Comic 25 - The Cull - Page 24

2nd Nov 2014, 5:38 PM in The Prophet
The Cull - Page 24
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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Singring 2nd Nov 2014, 5:38 PM edit delete
First of all - a million thanks to all my readers and commenters (you know who you are) - The Cull has just broken the 1,000 views barrier and is approaching 3,000 hits!

To celebrate the occasion I might put together a Saphyr pin-up...keep your eyes peeled here and on the forum!

The situation is clearly escalating - and hopefully, the tension is ratcheting up as well. How will this butting of heads be resolved? With two women trained to kill, there really is only one way, is there?
If all you have is a hammer - every problem will look like a nail…
I had fun doing this page. Initially, the centre panel was supposed to be a horizontal shot, but I quickly realized that that would make for a very static and dull page - so instead I chose a ‘dutch angle’ (a tilted horizon). Together with the wild mix of angles in the other panels, I hope it makes for a nicely dramatic page.
Another technical note: The last panel is really too small and takes the tension out of the page a bit (at least I feel so). Really, I should have pushed in closer there, but initially I felt that would be difficult to accomplish without using another profile shot - which I wanted to avoid as it would be too similar to the top right panel. One of the things you only realize when you see the full composition…I think I need to spend a bit more time on my thumbnails.


shinka 2nd Nov 2014, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
splendid anatomy work.
super detailed artlines.

Just subscribed.
Singring 2nd Nov 2014, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
Thanks Shinka!
chris-tar 2nd Nov 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
You could always use the Photoshop pen tool to select shapes from your comic and enlarge them...
Singring 2nd Nov 2014, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
That's a good idea, but it would change the composition of the page and possibly I wouldn't have enough space to add the dialogue.

Stuff like this really needs to be sorted out in the drafting stage and I just didn't consider this one carefully enough, I think.

It does the trick, but could be better.
chris-tar 3rd Nov 2014, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
Ok. Then how about shrinking the two upper right panels with Photoshop to say 45 OR 50% of their current size, and enlarging the lower right hand box to 150% or more.
Then, print this out and fill in any missing detail by hand?
But, to be honest this would be a lot of work, and it probably better to just keep moving forward. I know from personal experience that reworking a drawing can make you stagnate artistically and creatively.