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drawing tegan

Once a month I meet up on the Charing Cross Road with my critique group of other writers and illustrators. This time we had a special guest, an up-and-coming comics creator named Tegan. The DFC had only come out the day before, but Tegan had already filled in Ted Dewan's doodle page and pencilled three pages of comics from the templates on the website:

Tegan has this greet cheeky face that just has to be drawn. This one's the first drawing I did, but I think I like the later simplified version better.

And I just ordered this fab My First Neurosurgery Kit t-shirt from Beaver and Steve creator and fellow DFC contributor James Turner (eruditebaboon).



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 4th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
I love the top picture in particular!
That comic creator looks like a good idea. I use Comic Life with photos on the grounds of not having to try to draw if I do that, but for kids the print-out-and-draw approach looks great.
Jun. 4th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Re: I love the top picture in particular!
Thanks! Yeah, the template gives them a starting point. I think they're going to start posting when kids send them in; that'd be a cool way for a kid to get their comic looked at.
Jun. 4th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
I agree, the simple cartoony version is somehow more expressive and alive. Very nice!
Jun. 4th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, simple always seems to be better when people draw kids and teenagers. Every line you add to their face seems to age them ten years.
Jun. 4th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
i love the way her hair is! but yeah, the simplified version is great!
Jun. 4th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Meg! And I thought she'd get a kick out of seeing herself with pink hair.
Jun. 4th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Great Hair in Both
But the top one is cutest. You are fast becoming one of my favorite cartoonists in the world.
Jun. 5th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
Re: Great Hair in Both
Aw, thanks, David! I'm blushing and don't even know what to say... :-D
Jun. 5th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Great Hair in Both
Please just take it as encouragement to continue doing what you do.
Jun. 5th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
Tegan looks just like my zaney Calculus teacher! ha ha!
ps. that T-shirt you ordered is going to be so rad!
Jun. 5th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can't wait to wear it! :-)
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