December 7, 2015
Happy December! I’m trying a few different things here–I hope the change isn’t too jarring. I realized that watercoloring doesn’t take any more time than shading with ink, which is always an arduous process. So I might just start always doing it–we’ll see.
I also switched up the way I draw Crow. It’s still not perfect, but I’m working on it.
Lastly, I tried not inking–instead I pencilled first (as always) and did my “inking” with a fine watercolor brush. I thought it might look more consistent, but the result was less control, so my lines are a little crazy looking. I think next time I’ll ink first and then watercolor.
Overall, I think it’s an improvement. Hope you agree.
EDIT: Okay uh I decided that didn’t work. Next week I am going to say some stuff about a watercolor pen. Which also didn’t work. So I went back and re-did this one the new-ish way of drawing, but this time I inked Crow. I got new watercolors and they’re not exactly the same, so I haven’t quite figured out the right mixes of colors. Anyway if you want to make fun of me you can check out the first version of this strip here.
Quite the improvement (over the original one)
Thanks! Yeah I’m glad I re-did it. Even if the colors didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted.
I found out about this comic at 12 am on sudomemo and let me just say i love it
Thanks, that’s always nice to hear! I’m on a brief (unplanned) sabbatical but I’ll be back soon.