I'm being nudged into a cartoon world, and I'm pretty happy about it to tell the truth. On the left is my original concept for a character in the comic I'm working on; Jeff VanderMeer's The Situation. The editor wanted it less tight, more expressive. I told her that's how I'd draw all the time if I had any guts! So I came up with the guy on the right. I'm really, really happy with the redesign and it makes the whole project one hundred times more exciting. And I draw faster this way. That's just a nice side effect.
Also, I'm very happy with the way watercolour and gouache looks over a brush and ink drawing. I somehow have misplaced all my watercolour tubes so I had to use my traveling half pan set and liked using it a lot. I wasted less paint this way.
What does everyone think of the two designs? I think the second one is much better suited to a comic book. I have very smart editors.