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Ep. 21, Page 103
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Comic 1608 - Ep. 21, Page 103

26th Apr 2014, 9:23 AM in Episode 21 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 26th Apr 2014, 9:23 AM edit delete
The Supermassive Art Sale, in which all my pieces of original A* art that are available through my main site at smbhax.com are going for just $10 instead of their usual, like, $50, ends at the end of the month—April 30th! Just five days from now!—so I thought I'd point out some pages I think are nifty that can still be snapped up for 80% off:

Episode 16, Page 5
^ Frame not included! It's Selenis in her short black hair, black jacket disguise—because the '50s were cool, I guess? : P

Episode 16, Page 9
^Frame not included on this one, either! A lone prospector cuts a lone figure as he heads back to his ship on some icy planetoid—but things are about to heat up! This is back when I was using pens for some of the linework, and that let me do some fun skinny detail on the prospector.

Episode 16, Page 28
^ Selenis is back on the hunt as her retro rocket takes off from a space station! A huge planet, and more stars than you can shake a stick at!


Here are some of the attempted sketches for today's A* page, in chronological order (but not necessarily consecutively—there were a lot more failed drawings than this; these were just the better looking ones : p; you can see the paper accumulating more and more traces of erased eyes : P P):


I liked the lines (although the drawing does pull to one side slightly, so I probably couldn't have used the drawing anyway : P) and hair style in the first one there, but it isn't really a style that works with long hair, and I didn't think Selenis would have stopped off for a haircut at this juncture, so I'll just have to keep that hairdo in mind for another time (there are only two scenes left in this current episode, by the way). And there were good things about the sketch shown large and in third place there, but I drew it in the wrong part of the paper—too low!—so the layout would have been really awkward for just about anything. : P And there was a good 'nother hour of flailing after these where I got so tired I couldn't even sit up straight, but I guess the 1000 monkeys + 1000 typewriters type equation finally worked out for me and somehow a decent sketch finally popped out. And that's how we make a drawing! : D >_>


cattservant 26th Apr 2014, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
A short day.
smbhax 28th Apr 2014, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
Heehee did you know I called that episode 16, page 9 artwork "The Long Day" or something like that when I had it in art shows? : D But anyway hey the night is still young!
moizmad 26th Apr 2014, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
Time to get back into space!
smbhax 28th Apr 2014, 11:20 PM edit delete reply
This actually isn't space in that sense, it just looks like space because they decided to go with that and the skies are simulated. This is all unnecessarily confusing, I know. ; )