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Tieback
July 17th, 2018, 12:34 pm
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Hello Lovelies!

The first version of this page was made on a new type of watercolor paper, and that was a mistake! The way the paper absorbed the paint created this “grainy” visual texture, and the colors were just “off”. I tried to fix it in photoshop, but that resulted in an airbrushed effect, which I thought looked just as bad. So I decided to redo the page using the right paper. Lesson learned.

To view original version: www.archerandthesquirrelcomic.com/comic/page-69/

Since I was going to do a redo, I thought it was a good opportunity to see if there were any changes I could make to improve the page. This line of thinking led me to make several alterations, and I’m very pleased with the second version. I thought it would be fun to share both versions with you. I’m curious if you guys prefer the second version as well. At least I hope so, because it sure took a lot of time to make. I’m still getting used to drawing pages with densely populated backgrounds. People are so much harder to draw then trees. Chapter one and two spoiled me…

Hugs,
Tieback
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dylgramac
July 17th, 2018, 1:26 pm
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I definitely think the changes to the comic layout, visuals, and script were all improvements. I actually didn't think the original looked bad, just a bit faded. It kinda reminded me of old illuminated manuscripts or something.
woolysox123
July 18th, 2018, 9:08 am
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I see what you mean about the original page! Well, never try, never learn, I suppose. I did think it was a good page, but I can see why the second version is such an improvement.
Berggen_Kino
July 18th, 2018, 12:34 pm
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69 gold you said?
IronDog
September 22nd, 2018, 2:50 pm
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I see what you mean about the original page feeling a bit off but am astounded by your ability to replicate those panels so closely on the good paper!