I am a bit torn. On one hand I want this to be like a noir and on the other hand I want this to have sketchy/artistic background as if they were Kane's drawing... and also I don't like using dark color. So I guess I will use different "feel/mood" more based on the scene because, as for genre I do not want this to be 100% a murder mystery but more of a spoof of a murder mystery.
And these were some old sketches of Paolo and Malvasia I forgot to share in the previous post. Eventually in the simplified style Malvasia has shorter hair and Paolo looks less innocent. :P