Side-by-side comparisons
Side-by-side comparisons

Hey everyone! I had some very nice emails asking me to leave the black and white version of yesterday’s strip up. So, rather than post the color version today (Friday), I put the color version up where it’s supposed to go in the archives and made this side-by-side comparison for today.

Usually, I’d worry a little more about line weights in a big crowd scene like this, since they’re one of the few ways you can tell depth in a black and white scene. But, since I knew I was going to be coloring it anyway, and because the details (like the two zoomed-in fight scenes at the bottom) were so small anyway, I left the line weights fairly consistent out of necessity – they’re about the smallest my brush pen will go, and at one point I gave up and just used a fine-tipped Sharpie to get some of the tiny details in!!

Anyway, you can really see what a big difference the colors make, as well as how the lighting from the different sources (the moonlight, the firey pit) can make the characters stand out from a dark background.

News: Posted December 7th, 2012 by Alina

^ 8 Comments to “Side-by-side comparisons”

  1. Wow, that’s seriously all done in pens? How do you get your lines so smooth and even? I get blobs and wobbles all over mine, not to mention weird colours when I scan it. And I can never quite erase all the pencil.

    Posted December 7th, 2012 at 6:25 am
  2. Thanks to the first close-up, I finally realized that one of the werewolves has two heads. 😐

    Posted December 7th, 2012 at 7:32 am
  3. Harrow Says:

    Garou healer triage:
    -Torn ear? Don’t bother me.
    -Huge bloody gash on right arm? Let me see what I can do.
    -6 inch hole through middle of chest? Crawl off somewhere and die.

    Posted December 10th, 2012 at 7:56 pm
  4. Draco18s Says:

    Anyone remember STEEL DICE? I’d go back and comment on that strip, but I can’t for some reason.

    Anyway. TRY TUNGSTEN.

    Posted December 12th, 2012 at 11:46 am
  5. Draco18s Says:

    @MerchManDan: Two heads? Try three.

    Posted December 12th, 2012 at 11:47 am
  6. @Draco18s: The third is actually a second werewolf, right behind the two-headed one. Though it would’ve been interesting to see if somebody created a monster based on Minerva, from Spinnerette.

    Posted December 13th, 2012 at 3:34 am
  7. Draco18s Says:

    @MerchManDan: Ah, you are correct. The second wolf is biting the two-headed one in the arm.

    Posted December 14th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
  8. Harrow Says:

    Hey Alina, you haven’t told us anything about the pixie that looks like Abby. What’s the story there?

    Posted December 17th, 2012 at 1:52 am