Comic 132 - HOTWAB Extra 2/12

10th Mar 2017, 11:23 AM in HOTWAB 3
HOTWAB Extra 2/12
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Shaneoid 10th Mar 2017, 11:23 AM edit delete

GI Ant utilising the very underused tunnelling power


NeilKapit 12th Mar 2017, 4:54 AM edit delete reply
From ants to spiders; I'm feeling real itchy.
Shaneoid 14th Mar 2017, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
Haha I love bugs, I'm an amateur macro photographer so I spend time with the lil critters.
Bracey 15th Mar 2017, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Well that's an awesome hobby! I'm quite the zoophile overall I guess but I do love the arthropods quite a bit. While I never photographed them I used to catch them and keep them for short periods for observation and study.

aSome quick issues with this page. Cant help but wonder why the guards have no guns or restraining devices since they are dealing with a metahuman. The second panel is so dark I can't see the guns at all. I recommend adding some highlights or rim lighting to pop characters and object off of such dark backgrounds. I'd also make the blood a bit lighting in the above panel so that it doesn't blend in so much as well. While it is a warm color against a cool one, the over all tone for both sets of colors is rather dark leading to a muddy image.
Shaneoid 17th Mar 2017, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Things look fine this end, I suppose there'll always be problems when transferring images to other devices.
Bracey 17th Mar 2017, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
Could be. I know one thing thats frustrating to me is that my cintiq has a better screen resolution than my laptop, so what looks gorgeous on that looks dull on my computer. So perhaps my screen settings arent optimized for your art.
Shaneoid 17th Mar 2017, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
Aye, could be so thanks for letting me know. So a Cintiq, eh? I've been wondering if that would be my next step, do you rate them over your standard drawing tablet?
Bracey 19th Mar 2017, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
I gotta say, if you are working digitally nothing is better than working right on the art with a monitor tablet like a cintiq. They are however fantastically expensive. I got the 13 inch HD which cost me $1000 US. IM Actually looking to upgrade to a portable tablet (cintiq companion 2) which will run me $2000-$3000. Now Im going with the cintiq cause I think they are the best product but they are not the only option.

I know some artists who are using things like the Surface Pro 3 and 4 which cost significantly less than the companion. Im wanting the companion because as much as I love my cintiq 13 inch HD its cord is a tremendous pain in the ass. Nudge that thing and you can lose your connection to the computer.

I will say if you get one of these over a graphics tablet it will take you right back to the days of drawing in your sketch pad as you are drawing directly on the image you are working on. Its far more natural a process than working with a standard tablet and as such your speed will increase significantly as you will no longer have to deal with the mental disconnect of watching your art be drawn on the computer while your hand is doing its thing off to the side.

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