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July 17, 2009

Page 65*! In which Danil shows that Adrianna does not have a monopoly on random acts of violence. A nice spry midnight update, finally. Back on track for the first time since the new site launched, and I’m feeling good about it. My good buddy Pseudonym, who proof reads and helps edit my scripts, has already coined the term “apple-sassed” to refer to the events of this page. Bonk.

Also, I don’t know if anyone except me can tell the difference, but I’ve made a big change to the way I draw the pages in that I don’t ink them any more – my inking was terrible, and just took up time. Instead I’m simply cleaning up the sketches and colouring over those which, funnily enough, has resulted in a much nicer line weight overall and is saving me about an hour or so in my process. Great success! Anyone who’s interested in the difference (I expect that would be precisely no one) can compare the final linework for pages 64 and 65 here and here.

*Note from the future: This was originally page 65.



32 Comments

It does look nicer…and has come a long way from the beginning. <3
This page made me laugh.

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I try and improve in little ways all the time, I think dropping the inking is a good step forward. I feel like I have more control over the art with less steps now. :) The beginning seems like such a long time ago now…

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Fruit-jitsu, the deadliest art of them all.

<3 Adrianna's expressions, throughout. She should turn that frown upside down at some point though, she's gonna wind up with wrinkles.

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For some reason you got caught in the spam filter, sorry about that, Jonny. She’s going to end up with loads of wrinkles, though, you’re right. Way too much of a grump.

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Yeah, I was gonna ask about that – my comments weren’t showing up and it wouldn’t let me enter more. Thanks for dealing with it.

*bonk*

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His clipboard turned into an apple… O_o

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He already had the apple in the last page… and there is no clipboard. Not sure what you’re talking about. I figured it was a pretty small logical jump to assume that he put down the files he was holding.

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I really like the artwork, and i think that the newer pages are nicer. Sometimes the line art in comics seems over-used and too heavy.

Also, does it reflect bad on me that i read that Apple-Assed the first few times?

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Thanks! I think heavy lineart can look really good, but I’ve found through experimentation that it just doesn’t work with the colouring style I use.

And I’m going to say that it doesn’t reflect badly on you, but only because I try not to scare off my readers.

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I love his contemplative look at the apple before he throws it.

“Will I get away with this? … Yeah, I totes can.” *thok*

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I love this page :D Random violence is random xD
And I am amazed by the style of your comics, it’s so soft and pretty!

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Oh, she’s a genius, she is. “Pssst, Adrianna….when people toss food at you, you’re meant to catch it, dolt.”

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Hahaha another scene that I never forget. Danil’s magic test. Even considering what he ends up doing, I really like that guy for his attitude, at least.

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