#1117 "Now we wait"

July 1st, 2013, 2:56 pm

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Reply TheCatMolloy, July 1st, 2013, 3:00 pm

As usual, don't forget to vote at Top Web Comics to see today's Whitespace Neko bonus panel.

Of everything I've tried, I think I like digital colouring best for the characters. Pencils look good in the original art, but the marks are too visible in the scans. Watercolours don't 'pop' enough for cartoon art. I think the less saturated watercolour look works for backgrounds though.

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Reply shadow7127, July 1st, 2013, 3:24 pm

honestly I think the pen coloring worked best for poe, but everyone else looks better digitally

Reply auntmousie, July 1st, 2013, 4:26 pm

Pencils have a place As a non-artist reader, when I see the pencil-color images, I don't think "eew, lines" or "hmm, pencil"... I mean I'm aware that it's a different process, but what it conveys is a different mood... or maybe a slightly different state of reality. It's great for flights of imagination, trips to alternate worlds, dream sequences, cutaways, etc.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, July 1st, 2013, 8:11 pm

I know some really cool tricks with paint pens, markers and colored pencils. The only problem I have with them is that mistakes are not as easily fixed as they are digitally.

I inked some of my pages five or six times because of some flaw or another, but it wasn't appreciated anyway so there was really no reason to put forth the greater effort.

Plus, OMG you can still see the pencil lines and the texture of the paper because I like doing odd things with transparency and smudge tools in photoshop. THe Horror.

I must seem strange because I wanted people to know some effort and energy went into the creation of my comics.

But, enough about me. I must say Poe is looking particularly awesome today in ball point. Is the background made with watercolor pencils or is it traditional watercolor?

Reply VictorB, July 1st, 2013, 10:43 pm

I agree with shadow7127. Pencil does work better for Poe

Reply Connors, July 2nd, 2013, 1:40 am

Coloring Wow all these comments have cool ideas... I think I agree that the watercolors fit in the background. (although Poe's bright blue outline seems strange to me)
And auntmousie's idea of using different styles depending on the mood is interesting.

Reply Misaow (Guest), July 2nd, 2013, 6:57 am

I was honestly expecting the USS Enterprise in one panel...

Also what happened to 1117?

Reply qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxvbnmmnbvcxz (Guest), July 2nd, 2013, 3:42 pm

does anyone remember the "1000th" strip? it was just brought to mind when i saw this.

Reply magic_beefy, July 2nd, 2013, 5:46 pm


Reply Murno (Guest), July 3rd, 2013, 9:31 pm

Murphy in panel 7 and 8 "That ass"

Reply TheCatMolloy, July 4th, 2013, 3:02 am

@Murno: I think in context it's spelled 'Dat'.

Reply Cat of Ulthar (Guest), July 4th, 2013, 11:10 am

Ooooo lookit the Murphy lying down... too cute!

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