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Won't You Be Our Guest... by WinkGuy1
Won't You Be Our Guest...
C'est la fête...

This is the drawing I did for my sister's latest birthday card. Two characters(Lumière and Cogsworth(French name: Big Ben... oh, the irony)) from one of her favourite movies. Although my sister and I both prefer movies in their original language. Beauty and the Beast is her one exception. She prefers the translated version La belle et la bête. My sister also told me that when they switched from VHS to DVD and Blu-Ray, some of the character's voices changed and she preferred the voices on VHS. I wanted to give this deviation the title "C'est la fête..." since it's the French title of the iconic Be Our Guest song but... DA doesn't like the accents and such in titles and I thought it looked a little silly sans accent...

Enjoy,

~Guy H.L.

P.S. I do not claim to own nor have created Lumière or Cogsworth nor have I worked on any of the Beauty and the Beast movies/TV shows but I drew them here as stated above. It was actually the first time I drew either of them. And when I decided to draw them, I realized it was a long time coming and I wonder why I haven't before. I've always loved this movie and these characters and many other characters in the movie.
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Merry Christmas 2015 by WinkGuy1
Merry Christmas 2015
Merry Christmas!

Joyeux Noël!

Better late than never!

Wishing you the best for 2016!

Cheers,

~Guy H.L.

P.S. The guy in the back throwing snowballs is more or less a mystery. The other one is my original character, Winky. I created him back in 1996. Boy, almost 20 years ago. That's crazy.

Winky is my(Guy H.L. AKA WinkGuy1) © property.
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A Super Birthday by WinkGuy1
A Super Birthday
Hey,

Here is the card I made for my girlfriend. I based it off of Melissa Benoist's portrayal of Supergirl on TV since we both watch the show.

Enjoy,

~Guy H.L.

Supergirl is the © property of WB and DC Comics. This is a card I drew.
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Being Hopelessly Heroic... Page 54 by WinkGuy1
Being Hopelessly Heroic... Page 54

Hey there,

I would like to share my story with you if you have the time...

Um...

Where to begin?

 

It's been quite an adventure...


Last year, I was contacted by Nathan Bowler of the Superandom webcomic (superandom.com) who was starting a new webcomic with Damien Fleury. Basically, he wanted to talk about me working on this new webcomic called Hopelessly Heroic(hopelesslyheroic.com)... Long story short, it wasn't meant for me back then but I was intrigued by the premise and kept in touch. The first artist Nathan and Damien hired was Ronn Sutton. When Ronn left, Nathan contacted me again but Damien had already decided on hiring fellow Algonquin College alumni Darren Bird before we could meet. Two issues later or so, Darren became a proud papa and had little time to spare to work on Hopelessly Heroic. During all this time, Nathan had asked me if I would like to do a guest page for HH. He gave me the outline, did a rough storyboard for it and I came up with this: winkguy1.deviantart.com/art/Ho…

 

Enter Guy...

 

When Darren left HH, guess what happened next? Yep, Nathan and I finally sat down face to face and started our collaboration on Hopelessly Heroic. I know Damien was doing something somewhere about it but, I never met the guy and often joked that Nathan probably made him up, haha

 

Now, my task was to pick up where Darren had left off but... wait, what's this... I also had to come around full circle into Ronn's intro.. Huh? That's right. The story starts out in a meeting for people with super powers and the main character, Jon Cock, starts telling his story about how he got his powers... Somewhere along that story, Darren picks up where Ronn left off but the story had to go back to that meeting which comprised of the first two drawn pages of the first issue. Now, I think Ronn and Darren are talented artists in their own right and I thought Darren had done a good job picking up where Ronn had left off and kept the artwork pretty similar... But somewhere down the line, I think he started developing his own style and his Jon Cock started looking a bit different than his earlier(and Ronn's) Jon Cock... Nathan asked me to try and and keep the characters looking exactly like they did when Ronn and Darren were drawing them. Since the artwork seemed to change, I tried to do a mish-mash of how it was in the beginning and how it was right before I got on but try to keep it more faithful to the initial pages... and then add a dash of my own in there.

