Archive for March 7th, 2012

Perspective is a Harsh Mistress

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The advantage to re-drawing about half of the Factor of 01 to be consistent in print format means I get to completely rework things I have not been entirely happy with. Originally the first panel, while it worked, wasn’t entirely what I wanted. This is closer, and while I don’t think I’ve got the handle on 3 point perspective that it demands, I think it’s good enough to serve the purpose.

I also won’t be replacing this on the web site until the next strip is redrawn. I’ve completely changed the beat of the action. That’s the worst part of the original artwork. I really do not like staging fight scenes in my comics, so I do it badly. In the first Jet-Pack Jenny comic, there’s actually two strips that were all black as a cop-out, albeit done on a dare. That second panel is also the second part of my lesson in how harsh a mistress perspective can be. Never ever say you can fix perspective in Photoshop, it will still not look 100% right.