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Comic 707 - Star Night- Page 24

31st May 2018, 11:00 PM in 19. Star Night
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Author Notes:

31st May 2018, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heh. A lot to say on this one... Gotta go into the new costumes and Ana's clothing coming back and... Heh. Yeah, will get it when I get back tonight. Enjoy the new costumes, folks!
31st May 2018, 11:44 PM
Martin F.
The new costumes are kind of a weird aspect in that I'm not really sure which of us should be talking about them - kind of both wound up contributing to the idea in different ways.

Eh, I'll let Adam go into some of the artistic reasons for the chance and instead focus on the story and coloring choices with them. Basically if you've been reading the current Blues chapter you've seen their current costumes get torn up over the course of it. Not hugely so, but enough to serve as an excuse to retouch them a bit.

We'd been kind of wanting to make some changes to them design-wise anyway for various reasons, which I'll let Adam go into. What wasn't really planned though was editing the color scheme - that wound up pretty much just coming out of pushing around ideas. It started with trying out yellow in place of the pink on Sareena's costume, and then I ended up swapping the blue and black on Misty's costume because doing it with black as the primary with the new design looked too much like Nightwing.

So then that turned into realizing both Sareena and Ana's costumes have hearts and both Misty and Ana's are primarily blue and black. As a result I ended up deciding why not, give them a group theme, so I worked a heart into the design Adam had come up with for Misty's, working in red on both to reflect that part of Ana's costume, and adding in places for yellow on both of them with the intention of also adding some into Ana's next time we see it.

So yeah, this whole thing pretty much goes unacknowledged in the script because it wasn't really planned, just kind of came together drawing the page. It'll likely have some attention drawn to it in a little bit instead, have an appropriate place in mind to do it anyway.
1st Jun 2018, 3:44 AM
Adam C.
Basically, it'd been a while since we'd drawn those outfits and I felt like their designs were kinda dated and awkward lineart-wise. Misty's outfit was too busy and weird to draw with that weird zipper-thing down the front and those what-purpose-do-these-serve plants on the biceps. Meanwhile Sareena's cowl/facemask-combo felt at-odds with her persona and the cape took up too much space on her chest to the point that it obscured her logo. The second they showed up I started wanting an excuse to tweak their outfits a bit and Martin gave me a green-light to do so with this page.

Going from the lineart, Misty's suit is basically her old stealth-suit but slicker and more streamlined, with a bigger belt that implies she might have stuff stashed in it. Looks a lot more like the Plugsuits from EVA, but without the trademark bulk of those.

Sareena's was designed to pretty much just tone down the cape-space and ditch the cowl. Making the crown more prominent really helped build up a princess motif. Rather like the color change on this one; the darker shades make her look more like a witch with the gold tint implying royalty. Heh... now I'm wondering if she shuold be wearing a tiara.

While we're on the subject of clothes, I had to make sure Paxton had a coat on, to further play up that it's cold outside, and was a great excuse to put him in something beat-up and crummy-looking.

But really, for me the biggest surprise in clothing for this was Ana wearing the same outfit she's wearing in Blues. Martin specifically mentioned in the script that she had on the same backpack and gear from that chapter. For some reason just took me by surprise. ^^

Comments:

1st Jun 2018, 2:42 PM
Very, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.