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Lackadaisy Process by tracyjb Lackadaisy Process by tracyjb
I'm really, really sorry about the lack of update, guys. Struggling a lot with the comic lately.
I put this panel process rundown together for Draw! recently, though, and even though it's not very exciting, I figured at least it's something I could share in the meantime.

This process has gotten vastly more complicated since I started working on Lackadaisy. Pages used to be almost 100% pencil with just a little sepia tone added digitally. Now, after penciling, a panel often requires hours of additional work. (Put 12 or 15 panels together per page, and it adds up to at least part of the reason I fail so hard at regular updates.)

Other Lackadaisy stuff is here.
and Facebook announce site updates too.
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Katangacz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is great process. Thanks for showing it! I really appreciate an idea with two sepia layers and masking. I have to try it. :)
I have just discovered your art and I am really happy, that finally I found this jewell of art. I will keep browsing your gallery, your art is amazing! :)
finnigan16 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Im very jealous of you... Please keep the tutorials coming, I'd love to see a video of your process.
chill13 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a wonderful and informative breakdown.  Thank you for this!  I tried this technique because I just love the results in your comic.  Your black and white is just gorgeous! But I see what you mean about how long it takes.  I didn't even come close to the detail you do and it still took a very long time.   I don't think I mastered that lovely sepia tone you always achieve.…
Skeggjold-Oskdottr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I can't stop favoriting everything because it is all so fantastic!  I discovered your comic yesterday and finished it earlier today, because WOW it is great!  Keep up the good work!
Sloth-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wolf: Don't you worry at all about the lack of updates, your comics are more than worth it!
CastleArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. My idea of making a background is  line behind my characters. ;) which is very, very horrible.
shelly135 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thats some hard work. I applaud you :D (Big Grin) 
eyafarev Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
*falls backwards in chair at the complicated-ness of it all* :o (Eek) 

But its so good. Like gooey, melted, mozzarella cheese. 
OctoberOwl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you add the speech?
RedWireDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Simply amazing! I don't know why I never thought to do sepia scenes like that...
GuenVanHelsing Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful~ Thank you so much for sharing!!
Sekaryu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In step 3, did you color them normally and then just desaturate it, or did you just color it in gray scale?
MattLikesToDeviate Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ingenious design with the layers of sepia, I must say. I should try that...
Hidespenceo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
confuzzledMia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
wow.. thanks for sharing!
AlbinoFacePrint Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Did you draw step 1-3 with Pencil? or Only step 1 with pencil? :)
Pi-Rex Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Just what I was looking for. I'm out of adjectives do describe such awe. Just, Excellent Work!
bobtheladybug Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
this is awesome and i want to try these steps.
LordAche Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
All the process makes me think... wow!! Grat job, dude!!
Cellosrcool2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Really interesting!
themaster307 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow. I wish I could do that.
whiteANDorange Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
what incredibly
SpaceTurtleStudios Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
What I want to know is how you get such clean, detailed pencils! Whenever I sketch things with any amount of detail at all it ends up a huge mess. Do you use a lightbox to make a cleaner version, or are you just normally that awesome? (Some people are. I've got a friend who does super-detailed but very clean pencil sketches. I don't understand it.)
Elizafrizzle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is insanely awesome. What program is it on?
varialome Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you make " two variants of sepia " ?
asdj Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
asdj Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Balmung6 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
...I hearby demand that your works of art be less awesome. So that I there will be a proper word in the the English language for it.

Seriously, your skill for detail and shading is off the charts - full stars ^^
Insane-Paint Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
flclharu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thanks for uploading it. It's a great help!
Urahkin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
GIBworks Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011   Artist
Wow, that's a lot of work.

It does the job though.
ProfessorSteel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever since I've been trying to improve my artistic ability, I've gained a new appreciation for process/tutorial submissions, good stuff, it really helps, thanks!
ing47 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutly amazing.
PrisonerOnEarth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is genius. I think you are simply amazing. Thanks for sharing this process with us.
Yetac Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
magic, simply magic is what you do. ^^
CalypsoTea Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very informative! Thank you for taking the time to detail your process. ^_^
Katsukee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
i'm so gonna try this technique!

thank you so much for sharing! ^_____________^
Goon-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very illuminating. Thanks for all of these tutorials.
Shaker-Clealco Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
this is SO cool! I MEAN IT! I really really DO!
ginabina Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Insanely amazing. I love, love you're style. Thanks for sharing your process- very helpful!
Aiatalay Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you for sharing this, it's going to help me so much if I ever get really heavy into digital artwork
katarthis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
First off, this is exactly the kind of thing that us journal junkies, those who want to pour over your sketchbooks, love to see. Not because we think we're ever going to apply this broad effort into our own works (I'm a writer for God's sake!) but because we really want to know what you do and how you do it... what kind of efforts go into telling us a story we've come to be drawn so deeply within. Second, having seen it, and knowing that you could have easily stopped at step three, and left us as impressed if we did not know... Well!

Superb! The details, the lighting, the reflections in the windows (who thinks of that?), the whole feel! Listen to me breathe a deep contented sigh and I hope you know how very much I appreciate what you have delivered to us. Aplogize not for lack of update... even the Earth was not given to us for admiration in a single day.

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