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Ep. 22, Page 40
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Comic 1666 - Ep. 22, Page 40

15th Jul 2014, 10:28 PM in Episode 22 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 15th Jul 2014, 10:28 PM edit delete
I've been trying to be fussy about the penciling lately and trying *not* to settle for the first thing I draw, because that usually comes out kind of cartoonish; some days—like yesterday—it seems like everything keeps coming out either cartoonish or an awful mess and I don't seem to manage a drawing that's more like something you might actually see until I've more or less exhausted my conscious drawing capability by continuous drawing and erasing. I'm going to try to document unused (and about to be erased) drawings better—at least the ones that aren't entirely hideous—I snap a shot with Instagram and that also automagically sticks it right up on tumblr and on Twitter—but quite often—like tonight—I don't realize I'm going to be erasing them until I've already erased most of them, because I'll think "hm no this isn't quite right, but maybe if I just erase that part there..." and then that doesn't quite do it and I erase something else and before I know it I'm back to blank paper with nothing to show for an hour or so of drawing AND I didn't even get a photo. : P Could've had a couple semi-decent alternate drawings to show tonight.

I did a bit better at this on Friday (early on I kind of realized it was going to be one of *those* nights, and got my phone ready), so here are some drawings you didn't see, or saw only partially, for page 38:


^ After some failures and erasures I got frustrated and thought maybe if I just do it all action and anime styleee~~~ : P


^ For some reason on Friday night I was having a lot of trouble getting heads to match up to bodies. Eventually I realized the head that had tried to go with this body was just not where it needed to be, but unlike the previous few tries I thought maybe I could salvage part of it, so I erased the head, kept the body, and thought I'd be able to draw a new head on top of it. I couldn't. ; P Might have something to do with my tendency almost always to start drawing a figure head-first.


^ Still having the darnedest time getting heads to sit right on bodies. It was weird. This time I figured I'd try keeping the head—anyway I liked the kind of angular/linear look there—and erasing the body. That worked better and thankfully I was finally able to get a body under a head in something like the generally accepted fashion, resulting in the final drawing:



moizmad 16th Jul 2014, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
"Who said anything about leaving, I just got here!"
smbhax 16th Jul 2014, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
To leave so soon *would* be rude!
cattservant 17th Jul 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
Not to mention,
if you irritate her enough,
she doesn't strictly have to
'make it out alive'.