i went and did that thing again.
so this week i tried the other coloured pens: green, and sepia. i am still very on the fence about sepia. it looks nice in the scans, but in person it’s so close to black (to my eyes) that it feels like it’s a step backwards - drawing focus away from the characters, again.
green, i learned, is kind of a crap shoot. i think this MIGHT be in large part because the only green pen i have is an 01, which is really too small to do anything but detailing. it works where the paint is very thin - the gel elevator opening in the top right, and the floating menus in the large bottom panel. but when it’s juxtaposed on darker green (the closed elevators, the ‘water’ under the tree) it gets lost and fails to define uh…anything. so green really has limited application. i think when outlining anything ‘cool’ blue is going to be the colour required. this does kind of trouble me because later i’m going to have a large amount of blue i don’t want being lined in blue. i think i’ll have to either pick up a thicker green or experiment with some other colours entirely to line that area with. but that’s a ways away.
so i guess that green, like red, just has very limited use and should only be used in certain scenarios. red, when lining anything meant to be yellow (hotter yellows) or orange. green on anything meant to be a yellow (cooler yellows), or extremely light green.
sepia though i really don’t know. i need some honest feedback on that from others.
also i totally forgot to colour the chuian at the desk, i just saw that. d’oh. DOH.
gracious look it’s osiah
also ugh i honestly did have someone respond to the inks of this page with some survivalist nonsense about hwo they’d TOTALLY GET A MAP AND SUPPLIES AND PREPARE TO RUN IF I WERE KYOTOSHI BRAH
i think they really missed the point of kyotoshi’s character entirely
AND I’M NOT SURE HOW ONE COULD DO THAT, HONESTLY
kyo just locks up in bad situations, and always has. it’s essentially PTSD from his parents getting shot. his coping mechanisms never really developed beyond ‘drink a lot and don’t think about it’ so when he’s faced with a scenario he can’t avoid any longer he just falls apart. he needed chovek to bail him out of the rulerists first arriving on hekshano to look for grey - and as soon as chovek agreed to do that, kyo started drinking. he’s got a very strong drive to be protective, but he has no idea how to think critically under stress. when grey wound up fighting with the cultists in an alley, kyo just curled against the wall cowering. when he was held at knife point by a cultist later, he didn’t stay calm at all - he panicked, and had to be bailed out by someone else (grey) once again. though at that time he was starting to display marginal too-little-too-late critical thinking in offering grey the knife.
he managed to remain relatively level headed through the whole thing with ruri and sers and grey freaking out. but he’s still more emotionally driven in his attempts to find solutions to problems than he is driven by critical thinking, and the urge to take the easy way out when there’s no immediate danger is still extremely strong.
he’s a weak character. he’s trying to be strong for the sake of others, and maybe he’ll get there by the end. ONLY I KNOW.
but i really would have thought it’d be fairly obvious that going SPONTANIOUSLY MILITARY MINDED SURVIVALIST wouldn’t be in character for him at all, ESPECIALLY WITH A BAR PROMINANTLY FEATURED IN THE FOREGROUND OF THE LAST PANEL.
man why am i even talking about this i know the answer as to why it happened.