< Piro >
Monday - August 28, 2000
I seem to be falling into a pattern. The ideal way to be doing a comic like this is to always be at least three strips ahead so that updating on Monday, Wednesday and Friday is a piece of cake.
Well, gee, surprise surprise - I've been doing this by the seat of my pants (which have been getting really threadbare lately) and finishing each strip usually around the time it needs to be posted. One of two things happens with this - mistakes can be made (*cough* the three-handed piro which has now been fixed *cough*) and the fact that I don't usually get a chance to write any comments until the next day. So, it seems that you get a new comic every Monday Wednesday and Friday, but you typically won't get my comments till Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. So, if you are really bored on those off days because of our 'cliche' schedule you'll at least have something new here most days.
I was really annoyed with myself this weekend. "Ok, we need some colored images for the site" Now, I'vedone plenty of color CG works so it shouldn't have been a big deal to do some nice color versions of largo and piro. [CG: Computer Graphics, any artwork that is done on the computer. Color illustrations are often referredto as such by Japanese fans.] First off, I was too lazy to draw a new image (I recycled an older sketch), Secondly I was too lazy to Ink the image (painting over scanned pencil lines is a cheezy way to color something) and finally... well, the final image just sucks.
I have a poor history of coloring my drawings. I have at least a dozen sketches that I feel deserve to be inked and colored, but for some reason I just haven't had the time to get to them. I suppose the real reason that I don't color much is that compared to so much of the CG artwork out there, mine really doesn't compare - it is a skill i need to work on. Perhaps with a little more practice...
PS: i don't know if anyone noticed, but in Friday's screenshot, the character Rina-chan wears glasses just like Piro - it just occurred to me that they are hard to see in the screenshot.