Comic 217 - Darker Blue, Page 8

27th Apr 2013, 12:00 AM in Darker Blue
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Martin F. 27th Apr 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Not a whole lot to say on this one I'm afraid. Seems to be the case a lot lately.

Yeah... Like I said, I really need to try and be more productive when it comes to Blues coloring. In general I've had a lot of luck this week with some other projects of mine, but that has fallen kind of far behind and I desperately need to build up a bit more of a buffer there. Maybe I'll try that in the next day or two, next couple of pages I have ahead of me shouldn't be that tough.

Initially in coloring this, the dark red used on Fortress's eyes was used for his face and his eyes had kind of a light orange to them. Did like the look of that a bit, but say this look is probably better; not much of a difference, though. Yeah, just a bit of random trivia I guess.

Incidentally, couple of cameos here; Adam can speak on one since that was in the art and was planned from him, but the other, one of the drawings on the wall had more detail than the rest with kind of a hair line to it, so I tried to make it Todd in the Shadows. Doesn't really show, but worth mentioning I guess. I did properly draw a hood on from it, but it didn't really look right so I removed it afterward.
Adam C. 27th Apr 2013, 12:44 AM edit delete
Adam C.
.... Wow. I can totally see it! ^^

Bit of the gag here is that Fortress's alternate self has a totally-hidden face and is completely inconspicuous in that robe. I'd make a joke about thinking he looks way better than he really does if it wasn't for the fact that I think that happens to me basically all the time.

We see hints of Jenny's increased metabolism again, which is another trait I've been meaning to play up sometime. Might need another breather chapter just to get more into those.

Crap, I just realized that balloon disappears in later pages. I guess Nicky probably let it go just to watch it get smaller and smaller in the sky. That's what I did with those things.

But yeah, Bob Ross gets a cameo in this one. Think I vaguely based the hot dog seller's hair off that of Power Girl, but didn't come out looking like her too much. Power Girl is basically a pair of breasts with a woman peeking out over them. If you don't know who Bob Ross is, check out this oddly-heartwarming song.
Martin F. 27th Apr 2013, 12:45 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Looking at it again, I see why the hood didn't look right - I didn't draw over the ear with it. Something to keep in mind next time, I guess.


Wolfintina 27th Apr 2013, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
Who is Todd in the Shadows? and every time Jenny's increased metabolism gets hinted at it makes me think of that one episode of The Batman where Flash guest stars.
Adam C. 27th Apr 2013, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Todd In The Shadows is a critic on That Guy With The Glasses. Reviews pop songs. Gimmick is that you never see his face.

Heheh.. yYeah, the metabolism thing was a running gag on Justice League too. Got quite a few gags with it. ^^