Comic 458 - Page 452

20th May 2020, 4:02 PM in Part 3
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Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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Annausagi2 20th May 2020, 4:02 PM edit delete
I'm not the biggest fan of the more tamed Loke, but at least he's still a socially awkward derp. :,D

I drew this page several weeks ago, and when I looked at it with fresh eyes, I realized how just... grey it looked. Much of my work during these "lazy times" looked like that.
Someone reminded me that comics don't have to rely on the rules of realism: if adding solid black helps a character stand out, and gives the panel more contrast, it's alright if it wouldn't make sense for that space to be dark in the first place.

Something tells me I'm gonna end up looking over every page for things to fix before they get uploaded... <<'''

(For those who might've missed it: the 500+ favs Q&A from ye olde smackjeeves times has been uploaded on Patreon! Check it out :D )


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CaitSidhe 20th May 2020, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
The dark center panel does a lot to break up the grey-ness of the page, it works well. But I've also grown pretty accustomed to your style and honestly probably wouldn't notice if a page seemed one note colorwise - I'm always just more distracted by the prettiness of your character design and how expressive they are @_@

Also, look at Loke being all loyal... so freaking cute.
Annausagi2 20th May 2020, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Aw, thank you :3 The middle panel definitely got improved from the original, where it was just... more grey patterns. x,D

It is pretty cute :,D And we don't even know if he's only loyal because of wanting to stay alive, or if he actually cares. HMMMM.... *thonk*

(Fun fact: I originally planned Loke to say that he can't go with Finneus because he has to meet Teivel. The issue was that I'm not exactly sure how Loke would address him. xD "That guy"?
CaitSidhe 24th May 2020, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
I mean... Master is clearly the correct answer. Except for the fact that Loke would probably rather shrivel up and die than call someone that LOL.
Annausagi2 24th May 2020, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Exactly this x,DDD
dandelion 20th May 2020, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
I really like Finneus more and more and being a socially awkward myself I understand Loke too much. :d
Annausagi2 21st May 2020, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
Finn is just one of those weird friends that just hangs around :,D... So is Loke, when I think about it. They're like two peas in a pod xD
Cave 21st May 2020, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
I get what you mean about the grey-ness. I noticed myself I was relying a bit too much on comic tones/effects and not enough on using black so I've been trying to incorporate it more (without being an abrupt style change).

I do think all your pages look fantastic though! You are incredibly talented.
Annausagi2 21st May 2020, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
That's exactly what my issue has been! :,D Trusted the screentones too much, focused more on making things look more realistic... AND I'm trying to slowly sneak in the added black-ness (lol?) without it being too much of a style-whiplash to the reader.

And thank you so much for the compliment aaaaaa :,3 <3
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