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Posted March 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

Watch and Richard hit it off and never looked back!

Technically wise, when I look at the first two panels especially, it would have made my job way easier if I had zoomed into Rich and Watch so everyone could see those slugs better. From this distance, it's making readers squint again just a bit, some might not even recognize the buggers. (if they think they are buggers then I have failed)

Whenever you read a comic, and how panels are organized, and the angles of every scene, usually it's all thought out and never left to chance. There's a reason for every panel composition. And sometimes you, as the artist, hesitate between three different ways of drawing a single scene for just one little panel because each way of drawing it can add a different sort of interpretation, or feeling of the scene, and you can't choose which suits it best. 

It can take a lot of time! And a reader isn't supposed to think about it, but read through without batting an eye. But if you want to dig a little deeper just by curiosity, next time you read a comic book, look at the way scenes are drawn and try to find out why the artist(s) chose to express it that way. 

Same with movies and any artistic formats, but I'll stick with comics because that's what I think I know best :D 

--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!


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