This Old House 2

July 31st, 2019, 9:16 am

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VanHeist July 31st, 2019, 9:16 am
“WHAT THE HELL, DUDE? NO PAGES FOR <insert however long it’s been between comic updates> AND WHEN YOU FINALLY *DO* POST, YOU FORGET THE STUPID COLORS?!” is what I imagine you’re asking, even though I know you’re probably not, because you, the Bomango readers, are a kind and gentle folk who do not ask such things in such a coarse and untowardly manner.

Except for maybe a couple of you. Yeah, YOU guys over there in the back giggling and looking at your phones. PUNKS! Nothing’s ever good enough for YOU, is it?

Oh...sorry, I was projecting for a second there. Those appear to be mirrors. ^_^;

Anyhow, I recently posted a poll to my Patreon expressing my misgivings about full-color pages now that I’ve done them for quite awhile.

Basically, while I do like how a bunch of them have looked, I haven’t been all that thrilled personally with all the pages being in color, overall. Some scenes really do benefit from adding color to them. But I’ve found that picking and choosing and adding colors for every scene is a lot of work that often yields mixed or even disappointing results for me. Some pages end up feeling overworked, over-glossed, or even a little unnecessarily flat or distracting when they’d have done just as well without such details.

That might just be a personal aesthetic, but it does get in the way of storytelling for me to get hung up on color picking or putting several hours into coloring something that just...doesn’t...look quite right...yet...(more gradients, that’ll do it...)

So the HECK with it, I says. And according to poll respondents, that’s alright with most folks. I’ll still color some stuff anyway. So let’s get on with the show!

-van