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10 July 2012 @ 08:00 pm
Sombulus - 3D modeling and a new art style?  


Well, even though my nanomango goals fell short, I'm pretty happy because I've been trying lots of new things artistically in the last few weeks. I can now make 3D models using Blender, and though they're pretty crude, they're really helping out for my interior and exterior building shots.













Also, I'm trying a black and white style for the next few pages. My husband thinks my pencil/sketch linework is more expressive than my color panels, and has been urging me to try it out. What do you think?





I'd love some constructive feedback on this, because while I'm really hoping this style will be faster than full-color to churn out (hopefully netting me some sweet sweet backlog for when I take a vacation in August), I'm feeling really self-conscious about it and I'd like to make it better.
 
 
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Heather no Thoughtcrime: Imperial Gasmask Manlady_of_entropy on July 11th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
Yes, I also prefer the black and white to the color. If you are worried about Western/American reader color bias, you can always add limited color (i.e. just one color besides black, used sparingly). Most people do this with black, white and red, but your comic seems like it would lend itself more to a blue.

However, for me the black and white is rich enough, and since there are now a substantial number of people in the Western world who seek out and read Eastern black and white comics, I feel that you would be alright with black and white. Occasional strong value or contrast areas may make a comic more easy to "read" when you have moments of particular emphasis.
Delphinadel_chan on July 11th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought about doing limited colors, but I think I'll leave it pure black and white for this particular scene just to have a point of comparison. Thanks for the feedback!
Heather no Thoughtcrimelady_of_entropy on July 12th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Sure thing! =D