After doing a few digital painting tutorials, I wanted to practice painting some rocks.
I wondered if I could bring some of the rock painting tricks I had learned into the comic strip, so I popped a rock in between Jaffa and Bagel and waited to see what they’d talk about.
The rock being plastic made me laugh, but I struggled to figure out a location for them where a plastic rock would be as likely as a real rock. A garden centre was my first thought, but visually you need a lot of information to convey ‘garden centre’, so the second idea was a playground. A slide and a seesaw is all you need to get this across.