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Lotus Emblem Page Two by SecretWalrus Lotus Emblem Page Two by SecretWalrus
Here is page two, finally! With all the different jobs I've taken up lately, it took me a while to get back to the comic. You will also notice a change in style from the first page... that was another reason it took so long for this page to get here. I felt I needed some time to experiment and find a more efficient way to paint the pages while also making them look good. I think this method may be a good way to go. It's significantly faster than my first method, and personally, there was always something that felt very 'flat' about the first page to me. This feels a bit more lively to me, and I also feel like with some time to make more pages and grow this style, it could be something pretty snazzy.

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KeeperOfPork Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'm gonna like this story a lots. :D May I ask how many hours roughly do you think this took you? O.o
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SecretWalrus Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well... that's hard to keep track of after so many steps. I can say confidently that the new painting style took about 6.5 hours, with flat color already done. Overall, I think this page took me about 18 working hours to do, not including the overlaps of style change and whatnot. It tends to move in chunks though. For instance I've got clean lines through page 5 already, but now I'm getting into the painting binge. Then it'll be a layout binge, cleanup, then paint again. Makes it difficult to keep track of exactly how much time each page takes, but helps keep my brain on track to get more done.
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KeeperOfPork Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, a lot more time than I expected. I wish I could have that kind of patience. anyway, looking forward to your next page :D
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SecretWalrus Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There are certainly techniques that could be a bit faster, but for me the style I wanted trumped speed. If I had a steadier inking hand I could cut out some time, but I'd rather have the digital paint. Patience can be difficult, but it can be learned too. Lots of time and effort are the only differences between a scribble and a Mona Lisa.
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