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Ep. 21, Page 41
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Comic 1546 - Ep. 21, Page 41

30th Jan 2014, 12:31 AM in Episode 21 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 30th Jan 2014, 12:31 AM edit delete
smbhax
As I found myself creating and erasing multiple drawings trying to get the layout for today's page right, I figured I might as well photograph them since they weren't all bad, just not exactly right for what I wanted. Starting with the second and going up to just about the final pencils:

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That third one was the result of trying to do more of a head-on view of the shot, and some experimental clumsy play-acting in my bathroom mirror--and I kind of like the drawing that came out after that, but the stroke of the racquet wasn't quite dynamic enough. So I ended up going back to pretty much the layout of the second one, but I guess I had finally tricked myself into drawing a little less cartoonishly. Also I'm glad I took that last photo because, looking back at it and liking the dividing lines of shadow, it made me try to put slightly darker strokes along those edges--since the darkest part of a shadow, particularly on a rounded surface, can occur just along its edge--which seems to work pretty smoothly in watercolor. I'll hafta remember that trick.

Comments:

cattservant 30th Jan 2014, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Incoming!
moizmad 30th Jan 2014, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Thatsa some spicy spike!