Over at Octopus Pie this week, Meredith is doing a little artistic experimentation -- using traditional paper and ink instead of illustrating the comic digitally. The resulting art is really different, but also really compelling.
Maybe it's just me, but I find it completely fascinating how a simple change in tools can bring out such different qualities in an artist's work. Of course, it helps that in Mer's case, the different qualities of her ink-and-paper art are all still attractive and pleasing to the eye. Most of the different qualities that arise when I try switching to digitally inked artwork, on the other hand, are the kind that make people want to close their browser window.
You are only safe until we run out of trees!