Art Post – Merry Christmas 2017

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Happy seasonal greetings to all of you humanoids of all non-specific religious and areligious denominations, may your December be festive and / or whatever is customary of your prescribed belief system and be filled with as much interaction and quality time with your family and / or family stand-ins as you feel comfortable with…

…Was that inclusive enough? Maybe I should’ve included all non-humanoids in the greeting as well… DAMN IT! I DIDN’T THINK ABOUT THAT! NOW SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS GOING TO FEEL LEFT OUT!

…Mocking of progressive PC culture aside, I’m honestly surprised I ended up doing this drawing in the first place, much less getting it done so early before Christmas. And when I say early, I mean I had to consciously hold off on finishing this drawing for a couple of weeks because I was working on this in November, WELL BEFORE Thanksgiving. You see, in my eyes, doing or bringing up anything Christmas related before Thanksgiving is a cardinal sin in my book, because I swear all stores start advertising for the damn holiday earlier and earlier each year. And that’s a problem for me, because the whole holiday is becoming something of a commercial nightmare where I feel forced to spend money that I don’t have, and I don’t like having to be reminded of it outside of its designated month of the year. I honestly feel it’s going to get to the point where eventually we’ll get Christmas ads in December… for the next year’s Christmas… And don’t even get me started on Christmas music… Feliz Navidad is literally the only good one, and that’s because it sounds absolutely nothing like any of the other crappy 90 year old songs they’ve been painfully ingraining into my head the past 24 years…

So, taking that curmudgeonly rant into account, WHY did I decide to do a Christmas drawing if I’m not so big on the holiday? In all honesty, it just sort of happened… I know I was kind of in the mood to do another non-comic drawing, when I just decided to draw Alexis, because I thought to myself “Hey, I haven’t been really drawing her too much this year. Let’s make some more art of her.” I suppose something just clicked in my head, and then I realized “Alexis probably looks pretty cute in a santa outfit and it would totally be in character for her to wear one, so let’s draw her in one, because who doesn’t like getting pandered to with some cute moe anime girls?” (Aside from the people who don’t like any of those things…) In literally 90 minutes, I had Alexis completely drawn and colored, because santa outfits are actually REALLY easy to draw. And that’s when I came to the realization “Why the hell am I doing this in November? Sean, you’re becoming what you hate! And you already kinda hate yourself a lot as it is…” So I decided to take a break from working on it.

Whilst on that break, something else just clicked in my head. “Galin is Alexis’s partner, he should be in the picture, especially considering he’s been in like, what, a SINGLE panel for this entire year of the comic… But what kind of seasonal outfit should he be wearing…?” And then I realized. The perfect Christmas outfit for Galin: A dumbass reindeer costume! Because nothing de-fangs an edgelord-esque character like Galin by making them look really stupid. And so, I eventually got to work finishing the picture, giggling to myself just how perfectly dopey the costume was coming out. When it came time to do the finishing touches, I decided to do a more graphicy / cartoony approach to the shading while keeping the background simple, because 1.) I felt it fit the picture better, and 2.) I was too lazy to do anything more demanding than that…

Overall, I’m fairly pleased with how the drawing turned out. The line work is kind of on the simplistic side, but I’m not gonna stress it too much. I’m thinking this style of shading works the best with my art style out of all the different shading styles I’ve experimented with in the past. And I’m not just saying that because it also happens to be the quickest one to do out of the styles I’ve attempted. So basically, you can expect to see more drawings that look closer to this one, than the Judith one I did for Halloween in the future. That all being said, I hope you guys like it, and I hope you all have a good Christmas season this year and whatever that would entail for you on a personal level. And with that, I’ll see you next post.

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Night Fox – Comic Post #115: Reporting To The Shadows

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Have I sufficiently gotten you all to wonder whether or not Tenebrae is a good guy or a bad guy yet? Do you even care? Actually, more importantly, DO I EVEN CARE… ? 0_0

Well, a little bit. It is my comic after all. It would be kind of bad if I didn’t care at all, NOW WOULDN’T IT?

That said, I’ve only really got one thing of actual pertinence to say this week, and that’s the fact that I’m probably going to post the Christmas drawing on Friday, and the only thing stopping me from doing so would be if I just flat out ignored the sticky note I have on my desktop reminding me to do so (which, considering my track record with paying attention to those damn notes, still has a chance of failing… :^/ ) Anyways, that’s all, so until then I’ll just see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #114: Cram It In A Jar, Or Something…

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My brain is completely shot as of the moment I’m writing this post, so this is probably going to be quick… PROBABLY…

The next segment with Angel I have planned I actually haven’t finished writing yet, but given the fact that it’s not going up until the new year, I’m thinking that’s probably acceptable at the moment. I have about a page done for it already, so it’s not like I haven’t started working on it yet… I just know I have a really bad habit when it comes to procrastinating writing comics…

Also, the Christmas season is upon us, and I couldn’t give less of a crap at this moment… My family is insistent on actually buying something for me this year, and I for the life of me, cannot think of a single thing to ask for that I wouldn’t just rather buy for myself, except maybe some new pants…. Because I kinda need new pants and I don’t feel like going out and buying some, but that’s about it…

