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A little webcomic about refusing to wear a coat

UPDATED: NEW PROJECT ADDED AT THE BOTTOM

Below is the comic I created this and Sarah Andersen's project. I pulled the parts for how to make a webcomic from her course, but I was working in Manga Studio 5 so I used this course for that. I have no drawing experience, and definitely no digital drawing experience. As a slight alteration, I did my sketches by hand, scanned them, and then tried to "ink" them digitally by tracing my sketch. This was really challenging, particuarly trying to trace my sketch to ink it!

Despite being a total beginner, I am having so much fun with this and will be sharing my journey through learning to make webcomics on my tumblr: http://quittingpantsforever.tumblr.com/

This comic is the story about how I have been refusing to actually wear a proper coat despite the colder weather, but instead just continue to layer up the sweaters!

Reflections/Challenges:

  • Brush size. What do I do!!? Gah! So hard to know what to select, thickness, etc (Working in Manga Studio 5)
  • Inking. When I work in pencil and ink, I typically never bothered to clean up my sketch... at all... but I would fix it all as I inked. I learned from this project I need to use a cleaner sketch, because digitally inking is challenging enough to just copy the lines I have that I can't handle fixing it as I go!

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After a few tweeks to my process, I've made the following project below:

I cleaned up my sketch much better than I did the first time (I'm not good at correcting as I go digitally). I also upped the resolution and used a thicker brush.

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