I first started drawing this droopy dog when I was a teenager. My dad showed me how to draw a dog as a single line and drew a few other dogs. I copied his technique and then added my own affectations (like making the ears super long). I could never figure out how to put this dog into my comics, but now in this time of quarantine it is quite nice to have a virtual dog! I miss having dogs, and he does a good job to fill a bit of that space.

Drawing panels in procreate is really tricky. I’ve never managed to get rulers to work on my iPad, so it’s all freehand drawing over a reference grid. I kind of like that the droopy dog is in panels, while most of my comics are without panels. It’s fun to mix up the format and play with different styles.

Transcript:

Dog: Mum had an idea for a comic.

Dog: It was about dogs.

Dog: It was about me!

Dog: I was in it!

Dog: But she didn’t write it down!

Dog: She forgot the idea.

Dog: It’s such a shame.

Dog: I would have liked to be in another comic.

 

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