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This is a painting of flowers that [[Randall]] made. He stated: ''"Original drawing is pencil on {{w|graph paper}}. Bonus points if you can identify the flowers. 'cause I sure can't."'' It seems the flowers are based on his imagination, rather than a real botanical species.
  
[[Randall]] is presenting just another painting he did on {{w|Graph paper}} in the past. So the early version was just on a paper printed with fine lines making up a regular grid. That paper was white.
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From the title text, Randall used the [http://www.teamphotoshop.com/articles-the-tools-using-the-invert-command-4,8,24a.html Invert] feature of a photo-editing program to reverse it from black-on-white to white-on-black. After that he added color to the flowers.
 
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He did state: "Original drawing is pencil on graph paper. Bonus points if you can identify the flowers. 'cause I sure can't."
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So he even does not know what kind of flowers he has drawn because they are just a product of his mind, far beyond of any biological reality.
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And more clearly for the title text: He did paint this picture on a white paper and later he did convert this to a black paper showing white lines on it. After that he did add some colors to the flowers.
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Revision as of 11:50, 22 June 2013

Flowers
This is actually pencil on paper, just inverted and colored
Title text: This is actually pencil on paper, just inverted and colored

Explanation

This is a painting of flowers that Randall made. He stated: "Original drawing is pencil on graph paper. Bonus points if you can identify the flowers. 'cause I sure can't." It seems the flowers are based on his imagination, rather than a real botanical species.

From the title text, Randall used the Invert feature of a photo-editing program to reverse it from black-on-white to white-on-black. After that he added color to the flowers.

Transcript

[A sketch of flowers, drawn in red and green.]

Trivia

  • This is the 30th comic posted to livejournal. The previous was 30: Donner. The next was 29: Hitler.
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Discussion

Instructions for photoshop editing is quite irrelevant here, I think. The comic itself is just a drawing of flowers, and hardly needs much explanation (if any). –St.nerol (talk) 18:21, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Correct. I'm working on this comic because you did not;)--Dgbrt (talk) 22:38, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Shit, shit, shit... as Randall would say, but finally I could upload my edit. It's still not complete.--Dgbrt (talk) 00:54, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
As I remember it, I removed the "explanation" that was, which wasn't popular. So I just let it be... ––St.nerol (talk) 10:23, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Check the history, your edit was reverted. When you have problems with some pages do not only tell us what's wrong, just try to give an better explanation. Without a new solution these discussions are meaningless. Everybody is doing mistakes, but the magical word is UPDATE not DELETE.--Dgbrt (talk) 13:56, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I know it was reverted, that's what I meant. I will improve stuff when I have time and knowledge to do so. Sometimes I will also delete stuff. It's a balance to strike, and often quick decisions, but my intention is always to make the wiki better. ––St.nerol (talk) 22:18, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Dgbrt, I did not remove content, I removed redundancy. One sentence about graph paper instead of three. Clearer, shorter wording about botany and picture editing, but no less informative. - Frankie (talk) 20:57, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi Frankie, you did remove the incomplete tag. We still have to review pages like this. But your enhancements are welcome!--Dgbrt (talk) 21:13, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
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