Comic 355 - The Lorem Ipsum

18th Jul 2016, 11:00 AM in Book Three: Chapter 1
The Lorem Ipsum
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L8on 17th Jul 2016, 11:57 PM edit delete
Welcome back to Laser Brigade Book Three, Chapter One! Here's six more pages.

I should clarify the process used to make this. As you may recall, I draw Laser Brigade in tiny little 4" x 6" sketchbooks. Each sketchbook is 24 pages, so I draw the pages in order, and each chapter is 24 pages.

The original idea was that I would draw quickly, in ink, without using a pencil. That keeps things loose. But inevitably, when you take on an art project like this, things get more complex over time. As you get into the story, you put more and more effort into it. It starts to look better, and you become more nervous about glaring mistakes in the artwork.

Eventually, at the end of Book One, I got so stressed about making each drawing look good without using a pencil that I took longer to draw than I would have if I'd just used a pencil. For Book Two, I started using a pencil some, but I felt ashamed about it.

For Book Three, I'm not ashamed--I have lifted the pencil ban. As I alluded to earlier, it actually lets me draw faster, when I can use the pencil to quickly place figures on the page, and then do most of the drawing in ink.

Does that make sense?
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