When I start any comic, I always try to decide on what the style is going to be for that specific comic, so some previous ones I've done look like:
Like you can generally recognise certain consistent features typical of my work, but every comic I do might have a different approach with the details of the inking tool, the colour palette or toning style etc.
With Errant, one of my first decisions was that the basis of my colour palette would be the colours used in pre-digital colour comics:
I also wanted to draw something with a more manga-esque feel because I'd been doing less manga work for commissions for years at the time and it was nice to return to my "natural" style for fun.
I also considered using a finer, more sketchy kinda inking style and darker, weirder colours, as well as using very visible patterns in the backgrounds but I wasn't feeling the early style test. It was drawing a lot of attention to itself and didn't match the bold tone of the comic:
I decided I wanted to try a really strong, stylised edge highlight like Enter the Spiderverse or Persona 5, which turned out to be a really handy way to add "shading" because I just need to whizz around some edges and I can choose the colour for the edge highlight to easily tweak the tone of my "lighting" in a scene.
To make it faster to make pages, I decided that backgrounds should have washy kinda colouring, nothing too neat. The scenery in Errant always has a washed out look, it tends to look like it's either raining or about to rain due to the alternate universe British setting.
Over time, the style shifted more and more towards a less scruffy indie look like the early pages and more towards a smoother, more shounen manga look, and that's how you end up with....