 

Now, I studied animation and dabbled in storyboards while doing that and co-created(with KindToonz) a comic by the name of Cross N' Nails that has yet to see the light of day but, I've uploaded a few sketches here and there in my gallery regarding Cross & Nails... I've never worked as much on a comic as I have this year... So, this allowed me to experiment with how to make a comic page... and I have... After every three pages or so, I changed my work method. I started it all by redrawing every single character I had to draw to get more at ease in drawing these characters over and over.

 

While most characters had already been drawn by Ronn and/or Darren before my turn, I had to design a few characters. The characters I've designed were Alexis and Super Gonzalez. I designed Super Gonzalez based on Nathan's description which was basically that he's a Super Mario rip-off but more realistic-looking, with a goatee instead of a moustache, less fat and short. and the initials SG on his cap. I decided to add a thin tie and a nicer shirt that would make him look a big more like a slick macho type since I wasn't sure if he was supposed to be Italian or another nationality... Being a Super Mario rip-off, one might assume that that would make him Italian for sure but... Gonzalez... well, as far as I know, that's more Mexican or Puerto Rican or somewhere in mid to South America... So, I just thought... Hey, Latino men often have the stereotype of being macho men... The same for Italian men... So, make him a cross between a slick salesman/"ladies' man" and Super Mario... I almost added a ponytail at one point but decided that would have been overkill. I really like the original sketch I did but when I was doing the actual drawings for the strip, I think I started slightly diverging from the original design. I think I may have been subconsciously mixing the character with someone I know.

 

Not much was said about Alexis except that she's Jon's ex, she's a stripper and sometimes prostitute(whatever that means...).

 

Okay, now, where was I? I started work in the middle of the 4th issue after Darren left and finished that issue. Nothing was said about me doing any more work and I'm fine with that. It's been fun but I'd like to work on something else now. Will I ever do more work on Hopelessly Heroic? Hmmm. As I've just said(written, but you know), I really want a break from it and would rather work on something else now... But, you never know, maybe sometime in the future, maybe Nathan will come calling again and maybe, just maybe... who knows.

 

So, what was my work exactly? Well, Nathan and Damien(or so I was told, ha!) wrote the story. Nathan would send me the script he wrote and a crude storyboard to go along with it and I made everything pretty. I often decided to revise "camera" angles, where the characters would be standing(trying to stay faithful and keep track of continuity). I would then send the work to Nathan and he would give his final approval. When everyone was satisfied, I would colour my artwork, Nathan would add speech bubbles, credits and sound effects over my artwork. Previous pages were coloured by Nathan himself but I, sadly, wasn't a big fan of his colouring so asked to colour myself. I was asked to alter only one scene because Nathan and Damien had a different idea for those two panels than the original gag intended. I also didn't like one sketch I had done so changed the angle for one panel but Nathan asked me to change it back to the same angle he had in the original sketch. At first, I was hesitant since I had a few more pages to work on but I'm glad he did. Maybe I will post the original version eventually for comparison.

 

So, maybe some of you are asking... If Nathan uploaded my pages on Hopelesslyheroic.com, why upload them here instead of just giving the link in a journal blog? Well, I'm uploading the artwork without Nathan's speech bubbles, etc. so you get a clearer view of the artwork I did. I will transcribe the dialogue with sound effects for each page below this description. Looking back at some pages, I was also not completely satisfied with some tiny details and some of the colouring so decided to alter them a little... While some pages may be identical or nearly identical to what I sent to Nathan, some have been altered or I decided to remove the colour, use the linework only, merge colour with black and white, etc. I would like to call these the 1.2 versions.


All my pages were finally put up so I continue on to...

