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Chapter 2 Part 5
Chapter 2 Part 5
Chapter 2 Part 5
Chapter 2 Part 5
Chapter 2 Part 5
Chapter 2 Part 5
Chapter 2 Part 5
Chapter 2 Part 5
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solaris127h 17th Oct 2021, 9:20 AM edit delete
solaris127h
Trash man is here!! Seems pretty sus


Hi everyone, Sol here! You've probably noticed that updates have been pretty scarce and weirdly timed. Unfortunately that's going to be the norm from here on - pages will be uploaded when they are done and I can't promise any schedule. This is also going to be the last page in this particular b&w style, I'm going to change styles from here on to make pages faster to draw (and honestly, more fun for me). As much as I love everyone complimenting the art, it just takes time and time is something I have less and less of these days. I want more of my time spent on things that'll help my career and art sadly doesn't fit well with that.

Rest assured though, nobody wants to see this comic completed more than Grey and I. What matters more is that we tell the story we've crafted with so much love and have fun with the art, regardless if it's clean or not. Thanks so much for your patience and comments!
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kitsune-rokko 17th Oct 2021, 9:52 AM
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kitsune-rokko
This page is so cute! I love the Zayne cutaways!

Also I'm totally in support of artstyle change, because what's kinder on the artist & author is always worth it, in my eyes, and more fun for you is good bonus too, I look forward to seeing how the comic'll look!
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 10:01 AM
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GreyCorsola
;; Thank you! I'm glad you're excited to see! This should mean pages should be coming out more frequently as well! :D Depending on work and life XD
Paracetamol 17th Oct 2021, 10:06 AM
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Poppy be like:
SUS
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Oh לעזאזל
I'm becoming one of THEM help me plox
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 10:12 AM
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GreyCorsola
I'm sorry, you're too far gone. You shall be missed when you're thrown out the airlock
I pretended to be dum 18th Oct 2021, 2:20 AM
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Paracetamol was not and Impostor.
0 Impostors remain
____ 18th Oct 2021, 4:55 AM
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Imposter in the vent what is your wisdom?
Paracetamol 19th Oct 2021, 6:15 AM
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we are all imposters in one way or another, it all depends on how you behave
𐎌𐎍𐎎𐎀!
I pretended to be dum 13th Nov 2021, 1:49 PM
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Is nobody concerned that they WERN'T an imposter and there are 0 left? Can we stop killing people now?
𐤊𐤍

Have a good day. (or a mediocre day if it was already ruined)
The Alolan PokeNerd 17th Oct 2021, 10:09 AM
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The Alolan PokeNerd
XD I love Larvesta Zane, Breen running up to them, the last panel, and the first panel is so precious! <3
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 10:12 AM
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GreyCorsola
Thank you so much! :D
Wendy 17th Oct 2021, 10:38 AM
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Honey wake up new rangers of sky upload
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 10:46 AM
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GreyCorsola
I cannot tell you how much this comment means to me since I've done it to other things I love ;;;
SpaceyPaints 17th Oct 2021, 11:47 AM
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SpaceyPaints
I LOVE that Eliza's first reaction is that Zayne's probably a Pokemon that struggles to exist by itself LOLLL
All the expressions are top-tier as always
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 12:37 PM
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GreyCorsola
Sobs thank you XD Eliza is always great at making expressions and assuming the worst LOL
solaris127h 17th Oct 2021, 4:55 PM
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solaris127h
She doesn't have a very high opinion of him LOL
DoodleRoar 17th Oct 2021, 11:53 AM
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DoodleRoar
lmao a deino isn't exactly helpless, even if it cant see

if he was a deino that'd be kick-ass but that's my bias speaking because I love deinos
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 12:38 PM
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Honestly all of the Pokemon could be pretty great if he got picked as it, tho he could very well be none of these too LOL Eliza doesn't see how valuable a dragon would be
YellowSaffronCitrine 17th Oct 2021, 12:44 PM
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YellowSaffronCitrine
Poor Eliza, she’s struggling :/ Breen’s head-mushroom is oddly satisfying, too.

