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.

Boot Camp
Boot Camp

Ommm
Ommm

Sleeeepy
Sleeeepy

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.