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Ep. 21, Page 22
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Comic 1527 - Ep. 21, Page 22

2nd Jan 2014, 11:00 PM in Episode 21 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 2nd Jan 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete
smbhax
Had to be up and hanging around my place to be sure I'd intercept a delivery of A* prints I need for a new art show going up this weekend, so instead of going to the gym in the morning as I usually do, I just sat down and started working on the day's A* page, and you know...that didn't work at all. I was pretty out of it I guess, because I couldn't seem to draw anything and eventually just sort of doodled a face and went from there with no particular thought toward overall layout. Blugh. Here's an early face, just before it was erased--I liked it, but it was too large (that's a problem I tend to have and I was struggling with this mentally all day; I think to a certain extent though Selenis, being slightly below average height, has come to have a proportionally bigger head than say a tall fashion model in my own head, and I just can't seem to shake that picture of her):

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And near the final phase I went with that first try--next would have been sharpening things up with some white ink, but after actually going to the gym in the late afternoon (after securing the prints, whew) and coming back, I realized that even the mighty waterproof white ink wasn't going to salvage this (and this is the best part of it probably):

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I actually like that photo of it, crops out the big empty areas all around the tiny rough Selenis figure; also the Instagram filter gave it a warmth and center focus it didn't actually have. After that though I tried to rearrange the features a bit (still obsessed with head size) and messed them up again and gave up. : P The barkeeper was okay too I guess; I liked the angle and outline, but couldn't really figure out how to make him stand out properly:

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Sooo I threw that aside and just started over, even though it's later than I'd have liked, and a bit hurried, I think the second try was an improvement. Oh yeah here's a warm-up sketch (the only decent one of a *ton* I attempted--I was in a pretty deep drawing funk I guess!) I did before the second stab at the page:

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Almost felt like a Monday today. : P

Comments:

cattservant 3rd Jan 2014, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Selenis is particular
about her action!
smbhax 4th Jan 2014, 1:20 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
She tends to be the one making the action, even ; )
moizmad 3rd Jan 2014, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Selenis looks like she's had enough anyway.
smbhax 4th Jan 2014, 1:21 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
Hmm we'll see!