I think that would be great for you to continue! We can never have too many Hope x Lightning stories :)
I drew this a while back for chapter 22. I liked the scene with Hope and Lightning in the rain so I wanted to do some sketches and test out a new style of drawing. Plus it was interesting drawing them older.
I wanted to do an age progression drawing on how they could look, but I’m not sure if I’ll have time to do it like I wanted.
I wanted to mention this too:
Originally there was supposed to be four children in this story instead of three. When I was first writing the story, I had a boy named Sky who was also supposed to be their son, a few years older than Charity, but I took him out. In chapter 20, it was supposed to him born instead of Charity and Charity was supposed to be born chapter 22. Eventually I thought if I did put out a sequel to the story, I didn’t see how he would fit into the story so I took him out altogether. I didn’t see how I could develop his character or make something interesting about him. With the sequel that I had in mind, there would have been more of a development with Charity’s character instead.
In chapter 1 when Faith says to H.J. “Shut up or I’ll put you in a sack and send you back to your real family.” It was originally said to Sky. There were other scenes that he was in such as chapter 4 and in future chapters. Mainly the same scenes that Charity was in. Just an example.
I drew her up before I posted Paradox to have a visual. This could have gone a lot of ways so I tried to get the features as close to Hope and Lightning as possible. I broke it down like this:
Hair: A mix of both of them. Mixed pink with grey that created a darker pink and mixed up the shape of it.
Face shape: Lightning’s
Eye shape: Lightning’s
Eye color: Hope’s
Skin color: More toward Hope with a little of Lightning’s
whenever a new character is introduced to threaten your otp
One of the scenes out of chapter 12, the third scene, is one of my favorite out of the story that I wanted to draw it out. The original plan was to turn this into a comic, but didn’t have enough time to draw out the scene so I just drew out the poses I like the best and just played around with them. I posted the scene underneath this.
When he tried to pull her in close, she pressed her hands against his chest pushing herself away. He attempted the same thing again. This time, she didn’t fight him back on it. Instead she buried her face within his chest. With that, he wrapped his arms around her. As much as he wanted to tell her that he would be there whenever she needed someone to lean, as much as he wanted to ask what was wrong, he kept quiet. He didn’t want her to retract from him. He would let his actions speak for him.
Lines from a particular scene in Chapter 12
"What I feel won’t change. I want you to feel that you’re happy here with me. I know I am when I’m here with you."
"You are beautiful Lightning."
Lines from a particular scene in chapter 12