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KZN 24 Jul 2007 – "Engage!" Or how to clutch start a locomotive :) [Aug. 7th, 2007|08:39 pm]
Stephan

http://sauerpuss.anobviousdistraction.com/d/20070724.html

Honestly... I think I enjoyed last week's better.  All the white I was trying to sketch Michael and his paws, and getting it wrong over and over, I was thinking "just how will endeavouring with thes out-of-proportion shapes ever help to improve my drawing skill?" :(

However one thing that DID turn out right was Marmoe's suggestion to expand the render pics before adding the drawing.  The results are imaculate!

Now lets' see if I can produce another episode before the end of the week.

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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2007-08-07 03:14 pm (UTC)
It's not as amusing as Michael's expression before, but I'm having an easier time following it now.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-08-07 09:07 pm (UTC)
Why so?
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2007-08-07 09:33 pm (UTC)
I dunno. Maybe I'm more awake.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-08-07 11:29 pm (UTC)
'sallright. I'm just keen for feedback. If there's a possibility that I've made something that's difficult for the readers to follow then I'll look for ways to improve the way I depict the story.
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2007-08-08 01:40 am (UTC)
The story does seem to have begun in medias roos.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-08-08 09:26 am (UTC)
I don't speak latin, I'm a 21st century foxaroo! :P
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2007-08-08 03:33 pm (UTC)
"In medias res" is a literary expression meaning that events are already underway when the audience starts learning about the situation. We're not getting it all from the beginning -- not yet, anyway.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-08-08 10:06 pm (UTC)
Ah! I like that. Nearly all my stories are written that way so I'm going to have to remember that one. In medias res...

Yes the background is being revealed a little at a time, and in about a month and a half (providing I keep to schedule) there will be an especially revealing episode as one of the other primary characters is introduced.

Since the comic isn't a laugh-per-strip comic (contrary to what some CTC forumites assumed) I have to hold the audience's attention by elements of mystery and a "I-want-to-know-what-happens-next" feeling.

There will be a little bit of humour, occasionally, but I'm hoping to hold on to the audience by their curiosity. That's preferable to filling the comic with nudity and sex.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-08-09 01:28 pm (UTC)
I'm envisaging 5 panels for the next episode (one being a split of two small panels). Two are rendered, the next two are under construction and the third shouldn't be too difficult. Then comes the drawing.

I'd hoped to have the lot finished tonight, but became caught up in phone calls. I'm still trying to finish so that I complete a whole episode this week, and can start another on the weekend.
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