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Environmental Sketches – Simon’s Mansion Interior

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[This is being posted as part of the hiatus for KttFF’s second chapter. THIS IS THE LAST PIECE BEFORE THE COMIC RETURNS! The comic will resume with CHAPTER 3 on August 24th, 2023]

For some reason, I got it in my head that it’d be so funny if this relatively normal – albeit probably kind of ugly – 80s-style home just had half a car jutting out of one of the walls. AND FURTHER, that said car was the means by which one controlled the time travel elements of the mansion. The mental image wouldn’t leave my head. It wouldn’t even be cool, it would look really dumb because the car isn’t even aligned with the direction the mansion would fly. This idea wormed its way into my head and it WOULD. NOT. LEAVE.

Thus, I was forced by nobody but myself to have to learn how to draw a sports car.

It was great practice! And though my setting doesn’t really have cars (it does have ships, though they don’t show up often), this gave me a little more confidence with drawing mechanical forms. It was still a nightmare – I absolutely prefer the more free-form designs of nature – but it was needed to make me a better artist.

Elsewhere on the page, I came up with the layout for (at least the living room of) Simon’s mansion! Though we don’t really see much of it in the Intermission, it was a real treat to design an actual living space! I’m used to making lots of rest areas and such, but developing a place someone actually /lives/ forced me to think about what I’ll want this environment to look like later down the line. Safe to say, we’re going to be seeing more of this place, hence me putting so much focus on it…

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