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Page 44 of Pull Down Heaven.
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Some comments on this one. I really hate that first panel. The composition is terribad due to my (stupid) last minute alterations, the motion lines did not come out the way I expected, and the tiger anatomy is badly off. Also, it should be obvious, I really have no idea how to aesthetically and creatively design sound effect letters, so if anyone has links to good tutorials on comic lettering or typography, feel free to shoot me a link.

(Also, sorry if you thought the birds were cute... tiger has to eat sometime. :()


Medium: Wine, coloured ink, acrylic ink, and graphite.


Artwork is *MoonsongWolf
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:iconartistwarriorcat:
ArtistWarriorCat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! she is so cute carrying that egg!
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Aw, thanks! :D
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Spirit-of-Siberia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What does rat eat? Egg? She looks happy when she bears egg)))^)
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Yes, rats loves to eat eggs! I'm sure the tiger will share some of his chicken, too. :)
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KasTuk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
>:3 RAWR
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SSJgokuVSshinymewtwo Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*nom* :3
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Kai-TheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, this scene was a surprise! At first, I thought that one of the birds was going to be a main character, like the rat had. It was such a surprise to see them get eaten, but I guess they have to eat something.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Yeah, I wanted to show a bit of the daily life of rat and tiger... as well as what they might eat around the facility. :)
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DrahgonWolves Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, that pride walk he does in the third panel is hilarious! And the mouse holding the little egg is cute!
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Thanks! I got the idea for the tiger's pose after seeing my own pet cats strut when they were feeling proud of themselves. :D
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DrahgonWolves Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD haha that sounds adorable
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Wait a minute! Cat's don't thrash!
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:iconchoco-chan123:
Choco-Chan123 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They do sometimes. Watch more animal planet!!!
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I know now.
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:iconchoco-chan123:
Choco-Chan123 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saying :)
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Its okay Pat pat 
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:iconchoco-chan123:
Choco-Chan123 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Few I think I've fainted. :happybounce: Hug 
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
hug 
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Tigers do sometimes. I've seen them do it at the zoo with a dead chicken. ;)
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Mabye the chicken was frozen and it was trying to get the flesh off the bones.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
They were fresh, whole chickens. The zoo that we visit to watch big cats (Jungle Cat World in Canada) only feeds frozen on hot summer days, as a treat for the animals. I think he was just sort of "playing" with his food. I have noticed that individual big cats, not just different species, have different preferences for how they hunt and eat. One of their Amur tigers is very keen to pull every single feather off before she eats a chicken, while her mate just devours everything - skin, bones, and feathers - whole. Some of the tigers (often the younger ones, but not always) like to shake or toss their chickens before eating them. It's really neat to see all of their individual habits, even just at feeding time. :D 
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:iconaho4464:
AhO4464 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
In BIg Cat rescue they feed them "bloodcicles!"
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:iconwazup2941:
WaZup2941 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
The mouse has a egg and to me it looks like she is trying to show it off. =3
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Ha ha, I think she is indeed showing off a little! She's proud of her find. :D
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Warrior101Wolfhowl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Birds: Tweet Tweet
Tiger: Chomp
Other bird: Goodbye Ted! Nice knowing ya!

Lol I couldn't help it. xD This is an amazing comic, I love it! How do you even draw like that... Its just amazing.... I'm so jealous!!
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I'm glad that you are enjoying the comic so far! I have definitely been having a lot of fun with it. I'm hoping to get the next page finished sometime this week. It has been far, far too long since I've updated. :o
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WafflesToo Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
DINNER!

(to each their own it seems ^^)
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HortShuman Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nomnoms
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cardnial-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   General Artist
OKay.. so I ran a bit of a search.. I don't think this first link will help you but I found it rather interesting, perhaps you can get some ideas from it - [link]

Second link is an article about Onomatopoeia which is the 'proper name' for written out sound effects (bam, pow, slam) they differ from language to language.. so perhaps you might find a list of those you can use not created with the English language? If not. mayhaps it will give you some ideas
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Actually, the first link is exactly what I'm looking for! My biggest weakness right now (I think) as far as sound effects go isn't necessarily what is written but rather how it is written. I'm definitely not very skilled in lettering yet! Thank you very much for the link. I think it will be very useful, and I added it to my bookmarks for future reference. :D
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corruptpudding Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the 3rd panel :D
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SimonGannon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe you've already heard of him but Will Eisner is said to have 'written the book' on incorporating text into sequential art. I got that particular book as a gift a long time ago, simply entitled 'Comics and Sequential Art" by him and there is a very good section about how to approach text.

