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March 23rd, 2010, 10:18 am

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Reply Steneub, March 23rd, 2010, 11:19 am

The little touches... I barely noticed the little oil-slick on Barbara's upper arm. Good editing.

Reply Steneub, March 23rd, 2010, 11:24 am

Layout Of these last three updates, part C is the strongest in terms of storyboarding.

I think you have a decision to make though, going forward. I have my own bias in this matter, but we'll get to that.

Do you want to present Stryders in a "standard" rectangular page, or do you want free-form page sizes more suitable for web?

I prefer that artists stick to the rectangular canvas, but get creative with the frames and layout. Wouldn't it be amazing to see your work in print form without having to shoe-horn an oddly-shaped page into constraints?

EDIT: Here is a very quick and dirty example of what could have been done with this page rather than breaking it into three:

Yeah, I flipped the first update, but it is just to illustrate what can be done

Reply Red Rabbit, March 23rd, 2010, 2:54 pm

Wow that actually looked pretty good, steneub. It's funny because I started with a regular size page that was kind of a mess then chopped it up.. you put it back together.. n' about the colors, I just have this vision of simon as this manic, chaotic being that would never settle for under saturated colors or rational logic... like a burning maniac trapped inside a kaleidoscope.

Reply Steneub, March 23rd, 2010, 3:05 pm

Colors In that case, to make Simon unique, use colors only on him to make him really pop against the desaturated background and the rest of the pages. This can be used as a visual cue for other characters as well to show they are special. To have the whole page colored reduces the effect. Also, he would not need to be colored in every page thereafter; only when it should be striking to the reader.

I would still caution against overusing this though and keep it reserved for the really dramatic stuff. So far you have done an outstanding job at using light and shadow to guide the reader into looking at what is important. Without looking back through the pages, I recall Barbara leaving her shoes behind and you put a spotlight right on the shoes. Other times, the background is nearly black and Barbara is lit up like the Fourth of July.

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