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Comic 1205 - Ep. 18, Page 9

22nd Nov 2012, 1:25 AM in Episode 18 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 4.67 (3 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 22nd Nov 2012, 1:25 AM edit delete
Caught myself overthinking again. The actual ink-on-paper page ended up like this

which just seemed too fiddly and dull with the shadows. Fortunately I'd taken a photo of the page just after having done the ink guidelines and erasing the pencil sketch beneath them, so that photo of the earlier point in the page's development became the final version. So this is the first A* page that's actually a photo!

I also considered some alternatives, mocked up in Photoshop from the photo:

And here was the pencil stage:


cattservant 22nd Nov 2012, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Actionably ambiguous!
smbhax 22nd Nov 2012, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
dougwarner59 22nd Nov 2012, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
What happened? your pictuers are getting too simplistic. I hate to be negative because you are very talented, but this picture needs more detail and depth. sorry for my honesty but that is what happens when I start drinking. Anyway, If your fans like what you are doing then just egonre what I said.
smbhax 22nd Nov 2012, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, what happened was that when I tried adding more detail and depth (first picture in the author's note above), I didn't do it right and the drawing lost its zip! So I went with an earlier stage of the drawing that I'd happened to have taken a photo of, because I didn't think I could salvage the later, more detailed version.
moizmad 22nd Nov 2012, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
I must agree with doug Ben, I would have been happy with the 2nd image myself, so I'm only giving you a 4 (for effort).
smbhax 22nd Nov 2012, 11:50 AM edit delete reply
Alas, my average! ;)