Of course, color IS the thing, typically. It's good and professional. However... I actually feel like this story has a more developed "personality" overall in just black & white--it makes it feel different from just any other story. Especially because here on the western front most comics are in color, so it actually isn't that special. On the other hand, the B&W looks so original, and with the particular way you shade everything in that way, it really gives the drawings depth--I don't feel like it's missing color at all.
I can definitely relate to the feeling, but I think it's something we can both push through if we practice it (coloring) enough. Heck, I think you've practiced it enough, but nothing builds confidence like continuous practice! Go ahead and do what you feel will work best for the story. I can't wait to see how it goes.
I like what manga has going, where it is all B & W and parts like covers and others select few are colored.
ToniBabelony has it right, you should find your balance. Yes, the comic is for the audience, but if you do not enjoy your work it will show in what you produce. Meaning, if you do not like coloring every page, it will show in one fashion or another.
What might be an interesting touch is coloring select parts of each page and leave the rest in b&w/sepia.
The color looks great! I do understand the purity of a black and white image, and if V for Vendetta hadn't been done in that awful color, I probably would have read it by now. HOWEVER, I think the color you've done is very tasteful and brings a nice element of life to the page. Some of the non-character items such as the coffee cans and parts of the kitchen had (for my taste) a little too much detail in the realistic shading and can be a little bit of an eye trap for me. But the characters look amazing! Of course I do love the grayscale pages as well, and perhaps the color wouldn't be so special if it was used too often?
I would prefer colors since it completes the overall mood of the Universe that you're creating, but I understand it's time consuming and takes up more of your time. I still appreciate the BW approach, but let's be honest. Your colors definitely deliver a certain spice to your work
Went for sepia, tho I don't mind the colour! I think my personal preference would be sepia pages and colour "bonus art", but then again I might start to love the colour pages after seeing a few of them - will keep an eye on Patreon and see if my opinion changes ;D
I honestly love the color more. It makes it easier to visualize your world properly, for me at least...however, if color ultimately turns out to be too much effort for you, perhaps you should save color pages for special intros/chapters/spreads. Either way, the comic's still bloody amazing.
I voted for the BW sepia tones; the values, shading, and contrast is really good on them. I can understand and appreciate color pages, but I like it the way you've been doing it. Better, in my opinion, to just keep the color pages as bonuses, or for special pages or moments where a critical plot point is revealed.
I voted for BW sepia. But I have to add : your coloring is just a bit more lively than sepia. I mean, it still gives all due respect to lines and shadows. I love "lineart designed" work and you are one of the best at it. I am still figuring if I will patrEon you... but if I do, it won't be for the coloring... just for the story.
I voted for the BW sepia have charm, but leaning toward colour. After reading a lot of the comments here, I would agree with most in having colour for the dramatic moments/cliffhangers and the sepia tones for most other stuff. If you would like to reward with colour GG shots, I would be fine with that to, she rocks.
so hard to decide, the B&W pages are more appealing to me personally because I love that aesthetic and it kind of leaves room for the imagination to fill in the blanks, but on the other hand the color is so beautifully done and answers all the questions you could ask about the appearances.
Black and White Sepia tones have a lot of charm to them it's true. Ithink it would be nice to have a colour page every now and then just to remind us what kinds of colours we are dealing with. If that makes sense. in the end, it comes down to how much you want to do colour pages.