I in general want to keep personal details out of the WIP blog, but I am moving out of Japan and those preparations have been keeping me busy. A lot of things to sort, clean, send. Many people to say goodbye to. Events. Just ... a lot of things! I have been able to update the comic twice per week but have not been able to do many other projects. I forgot what it was like to move so far away!
WIPs will continue after I have arrived home, in about one more month.
I generally do longer stories in a page by page fashion, and the one-shots or three to four panel comics are a bit lost on me. Still, I want to try, and chose to do this as a short comic.
I did a sketch and was not pleased. I thought about other comics of the sort I'd seen and realized my mistake. The expressions would need to be exaggerated; they needed to be very different from panel to panel for the story anyway. I'm thinking panel two will be the most fun, but without the contrast of one and three, it won't have any meaning.
I am going to go with a generic Hawke based on my playthroughs rather than the default Hawke. I'm giving him robes from Dragon Age: Origins, though because they are some of my favorites. I missed those robes in DAII.
In other news, I have another idea for yet another one of these. While I do not want these to become a series (my main comic is enough work!), I am glad to be getting these ideas as I play one of my favorite games.
Here's a sketch of panel three with a mysterious WTF floating over Varric's head. That's more of a note for me on follower expressions than it is on what will actually be said.