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The Transformation Challenge - Daniel/Danielle by MentalCrash The Transformation Challenge - Daniel/Danielle by MentalCrash
I decided to enter this contest, most of followers know about the comic I made 3 years ago, called Mirror's Cycle, an still pov comic with little drawings instead of words, a little over 200 pages long, telling the story of Daniel, who slowly turns into a girl over the course of a week.

It's been so far my largest project, I doubt my current long comic Is it Summer Yet? Will go anywhere near in length, but I'm hoping to make a bigger impact.

For those unaware, I'm a part of the TG community, which stands for Transgender, or, more popularly know Gender Bender, often regarded as fetishist, though I see TG as more of an identity thing, something many TG artist fight for as more than just sexually arousal material. And that's what motivates me to draw not just for this contest, but that category of artwork in general, my followers know as I've been doing it for years now.

If you haven't read Mirror's Cycle yet, give it a go, it's 3 years old and that shows in the artwork, but I find it heartwarming to this day even considering it's my own work, and that's sounds horrifyingly egotistical <3

Mirror's Cycle Logo by MentalCrash 
Some of my followers, the ones who have been following me for a while, also know that I started doing these type of comics purely because I felt like there wasn't enough of them around, I was glad to see there is a public for it, that does keep me going, but what motivates me the most is purely the lack of these type of pictures.

I'm encouraging everyone in the TG community to enter this. And unsure artists to join the TG community, it's small, but we take care of each other. If you're better than me, then let's talk, I'll be willing to help you get known as much as I can. And if you're not better, then join as well, no one starts being perfect, and I'll also be willing to help you get better.


Tools I used for this:

Physical: ArtCreation Sketchbook A5 80 grs. + Mechanical Pencil 0.5 mm. and Eraser.
Scanning: Lexmark X2470
Software: Paint Tool SAI
Hardware: Wacom Intuos 4 L
This took... I can't say for sure, less than 9 hours, because my sister is visiting and I wasn't able to work on it straight through.
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:iconryutoki:
ryutoki Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
When you say you're part of the TG community, do you mean you're actually transgender, or simply an ally?
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RyrMyrByr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
It seems like "TG" is a fetish more often than it is a sincere desire to be the opposite sex.
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:iconrazoremblem:
razoremblem Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
uh..?
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what?
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AFlyingCar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Great art! :)
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thankies :>
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AFlyingCar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Welcomies!
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plumnutz3 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous image change from masculine to feminine.
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heh, thank you ^3^
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c-halts Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Damn, that was a good comic. You should do something else like that (that = no text). Of cource, not before IISY =P
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mmm, I hadn't considered doing something else like that, but it might be a good idea, the problem is that I have a big agenda to cover before being able to .3.
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JanusDaGuardian42 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haven't seen Danielle in a while, but, from what I can see, she's doing pretty well. XD Good luck in the contest. :) 
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:> Thank you

I need to draw some extra scene of her future sometime.
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apsm Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2014
I like how much your artworks improved. Danielle looks cuter than ever ^^.
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yessss, heheh, thankies C:
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animal-delos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Writer
Oh very nice work MC ^^ you'll win!
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No I won't :V but thanks for the wishes :3
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animal-delos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Writer
Welkies.
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TheK40 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
huh, I was going to do something similar but decided to make my life harder and went with something else. lol but I'm glad to see someone did this. You did a good job, I like what you did with the colors in the background. This is actually the first time I'm hearing someone refer the trans* community as "TG" lol but it make sense. Unless that is specifically or mostly used to describe the genre of a comic/art?  

I also just read your Mirror Cycle which I thought was clever with the panels all being through the mirror in his bedroom because..identity and stuff. It was kind of hard to understand what some of the bubble symbols meant. I only realize a 100 pages in that you had explained some things in your description. But for a wordless comic, the goal is to be able to show everything without having to tell. Other than that you did a great job exploring the conflicting emotions of the characters. 
And seeing that was 3 years old and comparing to this entry. You improved a lot. 

Good luck!
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MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, well, the TG as comics and sequences, usually in a fantastic way (I mean a drug or actual magic making a character change gender) are widely known as TG, I don't think it's the best way to call it, but it works.

And yeah, I actually think I'll remake it sometime, without changing the core of it but making sure the bubble symbols are easier to understand regardless of language and/or cultural barriers, only parts I think should always remain kinda misterious are the dreaming bits.

Thank you, it makes me happy to see the difference, specially when this last year I was constantly battling with my skills, I think I can do better but where I've gotten so far makes me very very happy

Cheers :>
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jeje1140 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
nice
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
^3^ Merci
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jeje1140 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Mais de rien ^^
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CaptainEdwardTeague Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I missed seeing your great artwork :)
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dawww, thanks C:
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CaptainEdwardTeague Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
You're welcome, keep up the great work, Audrey :)
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AshK1980 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Great job! This is a very good drawing as always! I love Mirror's Cycle!
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^3^
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:iconzalloy:
Zalloy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Mirror's cycle is always a good one, well done. Good luck in the contest Andrey!
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dawww, thank you thank you thank you :>
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TofuKou Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great! >:3 good luck ;)

I'd enter, but I just need to get a start of things going o;
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^3^

And why don't you just enter anyway? You might get lucky <3
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:icontofukou:
TofuKou Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a shy and unconfident person :c but I'll give it a try to breakthrough my negativity c:
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Keep going :V

Being so negative will take you nowhere
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TofuKou Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes!

Agreed .w.
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:icontirusr:
tirusr Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
This is great little 3 panel. Good luck in the contest!
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^3^
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johnmadixsmith Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Fun :)
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:iconrebeccablackplz:
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:iconkooh-da:
Kooh-DA Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tu anatomia ha mejorado bastante! Has estado practicando Life Drawing?
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
La verdad es que no, es simplemente que me paso más tiempo mirando los dibujos mientras los hago, pasé una temporada en que todo me salía como la mierda.
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Kooh-DA Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Todos tenemos esas temporadas hahaa (sigo en una), pero veo tu mejora, queria hacertela saber.
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dawww, gracias, espero que la puedas pasar pronto :>
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DestroyedChildhood Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Wow, those colors~ Oh my gosh, is it weird that I really find this gorgeous~? 
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yesssss lol

Thank you ^3^ These color kind of identify with stages of the comic :>
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DestroyedChildhood Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
And I love it~ The blending style is especially wonderful :3
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ooooh, that's not hard to do, really really, just blend watercolor brushes, that's all :>
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DestroyedChildhood Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Someday... When I find my tablet pen I am going to practice digital So much....
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:iconmentalcrash:
MentalCrash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mmmm, didn't your tablet broke? You lost your pen? Why can't you just buy a replacement? Replacement parts aren't that expensive.
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DestroyedChildhood Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Well, the pen broke, but I bought a new one. Recently, it went missing. We cleaned, & I have a sneaking suspicion that someone misplaced it thinking it was a regular pen, but it's just vanished. It was 35 bux.... And I know that isn't super expensive, but right now while I'm paying for college, I already spent my fun money for the month lol. I didn't think it would disappear lol. So, either I will find it first, or I will buy one lol. 
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