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Comic 943 - Rainy Day Filler: Flower, Page 1

30th Aug 2020, 11:00 PM in Rainy Day Filler
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30th Aug 2020, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Eheh... The term "Rainy Day Filler" is pretty appropriate given the circumstances of this....

Yeah, I drew this inmy hotel room, and there was even some uncertainty we could get it done. My tablet wasn't reacting well to the laptop so all my drawing was clunky and uncomfortable. Then, after a seven mile walk to get a new tablet I managed to be able to draw more easily, we found out my laptop's aspect ratio was skewed and I'd been drawing characters stretched out. It was like I was seeing things through a funhouse mirror. Martin had to fix the characters after I'd drawn them, and then help fix the ratio issue on my laptop. Very fun. ^^

It still felt really empowering getting a filler out, even if it was fairly light and required a lot of work. Before this filler was drawn I had no idea how good we'd be at drawing up anything. Hell, that shot of Hearst in panel one? Martin did that just to try and lighten the load as much as possible.

For the record, there's a chance the comic might not be back at the date we quoted, how long it'll be before I get home is still a question. Hope you guys understand, but we'll try to handle things as best we can.
30th Aug 2020, 11:27 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, if this one looks a little shaky it wasn't really done under ideal circumstances - Adam was having to work with a not great laptop that besides the skewing also has some notable dead spots on the monitor and it kind of made everything wonky, so I had to go in and do a bunch of editing to try to make the proportions a little better. I think it came out looking alright for the most part though Ana's kind of off in the second panel.

This one actually got trimmed down a bit due to the current complications - the second panel was going to have Sareena in it and more clearly be taking place in Ana's apartment while the third was going to be more clearly in Eighth Sin's base and have Sareena and Misty properly shown off in the generic Eighth Sin uniforms - but not really anything essentially lost here.

Plus side the next page should be able to avoid a lot of the issues that this one had. We're angling to try and keep from having to delay the start of the next chapter - I tweaked the start of the scripts to make the first few pages of the next one pretty breezy to try to minimize the work it'll take to make up for lost time on all this - but real life happens, you know how it is.

Really would've liked to have had an excuse to redesign Flower for that last panel. It'd be kind of weird to just up and do it given the current state of things with her but her design I feel like looks a little out of place at this juncture. Eh, no huge deal.


30th Aug 2020, 11:31 PM
Very interesting, wonder what the next one will be.