MOAR SPEEDLINES! Illustrating PMD’s transformation from hulk mode to monkey was an awkward one, but I think my method worked alright. I’m content with my linework, hatching, and overall gestures in this strip. I keep waffling back and forth between keeping things really open and simple and getting really detailed (which is my nature). I want to be able to rely on fewer lines to convey shape, weight, movement, etc, but I really want to get in there and draw textures and use hatching to create shadows and sculpt forms. Hopefully I’ll figure out a happy medium eventually. I do notice that in a lot of manga, there is a refined simplicity to a lot of the contours that I love, but every so often they throw in a panel (usually a closeup or a scene setup shot) that’s hyper detailed. I might be headed in that direction.