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Comic 1114 - Ep. 17, Page 44

8th Aug 2012, 5:41 AM in Episode 17 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 8th Aug 2012, 5:41 AM edit delete
Below are some of the least disastrous doodles I did yesterday while comparing brush tips: it's old Haboku X on the left two, slightly used Haboku S to the right of those, somewhat used sable brush (Raphael 8404 size 4) next, and seldom-used and still minty Pentel Pocket Brush from there on out; these are all shown at their correct relative sizes, so you can see for instance how the inward-pointing nylon tip of the PPB can do surprisingly fine lines for a synthetic, but it can't beat the sable brush for sheer needle-like point--and how the beat-up Haboku X couldn't do fine lines at all, except where it split and gave a fine split-line. :P

Oh yeah, one other thing I was trying to experiment with on most of those heads was with drawing the head shape first, then filling in the features--instead of the habit I've gotten into with the full-size A* pages, where I've been drawing the facial features individually--almost always starting with the eyes--then gradually filling in the head around them; that's great and all but it's hard to keep the head proportion and angle right that way, so I should really stop doing it...although I totally forgot and did it anyway with today's page, which could probably really have used the other approach. But I think its scarier to think about starting with the whole head shape when working at like full page size, or something. Still, I think I'd better knuckle down and start doing it.

I started with a new Haboku X today, but the tip is already a little suspect--although it hasn't lost any bristles yet as far as I've seen, which is a nice change from the half-dozen or so the previous one lost on its first day. :P


cattservant 8th Aug 2012, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
That is a sensible question...
moizmad 8th Aug 2012, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
What is the secret of the universe?
smbhax 8th Aug 2012, 2:51 PM edit delete reply
Ooh! I know that one! 42!