Another short comic I did before the vacation

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before I went on vacation, I managed to make a short 5-pages comic with these fellows. They’re vegans who accidentaly turned into vampires and their woes with surviving and still being vegans.

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Since I drew this during a period when it was really warm, I decided to do this with ink and steel nibs too, like I did with the other comic project i worked on. I pretty much did the same thing as last time, drew some roughs on the train to and from work, scanned them in and added speech bubbles (to me, it feels more important to get their positions right as early as possible since it’s a bit harder to edit stuff around when you work with scanned pages).

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After that, I printed the roughs and traced them to another paper with blue pencils (if you scan the pages in Black & White, the blue lines won’t scan!).

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When I was done with the blue pencils, I took my pages to my studio with some ink and my steel nibs and did the inking. I think I worked three evenings after work with these, and it was really fun! I pretty much started working with the big lines, let the page dry for a bit, worked some smaller details, let it dry, worked some more etc. I’m still a bit rusty when it comes to ink, so I dipped my hand on not-yet-dried ink more than once, haha XD

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Here, I started to get all ready and could scan the pages again.

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For some added effect, I used some red color here and there. I thought it turned out pretty nice! A bit different from what I usually do, but it’s nice to experiment a bit and learn how the steel nibs work again :)

The big difference from the previous project was that I used another type of paper for this comic. The nibs worked a LOT better against it and didn’t get stuck in the fibres all the time (and it was a lot thicker, so I could probably do ink wash on that type of paper as well!).

We’ll see where this comic will be published though! I sent it to one anthology, and I’m not sure if they’ll accept it :D If not, maybe I can squeeze it in somewhere else :)

 

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