#35 – “Small Talk”


So, another ‘travel’ page that’s almost all character (this time sprinkled with some exposition). They can be great due to how much character can be expressed through them, but the topic and dialogue doesn’t always come immediately either since there is far from always a relevant topic to what’s happening around the duo.

In retrospect, this page ended up a little too much talking heads. I tried to put emphasis on a few various facial expressions that I thought would be important to show which resulted in a fair bit more closeups than perhaps necessary. It’s difficult whenever Tiny needs to be expressive however because of her size – if it isn’t close up you can’t really read her face at all, just her body language.

I tried to show another emotion this time around – laughter. For a response that comes so naturally and automatically, it’s oddly complex to try to mimic. Just so many subtle nuances in it that I don’t really have morphs for, I’d imagine.


7 Responses to “#35 – “Small Talk””

  1. 1 Pyro
    July 31, 2008 at 10:50

    Bwhahaha… I love these puns! They are so great in a cheesy kind of way, but still, great! Not to mention their facial expressions. I haven’t been reading for a long time, but I read all of them ,and I have to say…

    Great job. Keep it up! ^^

  2. July 31, 2008 at 23:03

    the facial expressions are just lovely! every time i read Beyond the Tree i get a smile on my face ;)

    Beyond the tree is one of the best WoW comics on the web capeau!

    Zavesh (aka Shafar)

  3. August 3, 2008 at 18:52

    wow this is quite interesting stuff mate.

  4. 4 sajansan
    August 3, 2008 at 18:53

    these animated dudes are cool dude.

  5. 5 Ronin
    December 19, 2009 at 20:26

    I don’t get the “Tee” pun. You’ve used “Tee” in the dialogue before; what is it supposed to refer to? I always assumed it was a nick-name for Tiny, but if so, why is it supposed to be funny here?

  6. 6 Kevin
    December 29, 2010 at 00:27

    Its funny cause she relates it to her name, “down to a tee” shes calling her small, :P funny joke i dont get why people cant find the funny when its under thier noses

  7. September 16, 2014 at 04:29

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as
    though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw
    away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site
    when you could be giving us something informative to read?

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