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Rene A. 01-03-2019 06:42 PM

The Realm Ethereal "Story" page now up
 
I'm excited to announce I've retooled my online comic book website at www.realm-ethereal.com to now include the "Story" page. This is where my stories for my creator-owned comic book will live as I release them for free to be read online. If you notice anything or have any comments, please let me know! Check it out if you have the chance and thank you in advance.

Here is the link: https://www.realm-ethereal.com/story/

https://www.realm-ethereal.com/wp-co...ge-smaller.jpg

Rene A. 01-30-2019 03:02 AM

My comic book "The Realm Ethereal" can be painstakingly read one page at a time at a rate of about 2 pages per week at www.realm-ethereal.com. It's a series of stories based on characters I have been designing and creating for the better part of 2018.

The characters in this cosmic fantasy story all revolve around a mystical ethereal realm that is the great divide between physical worlds and that which lies beyond. Here are some of the latest pages and you can of course see more at the website.

Happy reading--now back to the drawing board!

http://www.renearreola.com/wp-conten...TTERED-web.jpg

http://www.renearreola.com/wp-conten...TTERED-web.jpg

http://www.renearreola.com/wp-conten...ED-web-v2a.jpg

http://www.renearreola.com/wp-conten...TTERED-web.jpg

Rene A. 02-21-2019 01:17 AM

In this page, Casia gets blasted by virtue of a "new arrival" on the scene. Here's the link to the original webpage of The Dreamer and The Dreamed, Chapter 1 page 9.

https://www.realm-ethereal.com/wp-co...TTERED-web.jpg[/IMG]

Rene A. 03-02-2019 12:17 PM

The follow up page, where we see Casia down (but not out.) We also see a mysterious figure off in the distance. Original post link here: The Dreamer and The Dreamed, Ch. 1 page 10.

Quick and dirty read right below:

https://www.realm-ethereal.com/wp-co...TTERED-web.jpg

Rene A. 03-02-2019 12:19 PM

Aaaannndddd...here's page 11. The big baddie is revealed! Original post link here: The Dreamer and The Dreamed, Ch.1 page 11

Or, git'er done right below:

https://www.realm-ethereal.com/wp-co...TTERED-web.jpg

vinbat 03-04-2019 05:46 PM

The colors are absolutely beautiful! Why the change to black and white, will they be colored eventually?

Don't get me wrong, the inks are great too! But after seeing the potential with those colors in those first few posts, it is harder to prefer B&W.

Rene A. 03-05-2019 10:53 PM

I appreciate that you like the colors, thank you. It's just too much to try and do all at the same time...and, truthfully, I'm more interested in creating the comic book art for this series as black and white. I also paint these characters as standalone illustrations that I sell in prints and various merch through my website. Coloring the comics was killing my desire to paint...and I don't want that to happen.

Thanks for checking it out and I hope you'll stick around to see more of it:D

vinbat 03-07-2019 05:01 PM

I understand. Yeah in a completely free comic you don't want to crush your love of painting and take up all that extra time.

I'll still follow along!

Rene A. 03-10-2019 06:26 PM

Thank you, vinbat! I appreciate it :)

Rene A. 03-13-2019 10:00 AM

The main character in this story arc, Casia, goes face to face with the Ethereal of Chaos, Kor. The original story page post is here: https://www.realm-ethereal.com/the-d...-dreamed-1-12/

https://i2.wp.com/www.realm-ethereal...-web.jpg?ssl=1

theman_fayth 03-14-2019 11:51 PM

Great Looking book!
 
Hey, this looks really great!
And the colors are fantastic!
Great Job, Rene!

Rene A. 03-15-2019 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theman_fayth (Post 1879591)
Hey, this looks really great!
And the colors are fantastic!
Great Job, Rene!

Thanks! I'm sure you saw, but I removed the coloring going forwards. But I appreciate it very much :)

theman_fayth 03-17-2019 04:34 AM

I saw, but you have a very valid reason for it. Besides, your skill set for coloring is very strong. It's always good to try and go improve other areas one thinks needs improvement.

