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snowball time lapse

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 some reason, it seems like the strip works better the smaller the changes between the panels

smaller the changes between panel the more power the final panel seems to have for me

i wonder why that is…

time lapse of drill strip

See the final strip here

first time i’ve used sound effects. (nope i’ve used them here and here.)

you can really see me struggle with how the effects should appear in the frame.

the first idea was that the letters would spiral around as if spun by the drill.

i still think it is a good idea, but the execution just wasn’t there so i had to simplify.

the strip is still successful, but when i look at it, it is not as visually interesting as it could have been.