Monday, April 14

has this happened to you?

as dilbert has taught us, there are countless ways to turn the cubicle/office lifestyle into humorous stories. how to take the tiny nuances of the cubicle/office lifestyle and exaggerate it to a point that almost everyone can identify with it. and chances are, of those jokes, we probably exhibit some of those traits!

for the artwork this week, some minor tweaks and experiments. i experimented with inking using a hunt 102 nib and speedball ink. basically that means i used a calligraphy type pen where i had to dip the head in ink like every 5 seconds to continue inking. i don't think it worked very well for this type of art form as it was too detailed. i also converted the color strip into a black & white strip, to see if it was still as powerful, such as in a daily newspaper. maybe it's too gray, but i think the colored strip packs a lot more punch.

- johnny

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5 comments:

D Wheezy said...

I think the black and white still works, but definitely lacks something when compared to the color strip. At the very least the different tones make the figures easily distinguishable, which is a plus.

Rob-Base "Hubbard" said...

Dude... get out of my head. I swear I feel like this everytime a certain someone comes in my office. The only difference is, I'm often wishing in my head that either my office phone or my cell phone will ring, but they never do! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH

johnny nguyen said...

hmm, that's two people who have mentioned the phone trick now. i guess i never thought of that one. now i wonder how many times people have used it on me!

D Wheezy said...

That's interesting Johnny....

Oh, whoops. Gotta go. Phone call.

Lance said...

Hmm, all of my dates seem to make the same face that fin was making in that last panel. Maybe I talk too much? Naw, that can't be it...But it WOULD explain all those text message "emergencies" that make them have to leave immediately...