I finished this part in March in advance of making the printed edition, so this is also a later freetalk. Looking back at pages I drew a month is always bit painful. I meant to release this in May, at the same time that the print edition would debut at TCAF. Since the print edition is on hold (due to COVID-19 situation), here's the chapter now :)
I had to redraw A's cardigan pattern a bunch of times because I drew the elements wrong (I remembered the order of patterns wrong). It's based off a cardigan that I own (that Wai got me a long time ago, we have almost matching ones). A's aesthetic is cozy cabin. I like quilted patterns a lot because it gives me cozy vibes too. I don't actually own anything quilted!!!
I created extremely gaudy artwork for this diner's decor. Actually some of them are old filtered drawings from years past. Look closely, and you may recognize some of them. Mentally I was inspired by Fran's. I should go there again.
In theory I should like drawing plants, but in practice, the overlapping leaves and curves make them quite hard to draw unless you're just going for a squiggle look.
This chapter has a lot of references/call-backs/parallels with previous ones. Like previous chapter, I'm never quite sure how to draw food with mostly b/w that looks appetizing.
I have a lot of other ideas about how their relationship progresses (spoiler: the slow burn continues). Specifically all good couples need to go to the aquarium on a date, right?? Drama must ensue. We must see shrimp and goby. I just want to draw animals.
Maybe I'll come back to these two later? Hope y'all enjoyed!!! The printed version has some scrappy poorly drawn 4-panel comics that extend this chapter.
Ch. 12 is going to be...totally different?????? I HAVE TO...START WRITING IT?? Next update might be farther out, haha.