Night Fox – Comic Post #143: Didn’t Mean To Say That

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Somebody, somewhere, at some point in time, is going to be offended by that Holocaust joke, I can just feel it…

Anyways, got another kind of filler comic right here, though this one I feel is just a little bit more important than last week’s if only because this one is setting up some future story points with Galin and Kaz. Them boyz gonna be training and s**t yo! That said, even if I wasn’t establishing that plot point, I still probably would’ve put in a comic like this at some point in the future. Galin is a somewhat important character who we really don’t get to see too much of, especially by himself. So I wanted to take that chance to better flesh out his character. This week, we learned that he’s a socially inept dork that’s bad with choosing his words and has no idea what the Holocaust is. Anything to give him more character traits than just being a brooding loner edge lord…

At any rate, I’ve got a fairly substantial drawing I’ve been working on in the wings. It’s no where close to being finished, but you can probably expect a quick WIP look at what I’ve got done so far at some point in the future, mostly because I realized “Hey! I can try to double dip on views by posting not only the finished pieces, but also whatever presentable works-in-progress I come up with for said pieces along the way!”. I want them likes damn it! I NEED the validation!

Also, like pretty much everyone else who owns a Switch, I’ve been some Smash Bros Ultimate recently. Obviously, it’s a freaking amazing game. But my god, some of those encounters in adventure mode make me want to commit heinous acts of murder. I’m talking about you Pauline! You f***ing cowardly bitch, stop running away from me so that I can finally smash you!. My advice to everyone who can get easily frustrated by fighting games: just do adventure mode on easy. You’ll have a lot more fun drop kicking and full-charge shot blasting people off stage when you don’t have to deal with the games’ surprisingly competent AI. Also, if you play the game like me, where you have to smash both analogue sticks with as much force as possible and hold the controller in some kind of retarded death grip that’s murder on your finger joints: take regular breaks. Your hands will appreciate not developing Carpal Tunnel and blistered thumbs.

Aside from all that, that’s pretty much everything I’ve got this week, so until then, I’ll see you next comic.

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Night Fox – Comic Post #134: Criminals Plotting Pg.4

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The grand finale of this little “arc” is coming up next week. While it wasn’t what I had originally planned, comic 135 is going to be another multi-pager, though this time, I’m just going to be posting all of the pages for it at once. Because it’s coming out all at once instead of over the course of a couple of weeks, it’s going to majorly eat into the buffer of comics I had built up. And because I like having a buffer just on the off chance I can’t get an update done in a week, or I want to pull something like this again in the future, I’m probably going to end up skipping an update the following week. Under most circumstances, I would suck it up and just deal with the fact that I’ll be working with a smaller backlog as I slowly try to build it back up. Unfortunately for me, I’ve been making the comics get progressively longer and longer, so it’s probably unlikely I would be able to get them finished at the same rate, making it so I can’t get the backlog built up again and eventually causing me to get to the point where I have to rush to get the comics finished the day I update. And that’s not the kind of pressure I want to be putting on myself with this webcomic…

That’s pretty much all I wanted to say this week, so until then, I’ll see you next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #132: Learning Balance From Past Mistakes (All Pages)

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I think this is the first time I’ve ever done a post a day for 3 consecutive days. Not like I’m acting like that’s anything momentous… It’s just… Amusing to me. Anyways, I’ll see you all next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #132: Learning Balance From Past Mistakes Pg.4

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So in the original draft of this comic’s script, the scene with Alexis and Galin at the end wasn’t included. This is kind of a testament to how bad I am at planning out proper lengths to my comics, but pretty much the only reason I added that was because otherwise this page was going to be too short on its own… That being said, the bit showing off our two new antagonists here in Diego and Rayze was always planned to be in from the beginning (and if you’re wondering why Rayze looks like that one guy with sand powers, Greever, it’s because they’re the same race of Spirit, known as an Antlion).

Now, in regards to Diego and Rayze, they were actually the first villains I ever came up with for Night Fox all the way back my freshmen year of high school. While they did have slightly different names back then (I think I called them Dicom and Dayse), they were the very first enemy Spirit Spiriter team Alex and Kitsiyuna were going to face up against. Obviously, I have made several changes to the general story since then, but I’ve always decided to keep the two of them in the story for some reason or another. Just to give you a bit of perspective of just how long I’ve had these two around: only Alex, Kitsiyuna, and Galin existed as characters before them (technically Kaz did as well, but he was a drastically different, exceedingly minor character back then who mostly just served as a named classmate of Alex). Of course I say all of that, talking these two up like they’re actually going to be important in the coming events, and yet this is only going to be an early introductory cameo for them, as we’re not actually going to be seeing them in action for quite some time.

