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Comic 1048 - Four Weeks, Page 18

16th Sep 2021, 11:00 PM in 28. Four Weeks
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16th Sep 2021, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, a sudden shock from Candice.... Seems there's a bit of a story with this, doesn't there? ^^

Kind of a simple picture that's hard to talk about story-wise, but does give a lot to talk about in the art despite being a really simple page. Had to look up a lot of references on deer to get that doe just right. One reference was Alan Dracula of the show Infinity Train, and the deer was made into a doe entirely to avoid feeling like we were drawing Alan Dracula. ..... We friggin' love that guy, so it was a genuine concern.

I picked a really fancy-looking car for Marie to be driving to help imply she was well off (you'll notice Candice is in her private school uniform to help push that idea even further). Thus she's driving an Acura, which Martin emphasized further with a subtle gradient on the paint job to really make it look nicely waxed like the shadows and light were refracting off it.... Little touch but went a long way. Honestly this is probably the best-drawn any car we done has ever looked.... Makes me eager to see one of them again.

Hell, even the car interiors don't look half bad.... I think I'd say my phobia of drawing these things is now officially licked. ^^
16th Sep 2021, 11:05 PM
Martin F.
Yeesh, Candice is having a really rough go of it in this chapter, isn't she?

I'd say this page is probably the valley of it though; it's one I really wanted to make a big impression. Actually added the bit about her dad in the sixth panel last minute while coloring the page to try to give a little extra idea of what exactly is making Candice take this so poorly.

This was kind of an intimidating page on the face of it between how heavy on cars it is and wanting to get the emotion of things down, though in practice it wasn't too hard at least. Actually a weird little oddity of it is that toward the end of working on it we had to shelf it to work on something else and that wound up leading to working on some refinement on how we do faces, after Adam had struggled with getting the faces right within this one. Could've saved us some trouble and probably looked better if we had done that sooner but...

Eh. In either case really hope everyone... Enjoys might be the wrong word but hopefully this one goes over well.

Comments:

17th Sep 2021, 12:53 AM
Deer jumping in front of a moving car, that would be a nightmare for anyone, although for Candice this looks like a clue to why her family with her birth parents fall apart.