wow a sudden update and it’s also a prequel of the previous update! way to twist things
anyway!! I thought that noah hadn’t enough screen time and this popped up without even noticing… (it’s a bit rushed though, you can see it)
this is set beforethis and this comic, nhk trophy was before cup of china where mamoru won his 8th gold
we talked about an hockey team that is noah’s biggest fan club and i couldn’t wait to put them in the story as I sketched their profiles some time ago already!
they are a college hockey team from muenchen, germany, that shares its ice rink with a few figure skaters, included noah. like most of us, they were totally smitten by his lovely way of… existing. they are very supportive and if they have time and money they go to see noah’s competitions (as noah goes to watch their matches if he has time).
but back to the main story!
the schedule of the grand prix of figure skating is the following:
the skaters compete in three cups instead of only two because of plot reasons. (it was my mistake during the early stages of the story)
I was going to post these on Patreon but I’ve been depriving my tumblr of art so here’s a bunch of character concept art for Collingwood
Collingwood is a traveling circus of lycians who, like Theo, are half-humans. They venture across 1850′s Europe and work to entertain the masses while simultaneously acting as a refuge for lycians with no place to call their own. Collingwood walks the line between spectacular showmanship for humans and being accused of blatant exploitation in the opinions of many lycians, but remains in business despite it all.
This is a collaborative project with several of my close friends! Character concept credits:
While watching @shinyzango‘s stream, I got curious about how Hans the Nutcracker might move… so I did a quick little rough animation test to explore the idea a little!
I fancy he moves like you might expect from a stiff wooden toy. Some motions are more fluid than others, but for the most part, he moves in rigid lines and arcs, as is allowed by the positioning of his joints. :O