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Comic 263 - Filler: Family, Page 2

28th Mar 2013, 11:00 PM in Filler
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Filler: Family, Page 2
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28th Mar 2013, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Very satisfying to finally get to post this page. Been eager to do so ever since it was first written, especially so after it was actually drawn and colored.

With both Melissa and Xandy's present-day designs, we wanted to kind of make them a little more distinct. In Melissa's case it was because her initial look was kind of plain, which was mostly addressed by way of giving her that wrist tattoo she now sports. For Xandy meanwhile, the main reason she's in a bright and colorful dress here is mostly because most previous pics of her have just had her as kind of a mini-Alex, and we wanted to make her a bit more distinct. That was already kind of a work in progress though - most earlier pictures of her we did had blue eyes like Alex (though a different shade) but she's always had brown in the comic itself.

That being said, I really need to have Adam draw a picture of Alex and Xandy hugging sometime. I'm really eager to do more with the two of them together, just makes me feel so happy every time I do. Speaking of, be sure to come by on Monday to see this conversation continue.
28th Mar 2013, 11:07 PM
Adam C.
Yeah, you can still definitely tell who Xandy's dad is, but up until now she was identical. Previous pictures I did of her made her look like a five-year-old Alex in a dress.

Heheh.. But yeah, I played up the cuteness as high as I could get it with Xandy. It gets worse in Monday's page, but I did everything I could to make her adorable in the artwork. Think it came out good there, just hope you guys are pleased.

But yeah, I gotta do some shots of these two playing together- she just came out adorable. Kinda waiting for the next time she shows up already. Maybe Martin can write a cameo with Laura babysitting her. Contrived coincidence or not, that'd be fun. ^^

What is Xandy's big secret she's waiting to show her dad? Well, a couple of eagle-eyed readers might be able to spot it, but think it's more likely you'll have to wait to find out on the last page of this filler. Sorry. ^^

Comments:

29th Mar 2013, 12:05 AM
And now WaR can join the girl with a hairbow club, Sareena from BP, Lore from Blues, and now Xandy from WaR.
30th Mar 2013, 2:44 AM
Martin F.
Heh, good point. One funny thing about that is it's kind of a matter of coincidence - I forget if Lore's original design had that or not, though I think it did, but it was something Adam decided to add for Xandy here mostly just to distinguish her a bit, while for Sareena most of he earliest pics didn't have one. I wound up throwing it in on one that was supposed to be pretty casual to make her look more happy and the look stuck.
30th Mar 2013, 9:59 PM
Adam C.
Lore's original designs didn't quite have a bow- it was more a hairclip designed to look like a butterfly. I think it got changes because the bow was easier to draw.