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Some Comic of Mine 005 by DanShive Some Comic of Mine 005 by DanShive
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This is way early (Friday is the paper release date), but it's my birthday, and I'll post if I want to. That, and I doubt there's much school paper / DA watcher overlap at this point.

While I was considering going for a more sketchy style ( [link] ), I decided I'm not ready to do that just yet, if ever for this. At the very least I think I'll stick to more of an ink-like look.

Ok, as for what's going on in the comic itself. This is the sort of gag that I think is somehow less dirty with the gender roles reversed. It's a double standard, I know, but I think it would be considered more dirty if Tori was a guy drawing a woman streaking through the mall. Any disagreement on this would actually be refreshing ^^;

Oh, and for those wondering about how messy Tori appears? Well, she's working with charcoal. That stuffs MESSY, and Tori doesn't mind. I do, however. I go out of my way to only get one hand dirty, and to keep the rest of me charcoal free. I don't always succeed, but I try.

Panel by panel:

Panel 1: Tori's fierceness while drawing is an exaggerated version of the vigorous drawing style of someone actually in the life drawing class I'm taking. One time he drew in red, and I stated that he had attacked the paper and his drawing was the result of the paper bleeding.

Panel 2: Tori's pose in panel 1 was pretty much precisely what I wanted, but I realized that I just made her drawing with her left hand and I'd already drawn panel 3 with the charcoal in her right hand. It's a happy accident, as it makes her seem all the more wild with her drawing style.

Panel 3: This panel, in my opinion, looks so much better than the others, and I think it's because I sketched it off of the computer (the rest is 100% computer generated). I think I just get better results with sketching off the computer, but it is more time consuming just account on scanning alone.

Panel 4: This is based on two things, the first being that I occasionally get tired of drawing the literal interpretation of what's in front of me. I'd rather use the model as a reference and make something new. The second is that there is a shortage of male models for my life drawing class, and I figure Tori would get tired of always drawing women.
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EternoAprendiz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Genial:D (Big Grin) 
AshuriKakko1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Im pretty sure you drew it out first but how did you make it look like that?
Kerevon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I wish I could just go 'Ker-Sketch!'

And yes, he looks like Mr. Verres to me. Very funny comic. :)
Neoplayer2 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Mr. Verres also teaches art?
What's the government have to say about that?
scatmanfan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Ker-Sketch! Could "Ker" be your answer to the Wotch's "Ka?"
KeramonTamer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
So Mr. Verres secretly teaches an art class. And he takes his glasses off to do so.
jjferrit Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
hahaha, as someone who hates life drawing, i love this XD lol
DragonicSoul Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Student General Artist
I've worked a bit with charcoal, and I'm also amazed that Tori is as clean as she is. Kerskketch is probably the most epic sound effect I've ever seen, and the teacher DOES have a Mr. Verres thing going on... but without the glasses. It's probably in that last pose and the attitude I always think of Mr. Verres having with Tedd being reflected here.
azerisii Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008

I normally get "Now look here, see that bit..." followed by my teacher redrawing almost everything inspite of my face.

But that is awesome.

This character gets my luff!
CidGregor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
You don't happen to read "Sexy Losers" by any chance, do you, Dan? Because the joke in this comic is strikingly similar to a joke in that comic.

Granted, it's incredibly dirtier than yours, but it still rung a bell.
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