Published On: March 11, 2008

Introducing Otis!

My boss bought a dog (from two winos in Carabelle) and he's been a fixture at the office ever since. Even as a puppy (he just turned a year old in real-time, he was only about 9 weeks old when this strip happened) he was an absolute angel, quick thinking and so incredibly quiet, it was months before we ever heard him bark. Anyway, I'd better get better at drawing him since he might be showing up more often.

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Still playing with pen widths and this time I'm doing double time. The tiny lines inside the bigger lines reminds me of something but I just can't think of what! Is there another artist that does this that I'm inadvertently mimicking? Because, you know, I'd like to know if you know. I know the line-dot-line thing I picked up from detailing paper piecings (scrapbook thing) and that's why I tried it here, but I think I've seen it in a comic before, as well. Help! Regardless, I think it's growing on me, it actually seems like the beginning of a style which is nice. We'll see how long it lasts.

One thought on “Introducing Otis!

  1. I like the gray and thin for the background, but on the main characters(where the attention is) is there a way to darken the thinner lines or lighten the thicker lines? It just seems to me that the darker lines and the lighter lines (mainly on the face in the first panel) seem to clash on the character. The reason I liked the comic for 3/4/08 was the fact that the characters were dark and the background was light giving the scene depth. I see that here too, but with both types of lines on the main character it just doesn’t look right to me.

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