While eyedropping in colors from the original strips to recreate these, I’m often put off by what color choices I made back then. Joyce’s skin is this kind of sickly gray, and the shade of her orange shirt isn’t too attractive, either. And purple pants? What? Of all the colors on Joyce to decide are vibrant, I choose the purple pants? Often I have to resist the urge to color correct, but adhering to the colors of the flats is the one thing I try to maintain consistency with as I recolor these things.

Back then I didn’t have standard color palettes for my characters. I just picked them blindly out of the RGB grid in Photoshop or whatever every time I needed to color anything. And so over time they shifted a bit. I wouldn’t develop consistent color models for my characters until about a year into Shortpacked!.