PostedApril 1, 2018
Tagscartoon, comic strip, comics, Digital, digital art, draw, Drawing, dye, easter, easter eggs, search, steps, toddler, webcomics
hey kids! comics!
a new strip for today
it’s been 11 days since the last strip
way too long
but now the wait is over
well, kind of
now you have to wait for the next one
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…
when these drawings go by this fast it almost looks like i know what i’m doing
timelapse of drawing my share playlist strip from a couple of days ago
you can view all the recent strips featuring little guy at screentone.org/tags/steps
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.
instead of a strip today, here’s a timelapse video of the snow shovel strip