I’m excited to see what the new artstyle will be, too (I’m sure it’s gonna be really cool!) :D And the fact that it’ll make things easier for you is a big plus!
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 12:49 PM
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GreyCorsola
You know the fact that she hasn't mentally broken down completely is a feat in of itself- I know I would have by now XD Breen is also just a very satisfying mushroom man

Thank you so much!! We're excited to get to try it out and see how y'all like it! :D
dmr11 17th Oct 2021, 1:36 PM
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dmr11
Hopefully the thing Breen would use the favor on wouldn't involve criminal activities.
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 1:50 PM
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GreyCorsola
Gasp? Of course not that would be absolutely horrible :3
Teeterglance 17th Oct 2021, 2:53 PM
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Teeterglance
our favorite con man is back! that doesn't sound suspicious at all :')

i totally understand prioritizing your career! and your writing and art both are so good that i don't believe a style change would affect the quality in a negative way. i wish you good luck on your future endeavors!
GreyCorsola 17th Oct 2021, 5:12 PM
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Con man? That's a little patronizing. He's more like a professional scammer I'd say XD

Sobs thank you so much tho, ;; it means a lot
Vikushu 17th Oct 2021, 11:39 PM
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I really like how, in this comic, a character's actions and body language say a lot more about themselves than any dialogue. It makes the dialogue that much more interesting and pretty fun to read.

I mean, I suppose I could say that about any comic, but it's what I like about this one in particular.
GreyCorsola 18th Oct 2021, 12:14 AM
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GreyCorsola
;;;;;;; god this really means a lot, I'm always worried and fretting about my dialogue and the fact that it genuinely just is fun to read makes my heart feel so happy ;; thank you so much
Vikushu 24th Oct 2021, 2:06 AM
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You’re welcome! Yeah, I enjoy reading this comic a lot. I’m interested in the new art style and I’m looking forward to what you and Sol have in store.
MelloNyello 18th Oct 2021, 12:42 AM
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Applying <LOW_RATING>
(jk love the comic, but I did make a promise)
GreyCorsola 18th Oct 2021, 5:50 AM
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GreyCorsola
Gosh dang it we've been had :( Good thing this comic is all about having fun uwu
comercole 18th Oct 2021, 3:42 PM
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comercole
So she does not recognize her looks from the past but she knows her?
GreyCorsola 18th Oct 2021, 4:22 PM
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GreyCorsola
That's correct! Poppy only seems to remember one thing and that's Eliza according to what we've seen so far :)
Mwthd 19th Oct 2021, 8:40 PM
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Ok this is great. Poppy is adorable and this plot is looking really interesting but... that first portrait of Breen. There is so much meme potential in that image. If y'all were to put that on a shirt I'd buy it in a heart beat.
GreyCorsola 20th Oct 2021, 8:39 AM
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GreyCorsola
Plot and adorable poppy is great and all but what matters is that memeability that breen has LOL! He's great at making those fantastic faces and reaction images. If you like you have permission to turn breen's meme face into a T-shirt XD the only caviot is I want one too!
SockPuppetOtto 20th Oct 2021, 11:46 PM
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ah yes prrt the best sound to hear from any animal you're petting. Also poppy is such a mom talking loudly over a child who's about to pick a fight. Also also fowl on the level that larvestra evolves at but I'll let it slide for a funny number joke.
A new art style huh, my guess as someone who thinks (probably erroneously) that they know something about art that we'll be saying so long to the black fills and backgrounds will be less frequent, but as long as we have amazing faces and human body language on non-human creatures I'll still be happy. Plus sol said this new style is more fun and as my drama teacher said "having fun is 80% of being compelling."

btw what art 'shortcuts' are you guys already taking to make this mammoth task easier? As a 'making 3d look like 2d' fanatic that rope on the crates tells me you ether used a 3d asset or spent far too long working on those bumps. I do hope it's the former as I am strongly in favor of artists using cheap tactics to make things look nice.
GreyCorsola 21st Oct 2021, 12:44 AM
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GreyCorsola
Poppy is such a mom, I adore her :D
And yes, there is an error on the larvesta evolution; Though that says a little bit about Eliza :3
For the art style we're experimenting with a few different things, but effectively we're trying to focus less on details. Hopefully when the next page drops you'll see what I mean :D What certainly matters is Sol has an absolute blast getting to draw and have fun.

