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Post by Rad Sechrist » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:16 pm

I'm trying a new technique to save time for this comic. I'm drawing the pages small, (2 to a sheet of computer paper) and then I'm blowing them up and inking them through a light table. I tried it with these turnaround designs. How do these proportions look?

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Post by agent44 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:27 pm

That's a great idea and they look good.

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Post by househatke » Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:37 am

Looks good to me. AND Tom Turnabout seems like an interesting character...

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Post by bannister » Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:39 am

The proportions looks cool but that means everything around has to be in "realistic" proportions too. Those kind of stuff are very important to choose because you'll have to deal with it during months and tons of pages. I really like the choice you made and no doubt it will work !

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Post by neil » Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:53 pm

Yeah personally I think really tight pencilling is unnecessary, so that sounds like a good workflow to me. I need a light table bad!

The character looks nice Rad, has a Mark Twain feel to him.

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Post by chuckbb » Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:28 am

oh ya it looks real good, thats a good way of keeping the magic of the sketch in tow. i've been trying to fiddle with a way to use my light table even though its a real crappy one.. i sorta did that with my recent turn arounds for a project, but i just inked over scans i turned blue line. NICE!

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Post by nil » Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:49 am

Sweet! Looks to me as though this process can work for you, since you can clearly ink nice confident and lively lines over the loose roughs. The proportions feel fine, not cramped, to my eye. It would be interesting to hear, after you've done a lot of pages, whether you like pencilling that small.

I was thinking what Neil was thinking: Mark Twain! :)
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Post by Rad Sechrist » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:04 am

Glad you guys like it. I'm going to try and make his proportions a little more cartoony, (bigger head).

This is actually for the Tom Sawyer book I'm doing.

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Post by cheeks-74 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:35 pm

Rad, I envy your skills.
it's not if you can't do it, it's if you want to do it.

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Post by artichoke » Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:52 am

wow, that's a really cool method. And those drawings look great!

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Post by cheeks-74 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:04 am

proportions look great, Rad. i use the same technique. it does save time.
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Post by Rad Sechrist » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:06 am

Thanks guys. Yeah Cheeks, after I saw your method, I was inspired to try it.

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Post by Monk » Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:19 pm

Hey Rad! Looking good, and congrats on the book. Nice to meet you on Saturday.
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Post by Rad Sechrist » Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:33 pm

Good meeting you too Monk.

here are some new designs:

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Post by Mike Laughead » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:29 pm

I like these new designs better, because the character feels closer to the age that Tom Sawyer is in the book. (At least as far as I can recall)
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