I didn’t skip Jan 1, I just posted the stuff to Twitter and Tumblr first because it’s easier. I’m hoping to up the ante a bit to having *colored* art to share each day this year, though I may make an exception or work ahead come PAXtime. Actually, I’m technically tossing in a couple drawings from the 29th to make up for the real Jan 1st pic being on my laptop. I’ll add it later.
Here’s a little treat for long time followers, back when I was just beginning to see how nice vector-drawn inking could look, I decided briefly to see how a do-over of my first long comic, Revolver Knight would look. Unfortunately, I was pretty burnt out from doing the series the first time around and kind of stopped at there, well that and a couple one-off side story things.
I still have a little interest in revisiting the cast, and they got a cameo in last year’s “Christmas special.”
Putting aside the general train wreck of mashed up anime and game tropes the story is made up of, on a technical level it bugs me that I have such uneven page margins and the text flow is off in a few spots. I did better attempting to detail the backgrounds while simultaneously screwing up the perspective- partly because I was just beginning to use the program for line art. Eventually I learned it was easier to cheat completely and abuse the skew and perspective tools! Also, FireAlpaca has a lot of helpful ruler tools, but I haven’t really put them to work yet.
Things I do like- main character is incredibly lazy, the frilled lizard sitting on his back, and a cameo by I-No in the crowd watching the unseen parade.
I’d be lying if I said it was a productive day today. I have mostly hashed out the basic rules and mocked up a starter party for my card game, but nothing I care to show off just yet (I’d like to show it off when things get more polished for sure.) Past that, I spent all day waiting on a package that never came and navel gazing, so it’s fitting to post and self-crit a little, don’t you think?
(Kenji, Angie, Ryoko, Scott, Kagemaru, Kamikaze, Naomi, Yamato)
For those who haven’t been following, Revolver Knight is finished as of today (barring future related projects,) marking the end of something some of you long time readers might remember as the cast of some fan fiction MSTings, the subjects of the random art in my gallery that weren’t from super obscure anime and esoteric games before it turned into an all out… ‘thing’ of its own.
For those of you who haven’t been following, now’s a good time to catch up.
For those of you who don’t give a crap, I’ll be posting part 2 of StarFox: The ‘Other’ Nintendo Series over the weekend. Also, you’re jerks.