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The Emberglow Saga: chapter one - Page 15

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This is the 15th page of my graphic novel. I render in Poser Pro 2010, then do extensive postwork in Photoshop. I use Comic Life Deluxe for the actual composition of my novel. I multiple layer the animate figures in Photoshop, and then use the motion blur filter on a sublayer to create the feeling of speed and motion wen necessary.
I use a free online translator for the translations, but I'm not always sure if it does the grammar properly. If any of you spot discrepancies, please make note of them in the comments, and I will correct in my source renders.

I welcome any comments and suggestions as per dialogue, font, etc.

The Cathouse Arcade structure is my own creation.

In the year 1838, the lovely Swiss governess, Esther Abrabanel, agrees to conceive and bear the child of an anonymous English landowner, in return for which he'll pay her £500.

He's the scion of an ancient Anglo-Saxon royal house, and feels the need to produce an heir to his line. However, since his wife is consumptive, and after ten years of marriage has proved barren, he feels an ever-present desperation and frustration in the fulfillment of his destiny.
Miss Abarbanel is a secret Crypto-Jewess, born in Romandy portion of Switzerland, to an illustrious line of Sephardi Jewish scholars and sages; but who now finds herself living in an alien society. She is also a fiercely loyal daughter, who is in desperate need to obtain a large sum of money in order to effect her father's release from debtor's prison, where he's incarcerated for another man's misdeeds. However, since she's of an independent and wayward nature, the very idea of contracting and surrendering to the yoke of a loveless marriage, just for its financial convenience and security is totally abhorrent.

Thus their mutual needs brings them together. They meet for a week in a hotel on the coast of Normandy, during that time their relationship gradually meta-morphs from the cold the mechanics of commercial contract sex, to a mutual desire, and then to a deep and abiding love. However, in spite of this awakened feeling between them, they must part ways on their return to England, ostensibly never to see each other again.

At the birth of their child (a daughter),she surrenders her as agreed to the midwife to hand over to the father. However, unlike as agreed, she can neither forget her child, nor the man that she bore it to. Seven years pass, when one day she arrives at a remote Sussex estate, to be the governess of a young girl. The father of the girl, Edwin Ironside (a lineal descendant of the great Edmund Ironside, king of Mercia), turns out to be the same anonymous landowner who met with her years before in the Normandy hotel, and the child Deborah is their daughter. So Esther has to be her own daughter's governess.
September 18, 2011
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Sep 18, 2011 7:34:52 am
Again a good work

by erlandpil Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 7:58:00 am
Excellent work!

by VDH Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 8:04:27 am
almost photo realistc with a great story behind it

by efron_241 Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 9:00:31 am
I like the expression on the one female speaker's face.
The story seems to be moving along smoothly and the renders are very good.

Excellent work.

by BluEcho Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 11:16:11 am

by jcrjuan Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 1:14:43 pm
Excellent scenes, Dave. I had to study Latin in ninth grade. Forgot it all.

by drifterlee Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 2:10:07 pm
Dear David. I remember my Latin. Those are some of the words, but that isn't the grammar.

by NanetteTredoux Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 2:51:03 pm
wonreful art

by densa Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 4:43:03 pm
Wow your doing a superb job on this really impressive !!

by Bossie_Boots Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 6:55:22 pm
שבוע טוב מבורך לך ולמשפחתך!

by lior Homepage »

Sep 18, 2011 7:07:31 pm
Love the characters and dialogue! You are getting better and better at this!

by romangirl Online Now!   Homepage »

Sep 20, 2011 5:08:16 am
I don't know much latin other than some of the more famous phrases. Nice job on this story.

by Seaview123 Homepage »


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