it is hard to wear a zipper sweater and carry him because he likes to zip up the zipper and catch my neck skin in it i don’t know if that came across in the strip or not not only were the drawings difficult for me on this one, but so was the ‘timing’ of the strip – trying to figure out which moments to show so that the reader understands whats going on and the punchline is effective
what’s great about this timelapse is it shows how nothing came easy on this one and when i saw little guy trying to grind pepper with the pepper shaker at the restaurant i thought i had it made but then i realized i needed to show all of the other times he saw me using a pepper grinder and none of the drawings came easy the staging of that last panel was especially difficult. and the drawing was pretty bad. I’m not even sure it is clear what is going on. even the colors of the strip were…
here’s the timelapse of me drawing the snowball comic strip this is an interesting one to look at because the strip went through so many changes after i stopped recording i decided to run it vertically having no expression on the little guy in the last panel felt most right for the ‘punchline’ but even more interesting (to me i guess) was the decision to change the first panel the close up of little guy packing a snowball seemed to ruin the ‘rhythm’ of the piece that panel seemed too ‘big’ – too ‘loud’ for the next three panels for…
timelapse of the robin strip from a couple of days ago i didnt know i was going to erase the pencil lines of the tree until i saw how it looked so much of the final look of these strips comes out of the doing of them the final is always different from the idea of them
the first robin of the year spotted sunday february 25 2018
getting this one in under the wire tonight click on the ‘steps’ tag or click here to scroll through a bunch of these webcomics
you can view all the recent strips featuring little guy at screentone.org/tags/steps
coming atcha in crayon today
didnt post this last night because i didnt love it. i still dont, but i hate it less, so here we are.
digital, 2018 updated february 14th. i added snow to the roof and ground to make it more clear what is happening.