Okay, it’s late and I seriously need to get some shut-eye so I’m afraid this will have to be quick.
What’s good: I’ve finished my first page and it doesn’t look half bad if I do say so myself. True I could have been more adventurous with the scene’s lighting and colours but I felt it wouldn’t hurt to go for something simple and clear in the opening panels as I find my feet. I went for a scheme of warm brown-oranges playing off cold blue-greys as representation of the clash embodied by Scratch herself – namely between human and machine – while I also deviated from my page plan adding an additional panel (the ear) to make it clearer that the voice is from a coms device, not her.
What’s bad: It took far longer than it should have. I have the excuse of spending time on the cover and having some fairly malignant formatting issues but the bottom line is that I need to be much faster in future if I want to stay on schedule :(
Once again, I like the color scheme. The page looks good! Maybe the ear device is a little hard to get at first, but that’s coming from someone who has a really hard time getting details in comics.
@demontales: Thanks, the ear device was something of afterthought to make the call/comms situation clearer – essentially I was trying to show rather than tell which isn’t always easy!