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Ep. 21, Page 111
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Comic 1616 - Ep. 21, Page 111

7th May 2014, 8:59 PM in Episode 21 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 7th May 2014, 8:59 PM edit delete
smbhax
Still trying to see if I can pull of this sketchy style; I like parts of this, and I think the parts I don't like have to do with weaknesses in the pencil drawing—this approach absolutely requires a strong pencil drawing in order to succeed! Speaking of which, here's a sketch I did a few weeks back, late one night after being frustrated with the day's A* drawing, thinking it was too plain and dull, and trying to prove to myself that I could draw something stylish:

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Not that I'm a style maven, but that's at least got something that a lot of my drawings don't. I was really leaning into the point of the pencil there too, gosh! So yeah if I could do pencil work that strong each time that would be swell. : P Of course it's easier to draw when you're just kind of doodling and not needing to draw some very specific pose or something for a story, but, hey, practice practice practice. I know that I can definitely get a bit better with the pencil, at least; I'm a little rusty compared to where I got when I was drawing just in pencil an episode or two ago.

And I'd like to get better at abstracting it a bit, like I kind of did in this sketch; I was very happy with what happened when I erased the profile line of Selenis' cheek in today's A* page, for instance, although that was after I'd already put down the watercolor and it couldn't erase completely, so it's still kind of visible in the final version—so I gotta get wise to doing that kind of thing earlier in the process, really breaking the drawing down and making an actual design out of it instead of just being like "oh I drew a face." : P

Also I keep thinking I shouldn't rely on my eraser as a crutch so much, and just go with things and see what happens, more like I do when I'm "just sketching." Obviously there will be plenty of times where I really *do* need to erase...I think... See this is where it gets fuzzy for me still. : P

Comments:

cattservant 7th May 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
Obscure philosophy is making her grumpy.
smbhax 8th May 2014, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
The French stuff in particular used to burn me up >_<
moizmad 8th May 2014, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Nah, she just remembered she forgot to pick up some eggs.
smbhax 8th May 2014, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Space eggs!