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Post by dark77778 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:59 pm

Ooo...ominous letter!
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Post by matthewart » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:39 pm

These are incredible. The colors create just the right mood. Me likey much very.
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Post by M Ricketts » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:04 pm

Your stuff is amazing!

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Post by Okie Dokie » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:25 pm

beatifull layout :)

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Post by Wei2k » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:08 pm

This is awesome! Great art and story plus you update regularly. How do you do it??

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Post by DuttonArt » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:37 am

Hey guys thanks! I forgot to put up last week's so here it is along with today's. Happy Christmas!

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Post by dark77778 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:29 pm

Hmmm? I wonder where the update is.
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Post by DuttonArt » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:57 pm

Here ya go.

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Post by squirpy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:23 am

Things are getting spicy now with these plot advances! :P Keep it up, man, it's awesome
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Post by tpiro » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:05 am

Mike, would you happen to have any scans of artwork before it was colored and cleaned up? I would love to see that brushwork better.

Also, what size do you work?
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Post by Sanaril » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:38 am

Still loving this comic Mike, gorgeous coloring like always :)

I finally figured out to put links up on my comic so hopefully I'm sending some people your way :) But I haven't been around much longer than you yet.

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Post by DuttonArt » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:49 am

Oops, forgot to link this week's. Sorry, it's been a hectic week!

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Tony, I'll dig through my scans and post something later this week.
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Post by DuttonArt » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:11 am

This week's is a single panel update, which I apologize for, but it's been a hectic week, so I granted myself an easy one. But at the same time, the timing was right to dwell on a potentially tenuous situation for Swoop.

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And as requested, here is a scan of just my inks, complete with pencils, mistakes and what-not, along with some tech info.

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I work on 14x17 bristol paper. Sometimes vellum, sometimes smooth. I use a size 3 Winsor Newton Series 7 brush, which I sometimes think does the work for me. The pencil is a Col-Erase in some shade of blue. It's terribly difficult to erase and I have to spend some time erasing bits of it in Photoshop even when I scan with the threshold setting just right. I scan in four parts at 600dpi in bitmap. This makes it easier to select the black outlines to put on a separate layer when I want to turn them into different colors (by locking the transparency). I'm sure there's an easier way to do it, but I've gotten pretty quick with this method and it seems to preserve some of the occasional drybrushing I do without loss of texture.

And finally, here's some character concept work on Max Fluffage. You can see at one point I was toying with the idea of him being a bull. The manly yet dopey pig idea won out in the end. He's kind of a mix between Kronk from Emperor's New Groove and Mamma Aiuto Boss from Porco Rosso (brilliantly voiced by Brad Garrett).

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Thanks for looking!
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Post by grubbug » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:03 pm

Your work is very charming.

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Post by dark77778 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:15 pm

:o Oh my gosh, the first late page. I wonder if something's up...
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