And now we’re going to start moving into new design territory. Note that this is not the final look of the new design; I did a heavy-brush look to see how it would come out. I think it looks cool but am not sure yet I’d like to use it all the time. Today’s and Monday’s comics are heavy brush, following that will be a mixed style.
First up: working with a brush! It’s probably going to take a while still before I’m as accurate as I’d like, but I think it might be an interesting direction to go. I’ll need to figure out eventually how best to integrate backgrounds when working with a lot of dark lines.
Second: Improving character designs! I’m working on differentiating character designs and also making them more consistent, which might at first seem counter-intuitive with all the inaccurate brushwork. But we’ll see what comes of it!
Third: Expanding the comic framework. Right now it’s including three-panel comics in the selection, but I’m eventually going to also go into designing panel layouts by hand instead of relying on the template all the time.