I really wanted to update my site this week and convert it over to Wordpress, but I've been bombarded with lots of interviews and freelance work. Which is a great thing! But the new OMG Nikki will just have to wait for now. Here's my plan:
I'm hoping to be able to begin my changes next month, and I've got a whole new goal for OMG Nikki in mind. Because I am wanting to specialize my art into the field of Children's Book Illustration, and possibly art and design for children's products, I want to start blogging about related topics. That's right, actual blog posts. Of the non-webcomic variety. But I'll continue to post webcomics as well, and have some other fun posts too! I'm super excited about my new direction I want to take.
I love how this comic turned out! Hehehe. But by the way everyone, I'm planning on revamping my website this week so things will be under construction for (hopefully) just a week.
Sorry math teachers!
Oh, and they're called protractors. And I couldn't help but draw the same type of ending as the Peanuts comic strip I did a few weeks ago, it fit too perfectly.
You guys have no idea how hard this was for me to letter this comic. I thought saying these words were confusing, but spelling them!? Ha!
Bill Watterson with Calvin and Hobbes is legendary as far as syndicated comics go, so since this is the last of my mimicking the masters, I saved the best for last. I could go on forever about how awesome Bill Watterson is, but I'll just skip that and recommend you all to read his comics if you haven't.
This week I tried out drawing Hank Ketcham's Dennis the Menace comic. Some of the backgrounds he draws are so elaborate, it's no wonder he stuck with the one-panel format mostly. It was fun mimicking his style too because I love his use of line weight.
For my first step for experimenting with different formats for my new style, I decided to mimic an old Peanuts comic strip- check out the middle one below to see the original.
Out of the three 'mimicking the masters' webcomic strips I've done, (the other two I'll post in upcoming weeks), this one is my favorite! Don't you think it looks great?! And Mama Cat looks so cute! It felt like the most natural transition of storytelling style, and I've always been intrigued with horizontal formats so the short wide panel size was fun to do for a change.
I loved Charles Schulz's earlier strips because they have a slightly different style that looks more cutesy and simplistic to me. It's more noticeable in the top strip. Okay, maybe it's still subtle. Anyway, this entire book was just of Peanuts strips from the 1950s and I was loving it!