Monday, April 23, 2007

It's 4:45 am...

... do you know where your children are?

So I just noticed that I completely eliminated noses from my drawings. No kidding. I did not notice it as I was drawing it. I did not notice it as i was coloring or even putting all the finishing touches on. No, I noticed after looking through the MacHall archives for a specific comic and I took a quick peek back at ApL to see if there were any new comments. I did a double-take. "What the hell? Why aren't there any noses? I don't remember there not being any noses..." (pretend that i actually said that). It was at this point that I realized that they look fine WITHOUT noses. Does anyone else find that odd? That you can draw a recognizable human face with a prominent feature completely omitted and it still looks natural?

I think I'm just gonna stop drawing noses altogether, see how that goes down.

Anyway, I thought I'd share what today's comic looked like before all that fancy inking and background work.

This is what I had originally planned it to look like, but factors such as background source forced me to remove that tree in the final panel. I thought it added a nice transition, but I just couldn't include it. Oh, and I labeled what people were feeling/doing in the panels too, as a bit of a reference for myself. Adds a more comic-y feel to it, no?


lostpuppies said...

dave, it bothers me that the entire image has yet to load


acadia said...

just click on it and then click refresh a million times.

Freux said...

Whooo for no noses! I love drawing emo eyes because there are no noses. XD

And you know, I didn't really notice that either when I first saw it. o_o

Hijuda said...

Pfft. I've never drawn a nose in my life.