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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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Delphinadel_chan on July 11th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
I am a little bit worried about my audience's color bias, and also because the effect looks like a rough sketch compared to the pages they just came from. What most non-artists don't realize is that my sketches are WAAAY messier than this; I had to try really hard to make it this clean! But I know there's lots of precedent for this kind of look, and if I can pull it off effectively and make it look finished, I'm willing to sacrifice the people who aren't engaged enough in the story to stick with it through an art change. I probably won't do much marketing until I get back to the color pages, though.

Thank you for the feedback! I feel a lot more confident now!