Personally, I've never been able to make use of its boldness, I just don't have the confidence - sound effects always seem contrived, but he does them so well - and I've virtually never seen anyone else be as good at it as he was. BUT, the points he makes are extremely good ones, worth practicing anyway, and I think the sorts of things he liked to do would work well for your piece too, because it's quiet, and the sounds are so -present- as part of the narrative. You're showing a lot, and that's great, and something he stressed too. I recommend the book highly to you!

Keep up the great work...!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I have certainly heard of him, but I'm not familiar with the book. I'm adding it to the list of books that I'm going to try to pick up from Amazon next time I place an order (looks like they have a paperback print at a reasonable rate). Thank you so much for the recommendation! That's exactly the sort of thing that I'm looking for. I'm definitely not very confident in the sounds and lettering department, so every little bit helps. :)

(And I agree, it's easy for sound effects to seem contrived, which is one of the other reasons that I generally avoid them. I have been thinking about doing a few practice pages outside of the regular comic so that I can practice effects and lettering without worrying about it ruining a main page.)
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milovanf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Poor pigeon.
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:iconfayzbub:
Fayzbub Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I'm really enjoying this series. It's very graphic and fascinating, despite the lack of language.
Thank you for sharing.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you, I'm glad that you are enjoying it so far! :)
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frostxlion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i was wodering if you were going to continue?
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Yes, just posted the newest page the other day, actually! :D I'm hoping to get back onto a regular schedule this year. Some of the updates were really slow last year. :o
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frostxlion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh, okay, i saw it
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:iconnienilovescats:
Nienilovescats Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that tiger is so awesome!!!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks, I'm glad that you like him! :)
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yanghsun Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh well, better say this since this is the last page (for now, right?)
the first time i read this comic i didn't like it because of the robots, blood... etc
but this time i hung on and... i find it FASCINATING!!!
i like your style of painting like smudging the background, the usage of wine
and i find the effect quite warm and cold at the same time
cold for the mingled feelings of fear and unknowing, science and weaponry
warm for the touches of friendship and trust, the feel of safety when all is not...
wonderful :)
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Aw, thank for giving it a second chance! :hug: I'm glad that you enjoyed it the second time through, despite it having themes that you don't like. I like to think of the over-arching theme being love and friendship despite the odds, but there will be some blood and violence mixed in, too (which you can actually skip, if you want, since I tag anything with blood as "mature" if you have the mature filter on). The upcoming pages should be fairly safe for a while, though, as they focus mainly on the new relationship between tiger and rat! :)
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yanghsun Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok! i'm looking forward to it. :)
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dgmnfangirl080 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMNOMNOM
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KamikoKittyCat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Aw, dang, that's the last one.
I'm gonna have to watch you now =P
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you! Hopefully the next page will be finished in a few days. Between the holiday season and catching a cold, I had to take a bit of a hiatus from art. :lol:
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The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I just finished marathonning my way through this comic when the cover caught my eye on your front page. It's incredibly interesting, and beautifully-done artistically, and I can only be in awe/jealousy of your skill. I'm eager to see where it goes next. I'm tempted to say it would be an excellent novel, but I think it would lose something in being turned into words.

In any case, it's beautiful work, and I'm intrigued and impatient for more! =P
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you for your kind words! I'm really glad that you have enjoyed it so far. It has certainly been a pleasure to wokr on (I just wish that I had more time). I will try not to disappoint with it in the future. :)

This actually started out as a written story, by the way! I think I must have started it five different ways, but it never quite had that "spark" that I wanted it to have. So I decided after all of my failed writing attempts to give it a shot in comic form, and it came together after that! Ha ha, I still sometimes wish that I could have written it instead... I think I would be done by now. :lol:
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Haha, I was wondering whether we might have heard some conversation among the birds, or whether they might have interacted with their environment or some golems or whatever.... but this surprise kind of made me giggle. Tigers get hungry! :laughing:
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