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Ugh. I hate drawing establishing shots. Pure drudgery...

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 1.58.35 PM by DavidCMatthews

...but they have to be done so that the reader can see where a scene is taking place.

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too22202 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2017
So, is this the reason we can look forward to the upcoming "Tetsuko's Adventures in the Black Hole With No Light Bulbs (featuring many closed curtains)"? =P
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Don't think I haven't been tempted :D ... I already leave out backgrounds whenever I think i can get away with it!
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:icontoo22202:
too22202 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
*Cue entire comics featuring every character reacting in shock and surprise to something, or great pain* ;)
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KurisuWriting Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Nothing wrong with that. Scenery and location can sometimes be essential for readers.
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
And this page is a case in point. It would've been so much easier to draw the page had I started with Sonya knocking on the door of Tetsuko's apartment, but the overall view of the complex was needed, I felt, to contrast Tetsuko's modest circumstances with the luxury in which Sonya lives.

I also felt it was necessary to introduce Sonya's car into the story (believe it or not), since it will play a somewhat important role in the upcoming "festivities".
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KurisuWriting Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
Ohhhh, interesting...
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JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad to see it's in the works, Dave.  Keep at it.  If we like it now, we'll REALLY love it when it's done!
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
It's a trying part of art but it must be done. Love the preview of the new Tetsuko page.
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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sound you hear is Rob Liefeld counting his fortune as he wonders what you mean by "establishing shot" and if it has anything to do with that strange concept known as "backgrounds" that he once heard about. ;)
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:laughing: Well, Liefeld and I do seem to share an aversion to drawing backgrounds.
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CGMan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
"Tetsuko, it was so nice of you to invite me to visit you at the grey void!  What is it you wanted to show me?"
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ericf989 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
D'oh!  :(
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ChalkArtist1216 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A necessary evil indeed. :)
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LustMonster Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
So you're one of those "anti-establishment" types, eh?

:D
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:laughing: Well played!
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