Ok, ok, I’m late again, but I’ve got a semi-good excuse. Check out the strip and then I’ll deliver an explanation afterward.
If you’ve been checking out EoP: The Webcomic then you’ll undoubtedly note the difference between this strip and the last three. The culprit for this new look? A Wacom Bamboo Fun pen tablet!
For those unfamiliar with comics and comic book art (and computers), a Wacom tablet essentially allows its user to draw directly into programs like Photoshop and Illustrator with the ease of using a pen instead of a difficult to navigate mouse. That’s the idea at least, it does have plenty of other uses as well.
I’ve decided to get a little serious about my cartooning and webcomics so a Wacom seemed like a good tool to have with plenty of possibilities. Plus, I had a late Christmas gift coming from my lady fair which I had a say in, so I opted for a Wacom.
It’s taken me a little while to get used to it, and I still haven’t puzzled it all out yet, but I finalized this strip once I managed to get a a bit of a handle on it. I initially did pencils for Part 4 on paper, took a photo of it and then used the Wacom to “ink” over it. It’s a first effort so expect some improvement, but I think it’s a nice hint at what’s to come as I achieve further mastery of this mysterious Wacom.