20091124 ~1430 (1) – Lettered this… uh… yesterday? I think? Still have to do linework, shading, tails, etc. That’s been scheduled as Sunday’s Project, which slipped to Monday thanks to a hangover, which then slipped to Tuesday thanks to other business.
20091124 2246 (1) – This page breaks two of the three big timesaving Don’ts I decided on at the outset of production. While it’s never been a hard, canonical list, it’s more or less as follows:
1. No fingernails. I’ll draw them (obviously), but no separate coloration for nails. Saves time in little bitty ways, but it adds up over time. Yang actually has nail-colored-nails in panel three. It’s not terribly obvious but they are there.
2. No lips. While I still haven’t broken this one technically – they’re shaded, not drawn – Yang’s showing a lot more lip detail than any previously produced page.
3. No nostrils. Call it a style thing, but I’m militantly not breaking that one. It opens up a whole world of expression that I’ll spend years perfecting.
Also, under-the-jaw shot. There’s couple of really bad instances of this in chapters Seven and Eight, and shots like this are ultimately why I put in the time to create a more detailed, accurate biped. While still far from perfect, I wouldn’t have even dreamed of doing this shot Back In The Day.
20091125 1934 (1) – Last-minute adjustment to Alias’s “status bar” – see previous page for explanation.