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wyrmeguy asked:

I'm so glad I found your blog, I have loved Rutabaga for like a year!! I love the art and the story, it's just so cool!! Also I use animation creator for my animations too!

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That is so kind of you to say! I’m so glad you like it. I bought a stylus just to thumbnail Rutabaga on my iPad but I’ve mostly just been animating… woops!

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Anonymous asked:

What app did you use? This is great

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I’m using the free version of Animation Creator HD, then I export the frames to my photo library and dropbox them to my computer and put them into Photoshop.

I drew this animation over the weekend on my iPad with a tiny amount of Photoshop touch-up before posting.

I’ve always wanted to do something like this and maybe I’ll clean it up even more to actual final art style!

Made a little iPad animation of Abigail from Back http://backcomic.com/ by @kcgreen and @nedroid

Made a little iPad animation of Abigail from Back http://backcomic.com/ by @kcgreen and @nedroid

Another character design for an upcoming Rutabaga chapter. This one is wrong and not what the character should look like but here he is all the same!

Sketching ideas for a character that will show up in future chapters of Rutabaga. Pretty crazy I know but trust me, it’s gonna be good! Sketching ideas for a character that will show up in future chapters of Rutabaga. Pretty crazy I know but trust me, it’s gonna be good!

Sketching ideas for a character that will show up in future chapters of Rutabaga. Pretty crazy I know but trust me, it’s gonna be good!

Me, All Day, All Night, All Summer

I did an illustration for ryannorth's To Be Or Not To Be choose your own adventure book.

I got an ending involving you just rushing in and trying to kill everyone at the start of the book. It.. uh.. doesn’t go well!

I did another quick drawing today. Dragon Biker. Maybe Rutabaga will meet this dude and his pals some day in the future?

I should have done more sketching to really get the idea solidified more. The handlebars should be taller and more reminiscent of a motorcycle but here it is anyway because an idea is only an idea until you actually draw it!

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tozoku asked:

Hi there! c: Do you mind if I ask what the deal is with the background image you're using to do thumbnails on? It looks pretty nifty! Also, I'm not sure if you tried it yet but a quick survey of my art apps shows that SketchbookX has both those features with a decent font selection? I haven't used it much myself, though!

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This is the template image I was using to sketch over. I import it into the sketch program and draw over it. It’s the same size as a full page of Rutabaga so I can just export this out of my iPad, scale it up, and draw finals over it. At least that’s the plan! I first saw this when I was reading dharbin's blog about his own comic page template: http://www.dharbin.com/blog/how-to-use-illustrator-to-grid-out-panel-borders/

The large multicolored boxes are guides for drawing panels. I first divided the image in 4s and then into 9s. And now I can easily draw various panel configurations using these lines as guides. Easy-Peasy!

The very light blue horizontal lines are a very loose guide for a 9pt font which is the preferred size of font for my comic. This way I can try to plan how big the font will be in the final image. Again, that’s the idea at least! This is new for me!

Thanks for the recommendation on SketchbookX, downloading it now and I’ll give it a shot!