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Comic 364 - Wright as Rayne's Fourth Anniversary

9th Oct 2014, 11:00 PM in Filler
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Wright as Rayne's Fourth Anniversary
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Author Notes:

9th Oct 2014, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Updating an hour ahead of the actual anniversary just to stick with the usual time we post these things but eh. Think I did that last year too.

Actually, looking, I didn't. Huh, alrighty. Well, whatever. We've made it through four years! The fifth might be a harder run.

Yeah, don't want to spoil anything but be prepared, the next year's going to be kind of a tough one. Whole lot of dark blue making things look sinister.

The next page will be one example of it in its own right but yeah, Ivy will be showing up again within the year and as part of the present day of the story this time around. We've opted to tone down her redesign a bit, it seemed like a bit much. Think I'm getting a good handle on how to go about doing her hair in a way that fits what I have in mind but doesn't look like too radical of a departure like the one pic we posted of her kind of is.

Speaking of, the redesigns! You can't see them too well here but we'll have those as part of the story proper starting with the series of pages between chapters. More details to come on those but they are story-relevant. If you've not been following the DeviantArt mirror where we post weekly bonus content (pointless to note if you're reading this there), we've been redesigning many of the characters a bit to make them look more distinct and more immediately able to be identified at a glance. You can only really see it with Rin and O'Hara here though, and you don't really get a good look at either.

It bares mentioning we will be getting a good look at the redesigns here after the current chapter ends. We plan to devote one bit of between-chapter filler, since WaR will have three story pages falling in between that while BP has four, to showing off a compilation of a bunch of those, mostly of people you'll be seeing soon. Speaking of Adam and I should do more, haven't in awhile.

If anyone's wondering, yes, Lillian being in is an intentional choice, she's not just there as a random fifth head. She's about to get a lot more prominent.
9th Oct 2014, 11:06 PM
Adam C.
God, I love anniversary pictures. I love the hype-up and the choosing of images that are cryptic, and the fact that you can go back and see last year's to see how far the artwork has come. It's just one of the major perks in the comic that you don't typically think about. ^^

But yeah, really enjoyed this one, it was an odd but fun choice to work on. Also got to show off some of the re-design work. Hoping you guys'll enjoy that when the time come to put it in the comic proper. Been a lot of fun to work on on our end.

One thing I kinda would like to do in these is add more minor touches hinting at the future, like the graffitti in this one. Be easier to do in Blues since I know more minor, intimate details. Hm. Will see about that. One minor thing I did put in is how Rin isn't looking at Starchild, but staring into space at... something else...

Comments:

9th Oct 2014, 11:24 PM
Now this is just spooky, very interesting.
12th Oct 2014, 2:15 PM
Martin F.
Hope you'll enjoy what all's coming.