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Alex is a Pirate - Edge of the World 06 by eviltomp Alex is a Pirate - Edge of the World 06 by eviltomp
PREVIOUS "ALEX IS A PIRATE" PAGES: eviltomp.deviantart.com/galler…

Hello! Welcome back! I enjoyed my break; how about you?

I changed something in the making of this comic... maybe you'll notice it? :)

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OK, what I did differently was I worked out a way to scale my comic up by a lot. Normally I draw on 8.5"x14" sheets of paper, with the ultimate intention for it to be printed on 5.5"x8.5" paper (perfect mini-comic form!). This is mostly because the scanners I have to work with are either Legal or Letter sized, so I figured that was as big as I could draw it. However, it recently dawned on me that I could work at 11"x17" scales... albeit split up over several 11"x8.5" sized pieces of paper. Since I usually stick with my 2x3 frame format, it's easy to print two framed sheets scaled for 11"x17" onto a sheet of 8.5"x11" piece of paper, then draw a single comic page on three of those sheets. Now while I'd RATHER have an 11"x17" scanner... until I can buy one, this'll do nicely.

TL;DR: I figured out a way to draw at larger, 11"x17" scales using Letter-sized paper and scanners. Hopefully this'll help the quality of my end product a bit. :)
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Lecter-the-Werewolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps Alex should lose the pirate coat and grow a few sizes (if you know what I mean ;p)
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eviltomp Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She kinda did in the next page =P
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GennieDillen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Haha, nice facial expression xD
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eviltomp Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm definitely trying to work on expressing more emotion... or at least create new situations to invoke unique emotions. :)
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Lafinman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
There's torturing your characters... then there's " torturing " your characters.
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eviltomp Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna send everyone through the wringer, but not because I hate them. Instead, I want to see how they'll tackle their situations. ;)
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AtlantaTheAristocrat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how near-accurate the ship is! And poor Alex.
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eviltomp Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It helps to use references, instead of just making it up willy-nilly. :)
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AtlantaTheAristocrat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. Even though you may not be 100% percent accuracy at least you tried your best by using the reference at hand.

Also, you can submit your work (all your comics) in the fanclub. Plus take a look into the other galleries. I may write a blog about them later. And check out the faves! :)
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Baconmoose Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It does improve the line-quality.

Although the bigger thing I noticed was that each panel looks totally different which is a great improvement of your composition!
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