Rene A. 03-17-2019 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theman_fayth (Post 1879618)
I saw, but you have a very valid reason for it. Besides, your skill set for coloring is very strong. It's always good to try and go improve other areas one thinks needs improvement.

I appreciate that, thanks. If I were to consider adding color again on my owen, I'd do it old school style, using color flats only.

Rene A. 03-23-2019 04:05 PM

The adventure continues, here's page 13. Casia starts to lose her cool! Plus, here is a link to the original post: https://www.realm-ethereal.com/the-d...-dreamed-1-13/
https://www.realm-ethereal.com/wp-co...web-Forums.jpg

Rene A. 04-05-2019 12:18 PM

The latest page is up, with Casia now breaking through the other side...check it out below! And here is the original post link on my website. Thanks for looking!

https://www.realm-ethereal.com/wp-co...web-Forums.jpg

Rene A. 04-18-2019 01:47 PM

The latest episode is up, and below is the new page (back in full color!) The post link on my website is here, which has a little more insight with the new page and why it's in color.

https://www.realm-ethereal.com/wp-co...forums-cxn.jpg

boomvavavoom 04-24-2019 01:17 PM

although I love your art, your coloring makes every page even better.
Loving the read here!

Rene A. 04-26-2019 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boomvavavoom (Post 1880169)
although I love your art, your coloring makes every page even better.
Loving the read here!

Thank you, I truly appreciate it!

pandayboss 05-02-2019 03:06 AM

Great sequential pages, great art & fantastic colors. I love it! Keep up the great work, man!:carrot::carrot:

Rene A. 05-02-2019 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pandayboss (Post 1880281)
Great sequential pages, great art & fantastic colors. I love it! Keep up the great work, man!:carrot::carrot:

Thank you, Dario! Iím stoked to be back adding color to my comics :)

Rene A. 05-15-2019 10:55 PM

The latest page is up and here it is. Casia comes face to face with more Ethereals. The fully updated post on my website can be seen here.

https://www.realm-ethereal.com/wp-co...TTERED-web.jpg

Rene A. 08-21-2019 02:30 PM

It's been way too long since my last update, but here it is. The latest page from my Realm-Ethereal comic book. Since it's been so long, the main character in this story arc is Casia (the redhead girl) and her initial meeting with The Ethereals. God-like beings in a magical, dream-like world.

https://realm-ethereal.com/wp-conten...TTERED-web.jpg

Artloader 08-22-2019 02:21 PM

Intriguing world building and lovely artwork dude!

Rene A. 08-22-2019 08:14 PM

Artloader, thank you! My process for creating this world was to begin by creating full-on color paintings of all these characters. Which I still do, each month I release a new character or revisit a previous one with a new take. The comic book story and art stems from the creative process of developing those paintings.

In the coming weeks, I'll be wrapping up this storyline and then jump into another facet of this world: The Ethereal Guards.

Rene A. 09-06-2019 02:58 PM

Here is the latest page, just dropped. Om, the Ethereal of Vibration is about to go all-out!

https://realm-ethereal.com/wp-conten...web-final_.jpg

Rene A. 09-14-2019 03:15 AM

Newest page is here. Om cuts loose on Kor. It's about to get real!

https://realm-ethereal.com/wp-conten...eb-final-3.jpg

Rene A. 09-22-2019 04:11 PM

The latest page is up! Om layeth down the smacketh on Kor, the Ethereal of Chaos. This is page 20...I'm getting really close to launching a print edition of this first chapter!

https://realm-ethereal.com/wp-conten...TTERED-web.jpg

Rene A. 10-08-2019 11:48 AM

The latest page is up! In this update, the faces of the ethereals are revealed.
https://realm-ethereal.com/wp-conten...TTERED-web.jpg

Rene A. 11-06-2019 10:11 PM

Page 22 is up, here is a direct read:
https://realm-ethereal.com/wp-conten...TTERED-web.jpg

Rene A. 12-16-2019 10:59 PM

Here is the latest page. No dialogue, like intentionally :)
https://www.renearreola.com/wp-conte...TTERED-web.jpg

pandayboss 12-30-2020 09:06 AM

Rene, is the graphic novel finished and when is it going to be released?

artofrene 12-30-2020 12:39 PM

Yep, it is complete and available. I had some pre-orders prior to the release, but the graphic novel became available as soon as I got the books in, which was on Dec. 21. Here's the link: https://www.renearreola.com/product/...dream-awakens/

It is an introduction story and I decided to keep it in black and white, not color as I had set up way back when I was trying it as an online comic. So it's an art book/graphic novel, sans any exposition. And it's intentionally that way. It's dreamlike for the lead character, and to a certain extent, for the reader as well. So, it leaves some of what's going on as a mystery. As the title reads, "The Dream Awakens", so things are just a little blurry as the story gets going.

