As mentioned last time, I had taken a fairly substantial break on drawing this whole thing after sketching out the last page. At the time, I hadn’t thought I’d be keeping this project up. Well, the concept just wouldn’t let me go, and here’s where I decided to keep up with it in the long term. As a result, I got a lot more serious about creating this graphic novel from here on out. Well, for the most part. I think it shows in the quality.
One of the big things I was wanting more practice on was hands. Hands are really hard to draw, as seen below, in which they all look horrible. That’s actually one of the reasons I kept going with this graphic novel, it’d be showing a lot of characters in action, and action requires hands, ergo I’d be drawing a hell of a lot of hands here. And it’s true, I did. I think I got a bit better at them, too.
Panel 1: The American government says this is risky
Panel 2: Total virtual reality, on a machine with almost no moving parts. Nobody knows how it works. Supposedly, some people get lost in the illusion, wander off, and disappear.
Panel 3: On the other hand, I haven’t talked to him in so long.