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AMVAMP 1.9 by seangordonmurphy AMVAMP 1.9 by seangordonmurphy
Here's the next page of the scene for Survival of the Fittest. Colors by Dave Stewart.

Pretty clean left-to-right movement with the figure in each panel. My thought was that the camera stays put while she walks by (the BG changing in each panel). Her being next to the skeletons as the "next step in evolution" might be a bit heavy as far as storytelling, but oh well.

I was worried about the elevator looking like it wasn't going down, so I added an arrow inside the shaft. I doubt such arrows exist, but it help direct the eye.
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TWULF Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Didn't even notice the arrow at first, so getting through to the subconscious there! Stellar page. Colours are also fantastic on this one.
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Fedbe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
perfect composition
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izitmee Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Beautiful sequence. Love all the details and the symbols :)
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I can't shake the feeling that the arrow hurts more than it helps. The eye lead and storytelling are perfectly effective without it. Excellent scenery. It makes me desperately want to get better at drawing backgrounds.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
No I like the arrow. It makes my eye go right down.
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kayechup Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sigh a heavy sigh...
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:iconkayechup:
kayechup Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude.... why are you not a story board artist for PARAMOUNT or something?
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
More money and freedom in comics I think. At least for now...
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mmmmmike Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
what i find really impressive is the camera rotation while still maintaining forward forward momentum in each comp regardless of panel to panel comp continuity. That shit still breaks my brain.

good call with the arrow too. it helps, and I didn't initially register it's graphic use.
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mattbarker82 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
My ony qualm is your obvious movement from Australopithecus, straight to Homo erectus, without Paranthropus being included in between. I mean come on, what is this the fifties. We should, in this new century, have reached a point where modern anthropological findings are more respected and better represented.

Ha, ha. :) Just kidding. ;) These panels are the bomb and I only jest out of jealousy due to my lack of masterful talent, that you obviously posses. I can't wait to see the finished work. Keep it up man. We want more.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Actually this comic is in the 40s--so it's okay it it's wrong! But I know you're just joking. :)
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Jason-Pedersen Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I was describing your work to someone who hadn't seen it as an amalgam of Ashley Wood and Travis Charest. I felt it was an apt comparison, given the loose nature of the work and the pacing and framing of the sequentials. They were wowed by the statement and said they must immediately seek out your work. Of course, your work is easier to read then Ashley's. :)

This is great work.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Thanks my friend. I love both of those guys, so thank you!
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NoirZone Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Another very good page!
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greeni-studio Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really like the staging in the "evolution" panel- bringing it to a 3/4 view from behing instead of the traditional side helps a lot- In fact, it keeps it from being cliché or heavy handed. Awesome stuff, thanks again for posting!
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TheEggMan03 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
The directional cues are really awesome. That's the kind of subtle coercion I want to achieve in my work.
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dio-03 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Artist
wow... listen.

you're really killing it with these pages. like, your old pages are fantastic, but you have to realize how good these pages are.
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fishy-kun Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I super like this page. Don't know why. Maybe its because the butterflies and fish are appealing to my feminine side.
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Kaijuu-Kai Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I think this book is going to be my favorite of yours art-wise so far!
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is dope stuff man.
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barksodaverne Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
on the contrary, when looking at it,I thought that the panel with the skeletons is the most interesting in terms of meaning: not only it adds up to the movement you created but the fact that the character could be the next step to evolution is let free to the interpretation; all in all, great storytelling.
Yo can boast to make us wanna read it
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comicninja Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You may think that third panel is heavy but I still think its very well done, sir.
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I don't care if the third panel is "heavy," it's AWESOME. Wonderful composition throughout.
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PaulReinwand Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous, per usual.
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SpicerColor Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha love the evolution part
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duss005 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
love this page man. a lesser storyteller would probably have gone for one big panel, and 4-5 smaller ones. you made all 5 evenly weighted and with a shit load of scope in each. kick ass
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
thanks dood
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Pupkim-Project Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
How come I don't see your name as one of the artists??
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Erykkr Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional
"Heavy on storytelling" Maybe, but I still dig it. Im really looking forward for this stuff getting printed next month.
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Spacefriend-KRUNK Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Artist
hard to argue with perfection. wait... i'm looking in a mirror. oh, this page looks nice, though!
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Opposite day.
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RCarter Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
applying a slight motion blur could help, but that doesn't appear to be your style. I've gotta ask, when coloring your tones look like complex flats, how do you render and shade your colors? your tones look very close together, like a mild or ultra light gradation.
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OSB2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Enjoy your thoughts behind the work. It looks great and I appreciate your artistry, but there is thought behind each line and hearing your ideas widens my perspective. Some of it may be too subtle and some may hit the subconscious, but it makes me check each panel more carefully and wonder what I have missed in all my years of reading.

A paradigm shift from reading a single page - very nicely done!
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Stephen-Green Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
This is so good, sir. I would buy any comic you make, even if it was titled, "Nursing Home Taints".
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StephenSchaffer Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Another awesome page!!
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FubiNFX Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional
i just wanted to say that when i gave my first look at the third panel, i tought that you might have put her there to point out that she was the next step in human evolution. then i noticed you mentioned it in the comments and i wanted to say that your purpose was successfull, at least in my case :D
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toerning Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Whenever you say your storytelling is too heavy it makes me laugh cause it's always the panel that makes me go "awwww yeah!"

Since people read comics so quickly, when they catch something like that, it makes the reader feel super smart and proud of themselves, so don't worry that it's too heavy-handed. It's fantastic.

As always, love the page. You constantly inspire me!
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
thanks! And you have a great point.
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MOORE-23 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
brilliant page. the movement of the figure throughout the page/the story telling are masterful, sir.

also, its really cool to get some of your thought process. thanks for sharing!
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PENICKart Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Brilliant last panel! I love how it's disappearing off the bottom of the page. And Dave's colors are amazing as always. He's worth every dime.
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HangmansFable Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
I really like all this quiet time at the museum man
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crapateria Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i feel you are one of a very select few in the industry that puts so much thought into storytelling and i,as a reader, thank you for that.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Thanks! There's no other way to do it I feel.
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TylerHaas Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. There's something about the flow of this that makes it so appealing. It also feels like she's going on a mini-quest because of all 3 different environments she walks through. I also like how you really developed each environment instead of just making it filler. I think this may be one of my favorite things you've posted and I can't quite put my finger on why it is so appealing but it is just such good story telling. Well done mate, though I doubt you need to hear it from me.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
thanks
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jorgeCOR Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional
Man I just cant get enough of your comic pages, doesnt matter if its in b/w or colors by dave stewart (that are great by the way)
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mild-marrow Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Great page. Didn't notice the arrow till you pointed it out. I think the fact that both the figure and elevator are cut off make it seem like the elevator is indeed travelling down--who knows though maybe I noticed the arrow subconsciously?
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SasaBralic Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Dude! Amazing page ... I also doubt you needed the arrow ... either way - IT LOOKS AWESOME!
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luisarellano Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nice sequence looks so great
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midknight23 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   General Artist
You should have have cut panel 4 by half and inserted the last panel to the right and perpendicular to it. Anyways, just my opinion. Good job!
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