I am recycling a lot of art for this design. For the jungle, I re-use a lot of "vegetation walls" I earlier considered to be unconvincing, but it turned out that they fit well with certain "tree walls". I also just drew a few insectoids and resized and recoloured them and did little changes here and there to emulate different species and different growth stages (see central picture below). So I more or less made 4 different types out of one. The first nymph stage is still left to do...
I also took characters from Friedrich's Revenge and just slightly changed them (e.g. by adding new clothes). Another approach to save time is that I draw big pics, but use slightly altered parts of them as small pics, too. (Actually, the Snot Tigress excursus also reminded me how pictures can be reused... )
Still, there are numerous new characters, but I have now several pics ready or close to finished depicting them. The inside of the train is almost ready (only the shading is not complete)... The main thing left to do is writing texts and add certain key events.
Long live the Snot Tigress!
I think re-using of art between designs that are related is completely acceptable and in fact helps with continuity.
Also, there's a long tradition in the FRUA/DC community of taking existing images and altering them for further use - it's just a bonus that the original artists is the one modifying the art so very likely will do a great job of matching the styles.
I look forward to seeing the new and recycled images.
Ugh, only six weeks. I haven't even started the art that I need for mine. Or finished anything.
Concerning "Crime Alley", I assumed from your poll you already have a lot of character-3D models half-ready and just have to make them less or more muscular...
Um, not actually. I mean you are right about why I did the poll, but that was from before I decided to separate it from the DC comic book universe. So, while I may have characters for the Justice League ready, not so much for my own creations. Suffice it to say that on almopst all of those that I had partially ready, I have to start over. Honestly, I enjoy the process, but it really blows deadlines away.
However, I am still plugging away.