New to Leif & Thorn, want it on your bookshelf, but aren’t ready to buy 3 print volumes at once? Ease into it with just Volume 1. Same $25 you’d pay (including shipping) in the online store — but as thanks for supporting a Kickstarter, we’ll throw in the matching ebook, and the exclusive wallpapers for this campaign.
Start of a new volume, time to try some new techniques! This is the first storyline where I did all the effects in Clip Studio Paint. Check out the perspective on that window frame (and, more subtly, the rock wall texture), and the glow of those Northern Lights.
Not going to describe all the step-by-step setup, because there are a lot of generic “how to run a Twitter ad campaign” guides out there already. But I’ll start with some general notes about Stuff I Did, then move on to Useful Tips I Learned.
Trivia: I finished the first 4 strips of this week all the way back in the beginning of March. I’m talking so far back, this was a couple weeks before my state identified its first COVID-19 case.
I did the lineart for this strip too…except I wanted to design a new cool-looking school set, and couldn’t do that off the top of my head. So I put it aside and went back to working on the main continuity (the next sketchbook page has the first strip of Plus Ones).
And then I filled up the rest of that sketchbook, filled up half of the next sketchbook, finished the regular strips all the way through the end of Call and Answer, and did not manage to come back and finish this until late July.
(Or, you know, approximately 10 years later in Quarantine Time.)
So if the coloring style changes a bit on this page, or the lineart looks any different in the next one — now you know why.