Man I wish I had a studio of assistants like real mangakas do! Not only would they have saved me hours on the background of that first panel, but the finished result woulda been so much better! Aah well, what can ya do….
(For examples of artists whose studios turn out extremely tasty backgrounds, check out the work of Takeshi Obata on Death Note, Katsuhiro Otomo on Akira, and Ryoichi Ikegami on Mai…)
Assistants might have made the first frame faster to create, but I don’t think they could have improved it. Well done!
Aw, shucks, thanx Perry! But seriously, if you ever get a chance to check out those guys I mentioned, their backgrounds are so sharp and clean and convincing and all other kindsa good stuff… still, I’m glad you like mine!