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ozoneocean at 7:17AM, Jan. 26, 2012
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bravo1102 wrote:
I use tons of layers.
There's a difference in the process and the sort of final product you produce though. Anyone doing your style of complex, highly composited, FILM-style work should be using that sort of process.
 
For people just doing a simple flat, highly stylised, unshaded, coloured in cartoon doodle though, it's a massive aberration.
 
HippieVan at 12:49PM, Jan. 26, 2012
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ozoneocean wrote:
@Hippie.
I love that song too.  I must learn to sing it one of these days!
 
It's very simple, you just make up the parts of the bird as you go along. “Et le nez, et le nez, et la tête, et la tête, aa-aa-aa-aa…”
  
Lonnehart wrote:
 It's kinda weird how some people need to use overly complex procedures to do something simple.
 
I'm afraid that I'm one of those people. No matter how many times I make a recipe, or even for loose tea, I always measure everything out. Peanut butter etc has to be spread evenly right to the edges of the bread. I'm also a layer-aholic. I never used a ton for Izzy, but when I'm just drawing in photoshop I always have a million layers, all named. 
 
I just like to be very meticulous about everything.  
 
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Product Placement at 5:33PM, Jan. 26, 2012
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Why yes. This is exactly the type of ad I want to see here.
 

 
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bravo1102 at 1:36AM, Jan. 27, 2012
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ozoneocean wrote:
bravo1102 wrote:
I use tons of layers.
 There's a difference in the process and the sort of final product you produce though. Anyone doing your style of complex, highly composited, FILM-style work should be using that sort of process.
 
For people just doing a simple flat, highly stylised, unshaded, coloured in cartoon doodle though, it's a massive aberration.
But I do use lots of layers for the conventionally drawn comics I've done as well.  I do it so I can endlessly tweak elements in the panel and the page.  I like being able to manipulate seperate bits and pieces so everything is on it's own layer. 
 
But then I'm stuck with a mouse so maybe I can't get the finesse that would enable me to put more stuff on one layer?  Also my pen lines are never closed so I can't choose areas easily.  I have a sketchy ink style no matter what I do.  Even when I thought I closed every line and put a stroke on the image the lines still aren's closed.  And like I said I'd rather put every color on it's own layer than have to mask. 
 
That's how I was taught to do it back when I learned to color line art in Photo Shop . If you want to keep something seperate to manipulate later, put it on it's own layer. I'll pull apart my inked page and move everything onto its own layer and then play with the layout. 
 
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SO I went with the wife to pick some stuff from her office and I never felt the temperature drop when someone walked into a room.  And when the other sec'y came in?  A conversation completely in monosyllables and that sour expression like she was sucking on lemons.  But then I started a flame war on another forum about the interior color of a tank.  Jeez.  Life is too short. 
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seventy2 at 4:35PM, Jan. 27, 2012
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Product Placement wrote:
Why yes. This is exactly the type of ad I want to see here.
 

 
Thank you so much.
i love this ad so much.
I did change my password, but i had to use my password to get in. to change it.
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Product Placement at 4:59PM, Jan. 27, 2012
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seventy2 wrote:
i love this ad so much.  
 
Well, it's either that or pondering which Russian bride I should purchase.


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Lonnehart at 10:59PM, Jan. 27, 2012
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heh… one of my younger nieces told me about an anime she's watching and it makes me glad that such things are pure fantasy.  And I guess a lot of anime takes place in high school because of Japan's apparent obsession with youth… anyways…
 
What would you do if you found out that the school you sent your child to had some weird… standards?  Such as how students who have high grades get to study in clean classrooms with the finest desks and the newest learning material?  And on the other side of that coin are those who don't do so well academically…  they get the basement with only cardboard boxes as their furniture and old tattered textbooks.  Makes me wonder how a school survives with those kinds of rules where the higher your grades the better stuff you get.  If there were real life schools like this in the U.S. I bet someone's head is gonna roll…
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Genejoke at 1:02AM, Jan. 28, 2012
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In amongst a hangover I have found a little time and inspirartion to do some comic pages,  well panels i haven't finished a page yet.
Lonnehart at 8:21PM, Jan. 28, 2012
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Lovely.  Read the Sims 3 forums to learn that the porn posting troll who messed things up sometime ago is coming back.  Apparently he can change his IP address at will and is reportedly creating multiple accounts so he can launch another attack.  He's apparently a very sick person who posts porn on the public forums and sends explicit messages to any forum member who's a minor.  I hope he gets caught soon…
 
Ugh… can't sleep.  Spent the past six hours staring at the ceiling.  Emptying my mind didn't help much either… felt like a zombie ready to animate laying on the bed.  Maybe if I took that claw hammer on the desk and used it to put myself to sleep.  Hmmm…
HippieVan at 11:10AM, Jan. 29, 2012
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I want to wallpaper my room, but I have to wait until my dad does his taxes to see if we're broke or not. The wallpaper that I like is one of the cheaper ones, and my room is pretty small, but it'll still cost about $250. I don't know how people afford it in bigger houses, or with the ones that cost $100 a roll.
 
