Friday May 18th 2007:
I've been seeing a definite change in style since I began drawing this comic in October 2006 (when I was doing like ... a page every 2-3 weeks instead of a page every 2-3 days as I do now X__x) that is more evident in the pages I'm currently buffering (ie, 43) than in the earlier pages. The style has become a lot less retro and has a softer, almost Disney/Warner Bros/anime-like quality to the anatomy. But it never adopts one particular style.
Take this earlier drawing of a soon-to-be released character. Although the face looks pretty much the same as the comic's style, the body is very angular, especially compared to Mrs Fairfax in the more recent panels. Obviously I'll be changing her as time goes by, since she won't appear for quite a while yet.
That's one thing I like about Muse Academy. Stylistically, it's a mutt, not adhering to any particular mainstream style. That's not to say I don't like mainstream styles - there are some online mangas which I LOVE - but MA never seemed to fit into that slot. Some of the characters are too unique-looking for the style, and the predominant basis in Greek and Celtic mythology wouldn't look very good in a Japanese style. However, that doesn't mean to say I won't dabble in Japanese mythology at a later date ^_^ In my opinion it's more of an uphill struggle for comic artists wanting to develop/create/promote a unique style as the readers don't already have a style they can identify with, but hopefully it'll be worth it in the long run.
Anywho, that's my two cents on style for anyone that cares :) Hope you like today's page.