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Alfonse and Domingo-Going Home by nicholaskole Alfonse and Domingo-Going Home by nicholaskole
Finally, it's done!
Here it is: my final for Shanth Enjeti's face-rocking Comic Book Storytelling Class! It took a good long time to get this to finish even after having handed it in, but here it is, just in time for Christmas!
SO: here's the debut of two more characters from the same general world of Windlord and The Faceless: meet Alfonse & Domingo :)

Alfonse is the one with the big hat, Domingo is the one with wind-chimes hanging from his gills.

I was really stuck for ideas for the final project...I had a few floating out there, but nothing really satisfied me. And as ridiculously artsy as it sounds, this came to me while my friend Henrik was improvising on his guitar :) I asked him to keep playing while I started to plot it out, this is what resulted. I'm quite pleased with the outcome, and I'm very excited to finally post it! I hope y'all like it!

So, Merry Christmas to all, please enjoy the early present and have a wonderful holiday!
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CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm really love that comic!
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome!
Prophet-Blaq Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Filmographer
I'm sure I'm late to comment but you SHOULD be very pleased with this! This is my 1st time seein your work and it's filling me with so much joy....and anger, I can't stand talented people....
All jokes aside you have some of the coldest work I seen on DA and hope that your art keeps opening new doors for you cus I love it main!
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much- this was one of the big turning point pieces for me. It's years old now, but I'm still glad I made it :)
Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very great job and ambiant color, especially the last two images
Nomasa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist
I love the warmth and vibrancy! As well as the scorpion/chameleon in the last panel.
mari-mi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
amazing work!
Justinbot Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really great stuff! Inspiring.
boba86 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
great work
reeyaw Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Im a newbie here. But checking your art, man, awesome!
It kind of reminds me of the incoming game FIREFALL. Are you, in any way, artistically related to them, good sir?
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
in an oblique way? :p one of the guys who worked at my company works at the company that made Firefall. And now we have their art director on staff as our cinematics director :p but otherwise, no.
GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Sweet mother of pearl this is awesome.
JiltedBride Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
you're bloody amazing :D i want more of this comic strip~!
Nafah Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
AAAHH! sweet colors!
JDMorvan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
OneRealityOver Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
reflexcellent Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
very cool world, seems quite peaceful
uddelhexe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a imagination! The speed can totaly bee feeled in the panels. I even can hear the rush when he leaves the bottom.
Great style and great colour!
Very good work!!!
MsVenom Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Well done!!! I like your stuly! :wow: :aww:
lucidflux Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful--it has an almost "epic" feel to it (in terms of poetry, for example). I especially love all the little details that make the whole so much more believable. :D Thanks for sharing! :)
rimmus2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Amazing work!
Lupinrager Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
this is beautiful...
For one I'm amazed at the level of detail put in this, whether in composition, design or use of colors. Especially the colors! They're bright and they manage to express emotions so well (at least in mu opinion)
I especially like the surreal aspect put into this
LadiiStylez Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
your awesome, love this piece whenever i get online i always go back and look at this one. It has such a warm coloring to it, I loooove your imganation.
LadiiStylez Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
wow my eyes was all over this work, its so colorful and beautiful
manfredkooistra Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
I'd love to read that comic book! Just my thing.

The flying manta reminds me of Michael Zulli's "Puma Blues". Any influence?
DoctorWhyly Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
I like how you can really feel when he's flying faster and slowing down. The last panel is just beautiful!
minimasake Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
This is ... simply breathtaking!
The scenery is just incredible.
I adore your style.
OAK-Art-Gallery Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
wow, awesome!

Rocky-O Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe you drew this and colored it all! Wonderful wonderful work! :O
Taker999 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
blueeyedpython Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the backgrounds are breathtaking
Flintfur Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Really amazing <3
The backgrounds are incredible and I love all the angles you've used. All the little details make this really fascinating.
Dragon11138 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
I love Domingo.
he's funny.
ghoobist Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Awesome! Awesome!!
Aja-Mujinga-Sherrard Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
this whole sequence reminds me (kindof intangibly) of Miazaki's Nausica...have you seen/heard of it?

anyway, beautiful comics and design. This sounds like an awsome class.
moyrazenith Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Amazement and awe. Since I saw first the latter version (the one featured on your main page) I can say how evidently the carachters have evolved... That must have been an awful lot of hours of work, but I'm sure love leads it all xd I like very much how the protagonists and the overall atmosphere has changed without losing originality and charm. Very, very good work from the beginning.
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008   Digital Artist
This is beautiful =) just beautiful...makes me think alot ya know.. I love the lighting, the anticipation, the perspectives, everything~ :heart:
TheShadowMachinery Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Woohoo, that´s great. :D Thanks for sharing. I like how you did Alfonse´s face on that little close-up panel. And, well, I like everything else, too. After seeing this, rays´ potential as a hovercraft seems obvious. :D
rudat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your art is gorgeous! I love the water wheel in the waterfall. It's a pleasure working with you in modofly-land!
SoraPyper Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
juwt wow
its not everyday that one sees a flying manta ray named domingo.
amazing colors and expressions and movement :heart:
DoB9889 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Awww you should totally make a comic about these two this is amazing work *goes to add you to watch*
renee-ne Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
absolutely amazing. It kind of reminds me of my favorite picture book, Dinotopia, except this is better. :)
Andy-Mantis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Filmographer
This is Gorgeous, the colors, and the characters are so vibrant!
SpinachBaron Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
I favorite this simply because it is greatly executed and very imaginative.
vnbenedicto Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this. simply put, it captures that sense of wonder that all great fantasy pieces evoke. :worship:
wansworld Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm teelin ya this is spectacular work!!!
DazeWolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Oh, that's too gorgeous! I love the colors and composition and perspective! Awesome designs all around. (:
thrasher317 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
This is really great. I absolutely love the colors and the changes between over and under the tree tops. Do I see a reference to Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in the bottom left box with the tree next to the man's head?
taslishaw Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Student
WOW! This is spellbinding!
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