But, for 2021, I'm going back to storytelling for The Realm Ethereal. I'm excited to say the least. It's almost like I needed two years of just painting these characters. Now, because of all the Realm Ethereal paintings I've done in the last 3 years, I now have a full universe of characters and I'm raring to tell some stories!

pandayboss 12-30-2020 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artofrene (Post 1885343)
Yep, it is complete and available. I had some pre-orders prior to the release, but the graphic novel became available as soon as I got the books in, which was on Dec. 21. Here's the link: https://www.renearreola.com/product/...dream-awakens/

It is an introduction story and I decided to keep it in black and white, not color as I had set up way back when I was trying it as an online comic. So it's an art book/graphic novel, sans any exposition. And it's intentionally that way. It's dreamlike for the lead character, and to a certain extent, for the reader as well. So, it leaves some of what's going on as a mystery. As the title reads, "The Dream Awakens", so things are just a little blurry as the story gets going.

But, for 2021, I'm going back to storytelling for The Realm Ethereal. I'm excited to say the least. It's almost like I needed two years of just painting these characters. Now, because of all the Realm Ethereal paintings I've done in the last 3 years, I now have a full universe of characters and I'm raring to tell some stories!

confused here. So the colored version with dialogues are not available to buy but just b&w version which is what you're selling now? But is this b&w book just art pages, no dialogue?

artofrene 12-30-2020 04:03 PM

That's correct, the colored version is not what's being printed. To be honest, I was never satisfied with the colors from back then. The artwork was always intended to be in black and white. So, "The Dream Awakens" is a black and white 'silent story'. It is the same artwork as you see in the colored version and driven by the same plot.

Looking back, my art style was really inspired by Sergio Toppi, and I really enjoyed just his black and white artwork on its own. So, with that in mind, I've left my artwork uncolored for this print edition release. The artwork for this story will only be found in color at whatever corners of the internet one can find it, such as in forums like this or google image searches. In fact, this story started out initially as a Webtoon. But I found I did not like creating the art in that format.

For next year (which I'm already working on) I'll be creating artwork in a style with coloring in mind. And there will be a written story as well. I'm fairly certain it's not going to be with dialogue balloons but something similar to those oversized Alex Ross/Paul Dini DC Justice League books.

pandayboss 12-31-2020 10:13 AM

Ah, ok I got it now. Thanks Rene.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

artofrene 12-31-2020 12:38 PM

No worries, Dario! Thanks for asking and taking an interest :)

Happy New Year to you as well!!

mini-dano 01-02-2021 11:39 AM

Looks amazing!

artofrene 01-02-2021 08:42 PM

Thank you, mini-dano! In 2021, I'm continuing the story (after basically focusing on mostly painting over the last year) of The Realm Ethereal. In fact, I just wrapped up the final painting for the Realm Ethereal. Now, it's on to storytelling.

artofrene 01-07-2021 02:26 PM

Tomorrow "Enter the Realm" launches, kicking off the next story arc in The Realm Ethereal. I'm taking somewhat of a break from painting images for the Realm Ethereal and will now focus on getting back to telling the story through comic book illustration art.

All of this new artwork I'll be making is for the next graphic novel, which follows up "The Dream Awakens". Every Friday, starting tomorrow, I'm dropping new, full page views at my website. The story "Enter the Realm" will feature Casia's transition into this new and mysterious world for her. We're going to see some characters come to life in this storyline that you probably only ever saw in my paintings. I've been painting all these characters for the last two years, I'm excited to get to some storytelling.

https://www.renearreola.com/wp-conte...de-branded.jpg


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