5.30.04 - This page gave me
a chance to draw old person. Actually, I wanted to draw
a middle aged guy, but I ended up drawing an old dude instead.
For the bus seat, I wanted to pick a more gaudy green color,
but in the end I decided against it.
5.18.04 - The drawings for
each panel were a lot larger than what I can use here. Oh
well. I shouldn't have given the guy glasses because it
covered up his eyes, and I really liked how the eyes turned
out before adding the glasses. Inked panel
1 and panel 2.
4.19.04 - This page as a whole
actually doesn't exist on paper. I drew each element separately
and then put them all together in the computer. You probably
wouldn't have known that if I didn't say it. Hehe.
4.4.04 - There's an amusing
show on A&E called Airplane. It's basically about
customers and the agents of Southwest dealing with customers.
It's actually pretty amusing because most of the travelers
get all pissy for the smallest things.
As you can tell, I do more panel experimenting for this
title than Down but Not Out. It's actually kind of fun.
1.25.04 - Woooo, I've been
good about updating (once a week) since my return from Christmas/New
Year trip. Unfortunately, this is my last update until I
return from my big trip to Asia. Hopefully I'll be good
and draft some pages.
This page was problematic because I wasn't 100% sure about
the layout until I got to the cging part. I had to do some
editing but you can see the original drawings of the guy
and the girl. In the end
I like how it turned out. The last panel actually took the
most time to draw because the background.
I might redesign the site to make it look more like the
layout I'm using for Down
but Not Out.
1.9.04 - Happy New Year! Man,
I'm too slow in updating my comics recently. I do like how
this page turned out though I had some problem with drawing
eyes and the guy (sadly, he still has no name) in the last
panel look a bit funny. I should draw more open mouths so
I can practice drawing the inside of the mouth. The rough
coloring of the last panel as well as the tilted text were
Based on the suggestion from Wid (thanks!), I lighten the
eys in the last panel to show suprise or shock. I really
never thought of that too much, but I just realized that
in my older pages, I rarely color the pupils when it came
to expressing surprise. I guess I just kind of did that
without thinking about it too much.
I actually took the first panel and colored it. The result
12.6.03 - Ugh, I noticed that
depending on how I place the paper on the scanner, the proportion
of the image is slightly different. I'm still not 100% sure
how to color/shade this comic, but one thing for sure, I'll
be using minmum cross hatching (compared to Down). I'm trying
to decide between cell shading, softer shading, or flat
coloring. Heck, I might actually do this comic in full color.
11.21.03 - Played around with
site design a little bit. I think it's looking a bit better
than my previous version. If all goes well, the next update
would be 12/5 (after I come back from Thanksgiving).
11.14.03 - Ugh, bad timing
has prevented me from updating this regularly. First was
the submission. Then, my bristol ran out. Now, it's too
much work and it's close to the holiday season.
I feel like I still need to do more shading on the page,
and I don't like the minimal contrast between the figures
(to be exact, their clothes) and the background. Overall
I like the way the characters look. Boring headshots, I
know, but it'll change soon enough. Hehe.
10.4.03 - Well, here I go again
with a new story. I hope I won't lose interest in this story
or Down but Not Out. I tried something new with the paneling
in the second page. I decided not to use too much hatching
in this page, but I hope the characters still stand out
from all the leaves.