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Reply mitchellbravo, January 27th, 2019, 8:52 pm

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I don't really plan out character designs hardcore. I usually doodle a character when I'm drinking and listening to music, then try to draw them at least a few times before they hit the comic page so that you don't get that whammo inconsistency that happens when amateur artists draw a unique character a second time. I don't know if it's just I didn't practice her enough, or if it's just been so goddamned long since I did (my character sketches of Jill all date back to around 2015), but I'm not thrilled with how she's turned out on these pages. Next time you see her, she will hopefully look more composed and less pieced together?

Her sim in my Loud Era neighborhood looks en pointe, maybe I'll just start screencapping her, printing the screencaps, cutting and taping them onto the comic page, and drawing the world around her. At a future plot point she wakes up and the comic has all been her own dream and she returns to her college studies and tending her garden.


READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, January 27th, 2019, 9:00 pm

I was thinking it'd be hilarious if Ed never saw her again, totally missing the making friends idea, but then you went and spoiled her return in your author comment.

I often worry about character inconsistency sometimes in my own art as well, I really should practice drawing the same character a few times more before slapping them on the public pages. Curious, how many time do you draw them before you feel comfy with their design, or is it like a 'you know it when you feel it' kind of thing?

As a child, I horrendously drew new characters for the first time on a new page and then I'd have to flip back to reference them!

I eagerly await your next upload.

Reply mitchellbravo, January 28th, 2019, 5:19 pm

@Squirreltastic-Blue: XD

Re: character designs- I definitely don't draw them as many times as I should, but like bare minimum I'd say twice... once to get the ideas on the page, and a second time to see how they'll actually turn out when I try to redraw. Sometimes I find it's just impossible to recapture the initial design. I guess "know it when you feel it" is most accurate. Some characters I spend more time on, but I have no good rule of thumb or reason why.

Lmao. I did the same thing. It took too long to learn not to do that XD That and coming up with what would happen in the next panel.... as I was drawing that panel... so sometimes you get to the end of the page and there's only a small space left when you need a big one, so I'd just leave that corner blank and start the big panel on the next page D:>

Reply Oly-RRR, February 14th, 2019, 4:55 pm

JIIIIILLL 8D

I have to admit I didn't realise it was her at first but during this page it all clicked! It's so cool, seeing characters I was looking forward to see. 8)

And I get this feeling of not quite being "at ease" with a new character design buuut she looks appropriately nerdy to me already so I can't complain. It would be nice for Eddie to get some company other than Phil (even though Phil would disagree).

Reply mitchellbravo, February 17th, 2019, 4:17 pm

@Oly-RRR: It was great to finally get to draw her even if she wasn't 100% how I'd planned her.... ljust that feeling of finally seeing her on the page, like if I ever got to meet you in person :D :D

And LOL at the Phil comment XD

Reply Oly-RRR, February 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm

@mitchellbravo: OMG perfect analogy is perfect! X)


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