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<   Rerun of No. 853   Originally published 2005-05-28   >

Comic #853

1 Kyros: {on the bank of the mighty Elusian River} There's just one problem.
1 Draak: What that?
2 Kyros: If I travel by water, my command of fire magic weakens.
3 Mordekai: What are we waiting for?!
3 Alvissa: That's a problem?
3 Lambert: Let's go!
3 Draak: Draak like!

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The river is actually a blue tablecloth, on my dining table. I couldn't shoot this at my normal place on my desk, where I have lamps set up, so I had to use natural lighting from a window. Which is why the quality of light is a bit different to normal.

Er, I mean... They're standing by a river now where the forest has thinned out so they're in stronger sunlight, which is why the light looks different!


2014-07-21 Rerun commentary: My lighting setup was always kind of makeshift. I had a powerful desk lamp which I used to light most scenes, but apart from positioning it and trying to bounce the light off walls to diffuse it a bit, that was about as far as it went. I had grand visions of building a set/studio thing for the scenes, with some cool customisable lighting rigs with diffusers and so on, but I just didn't ever have enough room to do anything like that. I need a study or an empty garage or an art studio or something.

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