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Ch1, Page 31

October 4th, 2014, 12:23 pm

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Machati
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OH GOD THE AWFUL COLORED PENCILS!

Let this be a warning to all of you young digital artists: DON'T NEGLECT YOUR TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES! eurgh...

I do A LOT of digital art and have grown tired of it being just about the only thing I work with (well that's not true, I also like acrylic painting but for the sake of not cluttering my very small house with unsold paintings, I have intentionally stopped until I have a space to put them)
I've actually been wanting for a while to be able to do comics in a traditional medium. Even when it sucks (such as with this page) I find it is more sincere, something I feel digital art isn't successful at. At least not for me. So testing out different strategies and mediums on paper has commenced.

This page and the next page will be the only colored pencil ones I do (for now?) because after the next page I threw my hands up in the air and said "screw colors". They weren't scanning right and my computer was being an inaccurate bitch (my fiance's computer being significantly nicer =n= )..... While colors are suitable for herdshire by miles and miles, ultimately I wouldn't be working with colors anyways if I did just about any other story I have or could come up with.

I've tried greyscale markers on Page 33 and I like the results a lot more. Markers are also way more fun and pretty <: Which is why I'll be updating page 32 fairly quickly (within the next few days) so that we can be done with this colored pencil mess.

Posted at October 4th, 2014, 12:23 pm

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I don't care what medium you use as long as you get the job done. If you want the texture to resemble "life" use references. Digital or traditional it doesn't matter which skill you use. The only advantage digital has is less of a paper trail for mistakes. Then again, when I color, I color with a stylus and not a mouse. I may not know how to use copic's any better than crayola, but I do have some idea of the amount of time I've saved with the paint bucket.

Posted at October 4th, 2014, 2:33 pm

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