Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I thought I’d share my sketch for today’s comic with you guys as well as a version of the strip without text. I was really pleased with my giant rat in frame two. It’s rare that things end up on paper exactly as they appear in my head.

52 comments:

nem0 said...

The rat silhouette in the 3rd panel reminds me of the Secret of NIMH. Good stuff!

Abby Monique said...

I like seeing your process in the sketch. Arm up? Sword out? Sweet!

Alex said...

Holy shit, that rat does look like the one from Secret of NIMH. Good eye!

Gerald said...

nem0 - that was the first thing i thought of when i saw it too. Looks like Nicodemus from the final fight scene

w00t said...

(.)(.)

JKR said...

Cool, it's awesome to see some of the underdrawings you do for the comic. So many people think it's just straight to final art with no steps in between. :)

Jim said...

I like how the back lit silhouette worked out in the third panel, but why did the sword that was in the sketch get dropped out?

I think it adds to the punch line how this fully armed man puts down his weapon to play a board game with a dire rat.

Gabriel said...

yeah I drew the silhouettes and then forgot about the sword. It should be in there for sure, I just deleted the sketch layer and forgot about the sword.

Travis said...

OKay dude, I gotta ask: how do you make heads or tails out of all the lines in the rough sketch to end up with the final product?

Pat said...

Gabe, do you use Sketchbook or Photoshop for your strip? I'd love to see more videos of you drawing your strip. What did you use to capture that q-unit/light bloom video?

bayushi said...

This game is pure crack. I was devastated that the full pc version was not available, you know, NOW for direct downloading. UGH. I got the Nintendo DS version for my upcoming NYC trip.

Brad said...

Today's strip was awesome. We need more art! I love the WOW stuff you've done.

Max said...

Having been interested in classical studies for a long time, seeing your take on the Achilles/Ajax dice game was incredible. Genuine lolz on that one.

Anonymous said...

hot. pure hot.
you need to put a sketch book out again.

Emily said...

Hey Bayushi - Are they going to ever release a full version of this game for the PC? Because I've thoroughly exhausted the demo and I need more. Also, the comic might actually be funnier without the words...

TC said...

You also seem to have forgotten the heroes ponytail when you deleted the sketch layer? Must be with the sword ;)

Lepas said...

I like how you carve your forms out with lines. Its a very honest way of drawing, unlike the people who sort of repeat a formulaic series of lines to render their characters, you get in there and actually actively draw things.

Muk1000 said...

Interesting how the comic works even without any text.

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sra said...

I'm with jim, that sword was a nice detail. The rat pondering its next move is the best

Joseph said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean. The handful of times I've gotten down on paper (or monitor) exactly how I wanted it to look have been a huge rush.

bayushi said...

@ Emily. I believe that they are working on a full pc version, but no concrete release date. I believe summer/fall of 2007 is where its at.
Sheer blasphemy ;)

Alexandrius said...

Love the rat. ^^

Actually one of my favorite strips you've made. ^^

Belze said...

That´s really cool, your drawing skills are amazing. It´s fun to see how you make progress with your drawings. I wish i were half as good as you...T_T

Belze

P.S. Sry, my english is bad, i´m from germany...^^

My post in german, because there must be one correct version in here:
Das ist wirklich cool, deine Zeichenkünste sind der Hammer! Es ist lustig zu sehen, wie du deine Fähigkeiten verbesserst! Ich wünschte ich wäre nur halb so talentiert wie du...T_T

Belze

Belze said...

Ich liiiiiebe Penny Arcade. Ich wünschte, ich hätte nur halb so gute Ideen und halb so gute Zeichnenfähigkeiten! Dieser Comic gefällt mir iwie besonders gut, die Ratte ist klasse. ^^
This was german...:P

In english:
I looooove Penny Arcade. I wish i had such ideas for comics and i wish i could draw half as good as you. The actual strip is very good, i love the rat-design. ^^

Belze
Sry, my english is fuckin bad, i´m from germany :P

Dan Nugent said...

Heh, I think it actually works a little better without the text.

RAGE! RAT! RIDDLE! (see, where riddle is a synonym for puzzle... ehhh)

BHC Admin said...

You're art is way groovy man. Y'all are an inspiration for us webcomicists everywhere.

keep on.

keepin' on.

louis-philippe said...

I love when you do this!

James said...
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definitelysic said...

Sweet. I love seeing your process. It helps me figure out how to start doing better things with my own stuff. Keep em coming (though insanely busy you are).

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Joey Byk said...

It's always rare man. Love your art. :)

lance said...

gabe

have to say i love the work.
could you tell me what settings
you use in photo shop for the inking.

having a hell of a time with my wacom.

thanks

Sobye said...

Holy darn, I love the way you do shading/lighting.

Anonymous said...

getting close to the monthly update.... sigh. 7 days left and counting.

Robin said...

hey!

first off, /insert lame, five-year PA-fan gushing here/!!1!

second of all, (and this is perhaps even more lame) the really subtle glow in the rat's eyes in the second panel... how?!? i'm guessing photoshop layers and an eraser tool, but i can't quite figure it out.

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