|Tandra Page 1199, Rain And Hail|
|I知 sitting on my back porch looking out over the yard as the rising sun brightens the Eastern sky.
Actually, the rising sun is not doing a lot of brightening this morning.
There is a heavy overcast and raindrops are still dripping off the trees in my yard. The rain started along with thunder and lightening and hail yesterday afternoon and, except for the hail, continued through the night and is just letting up as I type this at eight ten in the morning. At this point, I am not certain there will not be more thunder and lightening before the clouds break up and that rising sun starts to brighten the day. All night the rain would let up and the thunder would fade away, then we would get more rain, more thunder and lightening, but not more hail.
I read some place a thunder storm lasts for fifty-five minutes and no more. If the thunder, lightening and wet stuff continue past the allotted fifty-five minutes, it means the first storm has fizzled out and a fresh new storm has replaced it. I dunno what difference it makes or who cares but, if so, we certainly had a parade of thunderstorms in succession last night.
I have not made connection to the Internet yet cos lightening can run in the wire and cause all sorts of problems. While it is looking more and more as if the parade of thunderstorms has gone to parade someplace else. I値l just wait until I finish typing this before I plug in.
My original topic for discussion this morning was something I discovered last week while penciling Tandra Page 1200 which posts June 10.
I suppose it is common knowledge by now that I occasionally use the faces of real world people for characters in Tandra. Some of the time I use real faces for inspiration and sometimes I do rough portraiture. It was on the latter occasion last week when I was using former DC Comics editor and good friend Julie Schwartz as a Tandra character that I discovered something I had not noticed before.
Placing real world Julie beside Tandra world Dragonrok makes Rok look like a cartoon. That does not happen when Rok is in the company of other Tandra characters. I suppose the difference is more obvious when two kinds of characters stand side by side. There are two solutions, of course.
I can evolve Julie into a more cartoon like style, but that seems unacceptable, or I can improve my rendering of Dragonrok to make him more of a real world appearing character.
The second option requires more work, but strikes me as the only choice consistent with Tandra.
I値l have to work on it.
More about Julie with the commentary for Sunday the tenth.
Never forget Lexington and Concord!
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