How (Not) To Win Friends and Influence People.
What are people skills? How I mine for friends?
Note: I tried to link to the origin of “How I mine for fish?” in case the younger folks didn’t get the joke, but Know Your Meme apparently didn’t do one on it and all Google wants to give me is one-offs riffing on the joke and articles about how literal mining destroys literal, real world fish habitats. While important information, this is not what I meant, Google. Feel free to ruin the joke and/or tell me I’m not funny in the comments. 👇
If anyone is keeping track of how many times characters blush, you’d better update your chart today. And let me know who’s winning: Biiku or Maddy? 😳
Is this the Meet Cute? Or was that earlier? How long does a single instance of Meet Cute Last?
I’m super happy with the shadows on this page! I’m no lighting expert but I work to learn something new with every page, so it’ll get there. I changed up my shading technique as well to save time. I was clinging to my old school “pick a shade for every base color and have 5 total shades and spend forever meticulously shading everything” because I love how vibrant it looks, but this is good too. And I did wind up editing some of the shading, like on the blond/e hair (both Kev and Amanda) and on the darker skin tones (Devin and Maddy, I can’t recall if I had to adjust Nancy’s highlights as well. Nancy is Asian and she’s got that rich coloring too).
I’ve also been playing with the “puppet warp” option in Photoshop CC. I was using CS2 for the last, oh…. FOREVER. This puppet warp thing is AMAZING. You can see an example of it on Nancy’s skirt (with the multi-colored chevrons). It makes it so much easier to warp patterns around clothing wrinkles and I’m just in love. I use it sometimes on the tattoos, like with Kevin’s forearm in the bottom panel since it’s twisted. Actually, his arm is probably turned too far out at the elbow, but whatever. Now we get to see more of that awesome tattoo. …and maybe he’s, like, double jointed?