Even when you're just "goofing around", your art still looks incredible. The glowing, the line work, and brush strokes, and just... EVERYTHING! It's amazing how much life you can bring to your art even with just this. You are truly my inspiration.
Long time fan, first time commenting since I should --at some point-- comment at least once on one of your works and not continuously stalk and fave from time to time.
But this comment as well as the later gushing all have to do with this piece and the related works, so let's get to it.
I forget how many years ago it was that I started reading your fan-stories, but I know the first one was the Danny Phantom "Return of the Hero" and then after reading the sequel as well as the MtR fic-bits, I was hooked. Same goes for when you started dabbling into PnF, I was just graduating high school by then and with the whole anxiety from moving away from home to a new town and not being around my comfort zone anymore, reading the Seer really helped in keeping me sane but also was just a wonderful comfort to always look forward to with the next updates at the end of the day.
That said, I was also really sad when you had to take the stories down. No one likes conflict or people who "feel" they have to justify the characters because they don't agree with another's own ideas of what happens when they're older. When it all comes down to it: It's just fiction. It's not even canon and it's all for fun, nothing's set in stone (unless Dan and Swampy loved your story and wanted to contact you then that'd be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet)--but I digress.
You brought it back in pdf's and it's an enjoyment to read again the second time.
NOW TO THIS PIC HERE AND BY GOSH DID PHIN GROW.
The colors and posing as well as how "sketchy" it looks gives it that raw and organic feel. He looks ready to use the stone's power and his own magic in order to kick some major butt and it's easy to say that he definitely knows what he's going to do today. And how he's gonna do it.
If you ever start writing the Seer 2, it's going to be as wonderful as the first, and seeing the old gang as well as the kids being this epic is definitely going to be worth the wait.
(at work so I can't comment long XD) I really enjoyed reading this. For a while after I took the Seer down, I was pretty much ashamed of the story and didn't like it at all. But all the encouragement from fans and then from the creators of those awesome characters themselves made me change my mind about it and repost it. I'm so happy that this story had such a positive effect on people, which is one reason why I'm bringing it back. I hope to get the rest of Book 3 part 1 up very soon. Then it's only another 40 or so before the end of the trilogy.
As for Seer 2..... That's actually been in consideration in the past few days with my buddy kiki-kit. But since I'm graduating in two months, it won't be completed for a while. But it will be eventually posted.
First things first, I am sorry for my earlier comment. I didn't mean it to be, as some people say, rude and all. It just came out as soon as I saw the art, and when it got posted, I hoped that it didn't offend you in any way. But if it did, then once again I'm sorry for it. (Also I am sorry for taking a long time to reply, I was watching Digimon Xros Wars. I prefer the Digimon series to the Pokemon series, what about you?)
Second thing, you had asked for an explanation for the comment I made earlier so I'll explain it. Do note that all of them are just my personal thoughts and opinions, so I must apologize beforehand for any hurtful remarks that I may make. So, here we go:
First of, I want to talk about the lines. At first glance, I would say that this piece would be a sketch or rough work, but I couldn't really tell because of the colors. (I would usually associate colored work as completed work, but I'm not sure about you though.) Due to the colors, I couldn't read the expression on Phineas' face. His mouth, I am sorry to say, is a bit unclear. I couldn't tell whether it's a daring smile, an evil one or it's just a big lip. Then there is the line of movement made by the cloak. (Is it called a cloak, I'm not so sure.) From the way it is flapping, I couldn't tell if it is from some kind of wind blowing towards Phin or is it the force rebounding off the ground from him charging up a powerful spell. The sleeves of his shirt have to respond the same way as the cloak. (Not faulting you or anything, it's just a tiny detail that's all, nothing to be concerned about.) That is all I can say about this part, the rest are fine. The lines didn't mess with the space they surrounded and the colours filled it up nicely. (Granted this is a sketch made at 2 am.)
Second would be clarity. Compared to your other pieces, this one would not be as clear as them. Sure there were lots of colours as compared to the others, but to me they seemed to have 'backfired' or something. For example: the leggings is a mess of blue. It was only because of the story and this pic [link] that I understood that the lighter shade of blue was not part of the pattern. It was confusing to see them in there but not in the original drawing. Maybe it's because you decided to add it in because Phineas outgrew his old pants and needed new ones. (teehee) The eyes were just a bit clearer, but the colors used made me think that he could be possessed or something. (why is it that every good guy is scary whenever they became angry or turned evil?) The black background did nothing to help, but only intensified Phineas' situation.
The commissions and the other drawings you had made from time to time though may not be as...erm, 'colored', still they had made quite an impression. It was clear what they were doing or thinking. Every line had its purpose, the colors were there as they should be. I could pardon this sketch because after all, again it is made at 2 am in the morning. Who else wouldn't be tired at that time?
Not to be a wet blanket and all, after looking at the sketch times and times again to review and rewrite this comment, so as to make sure it was fair and to the point and not to make it too harsh, I admired how you are capable of making this even though you must be tired after a long day. I can never draw as great as you can, well maybe after 10 years I could, but still the sketch was great. Way better that whatever I could draw.
If only I could draw as good as you...(*looking at sketch once more* *imagination running wild again* (*evil phineas saying in a raspy and evil voice* "Now that I've the Seer, you're dead!" *hands charging up with a spell* "Say goodbye, KNIGHT!") *SLAP!* "Ow! Nicolas? What was that for?!" *Nicolas points to screen* "Oh, sorry. My mind wandered off. Won't happen again."
Once again, I must apologize for whatever rudeness I may have placed inside unknowingly even though I had checked this three times. Now I can check off 'Making a comment-that-sounds-like-a-critique of my bucket list. *crossing it off of said list* Now if you would excuse me, *looking over watcher's shoulder to see angry mobs and haters with pitch forks, torches and rocket launchers* I would be going now. *running back to house, and barred all windows and doors with Nicolas' and Matthias' help while Tinkles placed a magical shield around it* *went down to cliche hidden underground basement* *hide underneath table and squeeze Nicolas tight again for comfort* Don't kill me....
Holy geez. Srsly, this was not needed as an explanation. Obviously you missed the whole fact that this piece was put into SCRAPS for a reason.
I played mainly with colors. I didn't care about emotions or which direction the darn wind was blowing in. While I understand where you're coming from, please take note next time on where the picture is placed before going on a large explanation about this. Not everything in art has to make sense in every aspect, anyway. Have some fun. Lighten up. Goodness.