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Ep. 18, Page 87
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Comic 1283 - Ep. 18, Page 87

21st Mar 2013, 2:11 AM in Episode 18 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 21st Mar 2013, 2:11 AM edit delete
Got frustrated with pencil and ink after yesterday's page, dusted off the ol' drawing tablet after a year and a half and did a sketch of nothing in particular

which turned out annoyingly well, although just those few minutes of sketching left my wrist hurting for hours. The only way I can think of going back go working digitally would be to try the impossibly expensive experiment of mounting a Cintiq on my drawing board--and then I still lose the possibility of selling original art, and I'm back to sitting in front of a monitor all day, which I think is a bit less healthy than sitting in front of the regular drawing board. :P Eh well so I've decided to make an effort to make my ink designs clearer and livelier, a-la the lasso style, and to try to avoid tightening up the pencil and ink work too much, or becoming obsessed with achieving certain surface effect in ink that really I don't think were working very well and were just coming out messy. Hrm! Well we'll see how far I can get at this working traditionally. Here's an early stage of the inking for today:


cattservant 21st Mar 2013, 2:33 AM edit delete reply
Some days!
smbhax 22nd Mar 2013, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
Got up on the wrong side of the laser!
gary cramer 21st Mar 2013, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
gary cramer
Ben, both pics have great, simple composition. It's clear, concise storytelling.
smbhax 22nd Mar 2013, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
Thanks man! Yeah I'm really trying to go for clarity here so I'm glad to hear you say that :)
moizmad 21st Mar 2013, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
She tripped the burglar alarm, the cops are on their way!
smbhax 22nd Mar 2013, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
Except they don't really have cops, they have...less procedurally bound people.