Comic 142 - 119 shockingly nice

Fri, 17th Feb 8:20 PM, 2012 in Damsel and Distress
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Kai Faydale Fri, 17th Feb 8:20 PM, 2012 edit delete
Kai Faydale
Don't you hate it when you feel a chill run down your spine? Well it's even worse in a world with foreshadowing. Speaking of which the song playing on Tasha's Ipod is “Want you gone” from Portal 2 (although she is listening to the "Want You Gone (elegant too remix)" since Jonathan Coulton does not have it copyrighted. If you've never heard it feel free to check it out. That particular cover is by a very talented singer who also has a number of other interesting things up on you tube (including This is Aperture which blew up crazy big).

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Tasha Fri, 17th Feb 8:49 PM, 2012 edit delete reply
as usuall Kai I love it!!!!!! But what with my expression in the third pannel? But yea..... definante chill.... :) keep up the good work! I'm lovin it!
Kai Faydale Fri, 17th Feb 9:34 PM, 2012 edit delete reply
Kai Faydale
attempting to show a shiver running down her spine from being stared at from behind. That and I've wanted to draw squinty eyes for a while.
Tasha Sat, 18th Feb 10:03 AM, 2012 edit delete reply
ha ha okay, thanks for clearing that up
Invader.Socks Sat, 18th Feb 7:03 AM, 2012 edit delete reply
Invader.Socks
BEST. SONG. EVER. :D
Twitchy Fan Sun, 19th Feb 9:30 AM, 2012 edit delete reply
Twitchy Fan
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscience design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
-Henry David Thoreau

Who needs villains when you have heroes that want to help
Wisknort Sun, 19th Feb 7:33 PM, 2012 edit delete reply
Charity and Robin swapping sides in the last panel... Less jarring than it should be.
Also line thickness on Charity changing, also works.

Well, Tasha, so long. Was nice knowing you.
Twitchy Fan Sun, 19th Feb 9:04 PM, 2012 edit delete reply
Twitchy Fan
the change in perspective could have come from Tasha turning around. She did just have a premonition of horribleness to come so it's reasonable.
Kai Faydale Sun, 19th Feb 9:33 PM, 2012 edit delete reply
Kai Faydale
That was what i was trying to depict with the swapping of charity and robin. the movement lines when she turns her head in panel 3 could probably be more prominent though, and it would have helped if the backgrounds weren't symmetrical but oh well.
Wisknort Mon, 20th Feb 12:05 AM, 2012 edit delete reply
Except it looks like they're still behind Tasha. Whatever.

Hmm... I see. Well, as I said, it doesn't detract from it at all. Heck, pretty much anything you do with the art still works. That's quite an achievement.
Kai Faydale Mon, 20th Feb 12:28 AM, 2012 edit delete reply
Kai Faydale
probably due to the fact that everyone in the comic world has been trained to look at someone from a 3/4 angle rather then sideways (or straight on form their prospective). Robin's back shoulder might be messing with the perspective too. Live to learn or how ever that saying goes.
Kai Faydale Sun, 19th Feb 11:21 PM, 2012 edit delete reply
Kai Faydale
As for the line thickness I've been playing around with that forever. I think I've gotten better at it but I'm still not sure what style i like best overall. Since the black lines tend to blur if i tweak the size of the figure (even a little while paneling) it is easier to add thicker lines over top to clean it up. in general then I have been going with the idea of keeping the lines proportional to the scale (ie the bigger their face is on the page the thicker the lines). sometimes the differences between two panels is too much though. I'll have a few more options if i can find a quick and safe way to erase most of the black so i can just redo that rather then having to redo the whole figure simple because i changed my mind on paneling half way through the night.