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.