Oh, Maddy! You’re too gosh darned cute.
I almost named this page “Disgusting” but I thought it was a bit negative to follow up “Blech” with, especially since I, personally, don’t think Nancy and Kevin are being all that gross. Okay, maybe a little.
Page 28! I’m pretty happy with this page, to be totally honest/conceited. It takes me a long time to complete a page, but I really don’t want to half-ass them. It’s a difficult balance because I don’t like making people wait so long for the next pages, and I also realize they’re not as artistically well done as some of the pages that other ages-between-updates artists create. For example: fuck multiple light sources. Just… NO. On the other hand, I puppet warp a lot of patterns to make clothing look like it actually moves with the body, and I personally really like the effect and feel like a total hack if I don’t bother to do it.
And, like, thank Tsuya for LAYERS. I use so many layers. So. Many. LAYERS.
I promise Maddy gets to speak again soon! She’s a quiet one, that girl. She’s actually a really hard character for me to write because she’s so quiet and I’m… not. Like, at all. Amanda, on the other hand, pretty much writes her own damn self.
Oh, Amanda! Such a doll.
Just FYI, Kate is never wearing that damned ruched shirt ever again. It’s easy enough to shade, but a total pain in the derriere to color. That grey charcoal strip along the top and one side has lots of little lace lines so selecting around that area is time consuming. Sure is pretty, though.
That’s it. My next high school comic will have everyone homeschooled! No more endless background figures to draw and color. Also, they’ll never leave the house so there will only be one set of backgrounds too.
I’m sure it’ll be a big hit.
The amount of redrawing this page required is kind of pathetic. Just Kate in panel 4 took THREE separate tries before I was remotely happy with the lineart, and I wouldn’t say it’s great or anything as is.