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Comic 15 - The Mob Part II Page 3

31st Mar 2012, 5:15 PM
The Mob Part II Page 3
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
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Kim Allman 31st Mar 2012, 5:15 PM edit delete
Kim Allman
OK I decided to post a day early as I will most likely not be around most of Sunday EST. What can I say, sometimes you have to do talking head pages and you have to work to make them interesting. I also tried an experiment with this page using grey markers as I have not figured out how to do tones with GIMP as of yet. I will admit this is not my favorite page, but some things worked and well there are a few drawing gaffs that I did not catch until I was ready to scan.



cattservant 31st Mar 2012, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Officially overdoing it!
Kim Allman 31st Mar 2012, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Kim Allman

Can you give me specifics? Do you think the grey does not work, or did I use too much?

Thanks dpat59,

I was reading my old Nausicaa Manga and I just love Miysaki's style and the way he used pen and ink along with tones for effect.

cattservant 1st Apr 2012, 4:54 AM edit delete reply
Oh my... An entirely different tangent actually.* I was referring to 'Old Officer' ordering 'Young Officer' to read the 'Official Warrant' officially to Master Nigel. And at least one 'A.K.A' over the line it would seem!

*(I'm almost entirely illiterate when it comes to the visual arts, but I do "know it when I see it"! And, anything you feel is fit to publish is just excellent** with me!)

**(The Cat's Meow so to speak!)***

***(I confess, I'm an Asterisk-philiac with a footnote fetish!)

cattservant 1st Apr 2012, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
Yes indeed, I have all the Nausica Manga books and I sit down with a magnifying glass and read them a couple of times a year. I just got Volumes I and III of the Gunnerkrigg Court books. (Still waiting on Volume II of course.) Really good books!
cattservant 1st Apr 2012, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
On a really dubious tangent, panel 1 brings to mind Andy and Barney in Mayberry.
And if you want to go down through that trap door in the basement of the castle's dungeon, (into a Teutonic alternate universe of very low probability) Adolph and Hermann!
dpat57 31st Mar 2012, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Heh. Works for me, reads okay!
davemation 1st Apr 2012, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
I like the gray. But my favorite thing here is the (what's the word?) scratchiness of the last panel. The line work really gives it an intensity to show Nigel's annoyance. It works well.
Kim Allman 1st Apr 2012, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Kim Allman
Cross hatching is the word you are looking for Dave. And yes I really like the last panel because of that and other action. If you go back and look at the earlier images of Nigel I just did his robes/cloak solid black to go for a more graphic look. However, I have since decided I like rendering Nigel's attire using cross hatching along with some solid blacks.
vwyler 1st Apr 2012, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
Well done, Kim. Talky pages bore some, but not me. {Impatient folks do that;)}

The grays work very well. Don't sweat over things like that. I doubt anyone on CF could do as well. ;)
Kim Allman 1st Apr 2012, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Kim Allman
I going to have to play with it a bit more. One thing that I need to explore is that currently I draw Nigel on 8 and half by 14 bristol. Then I have to take the originals to a copy shop and shoot them down 78% so the image will fit on my scanner bed which is 8 and Half by 12. So I may start drawing on smaller bristol paper and just directly scan the image in to my computer. Some of the grey tones did not translate well from the original and I think it is because of the loss of quality from the copy.

Thank you one and all for the support and critique. I am enjoying the work and I am excited about getting the next pages drawn and posted.
Unka John 8th Apr 2012, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
Unka John
How did I neglect to subscribe to this?

I tried working larger for a while and doing the reduce & stitch dance, but wound up with a shadow from the platen edge of the scanner. I'm back to working in an original size that fits and just reducing to 750 pixels.
Kim Allman 8th Apr 2012, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
Kim Allman
I do not know Unka John. Of course you and I are of an age was I talking about? :)

Thanks for subscribing my friend. I have the same problem with the shadow on the scanner. That is one of the things I have to spend time using GIMP to clean up. Like you, I am going back to directly scanning the original. The other way is a waste of gas and a hassle.