Comics have this amazing unique look to them that i have been trying to replicate since forever and a day. Gigantic inked areas areas are terrifying and terribly intimidating especially to someone who is not used to commitments like that. A black area in the right place: Impressive; A black area in the Wrong place: Nauseating.
I’ve been doing some brainstorming and some character design in my time off and the fruits of my experimenting are this. I think its a good step in the right direction.
For what its worth, Hans Christian Andersen wrote the original little mermaid which is chock full of love, sea foam, surprisingly little regret, and NO ANNOYING COMPANION ANIMALS. overall a great read
Plus: Backgrounds are the bane of my existence, so to keep my patience with this one was terribly difficult.