The next few pages are part of the continuing Bocce flashbacks, which I had established a sepia look for, but in this case, I’m not entirely happy with the finished look. I had Cyril, one of my two colorists, color it normally, with the caveat that I would be doing the sepia effects afterwards to match the earlier flashbacks. I thought the original pages Cyril did looked really great (with nighttime colors and moonlit highlights), but in doing my sepia steps, it just lost a bit of that nice nighttime feel.

Ultimately, I just think sepia works better for daytime scenes. Nighttime in sepia just looks a bit muddy to me, at least when I’ve been able to see the original art by comparison. I’ve already made the mental note that for future Bocce flashbacks, I’ll probably try to stick to daytime scenes.