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Comic 1982 - Ep. 27, Page 33

28th Sep 2015, 11:44 PM in Episode 27 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 28th Sep 2015, 11:44 PM edit delete
I am not 100% sure if I'll get a new page done tomorrow, because I have to take down the current A* art show, move it across town (or more specifically, downtown), and put it up at a brand new venue! That will take a pretty good chunk of the day, so I'll just have to see if I can get a whole A* page drawn and painting and scanned and posted around that. Fingers crossed!

Whenever I get to it, though, I'm thinking maybe I'll try a different approach than I've been using to the color mixing; after doing tonight's page, I got to flipping back through some of my really early watercolor pages, when I was painting them really light and using Photoshop to crank up their contrast and saturation to a vast degree, and one thing I realized was that in my quest to approach that level of contrast in the actual watercolor paint, so I don't have to resort to extensive manipulation after the fact in Photoshop (I wanted the original artwork to look like the comic looks, for one thing!), I've sort of turned my original two-color system (red, blue) into almost a four-color system (red, blue, dark reddish-purple, dark bluish-purple), which, when I say it like that, definitely seems needlessly complicated! So I'll try a simpler, more organic, and possibly more intense paint mixing scheme on the next page, and we'll see how that goes—very likely there are good reasons for the way I'm doing it now that I've forgotten, and it will be a disaster—or at the very least, a waste of paint : o—but we'll see! The plot calls for an electrifying page anyway, so this could be fun.


moizmad 29th Sep 2015, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
She needs the Commander here to wash out that big mess in the Men's room........
What? No comment about all that water on Mars Ben?
smbhax 29th Sep 2015, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
Nahh, articles about new evidence for water on Mars come out all the time, this isn't entirely new and it's still just speculative anyway.
cattservant 29th Sep 2015, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
Commander is restless.
smbhax 29th Sep 2015, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
He's a doer!