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Ep. 20, Page 12
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Comic 1455 - Ep. 20, Page 12

21st Sep 2013, 10:06 AM in Episode 20 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 21st Sep 2013, 10:06 AM edit delete
smbhax
Drawing's a funny thing. Sometimes, even if you don't know exactly what you're going to draw, things click into place fairly quickly and bang, you're off to the races. Yesterday's page went sort of like that, after a few quick false starts--well, the Selenis part, anyway. Other times, the clicking just won't start, and I find myself drawing awful drawing after awful drawing, feeling pretty lost for, like, hours. That was today. I think the problem was I didn't quite know what pose I wanted--just which ones I *didn't* want. So then there's just this slow process of drawing the wrong things for a long time--I think until the conscious part of my brain that's struggling and frustrated just gets so punchy it can't offer much direction, and then things are even more muddled for a while, until finally there's nothing left for your hand to do except draw an actual thing instead of what you thought was your *idea* of the thing. That's sort of how this one felt in the end. For me, drawings that emerge like that tend to be the most successful at capturing a lifelike appearance (the last one like that was episode 19, page 81, I think)--if only they didn't take so darn long to work themselves out!

Comments:

moizmad 21st Sep 2013, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Ben, you should just dig out your old Playboys for Selenis' poses.
smbhax 21st Sep 2013, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
Oh I've got loads of ahem research material but I try not take poses/faces/etc directly from it--so instead whatever comes out on paper is some sort of weird synthesis my brain has cooked up over time.
moizmad 21st Sep 2013, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
moizmad
Research! Ha ha, I'll bet that's what you told your mother when she found one under your bed.
smbhax 23rd Sep 2013, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
If she found anything, she never brought it up!
cattservant 21st Sep 2013, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
Persistent isn't she!
smbhax 23rd Sep 2013, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Can't let people just walk all over you in this galaxy : )