Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Woah, that's a lot of panels! I guess that's what happens when you choose to work without words. If you're confused, wondering why the rat's hat has jingle bells at its tip, you need to
Fun fact of the day: mice are up to 4 inches long (nose to base of tail), while rats are on average 10 inches long (nose to base of tail). This means that the average rat is 2½ times as large as the largest mouse.
This is also the first time I draw long sleeves on an animal character (the pants on the rat).
You'd think that without words, these images would need no postprocessing once scanned, allowing them to be ready before midnight. However, as the pencil tip blunts and is resharpened, some lines come out darker than others, and sometimes I drew the characters closer up, making them appear to change sizes between panels. The computer, alone, can fix that. Also, the last panel was drawn on recycled paper. The "horizon" you see, is actually a printed line on the flipside. It went through my mouse and rat and had to be edited out in those places.