The female character I created for the “GWAVAMan” comic wears a tight, white outfit. In my usual cartoonish style, I show the shape of her breasts with three lines — a curve under the closer breast, a curve beneath the more distant breast, and a “gesture” line (sort of a sketched “slash”) between the points where her nipples would be. The result is attractive without appearing immodest.
Well, when I reduced one of the strips to JPG, that “gesture” line became three pixels, and in the reduced strip it looked like Ms. Redline needed to , shall we say, step into a warmer room.
I guess this means I got the gesture in exactly the right place. It also meant going into the JPG file and muting three pixels for the sake of propriety.
Here’s a crop from the full-sized TIF. See the “gesture?” line?
Here’s what it looked like when reduced for the web:
And here’s what it looks like with the thermostat turned up a bit:
5 thoughts on “A Curious Artifact”
May I humbly suggest making the curve for the nearer breast something more of a 120 degree arc, rather than a 180 degree arc? That is, trim the upper portion of the curve a little?
— a large-busted Schlock Mercenary fan
I’ll take that under consideration for future work, but I’m done editing the image above.
In the reduced version, the larger arc looks good, imho. (She’s hot.)
Thanks. I think so too. In the GWAVAMan strips this character was supposed to come off as “Sexy, but not SULTRY,” and I’m pretty sure I pulled that off with room to spare. It wasn’t hard, since I wouldn’t know how to draw Sultry if it posed for me on a couch aboard the Titanic.
So, for somebody who happens to be going to part of brainshare, what will be required to get a copy of this comic, signed of course? 🙂
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