Decisions, decisions, decisions! One aspect I didn’t quite anticipate regarding this whole issue of “taking a week to produce the comic” is that I also have a whole week to fuss about it. I suppose that as I get used to it it will become easier and feel a lot more natural, but for now this new work rhythm feels really weird.
In any case, I’m still making up my mind regarding the way certain parts of the comic will look, and for the “real life” parts I have these two possibilities:
This first possibility gets rid of the thick outlines and in some parts of the image gets rid of the outline entirely. This generates a more “realistic” feel to the colors and helps emphasize the volumes and lighting scheme.
This second one has exactly the same coloring as the one before, but it keeps the lines darker and the outer lines thick. The coloring becomes a lot flatter this way, but it enhances the cartoon feel of the image making it appear to be more dynamic.
In all honesty, I have absolutely no preference for one or the other and I consider myself “undecided” at the moment. So, which one do you think works better?