Monday, January 05, 2009

Search and Research #111

Welcome to the new year!! This joke struck me as funny over the holidays and since it was time sensitive I'm interrupting the current story line for it. Enjoy!

5 comments:

gigi said...

Been reading you from the beginning. First time commenting.

Love this comic!

Eli Moody said...

Thanks Gigi! It's always nice to know people are enjoying my work.

- Eli

Angie said...

I like how you used both hatching with black and gray inks for color/shading here. There's definitely a balance to be struck. I liked the pure black-and-white line approach you started with, and I feel like the first couple comics you used the gray inks with you kind went a little overboard with. Like, "Hey, I've got gray markers now. I should use them for EVERYTHING!" Or like a kid with a new toy on Christmas. But they absolutely do have a place in your comic and I feel they add a bit of depth to it because it makes backgrounds easier for you to draw, and hence there are more of them and it's less talking-at-the-desk-because-it-takes-less-time-to-draw-and-isn't-intimidating.

Eli Moody said...

Thanks for your comments Angie. I agree with you; I like this combination of gray and hatching. You're also right that I tend to suffer from the "If you shade one thing you must shade everything" when it comes to this strip. I've always had a tough time picking a light source and shading around it, so I think I overshade to compensate for that. It's also true that I've been setting the strips at the desk a lot recently for the sake of convenience...I'll have to take that into consideration when thinking through strips. Thanks again!

- Eli

Jason said...

Thanks a lot, Gigi! We love to hear when you guys enjoy the strips! And I'm certainly glad to hear that we've got some people that have stuck with us through our.. um.. slow spots :)