly standard HB .3 lead which doesn't seem to smear as much, but isn't saying a lot. I also tape down a sheet of clean white paper to cover whatever I'm not working on, which helps to reduce the smudging.
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StarYoshi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
That's an incredible idea, actually (mind if I borrow it?).

So, out of curiosity, how do you repair "damage" from smudging and re-line pictures without over-darkening the lines (another problem I seem to have lately...)?
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screwbald Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
The idea is certainly not copyright to me. ;]

I just re-draw lines when I need to, as often as I need to. As to making them too dark... just have a light hand, I guess. I suspect putting down a sheet of paper will help you a lot. :]
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StarYoshi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Thanks mate, I'm going to get working on that in the future.

Btw, thanks for putting up so much of your work from "Across Thin Ice." You've been incredibly generous to us and I'm sure everyone's excited with each new page you let us see =)
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Adrielle-226 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! I really love your work, as well as your drawing style. Keep up all the wonderful work. :)
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