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Well, after about a week of work, I've finished a promotional "poster" for my next-to-be-made Flash series. This is my first attempt at a CG Photoshop colored pic, and I think it came out well. Tell me what you think. Advanced Critique Encouraged.

From left to right: Steak, Tater, Dumpling and Parsley. They're all named after foods...foods that represent them in some way or another.

The plot is that of a psychological teenage drama. But, this is no "The O.C." or some crap. This will be an 9 or 10 part series about 4 teenagers and how they each cope with life. This is real. This is not how Hollywood decides to show teenagers growing up, with their so-called "problems." It will have a little comedy, but mainly it will just talk about how the youth of today get by in life...without taking sides.

I want to do a serious Flash cartoon. Not only to show that I'm capable of more than just toilet jokes or "the Hate-dar." I want to show that I'm capable of writing a story that captivates people. Selfish reasons aside, I want to show the internet that a serious Flash series is possible, despite everyone having the idea that the only Flash cartoons that are made involve fart jokes and Megaman sprites...or is that webcomics?...doesn't matter.

Tools used: My handy-dandy tablet (for drawing...couldn't live without it), Macromedia Flash 8 (for lineart), and Photoshop 7.0 (for everything else)

Hope you like!

PS-Give me criticism, I want to improve. And feel free to ask any questions you may have about Brick Wall.

PPS-I will finish Hyperboy. It's just that Hyperboy is all planned out in my mind. I know what to do and how to do it. This is the series I'm currently writing, so I can work on it after Hyperboy.
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:iconflashorganisation:
flashorganisation Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
nice idea man
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:iconritsukakintaka:
RitsukaKintaka Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
I heard of this series a while back from a friend. Seems awesome.
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Eh? This is like super abandoned....

I still kind of wish I could make it. But, it's impossible. I've moved on.
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RitsukaKintaka Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
To be honeest, this would have to be my least favorite, it seems good, but your other stories blow this one away.
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hyperboy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank youu! :)
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watthaduece Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Your idea to make a "real" teen drama/serious animation with flash is quite daunting...i hope you the best...The characters are all very different and varied which is a rarity in today's teen "dramas"...

Also if research is necessary(or just to watch teen shows done right) try some 90's teen dramaedies such as "Freaks and Geeks" and "My So Called Life" If memory serves me...They were very funny, very ACCURATE depictions of teenagers...The shows themselves are also well acted and enjoyable...

However "M.S.C.L" is a tad bit dated due to the fact that is was set in the 90's...but "F and G", which is set in the 80's seems like it held up a lot better because it came out during the late 90's..I myself would go straight to "Freaks and Geeks"...Its hilarious...Im sorry for rambling on..but most comments i read pretty much only mention Hyperboy and totally bypassed the art at hand...
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hyperboy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I heard good things about those shows...I'm glad there are some shows that are closer to the truth. But, teenage drama is still a lot grittier than they could possibly show...there's a lot of non-TV friendly material.
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Zombie-Hip Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
That's cool, but i always liked Hyperboy not only as a series but also as a character, on the soley comical scenes he's almost exactly like me, cept i'm a an Interracial punl :)
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Zombie-Hip Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I heard it's good you listen to your SOUL!
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Well, enjoy it while it lasts...I'm not sticking with Hyperboy.
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connorb Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
This sounds like quite an ambitious project. It looks pretty good so far, I look forward to it.
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! It is..
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MMO-freak Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
although the back ground and colors are Realy nice, some how the blended colors throw off the usual feel of your works. although i guess if this is a serious flash then a more realistic tone would be desiered. it's a good pic it just feels out of place ore something. i guess it's like u said, i've come to exspect the hate dar from you :^^;: but this is a realy nice pic and i'm looking foward to the new series and more hyperboy
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hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I had trouble getting the right tone for the picture. The actual animation is more similar to my usual style. Simple shading.
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MMO-freak Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
cool
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Leprachaunz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
D: u havent evem made hyuperboy 4 and ur workin on this! *spits in ur face*
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Wow, that was a douchebag comment. Apparently, you haven't even bothered to read my Artist's comments or what I've explained to several people already.

