here we have another in the True Tales Of Ted series. I tried a few new things this week, most noticably, lettering it by hand. Boy, was that ever a mistake. My handwriting sucks. Anyway, I did enjoy using the rolling ruler to lay out the lettering guides. I used a Pitt ink pen to do the lettering and the borders. I really like Pitt's brush pen, but their other pens annoy me when it comes to doing anything long, like lettering or borders--the tip just doesn't agree with me; too rounded. The ink also doesn't flow for long enough, and it's not nearly as eraser-proof as real India ink.
I also put in more background items this week. I've noticed my stuff looks pretty empty, and felt it needed more detail. There's still a big empty space in panel six, but the rest turned out pretty good.
I was particularly happy with the circular panel at the end, and the "info graphics" action items there and in the previous panel. I thought my clothes and Ray's clothes came out well; I could've put some folds in Brian's though. And I like my one-point perspective bricks in the next-to-last panel. I probably should've put the start of the count-off in panel 5 ("1,2, 3...") in a balloon coming off the main balloon, for more drama.
I also did this on a much bigger piece of Bristol. I usually use 9x12, but this piece was 17"x22". I wanted to try a bigger piece so I could get more detail in there. Turned out to be a bitch to scan, but it was worth it. I also got to use my grandfather's T-square to lay out the panels.
The full picture is here.
The thumbnails for the piece can be seen here.
Some of the preliminary sketches are right here.
As always, Kit's ISIDTA for this week can be found here.
My other ISIDTAs are located here.
Tune in next week for more comics, hopefully showing a little progress in my artistic endeavours!