I'm feeling too old for my room lately. It's ocean-themed. 
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Lonnehart at 5:24AM, Jan. 31, 2012
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Oh, wow… the background just got hairy allofasudden… O_O
ayesinback at 7:05AM, Jan. 31, 2012
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Lonnehart wrote:
Oh, wow… the background just got hairy allofasudden… O_O
 
yeah!   with teeth.  
 
some dark stuff coming out in February.  Personally, I'm looking forward to The Woman in Black, altho my husband keeps mumbling about seeing enough of Harry Potter already.
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gullas at 8:38AM, Jan. 31, 2012
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well at least the forums aren't as yellow as before…
ozoneocean at 9:26AM, Jan. 31, 2012
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Black is better.
So… not much happen while I was gone?
Bali was nice. Even hotter than it is here. Very green and very humid. Prolly much like Lonne's home town. Lots of nice god statues everywhere in the quiet tropical town of Sanur ^_^
 
I've caught up on my work on DD for now (made easier thanks to Banes and Ayes), catch up on my day time work tomorrow! Bed time now.
 
HippieVan at 9:30AM, Jan. 31, 2012
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Just when I think I've got my bunnies figured out, they go and do something weird. Today Juliet has decided to lick one of the handles of my dresser. Not chew it, mind you. Just lick it. Maybe she's just testing to see if I'll scold her for it.
 

 
I have adblock so all I saw when I came here was black. I thought maybe they were shutting the site down one colour at a time. : P
Do we seriously have a built-in pop up ad(or whatever you want to call it) on the front page now?  Yeesh.
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skoolmunkee at 1:17PM, Jan. 31, 2012
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Just listening to the newest quackcast. Gonna have to come up with a special abby sanders update.
 
Banes and Ayes are so nice! I'm sorry my comic ruins my voice acting prospects! I mean, shut up loser.
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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ayesinback at 2:13PM, Jan. 31, 2012
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skoolmunkee wrote:
Just listening to the newest quackcast. Gonna have to come up with a special abby sanders update.
 
Banes and Ayes are so nice! I'm sorry my comic ruins my voice acting prospects! I mean, shut up loser.
 
hahahahahaha!!
 
ha ha.  ha?  
 
yeah.  I know.  we were naughty.  
 
so yeah, abracadabra - saw Abby is already talking to a big bird.  And don't you know about Batman and copyright infringement?
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bravo1102 at 12:35AM, Feb. 1, 2012
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I prefer black and hairy to yellow gold 1970's kitchen schtick.
ozoneocean at 8:23PM, Feb. 1, 2012
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Everything but the kitchen schtick!
 
That's where I wash the dishes :)
 
rokulily at 3:19PM, Feb. 2, 2012
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sometimes when people talk to me in an annoying fashion i pretend they're muppets.
 
in other news! my computer crashed soooo no comics from me for like… a week. using my dad's computer right now but only my computer has a reasonible scanner…
 
ayesinback at 3:21PM, Feb. 2, 2012
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so, for no reason in particular, I wore mascara when I went into the office today.  it's been months, but, hey - it was one of those why-not days.
 
time to go home.  got in the car and saw myself when I was looking in the rear view mirror:
PANDA EYES!  then began the ramble of thoughts:
 
>   how did I not notice this before?
 
>  when's the last time I was in a restroom?
 
>  What bladder control!!
 
> I have a hydration problem.
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gullas at 4:15PM, Feb. 2, 2012
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Ah, the sweet sh!tty smell of tundra in the evening. Brings back memories of home…
Lonnehart at 10:29PM, Feb. 2, 2012
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ayesinback wrote:
so, for no reason in particular, I wore mascara when I went into the office today.  it's been months, but, hey - it was one of those why-not days.
 
time to go home.  got in the car and saw myself when I was looking in the rear view mirror:
PANDA EYES!  then began the ramble of thoughts:
 
>   how did I not notice this before?
 
>  when's the last time I was in a restroom?
 
>  What bladder control!!
 
> I have a hydration problem.
Wow… Panda Eyes?!?  Hydration Problem?!?  You reminded me of a coworker who puts on too much makeup.  She looks so… unnatural… ewww
 
Not saying you look that bad, but maybe you don't need makeup. :)
 
I wonder why women want the “natural” look, then put on a ton of makeup.  Wouldn't looking natural not involve makeup at all?  Oh, well… better not burn my brain with questions like those…
 
Heh…  been playing The Sims 3 more than I should.  My Sim had twin daughters whom I've seen gone from infants to teenagers in the space of a few days.  And this feeling I get watching them grow…  I wonder if I should let them fly the coop or have them stay with their parents.  I bet when parents send their adult children out into the world the feeling they get is more…  profound…
 
Oh, well… here's a couple screenshots of the children in their final week of childhood.  They're teens now.  But while they're identical twins, they couldn't be more different.  One's brave and athletic, and the other is a logical genius.

bravo1102 at 1:01AM, Feb. 3, 2012
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ayesinback wrote:
so, for no reason in particular, I wore mascara when I went into the office today.  it's been months, but, hey - it was one of those why-not days.
 
time to go home.  got in the car and saw myself when I was looking in the rear view mirror:
PANDA EYES!  then began the ramble of thoughts:
 
>   how did I not notice this before?
 
