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Chapter 12 Page 46

February 27th, 2018, 4:57 pm

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Last night scene of the comic 8T Had to try make it count.
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Reply H0lyhandgrenade, February 13th, 2018, 5:00 pm

This took a lot more work than I expected... I'm sorry it's not a very exciting page xD But there you have it. That's it for this chapter... And now we make our way onto the final chapter.

Thanks for reading this far guys, I do really hope you'll enjoy the ending.

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Reply HVoice, February 15th, 2018, 12:00 am

Beautiful!

Reply Zelkova, February 27th, 2018, 8:13 pm

Even if digital the idea of "inking" a page so that it is overall more black than white just hurt my brain. Do you do some kind of lineart or sketch for pages like this and fill in the black or do you work in reverse and start with a black page and just fill in the white as required? I have a feeling in cases like this going white on black might be more easier to do.

Reply H0lyhandgrenade, February 27th, 2018, 8:41 pm

@Zelkova: Nope, this is entirely traditional. All 'cept for the stars. I forgot those like a tool.

I have a big ol' chisel tip sharpie so filling large black areas isn't a problem. For a panel like this, on top of my sketch I fill in the major black areas with that, and then go in with my brush pens and add the finicky edges. So really it was drawn as black creeping into white. It might look like there's a lot of white lines amidst black, but there's not really so many, particularly not compared to how I used to do pages. I try and be braver and make things readable without having too many white lines in the black defining things, as it tends to lead to a slightly more realistic look with less unnecessary visual noise.

Art babble~ Digitally working on black and adding white to it does indeed work too o' course, but I'm just a traditional kinda gal when it comes to comics.

Reply Guest, February 28th, 2018, 3:06 pm

@H0lyhandgrenade: Do you adjust anything digitally? 'Cuz in real life I never really get the feeling that the black from this pen and the black from that pen look exactly the same. But in these pages of yours, they do.

Reply H0lyhandgrenade, February 28th, 2018, 3:14 pm

@Guest: Over the years I've tried lots of different tricks to make my scans come out nicely.

Currently the method I use is after scanning the page I adjust the levels to a point where the thin linework looks nice, even if it means the filled black areas aren't a completely flat looking black (the reason I prioritize the lines over the black is they can easily look botched if you focus on making the blacks nice). After this I use the magic wand to select all of the linework, and then contract by a few pixels, to the extent that there are no lines left selected anymore and only filled black areas. I then fill the selected areas with black, and so the whole page ends up looking pretty nice and consistent without compromising the lines. If this sounds like a lot of work each time, it's not, because since it's the same thing each time I recorded it as an action in Photoshop so it happens with a button press :D There'll still be the odd specks of white that need to be fixed manually, but this saves a whole lot of work.

Reply Zelkova, February 28th, 2018, 5:07 pm

@H0lyhandgrenade: Thanks for taking the time to explain your process. It still amaze me you still doing things traditionally. I thought you jump ship to pure digital a while back to be honest but I guess I was wrong. Your editing is extremely nice and the pages look more cleaner compare to the earlier pages of say the Mokepon comic when it was much more clearly hand drawn so you can't really blame me for thinking so, right? I guess for a traditional artist like yourself doing it by hand and editing it as required is still much faster then just learning how to draw pure digitally.

Reply H0lyhandgrenade, February 28th, 2018, 5:18 pm

@Zelkova: I don't mind that you thought I worked digitally, it's okay ^^ I've dabbled in it when it comes to comic pages, and I do nearly all of my colour work with digital inking, but when it comes to comic pages traditional just feels like a happier place for me. Feels more right. Also I enjoy the variety, which is part of it. Nice to not be working on a computer screen all of the time.

Reply Oly-RRR, February 27th, 2018, 9:21 pm

We got the countryside and the cityscape and the chapter is over so the new one is coming and big things will be happening - I'd say all that makes this page exciting in multiple ways! AAAH!!! 8D

Reply Guest, February 28th, 2018, 8:54 am

It's the final chapterrrrr- dodododoo!!

Reply maaari (Guest), February 28th, 2018, 3:00 pm

Ooooohhh I can't wait! I can't wait! I can't wait anymoooore! >.<
I've been waiting for the ending for years! I wonder how many people kept on reading right from the start.
I started reading when there were around 3 chapters written I think. I know that's not the beginning, but a lot of time has passed since then >3<
At the same time, I'm also definitely not looking forward at the moment when this story has ended... (So many mixed up feelings, aaaah) But I'm definitely going to buy the comics right away if you make actual books of them! ^^
(I once read in the comments that you wanted to do that, I believe :3 I hope that's still true ^^ )

Reply Sushi (Guest), March 3rd, 2018, 5:33 pm

Getting hyped for the last chapter !

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