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  • yesterday’s strip was from my august sketchbook
  • today’s was from my july sketchbook
  • today’s is another digital strip as i try to get a little ahead in the 30 days of comics game. i can work so much faster in digital. yesterday’s and today’s strip each took about about a half hour to do, compared with a couple hours plus for me to do with real world materials. (though i am getting faster)

 

p.s. a note on the ‘(happened in july 18)’ note. when artist john porcellino (whose king-cat comics you should really subscribe to) makes his comics, he (often? always?) notes the date when the incident that inspired the comic occurs, and then also notes the dates when he draws and inks it, which i think is a lovely touch. i meant to do it for yesterday’s strip, since the date when the peas incident happened and i actually published the strip were so far apart, but in the rush to get it posted before midnight for yesterday’s 30 days of comics deadline, i completely forgot. so the date is my john p homage.

double – inktober 2018 day 29

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day 29: double

so here’s a little paper, rock, scissors between twin snakes; metal, and liquid

its hard to believe that this inktober is winding down already…

it’s been so much fun, and somehow, less stressful than last year

i don’t know if my results have been any better, but the schedule was easier to keep for some reason

hopefully  i can keep it up because i’m going to head right in to 30 days of comics in november.

follow along so you only miss a post when i do

expensive – inktober day 22

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Inktober continues with prompt: expensive.

Snake caught with an empty wallet at the Metal Gear Store.

It didn’t occur me until after my first sketch that I needed to emulate the original metal gear solid inventory system.

Then I had to decide who was going to be manning the shop – the funniest and least likely choice felt like Psycho Mantis.

It’s also a good thing that this isn’t how equipment procurement worked in the original Metal Gear Solid. All those items would have been expensive for sure…

drain – inktober 2018 day 21

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day 21. drain.

here’s a look at the initial sketches.

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In the first sketch you can see that I thought I might need the jungle setting behind Snake.

On the second sketch, once I had just the figure of Snake, the life gauge, and the blood trail in there I realized those 3 elements were all that was needed.

At first I had the trail just going from left to right, but then I tried to give the drawing a little depth by having the trail come in at an angle.

Thanks for reading, and if you’ve missed any, you can catch up on all of my 2018 inktobers here…