Monday, November 23, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 80 completed!

Still chipping away at a constant pace, I just finished page 80 (page 6 of 18 of issue 4). We are now at the one-third mark. There will probably be a small slowdown at the second half of this week as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S.  For now, on to page 81...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 79 completed

Once again, I decided to work a little later in order to finish a page. I was so close at the "end of day", that I wanted to keep going to the completion of page 79. (I also had lost some time this morning due to a late-start walk/jog as well as some "real life" work. So, I wanted to make up for that.) There were some details that took some time, as well, on this page, namely from vodka bottles (refractions, reflections, glass effects, etc.). 

This page was a little more difficult to choose a crop for the preview. I had a few options, but I think this one was the best. The others did not have as much impact in the "BE" realm.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 78 completed!

I was finally able to finish page 78 today.  It was a long journey to this point, fraught with numerous time-consuming events.  A last minute real-life project, a maddening struggle with operating system and driver software (I lost over a half-day of work time trying to get it all to work properly), and then the detail of the page itself.  For now, the software issue has been mostly resolved, allowing me to continue work. (However, I may need a full reinstall soon (a day-long event).) The page detail was quite heavy due to many factors, including many panels, many characters per panel, liquid effects, motion effects, clothing effects (tears, wet-stained, see-through, wrinkled, etc.)  I even worked a few extra hours today so that I could complete it without yet another day passing.

Well, it's on to page 79 (page 5 of 18 of the issue). Hopefully, things will go smoother.  Enjoy the preview (which is the color version of a pencil preview shown a few weeks ago).

Thursday, November 12, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 77 completed!

I had really hoped to have finished page 77 yesterday, but a combination of real-life work popping up and extra special effects required for the page made it just a bit impossible to do so. But I was able to complete it today, with all the drips, drops, puddles, and rivers in their full glory.  On to the next page...

Monday, November 9, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 76 completed!

I was able to make great progress and just finished page 76 of grOw/cOmic#6. This is the second page of issue 5 ("The Plot Revealed"). I worked late to get it done today because I was so close to completion "at quitting time." The extra work was due to the extra "special effects" required for this page (as you can see a bit in this preview): splatters, squirts, wet clothing, reflections, ripples, splashes. It was well worth the time.  ;)

Friday, November 6, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 75 completed!

The first page of issue 5 for grOw/cOmic#6 has been completed. I actually finished it yesterday, but forgot to post the preview, as I was done very late in the day. 

I had a few delays getting to this point; I had hoped to have completed 2 pages by the end of this week.  Some "real life" projects had popped up, as well as an unfortunate dental incident. Seems an old filling had developed decay underneath it, and part of my tooth broke off while munching popcorn (last Thursday). No pain, just surprise. However, this left the filling exposed and a fractured tooth. Turned out it couldn't be refilled, and since it was so deep, needed a root canal. "Oh yay." $$$ The first part of that was Wednesday; I go back in 2 weeks for the final cap.

But, for now, it's on to page 76...

Monday, November 2, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, issue 5 pencils completed, scanned.

I finished the pencils this past Friday for issue 5 of "Milking the Plot." I didn't post this until today because I didn't complete the pencils until very late, and had not scanned any of them (I wanted to include 2 previews with this post).  Each page is drawn at about 11"x15", so it takes 2 scans per page, and some compositing to get it ready for inking and painting (and previewing). I completed this stage today, allowing me to choose a couple of previews from all the drawings. Tomorrow, I will be able to start inking and painting, which means color previews will be coming soon.