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Maggie Umber, Matt Davis of Perfectly Acceptable and Lawn Water will perform an animated version of Bunworld at 2dcloud's COMPACT EVENT ONE.

Posted 2/23/2020

Drawing Bunworld

Sketchbook

Maggie's hand drawing Bunworld
Maggie finishing a sketch she started at the coffeeshop.
  1. Carry a sketchbook and a pen around with you.
  2. Draw desserts.
  3. Draw the characters in random pose or from different angles.
  4. When your friends text you funny things, put them in speech bubbles.

Storyboarding in Pen, Then Digitally in Color

Maggie inking Bunworld in her studio
Maggie inking Bunworld in her studio.
  1. Draw a panel layout on a half sheet of copy paper using a pen.
  2. Using a light box, trace some of your dessert drawings into the panels.
  3. Trace characters from your sketchbook into the panels.
  4. Trace random bits of dialogue from your friends into the panels.
  5. Do freestyle drawing wherever you need to make the composition or story work better.
  6. Trace multiple times until everything looks good. Some mistakes are okay and can be incorporated into your page.
  7. Fill some parts of the finished drawing with pen to add contrast.
  8. Scan the finished page. Then hang it on the wall with string and a clothespin.

Using Monotypes and Stamps to Color Bunworld

  1. Put an original page of Bunworld upsidedown on your light box. Set a sheet of copy paper on top and trace the original page. Now, set the copy aside.
  2. Using a light box and copy paper, trace a second copy of Bunworld from the upsidedown copy, but this time, make individual tracings of the different colors.
  3. Transfer the tracings onto craft foam with a pencil by rubbing with a pencil or a bone folder using pressure.
  4. Cut out the stamps using a scissors and an X-Acto knife. Remove the sticker-backs and stick the stamps to cardboard to give the stamps a base.
  5. Remove the original Bunworld page from your light box. Put your first copy back on your light box, with the tracing face down. Print the stamps you cut out onto the back side of the paper. If the registration isn't perfect, that's ok. This is part of the charm.
  6. Let the print dry for 24 hours.
  7. Lay your print face down with the tracing side up on a sheet of glass or plexi. Make a hinge with tape.
  8. Flip over the print using the hinge to keep it in place. Roll ink onto the glass or plexi with your brayer.
  9. Carefully, flip your print back over onto the ink. Pressure will cause the ink to print, so don't touch the paper after this unless you want ink to transfer.
  10. Trace over the copy with a pen. Flip the print periodically to check your progress.

Posted 1/15/2020