Saturday Sketch Dump is the weekly behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of NPC comic. Click on the images to view them at full size.
Yeah, you know how last week I said I was going to try to get a buffer of comics done because my freelance work was light right now? Monday morning I got a call and started a job immediately. Of course I’m very glad to have paying work. But this mythical buffer of comics I keep dreaming of will have to wait.
So I’m drawing in Photoshop now and really enjoying it. It’s really strange. When I started the comic last year I did it in Photoshop, and hated it. I was slow and couldn’t figure out how to make the lines smooth. Part of that was that I was relocated for a bit and was drawing on a tiny Wacom tablet instead of my cintiq that I have here at home. I sped up a lot when I moved to doing the comic in Flash. But I guess I must have learned and changed a lot this past year, because now that I’m back in Photoshop, I don’t see what I hated about it before. Flash smooths out my lines a lot more, but it also has to lie some to do that. Photoshop has a truer interpretation of my pen stroke. Unfortunately, there’s a much higher file size that comes with it. I’m going to have to invest more in online backup of my files.