Well, that’ll teach you to leave the door hanging open.
I thought this page was going to be a lot later than this since I got terribly distracted over at the delightful O31 Ustream, and also Oblivion, and also cable TV. While I absolutely refuse to become one of those webcomickers that stops updating regularly due to gaming or TV or something equally stupid and avoidable, it was nice to just spend the weekend dorking about. Anyway, it’s another case of updating well before it’s even Monday in America (it’s 3am here in Britain), so I don’t feel especially guilty. Hurrah!
I’m having a go at sketching/inking the backgrounds rather than painting them, mainly to see if I can get my interior backgrounds looking a bit less rubbish. I have a lot less trouble with exterior shots (within Red Moon Rising, that’s almost invariably cityscapes or buildings of some sort) simply because they’re easier to boil down to a series of silhouettes. Interior shots are often more detail orientated, which is something I tend to shy away from because it can become very time consuming without looking particularly good. At any rate, for pages like this where the backgrounds are quite important I think it’s probably something I’ll keep working away at.