GameDev this is The Hero, The Hero this is GameDev.
At the last minute I filled the background yellow for the snapshot in my journal, I have no idea why...
I threw together a Layout Layer first so that all my animation frames will match up correctly and everything will be kept to scale.
The Grey zones on either side indicate the overlapping space in to other tiles or where the sword swipe should go for it to look like it's making contact with the bad guys. The little triangle at the bottom is the rough shape of a grid cell and the other lines are for scaling.
Drawing takes Time
I wanted to throw this together as a concept character and it ended up taking 45 minutes to draw!!! Still I had to get used to the graphics tools again and I'm sure subsequent art will be quicker and better.