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Hi guys! Sorry this page is late. And thank you for the feedback about patreon. I might set up something for just one dollar and five dollar tiers? I think? Anyway please continue to tell me what you’d like to see if you haven’t already. I think it would be fun to share more information about the structure of the world,,,,hmm and would mini comics interest people?

 

Also, GeneseePaws has have asked me about what materials I use and how I go about making this pages without terrible paint mistakes. So I will tell you a little bit about it!

 

For Christmas I got the watercolor set of the gods. It is a one hundred bottle box of sennelier watercolors. These are crazy fancy, and the set is huge so it was a very special gift. It was on sale, but still….Thanks parents! I use a whole series of brushes, I don’t really know details about them….I just buy brushes of correct feel at the store, and I go by size and sharpness more than anything.

So how do I avoid mistakes since I can no longer erase or undo? Hmm….well I still sketch on the computer since I am addicted to the undo feature in photoshop, and I still feel less confidant about the quality of my raw drawings. Then I print the page out in two pieces, tape the pieces together to get a full sized page, and I use a light box to trace the image onto a piece of watercolor paper with ink. When I ink, I use a series of Micron Pens. I trace with a 05 point pen. Then I take the page over to my drawing table and add depth to the line with 08 size pen and the graphic marker. I add cross hatching with a micron 01 pen.

And then I paint the inked drawing. And how do I avoid mistakes….well if you’re quick with a kleenex you can do a pretty thorough cleanup of any unwanted color, so there’s that….but the truth is I don’t actually make too many mistakes with watercolor. Barely at all. I don’t mean to brag! But I have been using watercolors a very long time and I find themĀ  pretty intuitive and easy to control. The thing I always have the most trouble with is the drawing side of things, and getting the proportions right, and lining up the eyes etc. And sometimes I get so far ahead before I recognize my drawing mistakes that I have to kind of commit to them or do the entire page over. This current page is a good example. I mean, Fortimer definitely looks a little weird in that third panel, but I….have drawn this page twice now. And I wasn’t in the mood to start over a third time. At least not at the moment. So, anyway that’s the new process. I’ve gotten a lot of really supportive comments about this, so thank you guys! And some of you have noticed changes in character design that I made too. I’m glad those work for people. There are a few subtle differences, and I did switch to round eyes for everyone cause I couldn’t get adequate expression into the pointed alien eyes I was drawing earlier.

I think next time I post I will propose some Patreon options to see what might interest you guys for various tiers. And thanks again for reading!

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