Drug'im!

posted May 6th, 2013, 2:01 am


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May 6th, 2013, 7:30 am

CuteDress&TwinPonytails

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What-da-ya-mean, " Before anyone messages me ( which nobody does ) " ? These days I comment on about every other installment. But wait, maybe you wrote those comments before I came to Wildflowers, when it really was the case that nobody was reading or commenting on the comic, that at least by judging by all of the " 0 Comments " posted after the titles in the archived sections.

Just kidding !

Now to the business of commenting and critique. In panel 1, since Julie has her back to the viewer, one should not be able to see her breast, just a bulge at her right side, right at where her bustline would be. That should be redrawn. In panel 6, Lexi's hands look like they were crushed in a vise, and need to be redrawn, too. Other then those two problematic visual effects, the rest of the comic was drawn reasonably well, given your own unique ( and as you keep saying, less than desirable ) style of drawing. But keep up the good work, I still wish there was a way that I could help with the drawing of Wildflowers.

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May 6th, 2013, 1:08 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Its true, my passive-aggressive snark about wanting people to post was put up months ago when these pages were created. There was a very long stretch where nobody posted, and it made me feel insecure. What can I say, I'm an attention whore. And extremely insecure. *cower*

Panel 1 is Julie, but I know what you mean. I actually tried to draw her twisting at the hips - her legs are facing off the bed, but her shoulders are parallel to Toni's. So it should be visible, though, less so? Did the effect not come through properly? This is really useful! *taking notes*.

Yeah.. hands... some days I get it right, and sometimes.. frame 5 and 6. Rule of thumb, hands are the size of a face. Those are disproportionately tiny. And the hands in 6 are like.. thumbs going places and weird angles.. *sigh* I'm trying!

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May 7th, 2013, 8:08 pm

Valley

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Watch out! Those chips have ripples!

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June 5th, 2015, 3:59 am

JP (Guest)

The comic is great!

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Hey, I've been reading your comic over the last few days and I haven't left a message yet, though I wanted to a few times. I suppose I felt "not worthy" to leave a comment because I am cis female. Yeah, daft, I know. Also partly because I am reading this so long after it was written/the other replies were left.

I love the comic, though it is tough and disturbing. It feels more real because the hurts are all there for us to see. Most of the other trans* comics I have seen so far show young characters seemingly transitioning with ease, with no doubts about who they are. I think those comics do a great job of helping other trans* and cis people see transness as normal. I do appreciate your honesty, and I think it must be helpful to others who are still trying to "cure" themselves.

The artwork is great, don't change a thing, just keep drawing and improving with practice. I love how you use grey to show Toni(y)s darker emotional state. Hands and proportions are hard to draw, in a comic there's a lot going on in several pictures and a story unfolding - I know this must take a lot of your time. The story works. It is emotionally difficult a lot of the time, but so is life (for all of us!). You are doing a great job.

As I said, I am cis - I am not a "chaser" or something creepy like that - I got into reading trans* web comics because my beautiful and precious girlfriend was my boyfriend for 23 years until about 3 months ago, when she told me that she had realised that she's really a woman. She saw herself in the mirror in a dream. Reading lots of trans stuff has helped me appreciate what a special lover I have and not freak out like a lot of female partners seem to do, I am doing my best to support her. I know what body image issues feel like from a cis perspective, so I can only imagine what it's like for her.

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June 5th, 2015, 1:31 pm

GreenKrog

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@JP: I have found that almost every other comic glosses over the inner turmoil and worst-case scenarios. AS much as I loved to see Zoe in Venus Envy succeed, it was the dark times she had that helped me work through who I was supposed to be. I get into the reasons under the 'The Why of Wildflowers' on the news section of this website.

It is almost funny that your girlfriend was shown who she was in a dream. Someone had ripped into me on some page or another telling me that it was cliche and not real to have had Annie begin to deal with herself due to a dream. So it make me feel like maybe I am not as off-base as I was told I was.

If you haven't already, you should take a look at the 'other stuff I read' link. It has the master list of non-fantastic trans web comics.

Don't let anyone tell you that you shouldn't be allowed to post comments or be a part of the conversation. If they do, they are essentially saying 'you dont get a say in it because you were born different from us'. And I think that is just the greatest of ironies.

You are a great person to be there for your partner. People like you are what this world needs more of.

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