it’s amazing how people morph and adapt to each others habits. i’m not talking about just significant others, but also friends. it seems like the more time we spend with each other, the more we pick up habits, ways of doing things, when to do things, etc. i find it amazing because even with just myself, i know i have tons of things that i do just the way i like it. where i leave the remote controls. how i have used cups all over the house. but yet, it’s so easy to ‘mesh’ with someone too. there’s been times when i’ve shown up to parties or work wearing the same thing as my friend. i guess i’ll draw the line when i start showing up wearing the same things as my girl friends.
been wanting to do a nighttime scene for awhile now. pretty basic stuff. next time i’ll throw in some window moonlight and maybe cast shadows. simple and fun.
for this week’s strip, i was thinking about how in the morning, as we’re waking up, practically every position is comfortable. your arm could be bent backwards, going numb, and you’d swear this is the most comfortable position ever! throw in the added factor of your significant other and it’s easy to see why it’s easy not to get up and spend all morning (or day) just in bed.
as for the artwork, i forgot one crucial element to the bed scene – pillows! but i did like how the stripes on the sheets turned out, as well as the various sleeping positions. although, it is a comic strip and therefore i should have exaggerated the awkwardness of the sleeping positions more.
let’s admit something. we’re selfish. in varying degrees, one way or another, we’re all selfish. perhaps a nicer way of saying it is, we reciperacate. so, if someone takes care of you, you’ll probably want to take car of them. either because you’re a nice person or because you want to repay the debt. the question i have is, can you get to the point in a relationship where the reaction and expectation for reciperacation goes away entirely? can the character elle give and give, and never want for anything back and be happy? not sure, but i think in a relationship, that’s the attitude one should have. keep giving, keep expecting nothing, and be happy.
friend and i recently did a 10 hour comic stip day where we go for, well, 10 hours straight of working on our comic strips. pretty happy with the way some of them turned out and excited to when i finally post them. december marks the beginning of working on megacon orlando for me. got lots to do!!
finally cracked open a book i got as a gift awhile back called Creative Photoshop by Derek Lea, and learned some new tricks with photoshop. i’m sure i didn’t apply the lesson to the best extent, but hey, it’s a learning process right? hope you enjoy!
for me, one of the best and most humbling feeling is when you’re sick or injured and you can rely on someone to help out. from getting food ready for you or helping you lift something, whatever it is – it’s a very nice feeling to know you have someone willing to help you out in a time of need. with my independent type personality, i rarely ever need the assistance, but if they offer to get me food, i’m not gonna complain!
artwork wise, i’m pretty happy how this one turned out. bigger first panel to set the stage and story, and then the facial expressions on finn all worked together well. i think i need to start flexing and challenging myself some more though.