Think before you post.
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lava55677 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Awesome new idea. I will be keeping up with this series too. Can't wait for Hyperboy...nothing can beat the funny...It is kinda wierd though...my friend and I act out parts from Hyperboy, it is so dag AWESOME! Anyway, good luck with the new series and can't wait to see hyperboy.
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lava55677 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Awesome new idea. I will be keeping up with this series too. Can't wait for Hyperboy...nothing can beat the funny...It is kinda wierd though...my friend and I act out parts from Hyperboy, it is so dag AWESOME! Anyway, good luck with the new series and can't wait to see hyperboy.
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hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad Hyperboy is achieving cult-like status. :D

This series is only to be started after Hyperboy is done...soo......that won't be that soon.
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lava55677 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
A lot of cult status.

my friend is ferridragon she is a really great artist.

Understandable that it will be a while until this series, but it can wait...HYPERBOY!!! :ahoy:
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ferridragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
nah, I'm not that good, and it can be hard to belive, none of my good work in on DA :blushes:
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lava55677 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
yeah you are that good your scanner is just broked
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Well, I don't know her. But, I'm sure she is.

Thanks! PIRATE!
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lava55677 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
:ahoy: ARGGG!!! I hava a jar of dirt! I have a jar of dirt! *falls and gets back up* I'm ok!
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Hmm. Quite.
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:icontairu:
Tairu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
This is the rlll dlll boyee
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006  Professional Filmographer
haha, thanks I guess.
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Tairu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Hypes, there are more serious flash out there than you think. The problem is that they all suck and not many people care to spread the word to their friends. Personally, I think the main problem is that they always have terrible voice-acting. Unless you have a really good microphone and a good voice, it's hard to like.
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hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I think it's because of bad writing. They try too hard to make them serious. Voice acting is not important if the characters are relatable.
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Tairu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
I don't want to relate to a character that sounds like a 36 year old fat anime fan.
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Tairu, I'm sorry to say this, but you have the mind of a child.
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Tairu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Hypes, you try to make this idea come off as really original, but it really isn't.
You make it seem as if you created the very medium for this type of thing...
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I don't think I created the medium. But, name one Flash cartoon like this.
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:iconmrballistic:
MrBallistic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Dude, wth. You havnt even finished hyperboy 4 and your planning a new series. Maybe you should finish what most of us are watching you for.
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hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Or maybe you should know that PLANNING is not the same thing as MAKING.

I'm still MAKING Hyperboy. I'm PLANNING this next series.

I know how Hyperboy ends. I'm just animating what is already planned in my mind.

This next series requires serious PLANNING. Which is why I'm starting now. Frankly, it doesn't even interfere with me making Hyperboy.

Next time, comment on the picture. This isn't a chat room.
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:iconmrballistic:
MrBallistic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Ya your right.
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Squeezey-Bear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
Ah. its good you decided to make a serious flash animation. Ive considered it myself but sometimes find difficulty in the concept. I think the reason for most flash artists tendancy to avoid serious projects is that sometimes its hard to take the very look of the animation seriously wich usually looks very cartoon like and gives of a sense of comedic presence in the artwork. That is, it just doent look very gritty and therefore is not taken seriously in most cases. But i think, with the properly written story, you should be able to pull it off. Good luck and i look foward to it.
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hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a lot. I don't think the art style is important, it's how you present it. Even the happiest of images can be depressing if done right. And yes...it relies very heavily on dialogue and inner monologue.
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Flesheatingsquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to be a tairu or anything,
but shouldn't u finish hyperboy before starting a new cartoon
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I explained that. Read my Artist's Comments at the very end.
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Flesheatingsquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well ok,
But starting something new when your half finished something is a one way ticket of doodling yourself into a brick wall (pun not intended)
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I don't think so...I think it keeps me motivated.
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flameboy9201 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
the picture sorta reminds me of "The Outsiders"
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Eh, maybe. Me and Austin did watch that movie in 8th grade. We thought it was hilarious....and it wasn't a comedy...
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flameboy9201 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
i know it was kinda funney. i read the book too but i liked the movie better.
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I think I read the book....I don't know.

It was just so ridiculous, that it was funny.
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flameboy9201 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
i know. wtf kinda name is "ponyboy" anywayz?
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:iconhyperboy:
hyperboy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006  Professional Filmographer
A lame one.
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flameboy9201 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
good point. but the great hyperboy can only come up with "lame"? i thought u were better than that. lol
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