Thursday, January 26, 2006

FINALLY - last week's comic - Character Development




i would really like many many responses on this posting
because there are a few things i am troubled with
and i'd like to see if anyone else is surprised or troubled by them

OK - some background

i wanted to post this on Friday for the Stripfight contest but missed the deadline completely - and unfortunately not because i was having trouble making the url (ok - don't make fun of my computer-speak)
the theme was jealousy
and my main concern - at the time of making this strip - was depicting jealousy in the office
SO
this is what came out

also - you'll notice a startling difference with this post
i did it in pen
that was QUITE a change and quite a challenge
it's pretty hard to do in ink
but I read THIS GUY'S notes and he does it in pen
well
maybe i'm using the wrong pen (this is what i'm using)
and i know i'm using the wrong paper
but that's neither here nor there

i am so excited
i just sent off for one of my many university transcripts so i can get back in school!

U of H
Here i come!

5 comments:

colin said...

In my opinion, the medium is only important insofar as reproduction ease. If you do your work in pastel tinted watercolor, for example, it may not reproduce so well in the resolution that is optimal for the web.

As far as what pen to use, go with what you are comfortable with. If that pen works for you, great.

I checked out that guys stuff, and it looks as if he sketches it out first and then goes in with the pen and then cleans it up and adds color in the computer.

As far as paper goes, once again use what you are comfortable with. I personally love printer paper.

The thing that dictates what paper to use is the medium you are creating with. (Ex. if you are using watercolor you need a paper that won't disintegrate and will allow you to take advantage of the medium without fighting against the limitations of the paper.)

I don't think you need to worry too much about those issues as of yet.

Just keep pushing out the strips, the more you work, the more your needs will make themselves apparent.

Barb said...

I loved it !

todd said...

i really cannot add anything to colin's insights, but i will say that the characters are developing nicely.

i like the amount of expression you get from so few lines.

colin said...

I love the shape of the nervous delivery man, what a classic.

CarolinaDivina said...

thanks everyone for your comments
killy noted that he was a little dismayed at my character's emotional involvement with office politics in this strip
i was wondering if this was something that stuck out at you
by your comments though - i can see it didn't
thanks colin for your helpful suggestions - it makes me feel better about using a pencil instead
which i really enjoy
thanks todd for noticing that
i am really working on expressions

thanks again