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Weekdays, inbetween real comic series

In preparation for Feral, I did a number of cast portraits intended at improving the overall look of the characters - the way their faces were drawn, their costumes. Not all of the changes made it through to the final comic pages - most of my experiments with exaggeration didn't work and were abandoned. But many of the portraits themselves turned out rather nicely.

Costume drawing for Krakatoa. I still enjoy looking at this one. At the time, when I published it on DeviantArt, I wrote:

We haven't seen much of Ragnarok in recent Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan storylines. She will have some part to play in Feral, and since the story is set more than a year after The Rite of Serfdom, I've taken some time to redesign her. She will have longer hair again and have foregone the Gnomian Punk Rocker look for something that, while still unusual, looks a little more like a historical outfit. This brownish-purplish little number is based on Little Brown Dress by the marvelous BraveAnimal.

I may change the colour yet to fit the comic's overall colour palette, but for now I've tried to follow the colour scheme of the original. The straps under Ragna's breasts probably don't offer the best possible support, but at least they offer some, which is more than I can say for most medieval dresses that I've investigated so far (queue replies from costume makers to the effect that they did have bra-like undergarments in the 11th Century and that I should have looked at this or that website :) )

Ragna has also gained a little weight, making her look more amazonly and Nordic. I'm a bit fed up with the narrow-shouldered, thin-armed look that my female characters default to. Kel looks like that, but there's no reason why any of the others should have to.

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