1) What did Chris pull out of his pocket?
2) What was he supposed to have?
Just a quick note, I have a picture of me,
from my recent trip to Washington D.C. in the
Have a look. They are in the "Misc. Pictures" section.
Well, you may have noticed how in the "Walt and his chicken" picture, there were a lot of what seemed to be, stray lines. You don't see those in my strip, because after I ink the pictures, I erase the lines (as mentioned in the 11-97 newsletter. Most of those pencil lines are the "skeleton" of the character.
The reason I draw a stick skeleton is so that I can get good proportions, and realistic positions for the character.
First, I do the head. By doing the head, I get an idea of what the size of the other appendages should be. To draw the head, I draw a correct-sized oval for the character's head shape, then I draw two slightly-curved lines: A horizontal, then vertical. Those give me the direction the characters head is facing, and at what level his eyes are. This is really helpful.
Next, I do a basic stick person, except for the joints. For the joints I draw little circles. For the hands and feet, I draw ovals.
Finally, I draw the main features of the character over the skeleton. Below, I have the three main stages of building a character: 1) the skeleton, 2) characters features, 3) inked and erased.
Well, that's it for this month. Check back next month for some more.
But after looking at it for a bit my Dad and I noticed that the action in the first two panels didn't flow to well. So after some digital editing I was able to get this final product:
Acting quickly, Chris and Walt jump from the van and run over to the museum.
On the way, Walt asks Chris if he
brought a flashlight. Chris says he grabbed one from his apartment.
As they approach the museum Walt thinks he sees someone too, and C and W plan to surprise
the person. But instead of pulling out and turning on a flashlight, Chris has a blender.
putting this aside, begins to discuss what the next step should be, when
suddenly, they are discovered by someone wielding a real flashlight. To
Chris and Walt's surprise, it's Dag! After inquiring about what they are doing,
Dag notices the blender, and makes fun.
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