When I was art directing Steven I would try to do some quick little keys for the design & color teams whenever I had a chance. I was able to play around with general shape language and color theories in these paintings and then they could be used as reference or a jumping off point for the artists creating the final art. The final production BGs were drawn by Steven Sugar, Emily Walus, and Sam Bosma, then painted by Elle Michalka and Amanda Winterstein
Ah, to be so content with your life, that you don’t notice a large piece of living room furniture in your apartment. That’s a totally relatable experience, right?
This is the first time I’ve tried to curb the lighting towards one tone. It took a lot of effort to figure everything out, but I’m pretty happy with the results. Also, the character designs changed a little on this comic, which happened as I drew this page. I liked the change, so I kept drawing. :P
I am very happy to announce the release of the Simple Webcomic Theme V4. I am especially happy to say that it has even been officially accepted into the tumblr theme garden!
After more than 2 months of work, I have ironed out all the creases of my first two attempts. I have added more customisation features, improved social aspects, and made it mobile-friendly to boot.
A final note: I will be leaving the previous two versions live as they have lots of active installs. But if you are using an old version, please, please switch to the new theme. It’s much better in every way, honest. And I am more than a little embarrassed of my original code, so the less I see of it, the happier my conscious will be.