The thirteenth(lucky thirtheen!) page I worked on for Hopelessly Heroic! It's the 54th page from the start of the series but the series consists of 4 issues at the moment. This page is the 20th page from the 4th issue(although, it's the 21st(Blackjack! Sorry, I can't stop with the numbers now...) on the site since a guest page was put up after the 11th page). But Nathan usually labelled them 42 to 44, 45 to 47, 48 to 50 and 51 to 54... You get the idea... I could have used 8 to 10, 11 to 13, 14 to 16 and 17 to 20 but Nathan mostly used the numbers from the beginning and I like 42(If you know HGTTG, you'll understand).

I actually labelled page 52 as having mild mature content since Jon bit off SG's finger off and then there's a bit of blood when Macy gets hit by her own mace even if the viewers don't see her and the blood was more for comic effect(I'm pretty sure she's in better shape by now than the blood indicated on that page)... But I don't think this page needs the label since all you see are people being unconscious on the floor(and SG cowering on the wall) and the finger being spit out... It's a drawn finger tip, not much is seen and it's mostly for comedy.... I think it was a little more disturbing when Jon bit it off than when he spits it out a few pages later... I assume he actually swallowed the glove bit that was covering it up but that's another mystery for the ages...

The idea to use a downshot of the room with most of the characters shown unconscious was my idea. Nathan originally wanted me to do it from behind Jon in the adjoining room... I'm pretty happy with how it came out considering I had to draw and colour very tiny...

I don't know why but part of me dreaded having to draw Villain once more in the very last panel... But it was just like how the expression says... about riding a bicycle... Anyway, I actually enjoyed drawing him here, like an old friend... an old unwanted friend if you're Jon... A friend who tries to kill you and the ones you love... Oh, you get the idea...

When I picked the colours for the walls of the room in which Jon is and the wall in the room where Villain is standing... I was actually going for colours one might see in an old community centre that is slightly falling apart. So, although I like the colours on their own... I wasn't going for a pleasant mix of colours, I was just going for colours who stood out from one another for different rooms. I hope it isn't too hard on the eyes...

Here is Nathan's script for this page.

 ...

You know what? I changed my mind, I won't transcribe Nathan's script and sound effects... I'll let the visuals speak for themselves. If you want to check out the pages with those things, check out Hopelesslyheroic.com
But I just want to point out one tiny tidbit... When Jon spits out the finger, Nathan wrote him saying: "Bleh! And who's finger is this?" I believe it should be "whose" and not "who's"... Just me being the nit-picker that I am.

 
Jon's messed-up adventure will continue... But without me, this was my last page... At least for the time being. I hope you've enjoyed my artwork that has accompanied Nathan's writing for months.

Enjoy,


~Guy H.L.

 

For further information and credit where credit is due, visit hopelesslyheroic.com

P.S. The content and language of this series may be offensive to some viewers... Proceed with caution.

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Being Hopelessly Heroic... Page 53 by WinkGuy1
Being Hopelessly Heroic... Page 53

Hey there,

I would like to share my story with you if you have the time...

Um...

Where to begin?

 

It's been quite an adventure...


Last year, I was contacted by Nathan Bowler of the Superandom webcomic (superandom.com) who was starting a new webcomic with Damien Fleury. Basically, he wanted to talk about me working on this new webcomic called Hopelessly Heroic(hopelesslyheroic.com)... Long story short, it wasn't meant for me back then but I was intrigued by the premise and kept in touch. The first artist Nathan and Damien hired was Ronn Sutton. When Ronn left, Nathan contacted me again but Damien had already decided on hiring fellow Algonquin College alumni Darren Bird before we could meet. Two issues later or so, Darren became a proud papa and had little time to spare to work on Hopelessly Heroic. During all this time, Nathan had asked me if I would like to do a guest page for HH. He gave me the outline, did a rough storyboard for it and I came up with this: winkguy1.deviantart.com/art/Ho…

 

Enter Guy...

