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Ep. 21, Page 56
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Comic 1561 - Ep. 21, Page 56

20th Feb 2014, 8:17 AM in Episode 21 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 20th Feb 2014, 8:17 AM edit delete
Well hopefully this page isn't too risque for the pointiest haired bosses out there. See this wasn't the page I set out to make, but that one turned out to be an awful mess after I'd worked on it all day--I think maybe the layout was a little bland and the lighting was complicated, and that recipe made me color it really carelessly or something...anyway it came out looking like it had been attacked by an entire kindergarten finger painting class : P--so it was about 4:30 am and there I was with nothing at all to show for the day, and nothing to do but take another stab at the page, from scratch. So I had to do something quick, and just started drawing and erasing furiously and this is what came out of it after about eight sketches (the previous seven did leave some grungy graphite residue on the page which you can kinda see in the curtains in the background of the final version, but...well I had already wasted ONE $3 piece of paper today, and as a full-time webcomic author I ain't exactly made out of money you know : o). Don't ask me what's going on there, I suppose it's all Freudian as usual.

At least it isn't bland! :p

For a few minutes I harbored hopes of just going with the underpainting, maybe with some white ink touch-ups, but a quick scan of it at that stage while I was technically still waiting for it to dry completely


showed it did need a good deal more refining.


Oh yeah I'm a day late on my promise of showing you the test sketch I did over the weekend that showed me that starting pages by doing an underpainting on wet paper was the way to go. Here's that:


Underpainting! That one has some dried-out big brushwork on it though--which blended with the underpainting amazingly well. I think that was another error I made in the botched first attempt at today's page--I came in with fill colors over the underpainting that were too dark, and kind of lost the balance of the whole thing...which is now in the trash and will never be shown to anyone : oo


gary cramer 20th Feb 2014, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
gary cramer
Great flow and balance to pic, she's going one way and the curtains are flowing the other!
smbhax 21st Feb 2014, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
Say that's right, I hadn't even thought of that!
moizmad 20th Feb 2014, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Too risqué???? Nowhere near enuf, c'mon let's see some more skin!
smbhax 21st Feb 2014, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
You're a hard woman to please, Mo! ^_^
cattservant 20th Feb 2014, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
Put de lime
In de coconut
And call them in the morning!
smbhax 21st Feb 2014, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Bleh, coconut! =P
moizmad 20th Feb 2014, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
@ catt: don't forget to drink a bowl up!