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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…

lynda barry’s 4 panel 14 day challenge day 1

1wedjan2018

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.

1wedjan2018-sketch

This is the original sketch in my sketchbook.