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Dave and Liz Lillie
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Good morning, sir!

Or madam. As you prefer.

I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.

 Graph August 2014 by Dreamkeepers 
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.

To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?

Bad, bad David.

I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
8-14-2014 Drapery by Dreamkeepers 

One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we discovered was to think of fabric not as a disconnected thing- but as another organic part of your character. Like a second layer of skin. That helps make the placement of folds and creases a little more intuitive, when your mind is seeing it as one whole.
As an aside, I'd encourage creators to use a range of fabrics with their characters. Thin wispy drapery, thick plush folds, crinkly crisp uniforms, wet clingy cloth, dry, tight, baggy... What would your cast be wearing and why? Taking some time to think it through adds a pleasing, tactile dimension to your art. At a subconscious level, the reader will not only see how your art looks, but understand how it would feel- and that adds a lot.

And this wouldn't be a Sneak Peek without at least some Volume 4 art- so here are a few glimpses that fall more into the 'teaser' category:

First, the official title of Volume 4- Descent to the Archives.

Kalei will be in it- and you'll find out a little more about what the hell might have happened with her and Jeneviv.
8-21-2014 Kalei by Dreamkeepers 

Vi is going to be in it and we are giving her a gun. I'll let you do the math.
8-21-2014 Vi haz Gun by Dreamkeepers 

Randy has an epiphany and / or explosive flatulence.
8-21-2014 Randy by Dreamkeepers 

Tinsel finds a shirt- and wears it.
8-21-2014 Tinsel with Shirt by Dreamkeepers 

I cannot overstate how excited I am with the way Volume 4 is shaping up. I feel like Volumes 1-3 laid the groundwork, and the story is really launching forward with this edition. We've been trailing breadcrumbs throughout- but this book drops some bread slices.

I can hardly wait to finish it and show you.

In the meanwhile- you may have heard that Volume 3 is updating for free on the DK site. We're hoping to build up as many readers as we can for the V4 Kickstarter- thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word. If you know anyone who would enjoy our work, please point them our way.

Thanks again to everyone for your generosity and goodwill- we've got some fun things in the works!


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StreakyTheTiger Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Your work is amazing. :D  How many people are working on this? It just boggles my mind that you do such amazing work and so much of it. ... I'm kind of new to deviant art so I don't quite know how commissions work... but I would love one from you guys once I know what I need to do. 
 I'm curious though... when a dream keeper is born, do they look like their parents, or do they look like... you know, the representation of whoever it is they are dream keeper for... I don't know, just something I was wondering. Tiney details bug me sometimes.
A-man3713 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
This comic is godlike
MinkWinsor Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Wow your comic looks really amazing! Keep it up!
Wub-Bouncer Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya DavidLilly i like your comic alot and the world surrounding it, so i decided to dedicate a fan comic, of course if you would prefer me take it down i can do so. I dont plan on using any characters you have created, just trying my best to stick to the world you have created.

Here is a link if youd like to see it! (only 2 pages so far) :…
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
You say that everyone has their own dream keeper. Will there ever be a point in the stories future that we see a connection between the dream-keepers and the "everyone"?
bobosmith01 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What exactly is your comic about? I hear it's really good.
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Well yay, I'm glad people have been saying it's good. :dance:

The basic idea is that everyone has a unique character in the Dreamworld, a Dreamkeeper- and Nightmares are trying to slaughter them all.

I have links to some flashy introductory stuff- we have a teaser commercial here:

A website intro here:…

And you can jump and start reading the books here:…

If you have any questions or feedback, just drop me a line.  Thank you for taking an interest in our work.  :love:
TahuTango Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many-Thanks for the fav! Also, just saying, you guys are unbelievably awesome.
Cytochrom Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey, you. Yeah, Mr. Awesome. Your stuff is great. Never stop.
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
If I see Mr. Awesome, I'll pass it along- but in the meanwhile, we will definitely keep making comics.  :D  Thank you being so encouraging and nice!
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