#1070 "Pencil"

January 4th, 2013, 12:42 pm

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Reply NtKGar, January 4th, 2013, 1:06 pm

Decided to step away from the digital materials for this one. The line art for this is done in biro (which is what we call the standard office ball point pens here in Ireland).

The standard Bic office pen has actually always been my favourite drawing tool. Not sure if that's because I grew up drawing in the margins of my schoolwork and got used to it, or because the basic biro is a versatile and easy-to handle drawing implement, but it's what I think of when I think "pen".

A quick Google Image search for 'Ball Point Pen Art' suggests that there's more than nostalgia and a low price tag to recommend the biro itself as a well-engineered and trustworthy little device. It's easy to control flow and the line builds well. It's not as versatile as digital inking, but you get a tangible piece of art at the end.

The colour was done in Crayola coloring pencils and the balloons and dialogue were added digitally.

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Reply Tehpikachu, January 4th, 2013, 1:10 pm

I always have liked traditional more than digital. ;3 It has a nice feel to it, in my opinion.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, January 4th, 2013, 2:51 pm

Props for Referencing Calvin and Hobbes. (up thumb) DOMOKUN is not just a spaceman spiff knock off, he's a kitten killer and mascot of Target stores everywhere.

Neko, thanks to your senseless act of violence there is now more joy in the world, and scarcity conscious media will now hate you as much as the ASPCA and their affiliates.

Reply Jayelle (Guest), January 4th, 2013, 7:16 pm

Oh, Neko. You're adorable when you try to kill things. And I love the way this looks!

Reply Todes (Guest), January 5th, 2013, 7:23 am

I am highly amused. Good coloring, by the way. I can't even get near that consistent of a finish, and I'm 27 years old lol

Reply GabrielsThoughts, January 5th, 2013, 10:51 am

It helps if you use multiple tools like crayons and colored pencil, cleaning it up with the computer is always a nice touch, too bad you missed a fill.

Reply Kohaku (Guest), January 6th, 2013, 12:09 am

Pretty sure thats a Bummy, not a Domo

Reply Agen (Guest), January 7th, 2013, 1:28 pm

^-Trying to find the page # to the comic where Maisy and Keno decide to do it, and thus Neko & gang are born.

If someone could e-mail me the page #: Kolar_agen@yahoo.ca

Reply Hakanstorm (Guest), January 7th, 2013, 2:52 pm

Corrections and funny Agen it was Maisy and Neko that decided to do it and thus Keno and company was born hehe. I can't remember the number either DX, but you gotta admit that this comic was funny and originally done ^_^ nothing like having crayons, colored pencils, and or markers.

Reply NtKGar, January 7th, 2013, 4:10 pm

Maisy's pregnancy was announced in strip #100, so I suppose dig backwards from there. http://www.nekothekitty.net/comics/936570/100-shes-not-a-natural-purple-you-know/

Reply GabrielsThoughts, January 7th, 2013, 5:42 pm

Well, it that's all it takes to make something original... NAAAAAAh.

Reply DrakeFeatherwing, January 7th, 2013, 7:11 pm

Need to do this every now and then... Nice and calm, despite the hectic trolling of the eraser by Neko. X3

Reply kawiikitsune1993 (Guest), December 30th, 2014, 8:16 pm

oh my gosh calvin and hobbes reference!a lot of kids don't know who that is anymore -_- i feel old. anyhoo~ i love this comic!~ :)

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