Comic 357 - Blue Skies With A Chance Of Rayne, Page 20

22nd Aug 2014, 11:00 PM in Blue Skies With a Chance of Rayne
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 22nd Aug 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Yeah, like I said, one drawback to Antlers before the payoff is that he's too similar to Martina. Martin did come up with a clever way of him to fight that subverts that, which we'll be seeing in the next page. ^^

In the meantime, one minor tweak I did have for Antlers is the "flavor" of his spells. Martina's spells were all based on heavenly bodies and even ones that were generic sorta had that motif (her shield resembling a crescent moon). Antlers' spells are based on nature, so when he casts something it carries that imagery. Again, we'll see that more come Wednesday.

Another wrinkle with him you might be noticing by now is that we're not showing his face. This was kinda accidental at first; this and the last page we saw him in had the camera structured so we couldn't see him. I kinda really liked the idea and so for the rest of the fight I worked to keep his face either out of focus or somehow obscured. Got sorta clever with it and wound up being a lot of fun. ^^ I'm not building up to him before really deformed or scarred or anything, but.... Heh... Do have something in mind for when we really do see his face.

Eheh... Feel bad about all this build-up. Sorta shows that this page is just one step into the action scene. Hope you enjoy nonetheless. ^^ Action scene wound up being disproportionately fun to do in comparison with the rest of the chapter. At least to me.
Martin F. 22nd Aug 2014, 11:31 PM edit delete
Martin F.
The shading here looks really overly obvious, it's pretty distracting for me. I've been finding ways to ease it up lately, but it'll be a few pages before we see it.

Not sure what else I have to say on this one admittedly. There's also a difference with Antlers on the detailing compared to everyone else, the lines for his hair are thicker than with other characters, just to help him look a bit more distinct - I'll probably also play around with that on some other people at some point, where appropriate. Granted, we won't be seeing that much here.

Yeah, I'm sort of tapped here I think. Eh, either way, hope everyone enjoys!

Comments:

Wolfintina 22nd Aug 2014, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
So Antlers is a magic man, very interesting, this fights going to get chaotic real fast.
Adam C. 26th Aug 2014, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh. More I think about it, fights in this comic usually do. ^^