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And here are some examples of the ideas I had. Please give me some feedback on how they look/character design and which style I should go for.
Style 1: More serious fantasy style.
If I don't go for this one in the comic proper, then I might use it for chapter covers and other pieces at least.
Style 2: Simpler Style.
This one is kind of similar to the one I use currently, but a bit more detailed. Made one version with noise and one without to see how it looks.
Style 3: JRPG
Taking a page out of JRPGS and other games like Cave Story or Undertale/Webcomics like Homestuck and Prequel Adventure, I'd use a style that has everyone in a relatively simple and stylized appearance up until battles or more serious moments, of which I would then switch to either style 1 or 2. (I'd still definitely use the Chibis in the comic even if this isn't the style I go with, because I really had a fun time drawing Flare lie this.)
Thanks for the help, and I'd also love to hear your feedback on Flare's design in general. I like it, but I'm having a bit of trouble giving him a color scheme appropriate for his fire powers while still making it pop contrast wise. Also having a bit of trouble with how his orange gauntlets and boots should look as well.