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Ep. 22, Page 11
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Comic 1637 - Ep. 22, Page 11

4th Jun 2014, 10:54 PM in Episode 22 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 4th Jun 2014, 10:54 PM edit delete
smbhax
For the past week or so I've been spending a bit more time on the coloring, trying some different things, and I think it's been helping, but I've definitely overthought it a few times. Today's watercoloring, for instance, went a circuitous route. It started out with tighter-than-usual pencils:

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With the lines all nicely tied up, I thought to myself man I can just fill these in with flat colors and it will look all neat and tidy, like Moebius (excuse me, "Mœbius" : p)! I should probably stop saying that to myself when I think I may be on the verge of doing something cool. Anyway that thinking got me to this

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which was indeed neat and tidy, but I thought it was too...neat and tidy. So then I had to spend a lot of time mussing it up, trying to get it to look more like the open and flowy page 9—and not really successfully in that respect, because it was already too closed-down. In the end I was throwing lots of red and blue washes here and there and it came out kind of different and maybe not so bad.

And I was thinking the neat-and-tidy approach just doesn't work for me and I won't try that again in the future, but just now, comparing the two versions again, it struck me that the problem I was having with it (this is how not-self-aware I am while working ; P), the thing I didn't like, I mean, was probably not so much the neat and tidy look itself, but the neat and tidy look *in this scene*, where the mood is supposed to be more dark and dank or dusty and a bit mysterious. And come to think of it, there will probably be a stretch later in this episode where neat and tidy may be just the thing...so I suppose it's not too unlikely that I'll be trying the neat-and-tidy watercoloring approach again later, and we'll just have to see if it works better for me there than it did here.

Comments:

cattservant 4th Jun 2014, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
No more and no less!
smbhax 5th Jun 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Maybe!
moizmad 5th Jun 2014, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Mommy?
smbhax 5th Jun 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Hm now there's a thought!!