Posted April 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm
I've been sick since I got back from ECCC. I thought I was spared the con crud but alas that was not the case. I got a nasty cold that has been kicking my ass for well over a week. If I wasn't already doing a "pregnancy" bit I'm sure I would do something with a zombie virus...
You might have noticed that John trimmed his hair in the time jump. Part of the redesign work I'm going for is to bring certain characters closer to their old looks. I want them to feel like updated versions of themselves where the biggest change is due to style and progression rather than just change for change sake. John's hair had been getting higher and higher of late and I wasn't super happy with how it had been for a bit... so when I decided we'd have another time jump I thought about where I wanted to take the characters that would be getting a retrofit (not that many needed it I found out) and John had strayed a bit from his initial "look".
When we last had a major time jump, John had shaved his head. It's the same technique only the brown was transparent. I'm going with a shorter cut that gets him back to where he was when ZR started with the lack of an interior outline like I used on the shaved head version. It's a good compromise in my opinion.