Lighting. Arg. - As you can see in this page, there is a significant difference between my night-time lighting in panels #1 through #4 and the daytime lighting in panels #5 and #6. At night, I use the ceiling lights in my game room. These lights make the stone walls look yellowish. I'm not particularly fond of this. The photos for panels #5 and #6, however, were shot during the day, when the glorious rays of the Seattle sun were shining in my windows. It looks much better, don't you think? Especially panel #5 - rich colors, cool!
Panel #6 kind of has a mix of lighting: the nearer wall has natural lighting, while the far wall is lit more by my ceiling lights. In this case, it kind of looks good with the different lighting.
Unfortunately, I can't always shoot the pics during the day because I get home after the sun has set. So, I need to work on getting some lights that provide the more natural illumination. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Oh, and Dundorious and friends will be explaining the different lighting in POTB #13.
Retouching - Yep, I've started to digitally correct some errors in the pics. Sometimes the Handi-Tak that holds on the backpacks shows up in the pics, so I fix that in Photoshop, along with some unpainted spots near the ankles.
Panel #5 - The repaired corner pieces came out great, and are much sturdier thanks to the efforts of the carpenters on the crew.
Panel #6 - Originally, I wanted to have an ominous shadow of the creature on a wall behind the heroes as they walked along. However, I couldn't get the right lighting to create a recognizable shadow. So, I switched to this corner shot. I think it's probably better than the shadow shot would have been. That's one cool thing about working in practical media (as opposed to digital media, where you can put anything - including shadows - wherever you want) - sometimes physical restrictions result in a better comic!