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Comic 18 - Page 17
20th Jun 2014, 2:03 PM
Page 17
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Author Notes:
Skweeee edit delete
Skweeee
Due to the fact that I have been struggling, I have overhauled my process, and have completely switched up my tools for drawing and inking.
User comments:
Clanjack Farlo edit delete reply
Clanjack Farlo
This kid looks like trouble!
I love the way you handle those new art tools! Keep up the great work!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
oh he's trouble alright.
Thanks!
Outlaw edit delete reply
Outlaw
He's a bad ass and he's only had a few lines! Can't wait to see what he's all about!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Bad ass for sure! I'm looking forward to cartooning what he's all about. I hope it wont disappoint.
Stever edit delete reply
Stever
Really? Holy smack that page looks good.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Thanks Stever! I switched to a Pentel Brush Pen, and some Statdler non bleed markers of various calibers. Also, a friend recommended I incorporate a small thumbnail sketch of the page when I am first working on my layouts. That was probably the best piece of advice I've received recently.
Clanjack Farlo edit delete reply
Clanjack Farlo
Pentel Brush Pen? That's what I use, too... best tool I've ever used in art. :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Yes. The brush pen. By far my most favorite tool.
kara edit delete reply
kara
Thumbnail sketches are a great tool. Also, I forever stand in awe of people who work with traditional pen and paper. I can't live without the undo button myself xD
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Ha ha! I do enjoy colouring with the undo button. I can't afford Photoshop, so I use Corel Paintshop for my colouring and Manga Studio for my dialog balloons. My undo on the paper is the eraser for my pencils and white-out pen for inks.
CACKLE.N.COMICS edit delete reply
CACKLE.N.COMICS
LOL yeah that white out for ink is super important; btw it looks like ure using a traditional 11x14 am I mistaken?

PS gr8 story so far
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Yes 11 x 14. It's not so much that I think that it's proper but more that I can actually make the art more the way I want it to look. I would go on bigger paper if I could manage it.
CACKLE.N.COMICS edit delete reply
CACKLE.N.COMICS
yeah I got some stuff drawn on a few 11x14 I know what you mean... it gives you the big picture on things. How do you get them scanned, if you dont mind me asking? I'm looking for options
Skyangel edit delete reply
Skyangel
I love the conversation going on in the car. XD
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Thank you, SkyAngel!
jolle edit delete reply
jolle
What is that purple stick he's carrying? First I thought it was a hockey stick. But that wouldn't make any sense.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
In the story, everyone thinks it's a broken hockey stick, until...
afraker edit delete reply
afraker
I like the bird eye view of the last panel contrasting with the top two.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Thank you. I like the 3/4 bird's eye view for establishing the environment that the characters are in. I find that I have automatically worked out in my head when I'm thinking the story through. I figured I might as well put all that thought to good use and do my best to illustrate what I have already mapped out in my head.
IllustratorMan edit delete reply
IllustratorMan
I like how you're keeping him somewhat non-descript and mysterious...even out in the open.

Last panel's camera angle is pure MAGIC!
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Thank you IllustratorMan. I am really enjoying this character. My inspirations for him are; Anton Sugar, Rooster Cogburn, and a whole bunch of Mogwai, from "The Last of the Mohicans"
Twistedfro edit delete reply
Twistedfro
I really like the view of that last panel...great use of perspective. And that 'kid'...ya got me intrigued :)
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Thank you. Characters like Piper, Robin and now this guy I actually care about a great deal. Hence my motivation to take a lot of care get them right. I'm sure you feel the same way about your characters in your story.
sephirencomics edit delete reply
sephirencomics
The snow looks so real, great use of colors too.
Skweeee edit delete reply
Skweeee
Thanks! I had to fiddle around quite a bit until I had the right shade of blue to make my shadows on the snow. Coloring is not my strong suit so it's nice to get a compliment on them.
iggycrypt edit delete reply
iggycrypt
It may be better to not know his name. I think the less you know about that fella the better.