 

When Darren left HH, guess what happened next? Yep, Nathan and I finally sat down face to face and started our collaboration on Hopelessly Heroic. I know Damien was doing something somewhere about it but, I never met the guy and often joked that Nathan probably made him up, haha

 

Now, my task was to pick up where Darren had left off but... wait, what's this... I also had to come around full circle into Ronn's intro.. Huh? That's right. The story starts out in a meeting for people with super powers and the main character, Jon Cock, starts telling his story about how he got his powers... Somewhere along that story, Darren picks up where Ronn left off but the story had to go back to that meeting which comprised of the first two drawn pages of the first issue. Now, I think Ronn and Darren are talented artists in their own right and I thought Darren had done a good job picking up where Ronn had left off and kept the artwork pretty similar... But somewhere down the line, I think he started developing his own style and his Jon Cock started looking a bit different than his earlier(and Ronn's) Jon Cock... Nathan asked me to try and and keep the characters looking exactly like they did when Ronn and Darren were drawing them. Since the artwork seemed to change, I tried to do a mish-mash of how it was in the beginning and how it was right before I got on but try to keep it more faithful to the initial pages... and then add a dash of my own in there.

 

Now, I studied animation and dabbled in storyboards while doing that and co-created(with KindToonz) a comic by the name of Cross N' Nails that has yet to see the light of day but, I've uploaded a few sketches here and there in my gallery regarding Cross & Nails... I've never worked as much on a comic as I have this year... So, this allowed me to experiment with how to make a comic page... and I have... After every three pages or so, I changed my work method. I started it all by redrawing every single character I had to draw to get more at ease in drawing these characters over and over.

 

While most characters had already been drawn by Ronn and/or Darren before my turn, I had to design a few characters. The characters I've designed were Alexis and Super Gonzalez. I designed Super Gonzalez based on Nathan's description which was basically that he's a Super Mario rip-off but more realistic-looking, with a goatee instead of a moustache, less fat and short. and the initials SG on his cap. I decided to add a thin tie and a nicer shirt that would make him look a big more like a slick macho type since I wasn't sure if he was supposed to be Italian or another nationality... Being a Super Mario rip-off, one might assume that that would make him Italian for sure but... Gonzalez... well, as far as I know, that's more Mexican or Puerto Rican or somewhere in mid to South America... So, I just thought... Hey, Latino men often have the stereotype of being macho men... The same for Italian men... So, make him a cross between a slick salesman/"ladies' man" and Super Mario... I almost added a ponytail at one point but decided that would have been overkill. I really like the original sketch I did but when I was doing the actual drawings for the strip, I think I started slightly diverging from the original design. I think I may have been subconsciously mixing the character with someone I know.

 

Not much was said about Alexis except that she's Jon's ex, she's a stripper and sometimes prostitute(whatever that means...).

 

Okay, now, where was I? I started work in the middle of the 4th issue after Darren left and finished that issue. Nothing was said about me doing any more work and I'm fine with that. It's been fun but I'd like to work on something else now. Will I ever do more work on Hopelessly Heroic? Hmmm. As I've just said(written, but you know), I really want a break from it and would rather work on something else now... But, you never know, maybe sometime in the future, maybe Nathan will come calling again and maybe, just maybe... who knows.

 

So, what was my work exactly? Well, Nathan and Damien(or so I was told, ha!) wrote the story. Nathan would send me the script he wrote and a crude storyboard to go along with it and I made everything pretty. I often decided to revise "camera" angles, where the characters would be standing(trying to stay faithful and keep track of continuity). I would then send the work to Nathan and he would give his final approval. When everyone was satisfied, I would colour my artwork, Nathan would add speech bubbles, credits and sound effects over my artwork. Previous pages were coloured by Nathan himself but I, sadly, wasn't a big fan of his colouring so asked to colour myself. I was asked to alter only one scene because Nathan and Damien had a different idea for those two panels than the original gag intended. I also didn't like one sketch I had done so changed the angle for one panel but Nathan asked me to change it back to the same angle he had in the original sketch. At first, I was hesitant since I had a few more pages to work on but I'm glad he did. Maybe I will post the original version eventually for comparison.

