Comic 456 - Blue vs. Green, Page 18

28th Jul 2015, 11:00 PM in Blue vs. Green
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Adam C. 28th Jul 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Now this is pretty much the low-point of the animal-monster designs. Seriously, that thing looks like a muppet.

.... The opossum, not the... Y'know, giant killer spider. That one I think came out pretty good.

In all seriousness, though, don't get or spooked by opossums (are a lot of them down here), but do think they're pretty freaky-looking. It's like someone took raccoons and stripped out all the cuddliness and replaced it with rabid disease. Granted, that's if you see them at night. They're a weird sort of animal who looks totally different between day or night. Seriously, Google "Opossum night" and "Opossum day."

Really could've done better on it since I'm sure I could've made that thing look horrifying if I'd gotten it right. Still, Martin's coloring job is great on this one, in particular love the effect on Shinobu's gun-twirling which is one of those things you don't think about but is really hard to do. Also liked Andy's Daredevil effect, since you can see the motion of him grabbing Chiko-tan's body and swinging himself upward.

I think that spider was mostly based off the gigantic spiders in Skyrim. Even after they stop being a threat (which is quick) they're pretty effective for jump-scares.
Martin F. 28th Jul 2015, 11:51 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Bah, lost track of time, let's do this then...

Mostly been liking the glowing eyes effect throughout this whole sequence, but kind of regret doing it on the spider. Think it really takes away from the visual of it looking in the background there; does look a bit better in the next page at least.

This page I was expecting to take awhile to color but it didn't really wind up taking that long I think - outside of the new stuff it was mostly pretty straightforward and none of that was too complex or anything. Most time probably went into the Daredevil effect.

This is really unrelated but if you want to get on board with reading Wright as Rayne at some point but haven't yet, now'd be a good time - merger with Black Princess is a few weeks off and running some light filler in the meantime while also uploading BP's backlog into WaR's archives, so if you want to get on with it it'd be a good time to get caught up before the next chapter starts.


Wolfintina 28th Jul 2015, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
In the second panel Nimble say's "like so overgrown pig's" don't you mean some. That things an opossum it looks nothing like one.
Adam C. 30th Jul 2015, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Fixed, thanks. ^^ But yeah, that was where the art sorta fell flat.