Someday, I’m going to need to invest in a scanner. This camera work isn’t doing anybody any favors.
Anyways, as I attempt to get my life back on some sort of track, figured it’d be time to throw another one of these up there. This one took a little longer to get ready, because I actually had to go back and re-draw this. The original one, I had put together some time ago, had some really bad dialogue that I just couldn’t stand making public, and I got bored with it after finishing up with the sketching pencil, so you couldn’t even see the lines in the picture. I’m a bit happier with this one.
Random mook: You!
LadyHate: I thought you guys weren’t going to play!
Lorelei: Next target. Wonder how far this game will let me go. Let’s see what mechanics we have here.
Random mook: It’s been too long! You’re going down!
LadyHate: I guess you haven’t figured out the dchat yet.
Lorelei: Ranged attack. I can throw. What about magic?
LadyHate: Hold on.
LadyHate: I think I’ve got this teleportation thing.
Lorelei: One way to find out.
Would you look at that? It’s like a magical fairy came to my world and brought me the mystical voodoo that is 1950’s Technicolor! And wouldn’t you know it? That’s pretty much exactly what happened! That magical fairy has a name, one we know well here at Lost to the Aether. And that name is Mishka Jenkins, Author Extraordinaire. The whole thing. Appellation and all. Pretty sure she legally changed her name to that, as some point. Anyways, Mishka got me a set of really nice markers, and this was my first try taking them out for a spin. I had no idea how to use them properly, and I think it shows in this picture, but I’ve busted the markers out a few times in the creation of this graphic novel, and I think I’ve been getting better each time. In particular, the pencil lines really aren’t meshing with the ink here, and I think the color visuals vastly improved once I picked up better inking equipment
One thing I don’t think anyone but me will really notice, but Lorelei’s hair color completely changed, with the advent of color into our work. Even in pencils, it was a much darker shade the last two pages, because I imagined it as being a dark brown but it stays this light blue from now on. Models keep evolving, if you let them
There’s a lot I could complain about this, and a lot I want to, really, but instead, I’d like to take a moment to point out that Lorelei’s hands in this image? Almost flawless. Given that I was really wanting to work on hands in this learning-to-art adventure, I was really happy with those.