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 #142: My Little Sister’s Keeper

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As the youngest in my family, I can confirm that we younger siblings can be little s**ts to our older brothers and sisters purely for the lulz. I can also say that we can find the rants of living meme Alex Jones particularly hilarious regardless of what you think of him as an actual human being. Anyways, this comic in particular is definitely more on the fillery side of things. It wasn’t really necessary in the long run, but I did want to at least establish that Alexis’s mom was Jeanie’s teacher. Not that that fact is going to be really all that relevant any time in the future… But it’s just nice to tie these side characters together in some way, you know. Plus, this comic allows me to further establish Jeanie as a future s**tlord in the making. Which, I don’t know about you, but I always found the idea of a little ten year old girl slowly turning into a s**tlord who ironically listens to crazy conspiracy theorists hilarious. But maybe that’s just me… Anywho, not to much else to really discuss this week, so until then, I’ll see you all next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #139: How About Some “Short” Talk?

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I realized a while back that I established the fact that most people don’t really like Alex, but always kind of felt like that was more of a “tell, don’t show” kind of thing within the comic. And if you have absolutely any experience as a writer at all, you generally want the reverse of that. Outside of a few small interactions here and there, I always kind of felt like that was a fact that I brushed over with Alex, so I kinda wrote this particular comic to rectify that. He doesn’t interact with too many people after all, so I wanted to show the fact that he doesn’t always bring the negativity on to himself by being an ass, some people just dump on him completely unwarranted. Plus, this is the first time we’ve ever seen Alexis get legitimately pissed off, so there’s also that, you know, establishing that she can be more than just a happy moe girl all of the damn time. Though, I’m sure most of you can tell that instances of Alexis experiencing any emotions other than overwhelming positivity (and guilt, you can’t forget guilt) are going to continue to be fairly rare…

This is another one of those weeks where I’m kind of at a loss when it comes to talking about anything of substance, so I’ll just leave things here. So, until then, I’ll see you all next comic.

Night Fox – Comic Post #130: Names For A Frog

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Given the nature of this particular comic, I didn’t have an opportunity to go over just what exactly a Lurcher was supposed to be. Thankfully, because I briefly mentioned them in an earlier comic, I did have the chance to give a quick description of them (alongside some other Spirits) in the post of said comic. So if for some reason you’re interested in some world building that you might’ve missed earlier, you can follow this link here. Also, anyone who knows how the name Joel relates to frogs gets 500 internet points…

And in case you’re also wondering, the kidnappings Kaz is talking about here refer to the same set of kidnappings that Sabrina’s husband was swept up into. Those events still haven’t been brought up in the comic proper outside of some small allusions, but I will be covering them eventually in the novel. In fact, Alex and Kitsiyuna solving those kidnappings is kind of going to be the central arc of the novel now that we’re past the part where those two form their Pact. Aside from giving Kaz another quick appearance (and establishing the fact that he still has the spear Angel gave him all the way back in comic 67), I mostly did this comic to re-establish those events again because Alex and Kitsiyuna never actually caught the guy responsible, and they just may be making a reappearance a little bit further into the future…

Anyways, I don’t really have too much else to talk about this week, 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.

 

Art Post – Night Fox Comic Short: Answer The Call

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Butts to this I say.

So originally this started off as just the colored picture of Kitsiyuna, as I was once again experimenting with different character poses. I settled on another butt shot because I wanted to try a pose that would give me a chance to really capture Kitsi’s more toned and muscular build and also because I really just want to draw hot girls. And if that’s good enough for Yoko Taro, it’s good enough for me. Anywho… once I finished the drawing, I ended up coming up with a comic idea surrounding it that wasn’t quite worth doing a full thing for so I just decided “FUCK IT! LET’S JUST MAKE THIS A LITTLE COMIC INSTEAD! I DON’T CARE AT THIS POINT! IT’S YOUR BLOG! YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT WITH IT BRO!” So I used it as a chance to also experiment how I do the panel layouts and what not. The method I used actually ended up taking a lot longer than expected as I ended up arranging the panels one at a time as their own individual things as opposed to my usual method of just drawing everything all at once on a slightly larger than average sketchbook page that I half-assedly divided up with a ruler before going over said divisions again in Photoshop. Because of the extra time it ended up taking, it’s probably not going to be a method I change to in the future unless its only for small comics like this one.

Anyways, hope you guys appreciate the butt. That’s all I really wanted to say for now, so until then, I’ll see you next post.

Night Fox – Comic Post #098: Cut To The Chase

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I’m just going to come on out in admit it: this entire encounter was pretty much all just a set up to let Kaz have a “cool” moment in the comic. It’s almost like I’m trying to set up his character as a guy whose a little unsatisfied with how boring his life is so he wants to go on cool adventures, or something like that… Who knows?

But in other news, I’m sort of thinking about taking up a bit of a side project to work on alongside the comic. I’m still in the planning stages of the thing for now, and for the most part, I’m going to be the only one working on it, so I have no idea how long it’s actually going to end up taking. Because again, still planning everything out to make sure that it’s not too unreasonable of a task for me to do, I’m not exactly going to be saying what specifically it is. That said, I will at least say it will tie into the comic in some form. Once I’m a little bit more confident about this side project, I might drop some more information on it, but I just want to say this now: it might not necessarily come to fruition. Anyways, now with that bit of news out of the way, I guess I’ll just see you next comic.