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SYAC - Consistency by TomPreston SYAC - Consistency by TomPreston
Copyright 2012 Andrew Dobson
Read the latest “So, You’re A Cartoonist” at the following [link]

I've been asked why I don't experiment much with the "style" of SYAC, and the dirty little secret behind why mostly has to do with time. When you've got a regular schedule you need to maintain, it's hard to try new things.

That said, I took some time to try a variation on coloring for the comic here. The first panel is how I normally color, the second uses Copic Markers, and the 3rd is a Photoshop painterly effect.

While the 4th panel crayon drawing is meant to be a joke, I wouldn't mind some feedback on those other 3 coloring styles. If people like one more than the other I might switch my coloring methods...
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xRoyDx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why the shit won't you draw like panel #3 style all the time? Why would you draw like a 6-year old girl when you can do better?
I understand this is a daily comic and all but since you rarely (if ever) even draw backgrounds, upgrading your art to #3 would only slow your pace like 15 mins

2/10 not mirin'
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Kninjasticks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 number 3
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Rayanaminge Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, this is an actual fear of mine. I'm always playing with my style, I'm afraid to start a comic because I know the style will change often. Any advice you could offer?
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TheAntsaBoy94 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have two styles; my realistic original style and Pokemon style which I would use if I decided to draw a Nuzlocke challenge comic. During that series my Pokemon style would surely improve and I would still draw some other things with my original style. Even if I were to draw original style so much it would improve enough to change the Pokemon style a little bit, too, it would be fine with me as improving and little bit changing during a long story is completly natural for even professional artsists!

You`re not me, though, but perhaps you could still just choose one style and stick with it in that comic but improve and/or change your actual style as you please on/for other things! How does that sound for a solution? :)
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Rayanaminge Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its the whole, turn off what you've learned and adjusted while you work on a comic. I end up just procrastinating and never getting to the comic. Maybe having someone hound me about it, like a manager would be easier, but I will never get there at this pace.

I appreciate that you took the time to tell me your points, and they have been helpful. I just gotta buckle down and do it.
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mishihime Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If not this series you should experiment in another or your art will stagnate and so will you.
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nagaoshinaoru Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe.. the crayon is cute
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Pluie-Froide Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm... but the point of experimenting is to get better. You don't need to experiment with your public comics; you can always experiment off to the side, and when you think you've found a cool new quirk to your style, you can add it on: no worries. Your comics do not need to be consistent. The Garfield comics changed a lot over time, remember? The viewers didn't mind.
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JamarBHSamurai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Pencil-snap Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the last panel
DOODLES FOREVER :squee:
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