Stalks-The-Wind's-Shadows wrote:It says in the panel "Markus Hogg" --- Markus Dozer? Is that it?
Cool so far, Matt! I like what you've done so far and probably won't notice the differences. At least until they get as different as todays strips and "Enter Yerzle" --- which, by the way, I liked the titles of each strip like that. Maybe you should bring that back?
Lizard Rat out.
Matt Trepal wrote:Erf. I stopped the strip titles because I ran out of catchy things to put down there. It was an idea I got from Sabrina Online and The Class Menagerie, but it turned out not to be something I could sustain. And if I redo to strips to make them print-quality, I will probably remove those titles.
scrubbo wrote:Matt :
Your artwork is mucho cooolo. Seriously. I'd been so busy the last couple of months that I wasn't updating my comic, let alone reading any comics. So I just came back and caught up a bit with your comic.... and you're much better than I remember! Especially with perspective and suchlike.
Just wanted to say "attaboy!"
Matt Trepal wrote:No offense taken, Scott, but I hope I don't disappoint you too much. I use a variety of line widths, so I hope that will work to differentiate between foreground and background. I'm aiming for a look similar to "Nukees" or "Ozy and Millie;" do these strips have the problems you're talking about?
Stalks-The-Wind's-Shadows wrote:Don't bring yourself down, man! You're GOOD and getting better! Personally, I don't think "getting fast" matters... you need to have a pace you're most comfortable at, so to speak, and damn those who dissent I wish I had 1/8 the talent you have for drawing strips. Or 1/8 the paitence to learn to draw them for that matter --- maybe you should have a few "how to draw FCE characters" pages. [/obnoxious fanboy rant]
Stalks-The-Wind's-Shadows wrote:BTW I *love* the look on Yerz's face in the 3rd panel of Jan. 20th's strip. It speaks volumes. Looks like he never got over Portia and Fawn meeting up the last time
Kellogg wrote:Matt Trepal wrote:I'm aiming for a look similar to "Nukees" or "Ozy and Millie;" do these strips have the problems you're talking about?
Those two are both very well inked.
Kellogg wrote:One thing I'm experimenting with myself is the use of heavy ink lines, and I'm pretty happy with how it looks so far.
Basically, I ink the whole thing with a fine marker (Micron 0.005). When I'm done, I go over the outlines of the characters and their contours with a 0.05 pen. So, like the outline of the head has a really nice dark line to set it off from the backgrounds. I also do some details of the face, like the hair around the forehead.
Kellogg wrote:Personally, I always try to use detailed backgrounds to distract the eye to keep people from looking at my drawings of characters. If they actually looked at the way I draw them, they'd go YUCK! But, detailed backgrounds mean that the characters can get lost in the murk.
Kellogg wrote:Until fairly recently, I'd been using 8.5*11 paper divided on the
long axis into four rows. Then I got ahold of a 11*14 pad, and
started using it, divided on the long axis into four rows. Couldn't
scan the whole thing in one go, but I could cut & paste.
However, my actual scanner is is about 8.5*11.7. So, what I'm
doing this time is to use a 9*12 pad, divided along the Short
axis into two rows. This basically doubles the size of the panels
since I did Tiffarella last summer.
Kellogg wrote:I'd give you a shot of the new stuff, but.. Keen is down! ARGH! :p
Matt Trepal wrote:But you still have to cut'n'paste, right?
Kellogg wrote:More paper is better. Honest. If you can go to 11 inches long, do it.
I mean, look at all the really cool artwork you see on the web. How do they get so darn good?!? One thing is that while we're cramming 3-4 panels into a 4 inch box, they've got the whole darn piece of paper to get the lines to flow!
Now, if you went to a strip size of 4.4X11, you'd retain the same overall dimensions. Heck! Splurge a little and go to 4.5X11.
Proof? Okay, look at the pinups you've done of Portia with a full page instead of a 4 inch panel. More paper is better.
Matt Trepal wrote:Oooh! See how you are, putting all these thoughts into my brain?
This is something I'll probably try, since when I increased the size of the strip from 3 to 4 inches high I became a lot freeer in what I could put in the panels....
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