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Story work.
by Draginbeard

I've been working the second chapter dialog the last few days. I will be adding in a female character, but instead of making this a love interest, its going to be more along the lines of a love interest that went badly and left both characters in a lot of pain.

What I found most interesting about this, is that I needed to work things from both sides of the relationship, and really explore where things went wrong for them. Of course I took some of my own experiences and mixed them in as far as raw feeling went, but I want to add a hard fantasy element into the mix. Not just that both characters are Dwarves, but that that there was a crazy 'only-happen-in-a-comic' situation, and treat that as seriously as possible.

This all fits into the theory that every villain is the hero in their own story. I think this can very easily translate into relationships, especially when things go from crazy in love, to realizing this isn't going to work. I'm just adding in 'If I stay, I'm going to kill you." element.

Coloring the strip is getting a little easier. I'm still trying everything at least once, but I think I'm going to bypass the whole texture with colors for a little bit. I still like the idea, but I might be getting ahead of myself trying to do it.

Thats about all I have going on this week.

Hope everyone is having great week, and a better weekend!

See you next update.

Gavin - 8/02/2012