Studio Updates —

Studio updates.

Now We're Getting into it for Real

Up till this point, I feel like the comic has been sort of in catch-up mode, in that I wanted to

A.) Restart and reintroduce the comic to both people who’ve followed it for awhile AND new readers as I aggressively try to get it out there and

B.) Use as much of the finished art from a false start that I aborted a few months before this so that it didn’t feel like such a colossal waste of time.

I’m doing probably 80% on iPad now, with 3 different apps: Autodesk Sketchbook for the pencil-style sketching, Adobe Illustrator Draw for the digital inking and line cleanup, and Affinity Photo for the final color art. Then I assemble the strip in PhotoShop on my computer and add text and borders.

I’m doing probably 80% on iPad now, with 3 different apps: Autodesk Sketchbook for the pencil-style sketching, Adobe Illustrator Draw for the digital inking and line cleanup, and Affinity Photo for the final color art. Then I assemble the strip in PhotoShop on my computer and add text and borders.

Going forward, I feel like the art is better, since I have a better grasp on how much time I can put into it, while maintaining a schedule, while before I was dialing it back a bit because I was worried about time constraints. But now I’ve fallen into a bit of a rhythm and am feeling a lot more comfortable with what I can do in a week. So now it’s the stuff I’m really excited for: sharing art I haven’t been looking at in one form or another since like February! I really feel like drawing this much has led to almost immediate improvement since then, so a lot of the art I’ve put out in the strip till now has sort of been disappointing to me, personally.

I also feel like the comic is kind of going in earnest now. It’s not so “introductory” anymore, we get it, there’s a few characters, they kinda don’t fit in, they talk about stuff in their lives. Got it. Let’s go!

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