i doubt i will ever encounter another character quite like Terra. sketched during my week-long rewatching of the entire Teen Titans series, colored today.
Can I just say how cool it was that both of these superheroines’ personalities and powers were explored in this episode? And how well it was done?
Starfire was not shamed for being emotional. Her powers come from her emotions.
Raven was not shamed for suppressing her emotions. Her power requires amazing control.
They both. Work. They are both different kinds of strength, and they are both heroic and powerful and good. And they each learned from the other, and helped each other out by seeing from each others’ perspective, and finding the value in their differing approaches! Wow!
Fuck yes, this is how you write super-ladies, okay. There’s more than one way to be a “strong female character.” There’s all different kinds of strength. Why don’t more people GET this?
god, i love her. what a cuuuutie.
“Beast Boy, if you knew something bad about me, would you still be my friend?”
Attack on Teen Titans
Test toning on test roughs for TTX. You might recognize the panels.
Finding a drawing style I wanted to work in took a lot of trial and error, but the toning/coloring style of the comic is taking some work. Trying to juggle:
- (Emotional) Tone
- How cool it looks
- How well it works with the pencilling style
- Ease of execution
- ??? …Magic?
Ease of execution is a biggie, because it can’t be so intricate that it takes too long to repeat across a lot of panels, but it’s equally bad to look sloppy. I have a lot of regrets about part 1 because at the end there’s definitely a fight between my drawing style and me (fighting change even though it’s happening anyway), which helped prolong the comic’s hiatus (lots of frustration). To continue needed experimentation and freedom, but I can’t just do that all over the comic when its story has an established tone and story progression.
I know people who read the comic mostly don’t give a crap about my artistic growth or personal needs or whatever, and they don’t have to, but… it doesn’t change how this is gonna go down. 8|
(Meanwhile PG-chan is patiently waiting and is the best co-creator you can ask for because look at my skittish ass over here >.>)