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Comic 851 - Blue Cold, Page 8

13th Oct 2019, 11:00 PM in 23. Blue Cold
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Blue Cold, Page 8
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13th Oct 2019, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
And this caps off our trilogy of, "Seriously why did we put ourselves through doing three pages this heavy on the special effects in a row." Very happy with the end result on it, and really hoping Down immediately catches some attention here.

Funny thing is I'm not entirely sure how much I have to say about it on the whole, but I'm certainly happy with how it came out. Had the whole idea of the character awhile back and we designed him alongside Daryl, but just been holding back on showing him for this eventual reveal - really wanted to put over the frozen corpse sort of look for his powered-up form, really just go heavy with the aesthetic.

Yeah, I dunno, my attention's kind of elsewhere at the moment, but really hope everyone enjoys.
13th Oct 2019, 11:42 PM
Adam C.
Yeah, believe it or not, out of the last three pages this is probably the one where I was fussing the most about the framing and the presentation. Down is a bit of a sudden pop-in for a new villain, but I really, REALLY love the design. I wasn't even expecting him to immediately show up in his non-powered-up-form and then slowly cool down further and further. Was a great surprise and I really wanted to present it to the audience just how damn cold it's about to get.

I think my favorite little touch is the sky behind him slowly going from clear to overcast as his temperature drops. It just implies that his particular "scale" of power is higher (or... lower?) than any other villain we've seen thus far. Though... come to think of it, don't think we've seen any one with an ice motif yet. Which is weird given our comics have plenty of people with fire powers.

The way the gradient on his arms gets colder as it gets down to the hands is great too. Oo, and the way his containment suit slowly transitions from white to blue. Just... Yeah, friggin' LOVED this guy's design. Really happy to show it off. ^^

Also minor touch, but I love how now that the front car is on its side, Mercy has to climb on top of it to get inside. Likewise, as we saw in the last panel, the car immediately after that is lopsided from being lodged between the other two, which explains why Down is forced to crawl out the way he is.

Comments:

14th Oct 2019, 12:11 AM
Very, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.