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March 14th, 2007

12:31 am - Spindrift blathering

I'm currently working on Spindrift, the Next Thing that rachelmanija and I are working on. I'm thunmbnailing it out right now - for those of you who don't know what that is, it's when you work out each page of the comic in a small version so you can see the whole thing at once. You keep it small to force yourself not to worry about the details, but about the overall composition and balance of darks and lights.

I finished thumbnailing the whole thing the other day. I'd started out sketchy, to get a rough idea of the placement of people and objects, but once I got into the fight scene, I got fairly detailed because I wanted to get the poses down solid. And I kept doing that for the rest of the thumbs. I'm now going back and redoing the earlier thumbs to be more tight, because I think that it'll make for significantly better pencils that shouldn't take as long as they usually do.

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08:40 pm - Genealogy

Short update on my previous (friendslocked away from prying librarian eyes!) genealogy post. I managed to figure out my paternal line going back to the first Folse/Foltz to come to Louisiana even with the mess in the middle of the 19th century, by dint of going back to the first one and working my way forward. I think I've got it now (and if I ever find that piece of paper with the family history genealogy on it, I can cross-check :D).
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10:35 pm

20 min, 3.6 mi.
Total: 180.6 mi. Western part of Midgewater Marshes.
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