I have thought about maybe asking for a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, because I hear game journalists can’t stop complaining about the “gratuitous fanservice” in the game that I know for a fact they’re blowing outta proportion and acting like ISN’T going to be a massive selling point for weebs like me (because as you all can probably guess at this point, I have no problem with big anime boobies)…. I know for a fact that this isn’t the first time they’ve bitched about something like this before, and it’s not going to be the last, so I’ve considered getting it just to spite them and show them that “yes this kind of s**t sells”. Aside from that, I do know that it’s actually a decent game based on what everyone else is saying about it. I just have to decide whether or not I have the patient for another really long JRPG at the moment. If anyone actually reads these posts, and knows if the game is worth getting, let me know…

Then finally, in the spirit of Christmas, of which I just said I give zero craps about, I decided to do a Christmas themed drawing because why not just contradict myself? It’s actually already finished, but I’m gonna hold of on showing it until a little bit closer to the 25th because reasons… And I guess those reasons are that I don’t want to seem too tacky posting it early…? Sure, let’s go with that…

Okay, so that wasn’t as short as I thought it was going to be… But it’s not like I’ve never wrote MORE CRAP than I initially intended before… Anywho, I’m done for now, so I’ll just see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #111: Meanwhile, In Kalreeshu (All Pages)

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I completely derped and forgot to post all of these pages together in one post. I suppose my crappy net for the past few weeks might’ve been partially responsible. At any rate, I suppose better late than never.

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As to next time we’re going to see Angel on her operation, it’s going to be around comic 119. Why do I know this? Because I actually planned ahead and type up a bunch of crap for once. Anyways, see you next post.

Night Fox – Comic Post #113: Just A Simulation

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“Baking some clams” is a euphemism I feel you don’t hear too much these days.

Anyways, my internet for the most part has actually been holding out the past week, which I say is a good sign. Just goes to show, if you keep bitching at your ISP literally almost every single day over the course of like 3 weeks to come send people over to your house who ACTUALLY know what they’re doing to fix your internet… They’ll EVENTUALLY actually do it. Would’ve been nice if the first like, 8 techs Cox sent to our house actually knew what they were doing, but oh well, that’s not the universe I apparently live in.

Aside from that, not much else to say this week. Still debating over whether or not I actually want to get on Twitter or not, but that’s pretty much all at this point. That all being said, I’ll see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #112: Why Are You So Freaked Out?

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…Finally back to doing the one off updates again… It only took like, what? 3 f***ing months…?

Anywho, things have definitely been happening since my last update. Firstly, my internet is still being a roaring dumpster fire with it often cutting out at the times of day I like to actually use it. So that’s always fun to deal with… (And by fun, I mean I despise Cox and everything they stand for as an ISP)

…I suppose having 2 more people move back in the house who use the internet just as much as I do hasn’t been helping. Yep, my brother and his husband (yes, my brother is what I have had Alex refer to in the past as “somekind of a gay”. I didn’t really mention it in earlier posts because I didn’t really know if it was my place or not to tell random strangers about, but f**k it! He’s been married for something like 2 and a half years at this point and has been pretty open about it already, so I can safely assume neither of them are really keeping it a secret from strangers at this point)… those two have moved back in with me and my mom due to financial reasons (Because we’re all f***ing broke! You know, thinking about it…. maybe THAT’S the thing I shouldn’t be blurting out to strangers on the internet, but oh well…). Thankfully, I actually get along with my brother and my brother-in-law, so it’s not all bad for me. I just wish the internet didn’t start tanking as soon as they moved in… (To be fair to them, it did actually start acting up about 2 days before they moved in, but hey, I often like to subscribe to paranoid conspiracy theories, so: THE GAYS ARE SIPHONING OFF MY INTERNET! HIDE YOUR FROGS, OR THEY MIGHT TURN GAY TOO!)

In slightly less important news, I managed to destroy my office chair simply by sitting in it over the course of 4 years. The metal brace that attached the support column and wheels to the actual chair managed to actually WARP enough to the point that there’s an actual cut in the metal now, which has caused the chair to permanently tilt to the back-right. This has taught me a very valuable lesson: I need to stop leaning back in my chair all of the f***ing time… Up until the point it started to perma-tilt, I was having back problems from using that chair. I now understand why: no actual back support. So let this be a lesson to you kids: don’t constantly lean back in your chair, because you apparently will destroy it eventually. (I guess slouching to try to get a good angle to draw my comic wasn’t such a good idea…)

And finally, in actually possibly pertinent news: I’ve been thinking about going on to Twitter to possibly use as another platform to promote the comic because I figured, more people check their Twitter than they check their WordPress… I haven’t actually made the account yet, but if I do, there’ll definitely be links on the blog to it if any of you were actually interested in following me. (If I actually do decide to get on it that is. With the internet at my house being as bad as it is has certainly made me question whether or not that is such a good idea at the time… Well, that and the fact that I know Twitter isn’t the best place for people to just meme it up and s**tpost, which is something I would totally do on Twitter…)

Anyways, I’m done rambling on. So until then, I’ll see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #111: Meanwhile, In Kalreeshu Pg. 4 and 5

 

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I’ve been dealing with some incredibly shoddy internet over the course of the entire weekend, so I’m just going to keep this brief while I still have the means to get this post ready to upload and just hope that scheduling this actually gets this posted at the right time. So until then, I’ll see you next comic.