I swear to God, someday I will figure out how to make these in under a week. Til then... I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. It's a whole new scene and location, so I wanted to try out a totally different color scheme. You'll notice I've changed the character base color again- I still don't know if I'll stick with it or not, but I like being able to fiddle around with it. I'm trying to improve my backgrounds- at some point I decided that, perspective be damned, the design of it all matters more.
It's not that I'm going to forget learning to draw proper perspective- I'll keep doing my practice sketches like a good little boy- but for me, the design-based look has more appeal and more importantly, is more FUN to work with. I don't have to worry about, "Is that register on the proper axis? Is it rotate correctly? Aw, crap, the foreshortening's all wrong, I gotta redraw the whole panel!" Instead, I can focus on the fun challenges- "What's the best shape for this? How can I make it stand out without being distracting? Is the eye being led the way I want it to?" To say that I'm going for the easier route is nonsense- these are the same principles I'd be considering if I was drawing a realistic comic. For me, a good style beats realism every day.
Goodness, that turned into a long rant. Anyways, I hope you all are willing to put up with the glacial pace this comic is progressing at- I'll get faster at this as I go along. Pinky promise, ya'll.