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Ep. 22, Page 31
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Comic 1657 - Ep. 22, Page 31

2nd Jul 2014, 11:01 PM in Episode 22 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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Author Notes:

smbhax 2nd Jul 2014, 11:01 PM edit delete
smbhax
Still trying to get my light/dark balance right with the watercolor and this new, lighter pencil (H grade vs the softer, darker 4B grade I'd been using). First attempt at painting this ended up coming out too light to work with effectively in Photoshop

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so there was really nothing for it but to lay on another layer of watercolor—which worried me because this can tend to wash the previous watercolor away at different rates in the troughs vs the peaks of the watercolor paper's textured surface, making the surface texture stand out more in the scanned version, which for some reason drives me to distraction.

But I recalled that one of my better watercolored pages to far, page 9 of this episode, had involved a lot of washing over and stuff, which I had just piled on for a while all in one go for some reason. (Although another of my sharpest colored pages so far, page 23, was all done in a single application, which has been haunting me ever since.) So that gave me a bit of hope, and I slathered on another watercolor layer; in the end this was definitely necessary, because I needed a general slight shading over Selenis and her end of the room, away from the window, which it hadn't had before:

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Aside from two dark trickly seams across the background where I wasn't on the ball enough handling the gradient, I guess it worked out okay. : P (And maybe some weird left-dry highlight bits at her feet that came out kind of like socks. : p) I probably should color less sloppily, then I wouldn't be left agonizing over things like that. Maybe.

Comments:

moizmad 3rd Jul 2014, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Dear me, will she make it in time to pray to the porcelain god?
smbhax 3rd Jul 2014, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Uh-oh!