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"Collecting River Cane"

26th Jan 2013, 4:10 PM
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Songgu Kwon 26th Jan 2013, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Too hung over to draw comic. x_o Here's some fresh out of the oven filler!
Centcomm 26th Jan 2013, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Centcomm
MMMmmmm tastey filler! :D
gibberish 26th Jan 2013, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
gibberish
A good cure for hangovers is drawing half-naked women battling it out with pillows and river cane. Just saying.
Songgu Kwon 26th Jan 2013, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
I have not heard of this hangover cure. O_O

My hangover management protocol:

1. drink tons of water
2. that's right, #2. Make it so.
3. drink more water + fruit juice + coffee
4. eat bacon
5. shower, wash hair
6. nap time
7. hair of the dog drink

(Severity of hangover will determine the number of steps.)
Jadelynn 27th Jan 2013, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Jadelynn
if I may recommend putting that bacon in between some bread? Scientists have proven that bacon sandwiches are decent cures for hangovers. Combine that with all of the water you're drinking, and the only thing left to do is knock off the 'hair of the dog' drink.
Songgu Kwon 27th Jan 2013, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Yeah, recovery from a hangover through hair of the dog is usually attained DESPITE of it, not BECAUSE of it, though in certain situations, it could help temporarily.

I like its medieval origins. Just as it was thought that it was good to treat a bite wound with the hair of the animal that inflicted it, one of the remedies for say, a knife wound was to first procure the very weapon that had been used to inflict the wound. And then some essence of the object was extracted and used as part of the cure. Weird.
smbhax 26th Jan 2013, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
Lovely drawing! I forget if I asked or saw the answer to this before: do you use a brush pen or the like?
Songgu Kwon 26th Jan 2013, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
I use a combination of Pigma Micron ink pens, watercolor brush & india ink, and a Pentel brush pen. This drawing was done entirely with the brush pen. I only recently started using the refillable kind which has synthetic bristles instead of the felt tip of the disposable kind. I highly recommend it. You just can't draw too quickly with it until the ink starts to flow for a little while.

Here is a link:
http://www.amazon.com/Pentel-Pocket-Brush-Refills-GFKP3BPA/dp/B002LJRKN8
smbhax 27th Jan 2013, 3:17 AM edit delete reply
smbhax
Ah, okay, that explains it. Those Pocket Brushes do have a distinctively loose line that I thought I recognized here--I can see more of the micron / watercolor brush look in your regular pages. I was having fun doodling with my Pocket Brush but then the tip got sorta bushy, dang.
Mayyday 26th Jan 2013, 10:31 PM edit delete reply
Mayyday
Wait, these aren't done digitally? Even MORE impressive!
Songgu Kwon 26th Jan 2013, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
I am old and therefore, use old fashioned methods. :p

Edit: Pencils & inks are done on paper. Gray shading is done in Photoshop.
hibou 27th Jan 2013, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
hibou
Noun
badonkadonk (plural badonkadonks)

(slang) Curvaceous female buttocks.
Dean Clark 28th Jan 2013, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
Sunny side up Tabasco eggs are a long-standing folk cure for hangovers -- though not exactly of medieval origin -- and go well with bacon. Vaccinations are the modern day descendants of medieval hair-of-the-dog medicine.

I imagine the female Halfling lotus eater would have some disparaging remarks to make about outfits which accentuate other women's bodacious badonkadonks.
Songgu Kwon 28th Jan 2013, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Okay, all this talk of buttocks has caused me to tweak the way I shaded the buttocks area a bit so the way the light hits it looks more naturalistic. I like to keep the photoshop shading hard edged for this comic but I make exception just this once no?
Dean Clark 28th Jan 2013, 5:14 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
I think that makes the cloth look less form-fitting. Not sure if that is what the average male reader is looking for, though.
Songgu Kwon 29th Jan 2013, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
The softer edges of the shadows describe the texture of the leather "dress" better so this is good, I think.
Reginald Parr Esq. 29th Jan 2013, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Reginald Parr Esq.
Beautiful touch with the pocket brush - I can feel the breeze blowing across the page.
Songgu Kwon 31st Jan 2013, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Thanks! Once again, The Pentel pocket brush pen... I highly recommend it!
3dland24 16th Oct 2014, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
I don't see any river cane