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Odori Park by Chris Watkins: Ocean Lullaby
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  1. Nate Fakes

    Very good. Love the art in this one!

  2. Chris

    Thanks, Nate :)

  3. George

    That is so beautiful! I love the different formats incorporated into this one. Good job!

  4. Chris

    Thanks, George. I like experimenting, when time permits!

  5. Samantha

    <3 <3 and thrilled you’re sharing your experiments with us.

  6. Chris

    Thanks, Samantha! Consider it practical experimentation :)

  7. David

    This is really great! I have to admit I read all of your older comics just this evening and am really hooked. This is probably my favorite piece. Nice!

  8. Jayswash

    That is some impressive work with the crayon style drawing, good job!

  9. speearr

    Wow! I wish I had the patience to colour something using traditional media! I did miserably in art back in school, monkeys could paint better than I ever could…

  10. Odori Park » Archive » Komori Uta :: A webcomic comedy of culture shock in love, life, and family, by Chris Watkins ::

    [...] uta (lullabies, or, literally, “nursemaid songs”). My favorite by far is the subject of Monday’s strip I’ve taken a pass at translating it, but it definitely should be heard sung. (There’s a [...]

  11. John K

    that is just beautiful I am really impressed!

  12. Chris

    Thanks, everyone! I appreciate all the positive comments. Maybe I’ll try some more crayonwork in the future :) I’ve also been interested in playing again with a brushpen. I’d be keen to hear how other folks prefer to work. Samantha, I know about your digital working habits from discussions on your site, Nate, your work is clearly ink and brush, and Speearr, I’m assuming by your comment that you’re a digital practitioner, too (Flash? Manga Studio?). Anyone else feel like sharing?

  13. oghme comics

    Hi Chris, glad we were presented with your comics by Michael Kinyon. We love it.
    And as both I (Cathbad) and illustrator Mirlikovir just had a little baby, we’re all the more receptive to this last strip. This piece of artwork is so poetic.
    We love your inking, by the way. Reminds us of the mood of US graphic novels we enjoyed very much (Blankets is one).
    And we’re very receptive to the cross-cultural issues. Some of the best stories ever, came from some sort of cultural confrontation (Shogun is one, Dances with the wolves is another,…)
    In one word, we’re hooked. See you soon, and we’ll follow you closely.
    Cheers
    Cath & Mirlik

  14. Chris

    Hi, Cath & Mirlik! Thanks for all the very kind words. Looking forward to digging into your comic, too. Congratulations on your little one!

  15. Odori Park » Archive » Ocean Lullaby Wallpaper :: A webcomic comedy of culture shock in love, life, and family, by Chris Watkins ::

    [...] whipped up a desktop wallpaper based on my June 6th strip, Ocean Lullaby. I’ll post this on the Extras page, hopefully sooner rather than later, but for the time [...]

  16. Emily

    I made this my wallpaper :) Beautiful!

  17. Chris

    Thanks so much, Emily! BTW, in case you haven’t seen it, there’s a wallpaper-formatted version of this in the Extras section :)

  18. SilverLining

    Beautiful art on this one =) Great comic, am reading through the archives and loving it so far!

  19. alecho

    Very beautiful! :)

  20. Odori Park » Archive » Artsperiment Index & MTV Geek :: A webcomic comedy of culture shock in love, life, and family, by Chris Watkins ::

    [...] Ocean Lullaby - My first crayon strip. A crayonstraveganza. I got the idea while drawing pictures with my son. [...]

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