Sorry again guys for the lack of new comics this week. At least I have one up for Friday! This whole comic has pretty much been an experiment. It didn’t start out that way, but the more I toyed with an upgraded look for Michele, the more everything just became a “Let’s do this and see what happens” exercise.
The first things I’ve toyed with is the inking and drawing style. Though the overall feel is still like the rest of the strips, I feel that I got a little more detailed and a little more unified and loose at the same time. I have also been playing with the backgrounds for a long while now (even when they were black and white strips) but I feel like I am starting to find a nice place I want to be with them.
But the biggest experiment in today’s strip, I suppose, is with the color. I started out to color the strip like I have done all the others. I puts flats to everything then I started to add shadow and highlights, etc, etc. But the thing that changed this time was that I had more of a color pallet that I feel really works well with each other. When all the flats were in and it all came together I really didn’t want to mar that with shadow and the rest, so I left it pretty much just in the flats stage.
I am still on the fence though about the coloring. I like the flats because they are simple and scream “Saturday Morning Cartoons” like when I was a kid. But a twitch in my eye makes me want to go over everything with more detail too, I don’t know, what do you guys think? Gimme some feedback on everything you like and don’t like in the strip today.
Again, thanks for the support, for reading and voting and have a great weekend