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Comic 866 - Ep. 13, Page 135

8th Oct 2011, 6:32 AM in Episode 13 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 8th Oct 2011, 6:32 AM edit delete
The last digitally drawn page! We switch to hand-painted ink wash pages Monday!

Last ink wash practice painting:

What it would look like as a comic page:


vwyler 8th Oct 2011, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
Looks great, Ben!

I've been long debating switching to water color myself.

Why'd you decide to switch?
smbhax 8th Oct 2011, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Two initial reasons:

- Ergonomics: I think working at a drawing table--or wherever I like, really--will make my wrist, back, eyes etc happier than having to be glued to the computer all day

- $$$: Once I get the scripting worked out, I'll have "buy original art" links below each page on my main site; I've been offering small prints of the digital ones, but they haven't particularly caught fire, and I've noticed elsewhere on the Internet that people generally get more excited about owning traditional stuff than digital prints

- And once I got some practice in, I started to think that the traditional stuff will be easier on the eye, as well; more organic, less artificial, more texturally complex....I dunno what it is about it exactly, but I think it'll end up being more likely to catch the eye of potential new readers.

Plus I've just been having a lot of fun playing with brushes again--haven't done it since my oil painting days back in college (15 years ago :o).
moizmad 9th Oct 2011, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Now your talking Ben, I'm putting up the original art for all 135 eppys of RQLT on e-Bay, asking $100,000...so far no takers.
smbhax 9th Oct 2011, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
Woo I'm totally gonna undercut you, hehe. :D