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Colored over my sketches~


I thought it would be fun to make my cast page a sort of portraits gallery for each of the six main characters. For the Original 3, it made sense to draw them in a style reminiscent of traditional portraits, with their frames kinda-sorta reflecting their individual backgrounds.

For the Substitutes, however—selfies/candids galore.

(Bianca’s instagram name is a reference to this song, btw)

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I thought it would be fun to make my cast page a sort of portraits gallery for each of the six main characters. For the Original 3, it made sense to draw them in a style reminiscent of traditional portraits, with their frames kinda-sorta reflecting their individual backgrounds.

For the Substitutes, however—selfies/candids galore.

(Bianca’s instagram name is a reference to this song, btw)

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Hadn’t drawn anything new for a few days, so I sketched out a quick Freddie for fun.

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Hadn’t drawn anything new for a few days, so I sketched out a quick Freddie for fun.

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Work attire:
Emilio’s a barista at Mugshot Cafe
Freddie designs and crafts custom, handmade furniture
Bianca is a bartender at the Lavender Lynx

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Work attire:

  • Emilio’s a barista at Mugshot Cafe
  • Freddie designs and crafts custom, handmade furniture
  • Bianca is a bartender at the Lavender Lynx

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Very rough sketch of one of the settings in the comic (and Emilio’s possible place of work), Mugshot Cafe, and the place’s owner (and local celebrity), Dave, who’s kind of a blowhard. There’s still a lot more detail—and more accurate perspective—I’d like to get down for the Cafe, but I just wanted to play with one idea for the basic layout right now.

I am pretty jazzed about practicing my lettering.

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Second verse, same as the first.

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Outfit progress side-by-sides with Freddie, The Engineer, and The Mage.

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Clothing set 1 finished!

  • Emilio’s style is very casual, lots of sweaters, jeans, hoodies, and slouchy beanies.
  • Freddie believes the phrase “fun and flirty” is absolutely corny, but if she had to describe her style, that would be it.
  • Bianca loves street style, military jackets, studs (of all varieties), and afropunk. She probably owns about 30 pairs of Doc Martins.
  • The Engineer dresses as though he just came out a Steampunk convention, though perhaps without as many clockwork gears.
  • The ostentatiousness of The Knight’s armor is purely for fun (and because he’s the kinda guy who would wear it). There’s no way it’d be his actual armor for the comic because my hand is protesting just looking at all the detail.
  • The Mage is channeling a waterbender-esque look, though it’s only the first pass. Her outfit is all about showing off her strength and whatever allows her the most movement.

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I couldn’t resist throwing some clothes on Freddie and The Engineer really quick before bed. I want to do a few different clothing passes for everyone based on reference I’ve been hoarding over on my Pinterest.

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I really want to start drawing some different clothing options on my characters, but before I do that, I had to draw them all in their underoos. 

Some comic panel practice. The first two pages are in order, while the second two are in the same scene, but have a middle page missing. Mostly just exercises to see if I could get rhythm and composition flowing and how quickly I could transfer my ideas from script to rough sketches.

Also, spoilers, I guess, but besides Freddie’s shower, they both take place in (or around) the same cave, the one the substitutes find their magic weapons in before the OG 3.

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It took me days to just finish this one test panel; how do people make entire webcomic pages in a week? They must be magicians.

Had a few different color schemes I played around with, but I’ll save that for a separate post.

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[jean ralphio voice]: Inking is the ~WOOOORSSSTTTT~
Not the worst, however, is coloring, which I should’ve waited to do once I fixed the anatomy a little more, but this is mostly a test and I’m impatient.

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[jean ralphio voice]: Inking is the ~WOOOORSSSTTTT~

Not the worst, however, is coloring, which I should’ve waited to do once I fixed the anatomy a little more, but this is mostly a test and I’m impatient.

Warmup gesture drawings, using this site for reference

30-60 seconds for each

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The gang’s all here~