Friday, November 21, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 6 completed!

Chugging along, late into the evening, I was able to complete page 6 of the new grOw/cOmic#6, "Milking the Plot", the (semi)sequel to "Milk Farm" (grOw/cOmic#1). This was a very busy page, like the last one, with many characters, faces, bodies, and specific camera angles that had to line-up with the rendered background.  We are now at the one-third mark for the inking and paint!  Whoot!  I'm making very good progress!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 5 completed!

Well, this last page took an extra day or more. A few "real life" projects also slowed the latest page's completion. As you can see by this small preview, this page was quite detailed and full of characters, which, of course, takes more time. Unfortunately, page 6 has some similar qualities, but luckily not quite as much. Enjoy the preview!

Friday, November 14, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 4 completed!

Well, this was definitely a 2-day page — lots of characters, faces, angles, advanced glass effects (close-up of a clear bottle with liquid), and panels (5). This page required me to work a little later before calling it quits for the weekend (whoo hoo!), but it was worth it. Enjoy the preview!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 3 completed

I couldn't quite get this page done in one day as the previous two, mostly due to other "real life" work circumstances, but I made good progress and finished it today. I also was able to get a small jump on the next page as well. There is a little more text in this one as compared to some others, that some may find interesting. ;D

Monday, November 10, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 2 completed!

I've been cruising right along and completed page 2 of issue 1 of the new, upcoming grOw/cOmic#6. I was surprised that I was able to do so in just one day (albeit an extended one), considering the amount of faces and figures on this page. I think the extra time I spent on the pencil stage, as well as the natural feel of a stylus that comes from my Wacom Cintiq, allowed me to complete this page so quickly. I even had to add some special lighting to each of the four panels of this page (as you can see in the preview), but this did not push my time over one day.

Last blog post I released the name of this issue, but not the entire series. I have decided to finally announce the name of the series, which I have been hinting at as a "semi-sequel" to a previously released grOw/cOmic. So, without much further ado, the name of the grOw/cOmic#6 series is "Milking the Plot" (aka "Milk Farm 2"). This series will be a classic BE-focused cOmic, with some lactation thrown in to boot.

Friday, November 7, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 1 completed!

I know it's been a while since the last blog update, but rest assured, I have been working diligently on the newest grOw/cOmic.  Since the last blog entry from 3 weeks ago, I had taken off 1 full week for an out-of-state family wedding, but the returned and immediately dove back into the work on the issue.

Since my last post, I have complete the pencil drawings for the rest of issue 1 (pages 8 through 18) of the new grOw/cOmic series (#6) which will be called "Milking the Plot". Chapter 1 is titled "MacGuffin" (odd, I know, but you will need to know the storyline to figure this one out). I also had more rendering and background setting up for issue 1, which I completed as well. 

I then went on to ink and paint page 1. It's really nice to finally get to this stage after all the prep work that led to this point. This page, as you saw in the pencil previews a few posts back, was quite detailed with a lot of people and numerous faces — all of which adds time. In addition, as you can see by the color preview, I had to deal with some lighting effects.  All in all, this new series is really turning out great!

Enjoy the preview!  It's on to page 2 come Monday!

Friday, October 17, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6 — drawin' and renderin'

Still plugging away at the pencil drawing and background creation and rendering of issue 1 of grOw/cOmic#6.  I had to put more work into the background creation, as I realized there were some important details that needed to be created. I also had to perfect the lighting. The 3D background is very important, as it is featured throughout nearly the entire series.

But I also have been working on the pencil drawings. However, I had hoped I would have gotten further along than I have. But due to the work on the 3D background setting (see above), as well as the high amount of details in the issue (many faces and tight interaction with the background by the drawn characters), I have only completed the first 7 pages of the 18 page issue. But now that the background is nearly complete, I hope to spend more time drawing, and less time modeling and rendering.

Enjoy the previews!