3:12 Skywalk

22nd Dec, 2021

3:12 Skywalk
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Spell

22nd Dec 2021, 7:12 AM

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Solitude in the city.
You know that illustration that I posted with no context? Well it has a place. This is the Great Reno Skywalk. I did a lot of research about the buildings along Virginia street by the famous bridge(which ended up getting rebuilt in 2014 or something). Anyway, the Hotel Riverside used to be active in the 80s, and now it's just overpriced artist lofts. The research for this included looking at a whole bunch of 60s and 70s post cards featuring the hotel. And that church is right next to an old courthouse, the stats for people who got hitched and then unhitched are ridiculous. Anyway, history is cool

Happy holidays! I hope you and yours stay safe and warm.

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jmluvsbob

22nd Dec 2021, 7:30 AM

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Wow, that last panel turned out beautifully! Love the contrast of the yellow lights against the purple and blue night colors.

Unrelated, but I think it would be funny if Maks looked down at the railing and was like, “What is a Spelledeg 2021?”

Spell

24th Dec 2021, 9:06 AM

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Thanks, I had a blast with this splash page!

And hahaha that would be funny, I ThinK he'd assume it's graffiti!

sigpig

22nd Dec 2021, 9:54 AM

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Poor Maks is thinking "Where TF am I going to sleep tonight?"...

Spell

24th Dec 2021, 9:07 AM

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Keep a pin in that. He's been up since at least 4am

sigpig

24th Dec 2021, 10:46 AM

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Humans have difficulties making decisions due to lack of sleep.

Spell

24th Dec 2021, 1:05 PM

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Good day to not be human, eh?

Probably, perhaps.

MiraKiraII

22nd Dec 2021, 12:03 PM

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This is so beautiful. The level of research you do for your stories and art is amazing! Well done

Spell

24th Dec 2021, 9:09 AM

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Thank you! I like, obsessed over this page for a week while I was working on it because I wanted the buildings to be historically accurate within a margin. I didn't anticipate it being a Christmas week update either lol. It was just a nice surprise.

lirvilas

22nd Dec 2021, 7:05 PM

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beautiful panorama, Spellz

helluva way to wrap up the year 11/5 stars

Spell

24th Dec 2021, 9:10 AM

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My pain paid off. This page taught me that I hate drawing windows in particular

Hang tight for one more update at the end of the week!

melaredblu

23rd Dec 2021, 10:40 PM

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Wow, look at those colors! It really makes the whole atmosphere of the page pop.

Spell

24th Dec 2021, 9:11 AM

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I had so much fun with this update once I finally got to the coloring part since I had a pretty good idea where the direction was going! Normally, coloring is a drag but it wasn't horrible for this page :)

whiteshaix

24th Dec 2021, 8:24 AM

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Looks greeat! I wasn't expecting the sudden full color shift.

Spell

24th Dec 2021, 9:12 AM

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Thank you!! I love me a good color splash page for impact and atmosphere. Pages like this remind me why the whole comic isn't a color work haha.

NeilKapit

25th Dec 2021, 7:07 PM

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Happy holidays and beautiful paint effects here

junoro

29th Dec 2021, 4:00 PM

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This is such a beautiful page... so nice to finally see it in the comic officially! :D

Spell

29th Dec 2021, 9:10 PM

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I was super happy to finally post it as a live page!!! At last!!

mitchellbravo

2nd Apr 2022, 2:22 PM

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this is insanely beautiful, everywhere the eye moves is another vivacious detail

Spell

2nd Apr 2022, 2:47 PM

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Thank you! I loved doing this page, but hated drawing all the windows. It's based on the early 80s glory of the Hotel Riverside and the surrounding streets :D