Tried some new things with lighting and shading in this one. Well, it’s not a NEW technique, but one I haven’t tinkered with in a while. Basically, I create a hue/saturation layer over the flats, darken everything, and then use a soft-edged eraser to cut into the shadows. Creating pools of light, rather than adding the shadow areas one at a time, seems to make it easier for me to follow the logic of light.
The overall feel of the comic, I find, is incredibly different with this shading method… Not sure if I like it. It lends realism of a sort, but also looks a bit, I don’t know, plastic. Let me know what you think.
I had the luxury of spending all day on this. Summer is so very great.