Your Weekly Comic 1-8-06/1-14-06

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MilesWestern, Jan 10, 2006.

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So, what do you think?

Poll closed Jan 20, 2006.
  1. Laughed!

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  2. Chuckled.

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  3. Not Funny..

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  4. Liked the drawing, not the gag...

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  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Here she comes a day late, but this time in color!!:thumb:

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  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    :confused: What does everyone think about the color? Good, Bad, ugly?:confused:
    ----Honest Opinions Please----

    Also, I'm still accepting funny comic ideas!!! Please PM me if you have a good one!:D So, we can ALL... sign1
  3. zedob

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    I think it would be better if it were hand drawn and colored, which would help the comic atmosphere (for lack of a better term).

    I like the joke and the visual setup (I like the way you treated the mountains in the back, simple), but I think it would be beneficial if it were hand drawn. If you can draw like that on a computer, Im sure you can draw with a pencil.:thumb:
  4. MilesWestern

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    Thank you Zedob, I was waiting for someone to say those kind words! :) I can draw significantly better in hand, rather than on the computer, you're exactly right. I wasn't satisfied with these computer-drawn ones anyway...What took 30 minutes on the computer (above) takes me about 5 minutes by hand, and looks MUCH MUCH better anyways. I need to hook up my scanner though, *sigh* :rolleyes:
  5. zedob

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    Glad to help.

    I was looking into buying a scanner today. I have an old HP that is on it's last leg and scanning images is at best a crap shoot. The new cheapie HP $99.00 special at the local Staples offers much better quality than the one I bought 6 years ago, for $110.00. I need to do it because it IS so much easier for me to sketch and scan :thumb:than try to beat it out on the computer.wall1
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    I think the color and shading is great. Try to get too realistic and you blow it.
    I personally enjoyed it. I guess the reason why is because I can't hardly draw water out of a faucet.

    Lynn sign1
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I like it. Funny joke, and the computer imaging/drawing works for me.

    Andrew
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I agree MIles, there's something much more personal with a hand-drawn sketch as opposed to a computer-generated one. The computer takes away that warm feeling. And you're right, a computer isn't always the fastest way to get something done, especially if it's one-of-a-kind original art.:D
  9. MilesWestern

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    Can anyone guess what type of Locomotive it is? :D
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Yeah, a pretty rusted one.sign1
  11. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    ha ha ha, ;) But what manufacturer is it?
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Looks EMDish to me.... I prefer hand drawn comics but think the computer illustration is fine. That loco looks really rusted out!
    Ralph
  13. MilesWestern

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    Nope this company was making locomotives at least 40 years before EMC ever started in the 1920's.
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    gotta be a Baldwin
  15. Dave Flinn

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    Yeah. Hand drawn might be slightly better; and, if it's faster and better for you, do it. I liked this one as is, however. Whatever you do I'm sure will please some and not please others. Just keep up the good work.
  16. Catt

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    I chuckled at the 'toon,and that sure looks like an ALCO RS of some sort to me.
  17. MilesWestern

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    Thank you Dave Flinn. [​IMG]

    and the winner of the Guess my loco contest goes to......[​IMG]










    balloon6 cidchase!balloon6

    You win the GRAND prize if you can guess what MODEL baldwin loco it is!

    waiting for answers!
  18. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    I think it is priceless. The sad thing is that I had to explain the humor to my wife. She is obviously not a railfan nor modeler.

    JD
  19. MilesWestern

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    Thanks, Jeff that's very nice of you. :) :) :)

    ...but do we expect non-MRR's to know what M.U.-ing a couple of locomotives together is all about? ;) :D

    cool!

    I drew it from a photo of a Baldwin AS-616...of Oregon NW origin, I'd bet it's ex-sp! ;)

    Thanks for chuckling everyone, it makes me feel good! :thumb: