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  Last ep. 22 page, plus one you never sawOct 15, 2014 5:00 AM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Final page of episode 22! Episode 23 starts tomorrow! It's an undersea adventure, but we'll start off with a brief conversation with a certain master (mistress?) computer we haven't spoken to in a while...
 
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Blast from episode 22's past that I never showed you! This is what's left of the original version of page 48:
 
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It was going along pretty well—I think I had something with the colors there—but when I got to trying to color the mouth I started having trouble, and realized the whole structure of that lower part of the head and neck was just off; white ink couldn't salvage it, so there was nothing for it but to set it aside and start over. : P
 
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Fortunately, today's page went better than that. I stuck to treating the surfaces as flat rather than curved when coloring—I seem to get much more vibrant results that way when using watercolor. Have I said this before? Hopefully this time I'll remember. ; ) Think I'll also stick with mixing custom purples on the fly rather than trying to use a couple pre-mixed purples as I was experimenting with for the past four pages; it's a little too easy to get lazy and just stick with a narrow range of mixes that way, and then to try to adjust them on the paper by washing or layering, which can mute or muddle the result—it can give the effect of a worn or faded dusty atmosphere, but that isn't always called for (I also like the layered look it gave Selenis' cloak in page 101, and the faded shadows on her face...have to remember *that*, too!).
 
 
 
 
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