We have been experimenting with different 3D assets for certain background shots! There's a few items in this page that's actually 3D based, one being the rope you saw!

solaris127h 21st Oct 2021, 6:55 PM
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Your drama teacher is 200% correct, and I've said effectively the same thing to others too! Art legit looks better when the artist enjoys drawing, there really is something subtle. As for what will change, I'm still playing around. I have a brush I like better because it erases and fills much nicer, meaning less time on lineart which is the most time consuming. The hardest decision is to stay fully b&w or use a shade of gray. I can't change that I have high standards though lol so however it'll turn out, I'm also keeping the compelling body language and perspectives, appreciate that you enjoy those!

The rope is pretty 3d-looking, and I tried pretty hard to make it more integrated but I think it's just how the asset is. The crates, barrels, and bricks are all assets that I rasterized. It's amazing how nice a few extra filters + scratch brushes make it look integrated.
SockPuppetOtto 21st Oct 2021, 10:52 PM
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ya'know I've played around with Blender for a few years and have seen how it can be used to imitate 2d especially with the grease pencil tool. (seriously look up what people have made with grease pencil it's neat.) If that's the program you're using I would be more than willing to chat, and offer pointers. Heck, I've been looking for reason to boot it up more often, if I can find the time I would be happy to slap together an asset or two.
solaris127h 22nd Oct 2021, 7:43 PM
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That's kind of you! We use clip studio paint however, which has its own sorta built-in 3d view. The upfront time to learn to properly model (using even sketchup, let alone blender) is too much unfortunately, I like shaking up scenes a lot!. Grey actually helped me find assets for stalls and market items for the giant town scene on Ch 2 page 2, but it was faster for me to draw every single stall since adjusting all those details and rasterizing can be finicky.

If it still motivates you however, you should look at the Clip studio asset store. Contributors can earn some of the program's points by uploading assets and selling them basically. If you draw and like collecting assets, it's a great way to give back to the community!
Tailsimp 28th Oct 2021, 1:38 AM
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Tailsimp
Poppy's expressions are giving me *life*
GreyCorsola 28th Oct 2021, 7:20 AM
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GreyCorsola
Considering she's a bird with a beak that should get in the way, it's very impressive she can do so many expressions like this!
Artisticdragons 2nd Nov 2021, 4:49 PM
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Artisticdragons
I’m really loving this! I thrive for things set in the pmd verse

I know the artstyle is going to change but The designs!! I love when people adapt pokemon bodies into something less blatantly cartoony, and oh wow Eliza’s wings!! As someone in the process of making a character guy who has bat-wing-arms (a noibat), this comic (in the like 2 days I found it) has really changed how I’m thinking of drawing those wings, and the overall the entire design.
Hope you don’t mind me using her wings for references, I just love them!
… can you tell bats are my favourite animal? Anyway, hope you’re both doing well!
GreyCorsola 2nd Nov 2021, 4:57 PM
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Awww thanks! It's very sweet of you to say! If you do end up using them as reference please do make sure to show us! I know I'd in particular love to see it :3
I pretended to be dum 13th Nov 2021, 1:54 PM
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Hmm... I can see why tripple outlining everything and doing somewhat realistic shading can wear a person out. Have fun with the new art style!
I am pertending to be dum 13th Nov 2021, 1:56 PM
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Not too long! TWO OR SO MONTHS AIN'T TOO LONG DEARIE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.
I pretended to be dum 13th Nov 2021, 1:57 PM
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Wait, poppy thinks of counting like with numbers, not with trust. (Sorry for filling up your comment section, bat poacher.)
TobyWasTaken 30th Dec 2021, 6:46 AM
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Imagine if Zayne was just the most powerful Pokémon of all time…

THE ONE, THE ONLY

METAPOD
GreyCorsola 30th Dec 2021, 11:23 AM
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GreyCorsola
Absolutely horrifying to think of those powers he would have.
I pretended to be dum 30th Dec 2021, 10:20 PM
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I heard the last time two metapod battled, it was a STALEMATE!!
TobyWasTaken 4th Jan 2022, 1:55 PM
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Is this supposed to be a joke or something?

If it is a joke, I don't get it.

You are right though, most battles between Metapod result in stalemates.

However, it IS possible to win a battle between two Metapod if one of then knows Tackle.

Another strategy is to just run yourself out of PP to unlock the hidden move Struggle* and then just keep attacking the opponent.

*Struggle is a move that damages the opposing Pokémon, but damages the user in retaliation. It is the default move that is used when a Pokémon without any PP attempts to use a move.
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