posted Jan.19.11 at 12:00 am
By my clock, it's always Bacon O Clock!
The term "breaky" that Lance uses is not of the Achy Breaky variety but refers instead to breakfast. It's a term me and my brother picked up after watching Yellow Submarine for the bajillionth time. It's only said once in the entire damn movie, but it's the one quote we both kinda picked up and used in our everyday. Never caught on with anyone else. Ah well.
I apologize for the art in today's strip. You have the misfortune of witnessing an artist develop something right in front of your face which is as horrifying as it sounds. I had a lot of fun with the pencil shading of Bodie's flashback and wanted to try to see if I could incorporate some spot blacks and ink washes as part of the regular style. Which leads to this mess. Hmmm...
Fortunately, this is the only scene that takes place in Kane's bedroom this time around so I knew I had at least one strip to play with. If I liked the results, I could stick with it for the rest of this storyline. If not, I had an easy out. I'm gonna take that out. There are some things about this style that I don't hate all the way. I like the way the ink washes turned out which I will probably used to enhance the pencil rendering which I think I'll start using from now on. But I'm not convinced I know what I'm doing with the spot blacks. I can either do the really contrasty chiaroscuro style, or the really clean lines. The in-between comic book rendering with spot blacks and back lighting is something I'm going to have to work on elsewhere and not subject you poor readers to these visual assaults.
So, yet again a new style on Friday, but it should be less harsh of a transition.