What is different? Cannot tell whether Jaunt is kind, saying the truth or to him it simply is not that big of a deal. Hugh has a lot of his human side in him after all. I doubt he does not know that the next stage is though. Hm.
I do like what you've done to let him be both elegant and a bit eccentric. Question: Does he actually have an eye behind that monocle, or is it even more of an affectation than it would be for a human? I've never been sure whether he sees as humans do or not.
Noper! If you check page 22 of Chapter 6 (holy cow so long ago) you can catch a glimpse of the suggestion that Jaunt can't "see" without the monocle.
My idea for the shamblers, since they reach through time and space to ambush their prey, they don't really need to 'see'. The monocle provides that service for him as a magical artifact, which is also why it... occasionally changes shapes. That's also because this used to be a concept for a really cartoony show I wanted to pitch and that was how Jaunt emoted - I kept in the detail from that :D
I'm glad you appreciate all the fancy outfits Jaunt gets to wear though :)
The use of the black to give depth and define space does work well. Have you ever looked at Aubrey Beardsley? I'm sure that it is time consuming but all of the little detail work really adds to the image.
We haven't seen much of Hugh's background yet but I get the impression that he isn't very comfortable taking tea while seated on the setee.
I had not until you gave me the name, but wow! That is some amazing composition. The use of the deep, commanding black is pretty masterful there. I'm uh, not anywhere near that level but I'd like to get there some day :D
As far as Hugh goes, he's not particularly high born, but I'd say the topics on his mind are probably bothering him more than the setting, for the time being.
Ah, thank you! I like to use purple or a muted lavender when I want to put in a lot of detail and not distract it or muddy it with color, or if I want something transitional/establishing. It's different stuff I'm trying out :)
Okay, if I remember correctly, when we last saw Barry, he was still in the hospital. So the "they" that Hugh references must be the hospital staff. I wonder if in the normal course of events, individuals undergoing their final transformation seek medical help at the hospital, or if it is something done in private or with the help of someone who is experienced in the process, sortr of like a midwife.
Yes! I figure that, aside from the sorts that received care in their own homes while they were transforming, the ones without family would receive care in this special hospital ward. Either if they have no remaining family or if they work for the town's little "task force" for intruders, that way they have quick access to medical aid, too.
I think in the original lore it was a process that happened entirely at home, but I could be wrong :)
Jaunt's impeccable fashion sense is going to be the death of me, I swear. On a different note, what sort of digital drawing pad would you recommend for beginner comic artists? I was looking at a Wacom Intuos...
And oh man, in terms of drawing digitally, I tried an Intuos for a while but it didn't work out for ME, since I have trouble drawing without looking exactly where my pen is, but a lot of people make it work out great.
If you're just starting out and you want to know if digital work is for you, you might want to consider a Bamboo instead, OR if you want to leave the realm of Wacom which a lot of people are doing, there's a lot of options available. I'm researching while I go, here, bear with me: