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by Karlijn
Hiroshi loves his family. Today he'll visit his sister Amaya in prison, but things don't go quite as they were planned when he leaves. The "who dunnit" aspect is the main focus of most detectives, for the people close to the victems the "why dunnit" may be more important. The past can't be changed but maybe Hiroshi and his family can learn to understand it.

The comic will, for the biggest part, be in colour and it's made entirely traditionally.
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Hiroshi loves his family. Today he'll visit his sister Amaya in prison, but things don't go quite as they were planned when he leaves. The "who dunnit" aspect is the main focus of most detectives, for the people close to the victems the "why dunnit" may be more important. The past can't be changed but maybe Hiroshi and his family can learn to understand it.

The comic will, for the biggest part, be in colour and it's made entirely traditionally.

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Karlijn
November 27th, 2017
Apparently I forgot to upload this page before uploading the rest of the chapter.
@kidcthulhu: The colours in the background refer to the colours I like to use in the background for the different characters :)

That sounds like so much fun, we have some parties with halloween themes here too, but most people don't bother dressing up and it's just another excuse to get drunk and dance. Having outdoor halloween festivities must be so cool!
Great page! I love the background here. It's also a good place to wrap up if you're going to shift focus to Another Love Song (which I'm greatly looking forward to) for a while.

In the town I grew up in, Halloween is kind of a two-part holiday because Trick Or Treat is done on the 30th and the huge parade is on the 31st. We were down at my friend's house last night helping give out candy and having a low key party. Tonight we may do participate in some of the local festivities up here (like our town's "horror trail".)
I hope those who celebrate it have/had a nice halloween :) When I was younger I was really jealous because we don't have halloween here.
Anyway, Hiroshi's final thoughts on the subject. I think I'll focus on my other comic for a while, maybe try and finish the prologue before getting back to this comic, but we'll see :)
Karlijn
October 30th, 2017
@Linn: So far I've used a brush, different nibs (they are HELL to work with! So many stains and drops...), fineliners and a marker. The last two work best for me, but they look so different! Usually I work with different sizes of fineliners so I can get some variety in the lines, but the marker is just so smooth and nice, and the lines are more visible because the watercolours don't erase/go over them... XD it's a struggle to find the perfect tool haha
Linn
October 30th, 2017
@Karlijn: Yeah no I expected that for this particular comic, but like next time if you start a project it could be worth testing...Though ill be honest i would prob miss 'the lines' too haha. Fineliners are totally acceptable!
I'm using ink-nib for Extinct because I realised details are much easier with it...BUT...THE STAINS!!!!!!!!!!!
And I tend to get fed up when the pen runs out of ink in the middle of a line/movement lol. How about combining the thick lines with/fine liners? My boyfriend does that on his comic DIS, like he uses a combo of indian brush pen and 'fineliners' for details. His lines are usually pretty 'fat' though, but its possible to combine fineliner-sizes instead of using the brush pen stuff.
@Karlijn: Yeah, I used to employ much finer lines before starting Tangentville.
Karlijn
October 29th, 2017
@kidcthulhu: The marker is much easier and nicer than using a nib pen, lately I've been using fineliners more often. The paint tends to sort of go over those lines though, so they aren't as clear as the ones from the marker. The marker also makes thicker lines, I'm not used to that haha
Karlijn
October 29th, 2017
@Linn: There's nothing like murder to get people close to each other :)
I felt like my characters fade into the background sometimes when I use fineliners and I hate that. On the other hand, I do like the soft look sometimes. As for pencils, I love the way that looks (gorgeous drawing!) but I don't think I'd like it for my comic since I want my style to be a bit clearer and more stylised. I guess I'll keep trying different things with different fineliners.
Is using the marker easier? It looks a little cleaner, so if it's easier to use I would go for it. I used to employ nibs and India Ink washes in high school & college, but it was far too much hassle after a while.

I'm still expecting Amaya to go all Single White Female on Ylva.
Linn
October 29th, 2017
She's lucky she has friends that care so much about her, I mean, they aknowlegde her mental health issues so much they actually don't bitch at her- rather give her time when noticing the pattern of her behaviour.
And about the marker; I mean its a very tiny difference, but you do see the lines stronger than usual. Which in a comic makes sense. But it does take away the watercolor-soft look a bit and can get a bit harsh.

May I suggest something?
Have you tried only using pencil underneath and not use any ink or outlines while working with water colors?
I just started trying doing this, but with ink+mixed with water instead. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bay5395DFD4/
Not saying you need to do it for this comic, lineart makes sense, but its just a tip if you ever want to test it. In the image i linked its still pretty dark pencil strokes but i imagine the lighter they are the better. My brush pretty much sucked since all the good ones are left at school...
Karlijn
October 29th, 2017
I don't know about that if it takes a couple of days... For inking this page I used a waterproof marker instead of a nib pen or fineliners. Not sure if I'll use it more often.
Exams next week, a paper today and a paper next Sunday. The joy of university.
Karlijn
October 24th, 2017
@Linn: I've been drawing a lot of portraits. They are easier and I can draw them more quickly than a comic page, since it's just copying reality instead of making it up. It's nice to just draw things from life for fun so you don't have to think about everything, and you learn a lot too!
Linn
October 24th, 2017
I read it as shes watching tv, i think the remote, the laid back position and the colors gives it away. You deserve a break, i hope you'll find inspiration again- often it helps to find it in something new. I go bored on projects very easily but its why im always trying to do new things... Having a more challenging comic project with alot of new things to learn can often help. But again i dont know... I try improve my art when im not doing comics, or write some on the story. I've not had that lack motivation thing for years but i grow tired and sick from time to time...
Karlijn
October 22nd, 2017
@kidcthulhu: I drew this page quite some time ago, but my buffer is nearly running out. I really enjoyed drawing these pages and I miss that feeling.
kidcthulhu
October 22nd, 2017
Well for a page you didn't feel like drawing, it came out really well.

Take all the time you need. The finished product suffers if you force it.
Karlijn
October 22nd, 2017
Okay so apparently Ylva turned into a vampire. You maybe couldn't tell but she's watching TV.
I think I might take a break for a couple of weeks after this chapter is finished, since I didn't feel like drawing much the last two months (or anything at all really). I'll see how it goes.
At least they now have someone to share their family drama with :)
We're going into the last short scene of the chapter!
kidcthulhu
October 8th, 2017
@Karlijn: I actually like this page, even if the dialog raises several red flags...

As long as either comic gets updates, I'll be happy ^_^
Karlijn
October 8th, 2017
Literally no one trusts or knows Ylva. Amaya probably made an escape plan as soon as she met Ylva.
Last page for today, only about 4 pages left in this chapter! I don't know if I'm going to start the next chapter before trying to finish a Another Love Song chapter. We'll see :)

Can't say I like this page, because of multiple reasons. Guess it isn't my worst page either, it'll have to do.