Don’t adjust your computer monitor. If the above picture of MBRS looks a bit weird to you, there’s a good reason for it. That isn’t any of my typical mouse-drawn artwork, I actually drew it on copy paper and colored it in Photoshop in a matter of about 30 minutes. It’s part of a test I’m conducting, as I have long wanted to use this blog space to start my own Evil Squirrel comic series, but wasn’t sure what the best way to do it would be. Drawing the panels on the computer itself is extremely painstaking. Those old comics I showed off in my last blog post took DAYS to finish…. and you can see how crappy they look. I could sketch them out much faster…. but unless I wanted to post them in black and white (ick, I am all about the COLOR!), it might be just as painstaking a job coloring them. I’ll keep playing around during my upcoming days off this week, and we’ll see if I can give it a go. It would be nice to have the series grow over here as well, and not just on the forum ES was born on, out of the view of ES’s (ahem, cough, gag!) adoring public who stops by this blog just to check him out….
Anyway, as you can see from the MBRS colorized drawing, I could use a little practice taking marker to paper. OK, make that a lot of practice. I didn’t want to trace with pencil first since that would leave eraser marks that would show up on the scan, and while I did a decent job with the linework despite the handicap of not getting any do-overs, it’s still not up to my lofty standards I can achieve via the wonderful Ctrl-Z eraser function of Paint and Photoshop. Ah well, tune in during the coming days to see if ES does get his own web comic, or if the time-consuming obstacles to pulling it off make it yet another out of reach opportunity for my crazy critters….