>  when's the last time I was in a restroom?
 
>  What bladder control!!
 
> I have a hydration problem.
Panda Eyes?  That's the current fashion.  Heavy mascara on both edges of the eye like Captain Jack Sparrow.  I saw a waitress that looked like that last week, all thsoe glossy celebrity rags my wife subscribes to have picutres upon pictures of people in this style.  Congratulations for one fine day you were at the height of fashion!  All your co-workers were just too embarrassed to mention it and ask for your autograph.
 
And you were too much into using the bathroom to stare yourself in the face there and besides who knows what monsters lurk behind the mirror in public restrooms? 
I believe in Bloody Mary… 
ozoneocean at 1:44AM, Feb. 3, 2012
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I finally saw that Pirates of the Caribbean film last year. Captain Jack Sparrow is without doubt the very worst theatrical pirate that was ever created, and I'm including D movie versions and porn actors too.
He looks good in stills and Dep is actually a nice guy, but that “drunk” character is awful.
I just had to say that,
 
Lonnehart
I wonder why women want the “natural” look, then put on a ton of
makeup.  Wouldn't looking natural not involve makeup at all?  Oh,
well… better not burn my brain with questions like those…
 
Seems like a contradiction but it's not. The key word is “look”.
In reality not many people have nice, smooth, flawless skin with small pores, all one colour, no shadows, wrinkles, unwanted hair, etc.
I mean, you meet people who do, but even most professional photo and catwalk models don't.
 
So the point of the “natural look” is simply to look like you've  got great, young, good-looking skin naturally.
And it works. As we see in advertisements, movies and TV all the time. 
It's not ALL Photoshop guys, it never was.
 
If I was a woman I'd wear makeup all the time ^_^
 
PIT_FACE at 6:02AM, Feb. 3, 2012
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bravo1102 wrote:
 
ayesinback wrote:
so, for no reason in particular, I wore mascara when I went into the office today.  it's been months, but, hey - it was one of those why-not days.
 
time to go home.  got in the car and saw myself when I was looking in the rear view mirror:
PANDA EYES!  then began the ramble of thoughts:
 
>   how did I not notice this before?
 
>  when's the last time I was in a restroom?
 
>  What bladder control!!
 
> I have a hydration problem.
 
Panda Eyes?  That's the current fashion.  Heavy mascara on both edges of the eye like Captain Jack Sparrow.  I saw a waitress that looked like that last week, all thsoe glossy celebrity rags my wife subscribes to have picutres upon pictures of people in this style.  Congratulations for one fine day you were at the height of fashion!  All your co-workers were just too embarrassed to mention it and ask for your autograph.
 
And you were too much into using the bathroom to stare yourself in the face there and besides who knows what monsters lurk behind the mirror in public restrooms? 
I believe in Bloody Mary…  
ugh, i hate that look.  yeah. dip your eyeballs in black paint,real mysterious. whatta ya do if you get something in your eye? you cant rub it, you're FUCKED!
maby that's what happened Ayes. i barely wear mascara to and sometimes when i do, i forget im weraing it and rub my eyes and it smears it like that, then i look like i just threw down with someone.  Gregory House would be proud of your deduction though.
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ayesinback at 8:32AM, Feb. 3, 2012
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@PIT - I'm sure it was a rub-of-the-eye thing.  And I'm not a big fan of the Panda look either.
 
but on the upside, it inspired me to do an outrageous Gloria Swanson impression (from Sunset Boulevard - the ol “I'm ready for my close up” thing) that got Roku smiling again as she mourns the absence of her laptop.
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Banes at 10:43AM, Feb. 3, 2012
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Sorry about your Panda eyes, ayes.
Whenever I've thought “oh! she looks pretty today!” enough so to say something to a fellow student/coworker, almost without fail the woman would say
“WHAT? I rolled out of bed five minutes before I had to run out the door! I'm a MESS!”
That natural look can't be beat!
…I should say, though, that I DO enjoy the black around the eyes look. Not sure why that should be attractive, but somehow it is.

Pit Face:
CONGRATULATIONS! That's awesome!
Banes at 10:45AM, Feb. 3, 2012
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skoolmunkee:

Thanks! Heh…you saying “shut up, loser” …I don't know why that's so funny to me. But it cracks me up endlessly.


ozone:

Whoa! You hated the FIRST pirates that much? I can imagine your reaction to the sequels….!
PIT_FACE at 11:08AM, Feb. 3, 2012
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Banes-why thank you!

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