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Comic 1524 - Ep. 21, Page 19

28th Dec 2013, 4:38 AM in Episode 21 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 28th Dec 2013, 4:38 AM edit delete
smbhax
Character design sketches with the Carbon Pen:

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Can you tell which one I settled on? Does today's page hold a clue? :p

I'm kind of missing the neatness of ink, how, you know, it's easy to get it so it's all one solid tone, not all internally messy like ink wash or watercolor. Tried the extra-pointy 8408 brush I mentioned uh maybe yesterday with ink--to my surprise, after it didn't work well at all with watercolor, it did work pretty well with ink:

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More ink, this time from the Pentel Pocket Brush (which doesn't do brushy very well, but does do solid all right):

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Hm I wonder if I should put that up as a 99 cent auction on eBay. Although I may have to raise my starting price for regular A* page auctions to something more than 99 cents, or switch to ink for shadows rather than doing "black" with a color, because somewhat to my shock I found today that in a week or so of blue shading I've already carved pretty much clear through my half-pan of Ultramarine Blue (Green Shade):

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Eek. Guess I'll have to order another one or three already, although given that they cost $8 a pop, I'm not sure how this is going to work out, economically. : p Meanwhile I could probably just dump the redder blue to the left of it, I don't really like that one--probably the purple next to that, too, come to think of it, although possibly I'll come up with some use for that one.

Comments:

cattservant 28th Dec 2013, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
"Of all the gin joints..."
smbhax 30th Dec 2013, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Funny about these coincidences!
Ephemeros 28th Dec 2013, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
Ephemeros
Thank you for posting all those photos, very interesting! :D
smbhax 30th Dec 2013, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
My pleasure, glad you found them interesting : )
moizmad 28th Dec 2013, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
That looks like me a few years ago closing down another bar.
ps - those look like my paints, yup, about $8, but I go thru the yellow quick and have a reserve tube of yellow to carry me thru.
smbhax 30th Dec 2013, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Yeah I just found an article on the internet saying the tubes were more cost effective, so I've ordered tubes of my primary colors. : )
Guest 29th Dec 2013, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
I totally want to meet you sometime. I really like your art, and your process. Thanks for sharing.
Lucid 29th Dec 2013, 1:35 PM edit delete reply
Lucid
That was me. I just wasn't logged in.
smbhax 30th Dec 2013, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Oh, thanks! I don't get out much... Maybe eventually I'll man up and go to a local comic convention or something, but probably not any time soon.
Lucid 30th Dec 2013, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
Lucid
Let me know if you do.

Take care.