Comic 322 - Icy Blue, Page 21

22nd Apr 2014, 11:00 PM in Icy Blue
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Martin F. 22nd Apr 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete
Martin F.
And with two pages to go until 300, the fight's underway! Yeah, fight will be going for a little bit, be awhile before the chapter wraps up.

Anyway, not sure how much I have to say here. This whole sequence tended to take awhile to color, but I'm happy with how it all came out. The shading starts showing up in a week, hopefully everyone will like how that's looking, though since it was the first page we actually did it on before it started up on WaR and BP, it's a little more shaky to begin with.

Will get into that when we come back to it, though. We'll get some insight into that star guy in the next page - how that was done was I just gave him normal colors and then put a blue filter over that, and Adam added the stars to him. There's a reason we took that approach to it that will become apparent soon.
Adam C. 23rd Apr 2014, 12:45 AM edit delete
Adam C.
When we first did that page, totally forgot to put in that tongue of blue flame Martina summons in the second panel. Heh. And amusing enough, just before commenting I had to edit the final page for this chapter to include something way more utterly vital to the story. ^^

Jenny's blur is absent here, mainly since in this position it would obscure the action a little. That and I forgot that as well and never went back to add it. Did like that skidding effect when she stops, though. Looks awesome.

I will say; I do have one really major regret for this street in the fight scene; it should be snow-covered. I add snow on the sidewalk in later pages, but how much better would it look if the street hadn't been plowed and there was just a thick blanket of the stuff they were fighting over? Would look cool and be a great visual nod to the whole theme of the chapter. Almost really seems like a waste without it. Bugs the heck out of me. Hindsight, I guess.

Love Orion, though. He's always been my favorite constellation, even since I was a little kid, and moreso then Canis Major, got to design what he looked like as a person before Martin put that awesome star-filter on. Just looks great. Based his outfit off Russel Crowe's get-up in Gladiator which makes no sense as that was set in Rome and Orion is a Greek figure but... It was a good movie. Shut up.


Wolfintina 23rd Apr 2014, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
Right off the bat with the constellation summoning, Martina's not fooling around and is Franklin going to join in this fight?
Adam C. 25th Apr 2014, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Shortly, yeah. ^^