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…
i did this one horizontally first, but maybe it works vertically too? especially for scrolling?
i dont know what i’m doing.
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day 12 of lynda barry’s 14 day silent 4 panel challenge from her book syllabus continues.
as always, click on the image to make it bigger, you can read all 12 comics I’ve done so far here, and here’s the sketchbook sketch:
day 10 of lynda barry’s 14 day silent 4 panel challenge from her book syllabus is a bit of a mess.
here’s a timelapse of the digital work. about 45 minutes goes by in 30 seconds.
and here’s the sketch from the sketchbook
day 9 of lynda barry’s 14 day silent 4 panel challenge from her book syllabus continues.
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read through all of the challenge comics here.
day 3 of the 14 day silent 4 panel comics challenge from lynda barry’s syllabus.
The other 2 have been montages of separate moments from the day, but this one is a single scene.
Here’s the original sketch from the sketchbook:
It’s just my second day of the 14 day silent 4 panel comics challenge from lynda barry’s syllabus and I’m already doing it differently than day 1.
And I don’t like the results.
Final is in digital, but here’s the sketches from the sketchbook.
I had to return lynda barry’s syllabus back to the library today.
(I’d used up all my renewals. The book is so good.)
To commemorate, I decided to do her 14 day 4 panel challenge.
(Where you draw four panels from your day.)
(They can be consecutive moments, but today’s happens to be a montage.)
UPDATE: Forgot to mention that it is a silent comic challenge. No dialogue.
This is day 1. The ‘inked and colored’ final is digital.
This is the original sketch in my sketchbook.