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4th Jun 2011, 2:49 PM in 1
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view 4th Jun 2011, 2:49 PM edit delete
Hmmm. Awkwarrrrd arrrrrrm!

I have no idea whether it's clear that the stuff in the background is the grass outside. I really need to work on backgrounds...


hrwilliams 4th Jun 2011, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
hrwilliams 4th Jun 2011, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
Just looked twice, and unfortunately it doesn't look like grass. But grass is a pain to draw. You really have to get every blade in there sometimes.
view 4th Jun 2011, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Well, I'm not pressed for time for once, maybe I'll go back and put in a ton of little black lines...

EDIT: Okay, I added a ton of little black lines. I hope it's more grass-like now.
duLapel 4th Jun 2011, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
By previous reference, you've established the scene outside as lawn with patches of woods... Too much detail would bring the background forward and take away from the action taking place.

As to expending your valuable time drawing individual blades... I would rather you put it to your characters... that is unless you find it therapeutic. Photoshop or some similar application (which I assume you are using) gives you the freedom of preparing a generic "field-o-grass" that you can cut and paste from... It's not cheating... It's resource management!

By the way, I love the characterizations... Mary saying "I'm a whole different person now, idiot!" was clearly a code for "I'm a WOMAN NOW; you should have noticed!" Plus her own uncertainty about her attractiveness (the bane of many young women) is wonderfully mixed in with her infatuation with Jim. NICE WRITING...

You may have plotted this as just a sci-fi romance, but the richness in characterization and background has the potential for a series. Now all you need is a MacGuffin. ^_^
donjonkeeper 4th Jun 2011, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry, I've seen you naked before...

ROFL at that line!
kill3st 4th Jun 2011, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
Lol @ Mary's towel head. nice detail.
Edit: the arm looks fine to me...
view 4th Jun 2011, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
You're my favorite commenter, duLapel! When this whole thing is done, you have to promise to read it again and see how perfect your guesses are!

@kill3est, I'm glad you noticed!
Guest 4th Jun 2011, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
tteclod 4th Jun 2011, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
I just realized the titular reference. I'm anticipating lots of trains.
duLapel 4th Jun 2011, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
I will... promise
view 4th Jun 2011, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
@tteclod, A moderate amount of trains...

@duLapel, Good!
JasperWB 4th Jun 2011, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
That puff balled hair in kinda cute in some way.
linkman6499 2nd Jul 2011, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
HAHAHHAHAHAHA her reactions hahahhha
Dude 17th Dec 2012, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Reading this the second time around...yeah
Sheela 29th Dec 2012, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Agreed, it does make a lot different sense the second time around. :)