 

So, maybe some of you are asking... If Nathan uploaded my pages on Hopelesslyheroic.com, why upload them here instead of just giving the link in a journal blog? Well, I'm uploading the artwork without Nathan's speech bubbles, etc. so you get a clearer view of the artwork I did. I will transcribe the dialogue with sound effects for each page below this description. Looking back at some pages, I was also not completely satisfied with some tiny details and some of the colouring so decided to alter them a little... While some pages may be identical or nearly identical to what I sent to Nathan, some have been altered or I decided to remove the colour, use the linework only, merge colour with black and white, etc. I would like to call these the 1.2 versions.


All my pages were finally put up so I continue on to...

The twelfth page I worked on for Hopelessly Heroic! It's the 53rd page from the start of the series but the series consists of 4 issues at the moment. This page is the 19th page from the 4th issue(although, it's the 20th on the site since a guest page was put up after the 11th page). But Nathan usually labelled them 42 to 44, 45 to 47, 48 to 50 and 51 to 54... You get the idea... I could have used 8 to 10, 11 to 13, 14 to 16 and 17 to 20 but Nathan mostly used the numbers from the beginning and I like 42(If you know HGTTG, you'll understand).

Here is Nathan's script for this page.

 ...

You know what? I changed my mind, I won't transcribe Nathan's script and sound effects... I'll let the visuals speak for themselves. If you want to check out the pages with those things, check out Hopelesslyheroic.com
But I just want to point out one tiny tidbit... Nathan seems to like the contraction "wanna" and uses it now and then. I don't think I've ever seen him use "want to" in his speech bubbles... but he also spells the contraction with only one "n" even though I tried to point out that I'm fairly certain it's meant to be spelled with two n's. I've never seen anyone else who spells it that way. It bugs me a little but I assume he's set in his ways and he doesn't think I know what I'm talking about... Um, although two pages ago, he put up a page with the word "wana"... I just realized that for this page, Captain Chest actually says the word "wanna" in the very first panel... so maybe Nathan actually did listen and the other recent page was just a lapse? It's possible... Happens to the best of us.

 
Jon's messed-up adventure continues on page 54...

Enjoy,


~Guy H.L.

 

For further information and credit where credit is due, visit hopelesslyheroic.com

P.S. The content and language of this series may be offensive to some viewers... Proceed with caution.

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  • Mood: Apprehensive
  • Listening to: Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
  • Reading: Bram Stoker - Dracula
  • Watching: This Screen
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nada
  • Drinking: Not right now...
That's my next stop! Table A1104! Come see me if you're in Montreal next week from Friday to Sunday (September 13 to 15)! I like exclamation points!

Cheers,
~Guy

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Guy
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That's me!

Favourite genre of music: Mostly classic rock
Favourite style of art: I can't choose...
MP3 player of choice: My computer :P
Skin of choice: My own... hehehe
Favourite cartoon character: Jay Sherman, Beetlejuice, Joker, Spider-Man, etc.
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:iconxxetsuko:
xxEtsuko Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks you so much for the fav!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013   Filmographer
You're welcome :)
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Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave man!
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Tenkikun Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello dude!
Remember us? Here is a video with you in it!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Filmographer
Well, after looking at it... Of course, I remember you guys. It was nice meeting you. Thanks for the link. :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:iconbirthdaycakeplz:Hope you had a great birthday today Guy!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Filmographer
Hey Cathy,

I don't know if I joined DeviantART on this day or if I put the wrong birthday date but my birthday isn't until the 30th. Thanks for the wishes and cute pic, though.
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Margo-K Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Happy Bithday!!!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Filmographer
Hi, thanks. But my birthday is on the 30th of December.
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Margo-K Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
It's strange..............
You was in my DA list of Birthdays.....
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