Don’t you love drawing grass?
When I draw I love to draw detail. But the problem with detail is keeping it consistent. Drawing the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over again is a pain in the butt. This is one of the reasons that comics are such a great medium. In comics the ‘camera’ can point anywhere I want it to and in any direction I want it to. (We use a lot of film terms when describing comics, because, well… it’s easier for people to understand.) So I don’t have to draw the same scene from exactly the same angle over and over again. I can pull back the camera, or tighten in, to increase or decrease the background detail — it’s really versatile and means I don’t get bored.
But that doesn’t help when I decide, “Ooo! I need long grass to set up a later story!” Yeah. Great Andrew, but that means you’re going to have to draw that long grass every single time you see the castle.
Damn. That’s a lot of grass to draw.
So, uh… don’t expect to see the outside of the castle too much.
Oh, I should probably talk about Annandale. Yes, it’s one of the real suburbs of Townsville. It’s one of the more peaceful, affluent suburbs, but it’s also somewhat strange because it’s been constructed in such a strange, haphazard order around some large pre-existing landmarks, and in a combination of estate communities and just general riverside housing. It’s a bit of a maze of a suburb. The perfect place for a castle, right?
Incidentally, Thomas’ line, “Since when has there been a CASTLE in Townsville?” just shows his ignorance. There is indeed a house done up to look like a castle, replete with gargoyles, here in Townsville. Anyone who gets me a photograph of it to shove up on the blog will be my friend for life
(I’ll talk to you about Centrelink at a slightly later date.)