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The Grass is Greener, part 1

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Back to the lightbox! I ink the comic using a combination of (faux) sable brushes, crow-quill and writing pens, and occasionally the microns that I letter with. I find that changing the tools for different sorts of details keeps the drawings readable in black and white and lends a certain solidity that I lack when I just use one tool for the whole drawing. I fill in the beta areas as I go. I’ve been working on an uncoated board that is pretty absorbent, which limits the number of times I smear still-wet ink with my hand as I’m drawing. I’m experimenting with different boards right now, so that might change soon. Inking over a drawing is an art form in and of itself, and it’s amazing to me how much character a drawing gains (or on bad days, loses) when it’s translated from simple pencil to expressive brush and pen. When that’s done, I make any necessary touch-ups using white gouache or white tape.


My first thought was, “Oh, no! The controller!” Then by the last panel I was all, “I like where this is going.”

Wait, that’s not Alan Wake, is it? Run, lady! Run for your life! That dude’s got issues!

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