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Comic 815 - Into The Blue, Page 14

9th Jun 2019, 11:00 PM in 22. Into the Blue
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Into The Blue, Page 14
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Author Notes:

9th Jun 2019, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heheh.... Bit scatterbrained but really, really pleased with how this one came out. ^^ Sareena, Grant, Christina, and Ana are all super fun to draw and was just given free reign to be extra cute and spunky with how they look, so of course I amped the cuteness up to 11 for this one. Even Ana, who usually seems gypped on that front looks pretty adorable. I like how much happier she is when she's hanging out with Daryl and Sonia. The big geeky glasses help with that too.

If you're curious, Ana, Sareena, and Misty all cameoed in Blues at one point, and that's where Ana's seen Grant before. Funny, just the yesterday I had to draw a Blues page of Grant saying hi to Marina, who also cameoed in that chapter and is now going to be making some appearances in Blues. It's weird; even I'm having to get used to the sensation of everyone knowing who the Blues kids are....

Oh! Also, Masina.... Not sure how much detail to go into there, since dunno quiiiite when she'll be popping up. ^^ Do like the concept of her as a character for the comic, but just dunno quite when we'll be seeing her.

Gaaaah.... Eheh... Okay, yeah, forgot entirely about the Anti-aliasing thing... Basically we're going that now; using the blur effect on the pens in manga studio now, trying to get things to look a lot smoother and less blocky. ^^ Eheh... Somehow stupidly forgot about it despite this being really tense for me to draw. Was so afraid it wouldn't work out and would just be a big disaster, but came out looking pretty damn cute, huh? ^^ Kinda makes it all the sweeter that I got to usher it in drawing characters I already really like drawing.
10th Jun 2019, 4:19 AM
Martin F.
Yeah, anti-aliasing is something we've been poking at for a loooong time but we never could quite figure out how to make work in a timely manner with the coloring. Well, we did end up figuring it out so this'll be the thing going forward - lot more clean lines going forward, think it looks a lot better. Be another page or two before Blues catches up on that.

So yeah, in regards to this magic show thing - there was supposed to be a chapter involving them at that, which has gone through several different revisions and at a point was going to also involve Alex and AME and take place before the O'Hara blowoff. I ended up even writing a few scripts on that one, but ultimately I decided it wasn't really working out and decided to shelf it. Also at a point Masina Malulu (tweaked the name since that filler showing her off) was actually going to figure into this chapter somewhat, but it was decided it would bloat things out a bit too much.

Still, have some things in mind for the character and this felt like a good place to lay some groundwork. We'll come back to that one, think it works better for the story I have in mind anyway to just kind of beat around the bush about it at first. Probably try to get to her soon-ish.

All I've really got but hopefully everyone enjoys. Funny thing, bit of miscommunication led to Adam needing to do some rewriting on this one - Sareena's dialogue in the first and last panels was supposed to go to (phrased a bit differently) Misty, but after Adam stuck her in the one before last page we decided that didn't really make sense.

Comments:

10th Jun 2019, 3:19 PM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.