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Reply mitchellbravo, December 20th, 2010, 2:59 pm

I like how this whole time they're sitting around in a barracks and I never drew the barracks. I never gave any indication via prop or background or anything that that's what they were. Hopefully it was clear nonetheless. Scenes like this make me realize I need to get over my hatred of drawing backgrounds.


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply leorabbit247, September 28th, 2011, 11:16 am

I'm in love with Mr. Harper. :D Too cute

Reply The_Hankerchief, September 16th, 2012, 2:36 am

Actually, having seen the inside of a military barrack before, you pretty much got it down to rights: bare walls, hard floor, and minimal (shitty) furniture. Good job!

Reply mitchellbravo, September 16th, 2012, 11:00 am

@The_Hankerchief: LOL! Glad to know that it came across well enough. I might inquire with you in the future if I have more military-related stuff I'm not sure about! :D

Reply Oly-RRR, July 23rd, 2014, 3:18 pm

"That ain't no fun, she's got all her clothes on!" XD

I usually research my background pretty hard so they have details and all but sometimes it's just so tempting to have everything set against blank walls...

Reply mitchellbravo, July 23rd, 2014, 6:27 pm

@Oly-RRR: It really is, isn't it? :P I loved the posters in one of your recent pages. The hospital scenes have been really convincing as well.

Reply Oly-RRR, July 23rd, 2014, 8:08 pm

@mitchellbravo: Aw, thank you! :] I learned to draw a surprising amount of medical equipment just doing research and that definitely wasn't the last hospital scene... And posters were fun to work on (in an evil way)!

Reply mitchellbravo, July 23rd, 2014, 8:32 pm

@Oly-RRR: That's so cool. I've been borrowing books on antiques from the library in order to build up my mental catalog of designs and ideas. Maybe in a few months it'll start to pay off :D

Reply Oly-RRR, July 23rd, 2014, 10:22 pm

@mitchellbravo: That's neat - and also seems like more research than I have to do! I had a class on history of costumes and furniture at the university (and also saw those crazy thick books!) and it's just complicated! The finals were awful because we were shown pictures and were supposed to determine the time period and some of that stuff looks really similar!

At least it's good we have the Internet - it's weird to think illustrators from the generation of my parents had to go to libraries EVERY time they had to draw something they couldn't draw from life and I'm like "huh, this is not turning out right... alright, I'll google that then!" all the time.

Reply mitchellbravo, July 24th, 2014, 8:59 am

@Oly-RRR: Oh my goodness if I didn't have the internet to get this research done... let's say I'd just have a lot fewer pages because I would have given up on a bunch of things, lol. I would have had to have taken this much more seriously right from the beginning, which I hadn't...

Oh, the clothes are the *worst.* I don't much care for clothing and fashion in general so it's difficult for me to get excited about it to begin with, but then this particular time period has so many details and patterns it just adds to my reluctance!

Reply Oly-RRR, July 24th, 2014, 12:08 pm

@mitchellbravo: Haha, same here, the biggest effort I put in drawing clothes is probably keeping police uniforms accurate, otherwise it's t-shirts, hoodies and cargo trousers all the way (which is pretty much what I wear)! When I have to draw someone who actually pays attention to their clothes it's always extra work even if it's just googling skirts or something...

Reply mitchellbravo, July 24th, 2014, 1:19 pm

@Oly-RRR: Sometimes I wish I had set this in modern times so I could just go to online stores and "shop" for the characters' wardrobes. Then again, the benefit is that people had relatively few articles of clothing back then, so if I can create a few outfits, I don't need to worry about having an elaborate wardrobe for each character!


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