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Comic 1706 - Ep. 22, Page 80

10th Sep 2014, 2:46 AM in Episode 22 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 10th Sep 2014, 2:46 AM edit delete
smbhax
I think I worked out a few things about how I want to handle the watercoloring over the past three pages or so. We'll see if they stick. ; )

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Super art supply tip! Okay so probably everyone knows this but me—and it *does* seem tremendously obvious now that I've found it—but a few weeks back I figured out something that's been helping my erasing an awful lot:

Okay, if you erase a lot like I do, you're probably using a block eraser of some kind. They generally come with nice sharp corners out of the box, very handy for erasing small details:

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But those corners wear down really quick. Yet you plod along with your rather clumsy erasing until you've worn the block down to a little nub that's just about too small to hold and erase with:

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Once you get tired of dropping it and chasing it as it rolls around the room, you throw the nub away and start over with a fresh block, right? Or, getting a little smarter, you slice off an end of the block once the corners have worn down a bit, so now you have some nice sharp new corners, yeah? Or you could get one of the thin, pencil-shaped erasers that are specifically made for precision erasing, even if they're kinda clunky and not the best erasers and even expensive despite not feeling all that sturdy, like the several I covered in Round 2 of my Supermassive Eraser Round-up, eh? Well, I finally realized that you can do something even better with that little left-over eraser nub you already have: cut a slice off!

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Voila!

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You've got yourself a perfect little precision eraser for free from the nub you were about to toss—and you can probably get at least a few more slices out of it before it's used up. The slice has all the qualities of your favorite block eraser, and it can reach those little delicate details with ease. Erasing level up!

Comments:

cattservant 10th Sep 2014, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Every day is her lucky day!
smbhax 11th Sep 2014, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
Sorta!
moizmad 10th Sep 2014, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
It's ALIVE!!!!!
smbhax 11th Sep 2014, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
*Was* alive : o