It's been ages since I've shown my face around here and therefore there's a solid chance that you, the person reading this very sentence, are not someone who I have talked to before and that's pretty cool (but also a little sad).
Anyway. My name's Dayafter, and a while back I was working on developing my artistic skills, however this quickly took a back seat to irl things such as university and getting an actual job and whatnot, and soon my contribution to nuzforums crumbled to like a sodden rich tea in a lukewarm cup of earl grey.
I recently (as in this afternoon) decided that I should return to working on artistic things to try and de-stress myself a bit from the silly things that come up during day to day life, and on reflection I came to the conclusion that the best way to do the following:
- Develop my artistic skills
- See improvement easily
- force myself to try and regularly maintain this development
- probably irritate a BUNCH of people
was to return, with all the grace of an elephant ballerina wearing but a single stiletto, to the nuzforums with a comic run of a game that I recently restarted.
What can I say, you're welcome.
Please find below, for your consideration, the prologue to my Omega Ruby Comic: Crimson Stained
Is the title foreshadowing?
I'll never tell.
Spoilers: Anatomy is NOT my strong suit. Consider yourself warned.
- [+] Deviantart Notes
As regards the page above, you can probably tell that I was adapting the style as I went through it.
I realised after panel 1 that using sharpies for all colours was going to have a few effects:
1 - It would take AGES
2 - They would run out surprisingly quickly
3 - EXPENSIVE
4 - hella fumes
Therefore I shifted to coloured pencils for panel 2 onwards. For the rest of the comic I think I'll make the shift to digital colouring using photoshop, and just use sketchpad paper for forming linework and the basic structure of the panels.
I would say that I'm most pleased with panels 8-11, particularly panel 11.
Anyway, this page doesn't really deter much from the opening of Omega Ruby, so there isn't much I can say about it other than to watch this space because I'm hoping this won't be totally awful.