While we’re on the subject of villains making their first appearances though, next comic is going to introduce quite a few more of them, which shouldn’t actually be a surprise if you’ve actually been paying attention to the plot so far. I feel like we’ve been pretty light on some actual major antagonists at this point (we only really have Shira and her minions right now), so getting to introduce so many of them at once is kind of exciting to me. I was so eager in fact, that next week’s comic I actually ended up making twice as long as one of my normal comics! Doing stuff like that is kind of how I can be okay with myself only posting one comic a week even though I could probably manage to do slightly more than that: because some of those comics end up being way longer than usual thus it FEELS like I’m doing more. I’m still pretty damn lazy about this whole thing… But at least I don’t always FEEL that way… : ^I

Anyways, I’m done spouting words, so until then, I’ll see you next comic.

Art Post – Summer Time 2018

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And here comes the last picture for the art train as we drift back to our regular update schedule of a single comic every Wednesday. I decided to stop being lazy for a change and decided to do not only something with a background, but with an actual significant amount of characters in it. I actually started this picture at the very end of May, and I’m not going to lie: I actually didn’t think I’d finish this til the end of August as I have been getting pretty bad at finishing my digital pieces with in a reasonable frame of time. (Just a quick frame of reference, that picture of Astria I started in December of last year and didn’t get around to finishing it till MARCH..) So yeah, another bad behavior I want to hopefully nip in bud.

Anyways, why did I decide to do a group shot of most of the important casts members (plus Kaz’s sister Jeanie) at the beach? Just felt like it I guess… Though getting to draw the girls in swimsuits might’ve played a tiny factor in my decision making. That being said, the most prominent display of skin is coming from Kaz this time, so you can’t say this picture doesn’t have something for the ladies / gay dudes…

This is another one of those pictures where I tried changing up how I did the shading. Rather than just use a base color and one darker color for most of the shading with some highlights here and there, I tried using multiple colors of various light values to do the shading this time. And I just gotta say, I kind of regret it. It took so much longer to do than my usual method, which is what initially put me off to the idea of even finishing this off in a timely manner, so I wasn’t as motivated to get it done at first. I eventually buckled down and tried to get one “feature” (ie one character or piece of background) done a day, which just feels bad when you have to force yourself to do art. I eventually got into the groove and got the last third all finished in one day, but it’s debatable if it even turned out better than my usual shading. Not to mention, the way I kind of screwed up the sunlight (probably made it look a little too glary, though that could just be because I’m previewing the picture within the post on an all white background), kind of makes it hard to see in the first place.

Still, I challenged myself and it didn’t turn out as the absolute worst thing I’ve posted to this blog, (lord knows how awful the stuff I posted in my first couple of months look in comparison as I refuse to go back and check) so I guess I can’t be too disappointed in this picture. Anyways, the next piece of art I’m going to post is probably going to be of Ace, which I’m probably going to procrastinate on because I haven’t drawn him in years and as such, he was in need of a slight redesign… And I’m not going to lie, the drawing I did for his redesign was just a smidge more complicated than it probably needed to be, so shading it might take a bit…

I think that’s pretty much everything I wanted to say. Again, regular boring update schedule again for the foreseeable future, so until then, I’ll see you next post.

 

Night Fox – Comic Post #120: Not That Kind Of A Train

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Hoooo boy…. Here’s a comic that I’m sure absolutely nobody could find objectionable. At all. It’s like, literally impossible. Which, you know… is just par for the course for me… But if you do happen to find this one to be in particularly bad taste (for whatever totally nonexistent reason that may be…), know that at the very least I was giggling and laughing like a retarded 15 year old (because let’s face it, that’s what I am mentally) when I was writing the script for this one because I thought it was funny… AND I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR MY RETARDED SENSE OF HUMOR! …#metoo or something like that…

Anyways, this was just supposed to be a quick one off comic to show what Alexis and Galin were doing. Next week, we’re going to go back and check in on Angel… again. I’m seriously beginning to wonder just how much further into the story I’d be right now if I would actually just sit and focus on one group of characters. Oh well. I’m fine with the overall plot moving a bit slow as long as I get a chance to flesh everyone out. And with that, I’ll see you next comic.