No More Teachers' Dirty Looks #110
by Jim Pseudonym
Well, since we have a couple of new staff members I thought it would be prudent to review the evacuation plan in case of a fire.
The main building will meet by the propane tanks.
The library will meet in the old abandoned barn. You know, the one with the faulty wiring.
Lower campus meet on the freeway.
And I will be nice and cozy in the Administration-Only Fire Proof Safe...purchased with undisclosed funds.
HA HA HA HA HA!
Save yourself! Get out while you still can!
Tough Town, The One Who Got Away
by B. Shannon
I heard you broke up with your mermaid girlfriend Dad.
Afraid so Son.
Mom said not to worry because there’s plenty of fish in the sea.
What else did your mom say?
She said if you’re interested, she knows a goldfish who's not dating anyone.
Your mother needs a hobby Son.
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Just in Time for Halloween: Make your own "unmasked" effect!
Make your own "unmasked" effect!
Not as complicated as it looks!
Not as complicated as it looks!
Just some simple shapes and lines...
Let's start from the beginning. If you have Pixton+, you can make a version of your character with a mask on. If not, you can make a mask with props.
Will you help me take my mask off?
Unmasking is a dramatic effect, so zoom in close and pose your character's arms and hands like this.
Use skinny triangle props to show the rubber mask being tugged. Make sure the triangles cover from the edge of the face to the hand.
(These should match and be in the same position)
Zoom out & duplicate your character. Make the new character's right hand & arm match the hand that is pulling the mask.
Position the new character on top of all the other layers, overlapping the matched hands and arms.
Zoom back in. Now you can hide bits of your mask props under the new hand! But first, we need to get rid of the bottom arm.
Place this shape behind the character, where the arm used to be.
Cover the shoulder and elbow lines.
All right - back to the mask!
(Make sure you're zoomed in enough so the rest of the top arm doesn't show.)
Cover the parts of both hands where the mask should be hiding the fingers, and put skinny lines over top to complete the outlines.
Cover the bases of the triangles. Make sure the mouth is covered, too.
Looking good! Place a few more skinny lines to show where the mask is stretching, and where it's being bunched up in the hand.
Place a curved skinny line to show where the bottom hand is pushing the mask off the chin.
Now you have a stretchy face! Time to add the details!
The eye and mouth holes will be distorted by the pulling, so use asymmetrical blob shapes, and don't be afraid to hide them under some of your layers!
Now add the eyebrows and the nose (again, remember these are stretched). I sent some of the shapes behind the base triangles to distort the lines.
If you want more realism, mask the right horn and ear, and "move" them further into the mask. (You'll need to have simple background if you want to do this).
One final touch is to add bulges along the side where the mask is bunching up.
If you have Pixton+, you can save this as a prop set if you really want to, but you'll lose all your layering with the hand. The best way to save the mask is to make the hand from props. (This is what I did for the Fat Phoenix comic; it's more work.)
Okay, now for the big reveal!
Honestly, the easiest way to make a removed mask is to use the "ghost" prop with some shapes on top to suggest the features.
Happy Halloween, everyone!