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Reply mitchellbravo, July 25th, 2014, 10:09 pm

And a new technique attempted. Interesting results, may try again.

Dang, man! I need to do these dialogue-free scenes more often. They are SO much less time consuming to edit.

Next scene is going to be LONG, and I want to continue like I've been doing so far this chapter and have it all finished before I start uploading it, so it's probably going to be a while. Tentatively hoping to have it up by start of September. But, for those of you who don't have me in the auto-RSS feed thing on SmackJeeves, you can always follow the twitter where I usually have been posting when I start uploading a new scene.

Hope you're all having a pleasant summer/winter/which hemisphere you live on's thingimijig, and I hope to see y'all again real soon!


Reply TheSilverLeague, July 28th, 2014, 10:32 am

o.O.... uh oh!? ...bad touch? lol

Reply mitchellbravo, July 28th, 2014, 10:44 am

@TheSilverLeague: Huh? lol

Reply TheSilverLeague, July 28th, 2014, 11:08 am

Well you know, you got a creepy dark figure swooping in all half dead, lol but I kidddd

Reply mitchellbravo, July 28th, 2014, 11:17 am

@TheSilverLeague: Oh oh! Lol! I thought the page was coming across like Aggie was molesting Donny and I was going to need to find a way to fix that XD

Reply TheSilverLeague, July 28th, 2014, 12:03 pm

Well the lack of dialogue and creepy mood lightning COULD give that impression, but I know the guy's just dead tired lol

Reply Oly-RRR, August 1st, 2014, 2:10 pm

*keeps trying to click NEXT PAGE button* I think I'm getting withdrawal symptoms already!! Is there a support group? D:

Oh well, like I said, we just both have to draw more comics... X)

And generally someone staggering home late and falling into bed face down can mean multiple things but combined with the mysterious case of the empty money jar it can only mean one thing. AGGIE WON'T TOLERATE THIS BULLSHIT, DONNY. 8I

And I like the new technique - it took me a bit to figure out what exactly you did but I've been doodling on coloured paper lately so I SAW THE SIGNS but it doesn't look obvious and seems to be working!

Reply mitchellbravo, August 1st, 2014, 9:27 pm

@Oly-RRR: C'mon, let's race each other to get 20 pages done overnight!!! *sound of cars colliding violently*

I just thought of a joke I could make about your third line there, but then I realized the joke I was going to make is actually what happens in the plot in the next chapter. WELL, be prepared for me to someday months, years from now make a callback to this conversational thread XD

Oooooh, colored paper is something I'm going ot have to try!! That actually would have been really nice for this page since there's no dialogue to worry about. What I actually did here was I colored all the areas the light from the window would be hitting with colored pencil really hard, so then when I threw blue markers over it, the wax repelled the marker and left the highlighted area and then the shadow :D It came out looking more textured than I had wanted it to, but I thnk it kinda works, given the situation? Oh and it also gunked up one or two of my markers bad enough that I'm probably gonna have to do some futzing around with a razor blade >:/ Lol but it didn't come out eye-bleedingly bad, which is always a good thing! :D

Reply Oly-RRR, August 1st, 2014, 11:35 pm

@mitchellbravo: Haha, I get those too - "ooh, that's a fun thing to put in comments... oh wait, I guess it can go in the comic!" or in your case already is there. X)

Oooh, and I thought pencils were on top of blue marker! I felt kind of guilty to draw on the coloured paper that is usually sold in art supply stores but then I found coloured paper for office printers and that's a pack of paper for the price that'd get me like three fancy coloured sheets. Of course printer paper won't take watercolours but it's fine for markers and pencils (even though I put so many different colours on top of it that it kind of defeats the point of using coloured paper since you can't see much of the original colour).

Reply mitchellbravo, August 2nd, 2014, 12:40 am

@Oly-RRR: Aaah cool I'll have to try that! Oh my god I'm so dumb, I just remembered I have some differently colored cardstock I bought years back when I was trying to print *Fancy Resumes.* They're gentle pastels so I think it would be pretty accomodating and the thickness of the paper seems reliable.

I need to just start playing around with traditional techniques more. I've been playing my comic as nothing more than a coloring book for too long :P

Reply Ninabird (Guest), August 7th, 2014, 2:23 pm

Like your style

Wandered in the other day and wanted to give you a thumbs up. I haven't by any means read the entire archive yet, but I really like the ... texture? of your art and story.

Reply mitchellbravo, August 7th, 2014, 2:39 pm

@Ninabird: Awwww thank you so much!!! That means a lot to me :D Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment, and I hope you enjoy it if you decide to continue reading! :)

Reply Bluezilla, October 11th, 2014, 5:32 pm

Whatever you did to change the colors between the highlights and the shadows--is it crayon with marker??--it makes the difference really glow-y. Like it!

(read comments. Colored pencil! aha!)

Poor Aggie. These last two panels are really telling.

Reply mitchellbravo, October 11th, 2014, 6:14 pm

@Bluezilla: Thank you! I liked the effect a lot myself, but seeing what it did to the marker made me kind of hesitant to try it again any time too soon, unless I can scrape off the residue with a razorblade or something, you know?

And yeahh :( It's not really an ideal relationship, though I don't think she expected it to be anything other than a ticket out of her family home anyway. :/

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, December 30th, 2014, 2:17 pm

No, no, no!
This is why we get so much hate in this town!

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