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89: Roughing It
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September 2nd, 2014 - 2:36pm
Dave says... Well, this was really fun to do!

After taking a trip to the Walt Disney museum this weekend I was really inspired to try playing with watercolors. I had seen Mitch Clem use watercolors in his comics with great results, so this was something I had thought about a bit before. With the push from Walt I bought some basic supplies and got to work.

Watercolors are really fun to work with! I still have a lot to learn but it was great to work with a new medium. I went for a pretty dark look in this comic because the scene was outdoors at night. I layered a lot of colors on top of each other, but I think it came out pretty cool. Inking on the watercolor paper is very different. It's a much rougher surface and I didn't get the line width variation I normally get with my pens, so that's something I'll have to play around with in the future.

Watercolors are a bit more involved than my normal techniques, so I might not be able to do this for every comic, but I'd certainly like to do more of it.
- Dave

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Steve D on September 12th, 2014 7:49am

the coloring is awesome, but that doesn't make or break your ... hmmm ... what's the word? ... message? ... statement? ... idea? ... Well, you get the idea ... message ........