This one's mostly for ~PorygonV
but since this is part of the Introduction, I'd figure let the public have a look at it, along with the background I'll use and the three line art pieces.
Porygon sent a ton of feedback on the three pages, for certain! All of it much needed and appreciated. After a couple Pepsi Maxes and a nap (I couldn't sleep last night
, but it might be a good idea to give some time between someone sending the constructive criticism and your response, no?) I went through all three critiques and compile them into a One Note page where I can point the feedback to the pages so I'll know where and what needs fixing.
As you can see, I had to divide the info from "Things I can fix with the tablet" which are in green, and stuff I have to say, "Oh well, better luck next time," which is in red. (Rule of thumb, if I have to redo the whole panel (or even page) to fix one small thing, I'll redline it.) I want to go on a 2-3 page schedule, and work about a month ahead of the timestream, so I hope that I won't have to spend an eternity redoing one page over and over unless the page--or panel which I can do on a separate piece of Bristol--really needs to be redone. There's not saying that I won't take the advice; I'm sure to work on Amber's arms and hips in future pages, and I want to try out something on how to do Johnny's arm frails and work on connecting all the arms to one socket on the next frail.
What I want to do right now is to progress as I go. My goals for this comic are, in order, 1) provide an alternative to being a barfly for the rest of my life, 2) progress on my art style (I think I hear applause here), and 3) eventually get this comic good enough to be published. Right now I'm focusing more on Point 1, as you would tell, but I might as well work on Point 2 as I'm doing so.
As for felt pens. I'll probably use them to supplement the fountain pens for now, to add detail and modify line weight, and if I get used to them, transition over to all felts. Right now using nibs feels more natural to me, and since I can get heavy handed on the artwork, I feel that I'd ruin the tip of these felt tip pens as soon as I open them up and draw with them.
Probably the most important tip I got from the three critiques is that I need to spend more time with the human characters in the comic. That's something I feel that I'll get as I work along, starting with the Pitch Bible, which I'll work on in NaNoWriMo. Just another place for progression in my art style as I move along the pages.