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  1. Purdey commented on Endtown 2 months ago

    @Darwinskeeper: The transparency effect is done in Photoshop layers. You can adjust the opacity of any layer you choose. The effect is like laying tracing paper over a drawing. However, there can be lots of layers and it looks like the bottom is opaque with each layer being a bit more transparent. At least 3 layers in panel 3 and 2 in panel 4.

  2. Purdey commented on Endtown 8 months ago

    @veteran: Thanks for answering the question about Cooper. I read all of Endtown from the beginning but it slipped my mind somehow.
    Realizing that going topside is very dangerous, I called being in Endtown only a plot endgame because I thought it would limit the possibilities for plots. Maybe not.

  3. Purdey commented on Endtown 8 months ago

    “Looks like a fish in the face”

  4. Purdey commented on Endtown 8 months ago

    1. What type of “animal” is Cooper? Looks like a in the face but has arms and legs, so he’s not a fish.
    2. Staying in Endtown would be an “endgame” plot wish. There has to be more discovery, more places to go.
    3. When Albert left the council did he just go home? He seemed to understand a little of what’s going on.
    Part of the charm of Endtown is to go along for the ride. And usually cry at the end of the story arcs. Very few writers can do that to me.

  5. Purdey commented on Endtown 8 months ago

    Not much of a choice.

  6. Purdey commented on Peanuts 8 months ago

    Got that turned around! Wrote it rather late. Thanks for explaining!

  7. Purdey commented on Peanuts 8 months ago

    They did have bombers. Sometimes 2 seater biplanes in which a second crewmember literally dropped a bomb from his hand to the target. The pilot could also do it in the one seaters. Still am intrigued how they timed the propeller so the pilot could “shoot through it.” The Sopwith Camel was one of the hardest and least reliable planes to fly, too.

  8. Purdey commented on Endtown 9 months ago

    Maybe in some roundabout way, Marx did it for Linda Kowalsky. Remember, when he tried to get her out of the cell first. She seemed a high priority (even higher than helping Flask at the time.)

  9. Purdey commented on Endtown 9 months ago

    @Veteran: I meant weight as an art term, meaning the thickness or thinness of line. In animation, it shows that the person actually has weight/weight shift in movement.
    However, your points are well taken.

  10. Purdey commented on Endtown 9 months ago

    A quick note on character drawing and design. My instructor BJ Crawford said that you need to draw a character 50 times before actually animating it. This would be at all angles. I found that 190 frames did it for me. Cartoonists also have to think about what animators call volume and weight. One line off and the character ceases to look right. Also, there’s the weight in the line, whether hand drawn or on a tablet where you can change line with pressure on the stylus/pen. Volume is how big each character’s “parts” are. Even if that character is distorted, by mouth movement, like Jacob screaming, the total volume should still be the same, if you could fill a cartoon character with water. Same with a profile.
    I noticed AM’s eyes are darker underneath, so maybe he’s had a bad, sleepless night. Or maybe if Mr. Neathery has to sit differently because of his infection, he might be drawing at an angle he’s not used to. Or maybe he’s changed equipment. Just changing from a cheaper Bamboo tablet to an Intuos made a difference in how my drawings looked, just like changing a type of pencil. Perhaps Mr. Neathery has a Cintiq?
    Hope this helps.