Embiggening My Art

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Embiggening My Art

Postby John T on Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:33 pm

As noted in today's (late) news, I started drawing the comic bigger again after a month of drawing it (badly) smaller. The benefits are substantial - everything is more detailed and has more room to breathe. The more detail I can put down in the "pencils" phase, the easier it is for me to ink, so that's another plus. It's also a LOT easier to draw people different sizes since I have so much extra room on the paper itself. With the small panels, full body shots were a rarity, if I ever even drew them at all.

Anyway, I made this thread to show a couple examples. They're panels from different strips that look somewhat similar. Enjoy this peek behind the curtain.

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Re: Embiggening My Art

Postby Mister Munshun on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:18 pm

Wow, i don't ever recall seeing unfinished Trout-art before as long as I've been reading your stuff.

...Oh, and uh, bigger panels are much better... right?
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Re: Embiggening My Art

Postby Arantor on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:35 pm

It's always interesting to see under the hood, so to speak. The section at the back of Basil Flint, P.I. is quite interesting on that subject.
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