Ya, it's not easy to draw metal beasts like this... I had to do SOOO many little sketches to get the shapes of all the bits right and to find out how it'd work. Only then could I start putting it in comics ^^
-I find robots pretty hard too
About the darkness... Hmm, I did draw this scene pretty dark, but my monitor is really, really bright so I find it hard to gauge. Ack, you never know the brightness of people's monitors ^_^
My old monitor was SUPER dark, so I’ve always got it in the back of my mind not to go too dark with a scene, but you never know how it’ll turn out.
Perhaps I should just start greying out my ‘dark’ scenes rather than actually making them dark? That would mean I don’t lose as much detail… Hmmm