Learning to Trust

21st May 2014, 7:00 AM
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Learning to Trust
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bbedlam 21st May 2014, 7:00 AM edit delete
Page 654!

Not sure how wild I am about that 2nd panel in the middle row as I look at it now. When I first drew it I thought the expression looked pretty good, but now I'm looking at it and think it looks off. That's hindsight for you though. Maybe I'm just being overly critical?

I had a good time at MeCAF. Hopefully if you were in the area you stopped by and said hi. If not, I'll be at Boston Comic Con in August and Granite State Comic Con in September. Possibly in Boston again for MICE in October, but I'm still waiting to hear back on that one.

The new AF website is being worked on. I think it looks good so far, and it should launch soon. Once it does, expect the site to continue to evolve as far as how it looks as I tweak it.

Today's page was actually penciled at MeCAF and inked while watching LEGENDS OF WRESTLING on the WWE network I believe. I didn't write it down, so I could be wrong. I may have been listening to the War Rocket Ajax podcast. This week's podcast has a good interview with Ryan (Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time) North so it's well worth a listen.
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Muchacho NL 22nd May 2014, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
Muchacho NL
For a lack of a better description, it sort of looks like some sore spot is prodded, like she's going "Ooof! That stings a little"

So to be honest: yes, it looks a *bit* off.
Maybe if you either draw her hand with index finger pointing to her chin, or make her mouth a bit wider that'll fix a lot.
bbedlam 22nd May 2014, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
@Muchacho NL - yeah, in retrospect I think what I really needed to do was move her mouth to the right hand side to make it look better. Still, live and learn and all that. It doesn't ruin the page, but it is something I'll have to give more consideration to down the line.
Muchacho NL 23rd May 2014, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
Muchacho NL
True live and learn, plus: no lip drawing can be restricting the ability to sucessfully draw expressions as well.

But I have to disagree on moving the mouth. If you try to do the same thing she does, your mouth will automatically go to the side of the closed eye. There's just more cheek wrinkling. :)
bbedlam 23rd May 2014, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
@Muchacho NL - well, I do draw her lips as needed. I mean, you can clearly see her bottom lip in the 1st panel o the 2nd row. I usually don't draw her with 'full' lips because I just don't think she looks good with them. It makes her look like she's wearing makeup.