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Comic 2008 - Ep. 27, Page 59

4th Nov 2015, 3:19 AM in Episode 27 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 4th Nov 2015, 3:19 AM edit delete
smbhax
I was frustrated with the result of painting this page, and spent a long time trying to decide if I should rewind and use—as today's page—a video grab from about halfway through the creation process:

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It was tempting to halt my policy of thoroughly erasing the pencils and forging on from there with just watercolor, because sticking with the pencils is way easier—it would have taken me just half an hour to paint the page, instead of closer to two. And of course it will always preserve the original structures of the drawing better. BUT you can't get as dark a mark with it, and it can't get all watercolory and crazy—there's less potential for a radical painting there. The frustrating thing is trying for and not quite hitting whatever potential you imagined was to be had there, of course—but I think what's really frustrating me here is the underlighting of Selenis' face required by the lighting in this cockpit; notice that the pencils cheated and really were just regular lighting from above, for the most part. Darn pencils. Anyway maybe the next time she's in a ship for a long time she'll have a different lighting arrangement. >_> Fortunately for now she's probably going to get out of her seat here pretty soon.

Comments:

moizmad 4th Nov 2015, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Wait til you see the whites of their eyes!
smbhax 5th Nov 2015, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
Oh yeah!
cattservant 4th Nov 2015, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
Better yet the browns of their shorts!
smbhax 5th Nov 2015, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
Oh no!