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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member John Colburn30/United States Group :iconninmunanmu: NinmuNanmu
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Raw Scan #006 - Robin Integration Concepts by JohnColburn
Raw Scan #006 - Robin Integration Concepts
Lately I've been working a lot on how I want the story and setting of Ninmu Nanmu to fit together in the game. Of special interest is how to fit Robin into the setting and story; for those just tuning in, Robin is the character created by leviadragon99 for their contribution to the IGG campaign that got the game started. It's tricky to know how to bring someone else's character into a setting, especially when that setting is still a work in progress, but I think I'm getting there. The real trick is that Robin is a magic user but in the time and place of the story all magic activity is closely monitored and controlled by The Circle. It's also not appropriate for Robin to be in direct cooperation with The Circle, so I've been working on how their rules apply to magic users from other organizations or the rare few who are truly independent. The details aren't nailed down yet, but basically Robin has tricked The Circle into granting a "diplomatic license" to access the academy and practice magic in the city; meanwhile the mages of The Circle are fairly certain Robin is lying but they're playing along because they still don't know why.

Oh, and I feel compelled to explain Robin's hair: It's just a long ponytail that's been run back up through the binder again so that it's out of the way. I have specific instructions that Robin does not spend much time on things like hair or fashion, so for the moment I've selected this as a low-effort hairstyle that's still interesting and distinct from other characters.
Raw Scan #005 - SMG Girl by JohnColburn
Raw Scan #005 - SMG Girl
I drew this the other night. It's actually part of a longer story, but the story is a mess and this is probably more entertaining without context.
Raw Scan #004 - Misc TG TF Reactions 001
Have a raw scan!


Um so... ... I don't really know what to say about this? Just wanted to upload something because I haven't been posting enough lately >.>

Just some random TG TF inspired doodles. I have a lot of these; they're where some of the caption illustrations start. I'm posting this page because it has good variety and is reasonably well drawn.

Also, I've been steadily learning how to draw heavier body types for both men and women, which I'm decently proud of. This isn't even a very good example, I've gotten better at it since I drew this page.

AND THAT'S IT. I'm gonna go do more stuff instead of talking about stuff I already did.
Sorry for lack of updates. Will upload something momentarily and I'll try to keep it up for a bit. Updating on a regular schedule never seems to work for me -_-
"Tomorrow holds no promises, except the ones we've made." - Icon for Hire, Slow Down

Something about that line hits me hard. It almost brings tears to me, but not in a bad way. Not even sure why.
I assume most of my watchers are already aware, but some other guys are also doing a TG/TF themed game; DKDevil and Zetsub are hard at work on their visual novel game (latest update), and are also trying to get it approved on Steam Greenlight.

I dunno if you've ever read the comments on greenlight, but that stuff can be really harsh. A lot of people are trashing this game for no good reason, so if you like what DK and Zet are doing and you want to support their game you should get over there and vote; if you've already voted, leave a positive comment about how excited you are to play the game. A lot of people are questioning why the game got funded and who would actually want to play it: Get over there and tell them. Indie games thrive on the support of their fans, so don't hold back!


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MLP-Retro Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Do you take requests?
Freedomismyname33 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Man you where such a good tg artist and now its has gone downhill since.
rossni Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Miss your comic work
salexpie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I was just looking through the ninmu nanmu comic since it had been a long time since you stopped drawing it to make your game, and I was wondering if you had ever considered doing more work on the comic, since reading it again made me realize how good I think it is.
JohnColburn Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I've definitely thought about it, but I barely have enough time to work on the game. I don't think I could make comics at any real rate without stealing time from somewhere I can't really spare it.
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