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ACT II - Part Four: Flight by dirktiede ACT II - Part Four: Flight by dirktiede
Artwork for the cover of PS Part Four: Flight.

The comic returns June 1st.

Pen & Ink, coloring in Photoshop. Sky & moon partially generated in Bryce 3D (yes, the ancient one.)
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:iconwerewolflover6:
werewolflover6 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm up to date with the comic and had a BLAST reading it! The originality behind it, the pacing, the suspense, the artwork, and even the story itself all are extremely engaging. I'm very picky with graphic novels, for I prefer standard books, but Paradigm Shift truly is keeping me on the edge of my seat.

There are many things I appreciate, one of which is, as simple as it may be to some people, the detail and research you put into just a single scene in the story, or how closely you look at real wolf and human anatomy to really give Kate a feeling that she's a wolf, and not a werebear or some big muscly thing with a bunch of brown fur. The psychological aspect of all of the main characters is very well done, too. Staying on the subject of Kate herself, I strongly appreciate that what she's going through is more than 'oh if I get mad enough I'll transform', or just become some stereotypical 'emo' like I've seen so many times with supernatural/werewolf plot lines. Instead of making the werewolf her 'evil' or 'demon' side, the emphasis on how it's the more primitive bestial part of her is certainly a breath of fresh air, and the fact that she's slowly trying to accept it instead of getting rid of it... Very dynamic and deep.

You can really her struggle through Mike, too. It actually makes the characters interesting, giving readers the chance to feel sorry for these characters. I'm still on edge wondering what the hell is going to happen with with Bryant and the others, as well. I can't wait!
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dirktiede Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks for the kind words. It's great to know the thought I'm putting into the story comes through in the reading. I definitely wanted to create a "realistic" take on the werewolf mythos and take it in a new direction. I'm very glad you appreciate the effort. Much obliged!
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werewolflover6 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. Sometimes people forget that even if a certain genre of the story is fictional, realism is key for it to be successful. Keep doing what you are doing, because the effort you are putting into Paradigm Shift is astounding.
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Mago2007 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Hey Dirk Look at that! A sculpture of Kate!
Visit my gallery.
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:icondirktiede:
dirktiede Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks again, Alexandre! I brought her to Anime Boston this weekend, and people were really impressed with her. I did have to rig up a temporary top for her, though, for modesty.
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Mago2007 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Truth?
I stay enough happy with this information.
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dirktiede Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Truth. I'll be bringing her to AnimeSTL and ACEN next.
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Mago2007 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
OK
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anim3krazygurl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student General Artist
i love your comic! keep up the awesome work!!
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dirktiede Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thanks!
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anim3krazygurl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
you're welcome!
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JasonPictures Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I read the webcomic and I'm so happy at one thing: Gina, the coroner, finally finds out Kate's secret.
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:icondirktiede:
dirktiede Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Ah, but what will she *do* with it?
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JasonPictures Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I think just maybe she'll have someone wrestle Kate as a retaliation. Where did I get this kind of idea? A part from Drake and Josh episode, "Dune Buggy".
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Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SuuhWEEET! :D
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH and i forgot to tell you if you make new story with the same werewolf theme (inclucing possibly my idea hint) use tattered clothes on werewolf (not nudity) and story should be a bit tamed
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear dirk,
About your developing graphic novel the art is nice or as devil may cry character Dante may say stylish but the story well a bit extreme one of the detective a female one solving a mystery being a part of it Thats a bit extreme,You know you better finish the story quickly cause i have a new story idea that you may develop but not the paradigm shift webcomic,a different story and yes the mystery werewolf thing,yes the male and female detective type but a different story this time about a young orphaned and amnesiac male teenager who escaped from some evil capturers from an organisation for a reason,He needs help from the two detective to solve the mystery about who he is?,why he escaped from an evil organisation? and what made him turn into one of them a werewolf?,Oh the story might be rated in a game type E+12,and the amenisiac male teenager post transformation from his werewolf should have his clothes tattered.Because post transformation nudity is not good idea. and i think my new story development idea should be tamed after all since he is a teenager this story should be tamed a little violent also.That story might be similar to the one you made but with my idea.I ll show you the character developments( which is unlike your art style) which i will make later,And i hope you can send me a reply if you appreciate or not appreciate my idea
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dirktiede Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Sorry man, I'm only working on my own stories.

Good luck putting together your own story.
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay suit yourself anyway but if youre done with that paradigm shift story use my idea as a project and what do you think of my idea? if you like it? ill send my designs of what it looks like and you can make the story of my idea as your new one with your artwith just a little credit
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dirktiede Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I think is my only werewolf story. There are so many other types of stories I'd like to do next.

As for nudity. I don't pull punches when the story needs it.

If you've got ideas on how to tell a story, do one for yourself. Nobody's stopping you.
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Silverswordmaster Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
I. LOVE. THIS. COMIC.

We want more! It is well written, crafty, and is really thrilling! Thank you so much for creating it!
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skittles713 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
hollllyy shit that cover is bangin:heart:
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TheMorgueEscapee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Oh man! I've been looking forward to this :D

The new part updates like before?
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:icondirktiede:
dirktiede Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Yup. Every Tuesday until further notice. =)

Go see it!
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NekoLuna Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Nice, I'll be looking forward to it.
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:iconbloodsuckerz:
bloodsuckerz Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Cant wait to see what happens when they're on the road. YAY!!
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Lyra-Lie Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Hooray! I can't wait! :D
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adc-comics Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Awesome work as always, Dirk. I love the sense of flight/escape this gives off. Can't wait to read the comics in June!
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Rocker234 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
(says in M.Bison voice) YES!!! YES!!!!
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EidolWays Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Happiness is a new issue cover and the new issue to follow. Looking forward to it!
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M-Skirvin Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Woot! This is GREAT! I can't wait! I wonder if she'll let her partner in on the big secret....
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dirktiede Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Did you read the end of Part Three? ;)
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Kaze-Youko Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Woohoo! Looking forward to it! Even more than I was six or however many months ago! XD
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kojika Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looking forward to it :heart:
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TechTheNoob Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D i love t!
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icekatze Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
hi hi

I'm trying to think of a comment that I can leave besides "omg omg omg omg!" but my brain isn't working right now.
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TopCat86 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
NICE
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