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April 3rd, 2013, 2:00 pm

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That's the third person to get clocked in the head today and oddly enough, none of them have been Spiders. Yet.
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Reply melaredblu, April 3rd, 2013, 3:14 am

Lately, I've been lightly shading the blank space of background-less panels instead just leaving it stark white. (Of course, I could also just stop being a lazy bum and draw more backgrounds...)
What do you think? Does it look better this way? Your feedback is appreciated!

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Reply Hjels, April 4th, 2013, 10:12 am

Man, that door-smack looks incredibly painful. Well done. :) I like the shading, but keep it just as subtle as it is. Don't overdo it.

Reply groovykinda (Guest), April 4th, 2013, 5:46 pm

The subtle shading is good. Drawing more backgrounds is good too (but much more time consuming).
In this case, I think a little gray works wonders. I don't like stark blank white backgrounds either. Stay the course!
And Hjels is right-that door smack looks crippling! Partly because of the body language, and partly because of the sound effect.
I love Julio's heel clicking and (presumed) whistling in the last panel.
And I bet the middle school bowling team is wondering where their ball went!

Reply melaredblu, April 4th, 2013, 10:57 pm

@Hjels: Thanks for the feedback. And yeah, I don't envy Cordelia.
@grooykinda: Backgrounds are more time-consuming, but I am trying to put more effort into the ones I do. I'm glad you agree about the shading looking better than plain white.

Reply groovykinda (Guest), April 8th, 2013, 9:37 pm

Try putting something in the foreground, and just leaving the background blank. It adds depth and location, without taking a lot of time or effort.
You can use a silhouette of an object, or a person, or whatever.
I also use partial backgrounds. I might have someone at a cabinet, so I just show the cabinet and the door. Too much background takes the focus away from the action.

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