Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another Day, Another Page — GC#4, pg 30!

I made really good progress on page 30 yesterday (after completing page 29) and finished it up today! I had some fun with this page, creating motion blurs and effects to show movement (a.k.a. "growth"). I really like the results. Now it's on to page 31. For the next few pages, progress will definitely not be as fast as these last two. The next few pages are more detailed, require more work on lighting and effects (heck, we ARE getting into the thick of things with the issue!). A few small "real life" projects are in the queue, but nothing too heavy, so I should be able to make decent progress over the next week or so. Enjoy the preview!

Monday, June 28, 2010

GC#4, page 29 complete!

Argh! I was sooooo close to finishing this page this past Friday, but I just couldn't do it — a heavy workload came in unexpectedly and really ate up my time. I was about 90% done with page 29 on Friday. I had thought about working on it late, but I was tired enough that I know doing so would have sacrificed quality. So here it is in all its previewness! Enjoy it! I'm off to page 30!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

GC#4, page 28 completed!

Another page — page 28 — has just been completed! Yay! This one took a little more time, as there were a few extra panels, many of which required some "motion" special effects (heh heh, wink). We are now past the hump and are fully into the "back 9" — the second half of the issue. For those who are interested, I've also included the good ol' issue map along with this page's preview.

Also, I just uploaded the grOw/mini-cOmic "PriorTITy Delivery" to my DevArt account. First released in 2008, it is a 6-page BE cOmic.

Friday, June 18, 2010

GC#4, page 27 completed!

Better late than never. I wanted to post this today, so I worked extra late just to finish page 27. An unexpected speed bump over converting Quicktime movies to a smooth FLV Flash file seriously slowed my progress today (anyone know of an easy, and good quality converter for Mac? Adobe's Media Converter was giving me nothing but crap).

ANYWAY... on to the growth! Page 27 represents the HALF WAY mark for this issue! Nine pages down, nine to go! (Plus the cover to issue 3, but I am not counting that at this time.)

Thanks for all the comments on the last 3 posts! Seems the topic of this issue has caught a lot of people's interests. One of these days, it will become a focus for one of the grOw/cOmics. :)

Enjoy the preview!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

GC#4, page 26 complete!

Chip, chip, chip! Another page completed! I am happy by the comments on previous posts that many people are excited by this issue. I am excited as well: about the issue and the entire series. I will be exploring a wide range of "themes" in this one. Just the other day, I reread the entire script, which I do from time to time to make improvements or catch inconsistencies. Whew, is it hot in here, or is it me? :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

GC#4, page 25 complete!

I couldn't quite finish it Friday, but I was able to complete the final touches today on page 25. I've been really enjoying the power of Illustrator's brush tools, which have allowed me to make features such as the hair and the striped pattern on Jeanette's sleep bottoms, not to mention all the basic outlines, which, using my Wacom tablet, have varying thickness. Enjoy the preivew! It's on to the next page for me!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

GC#4, page 24 completed!

I've recently been making good progress on issue 2 with the completion of page 24. This one took some time, as the page contains a multi-panel sequence. These little fun devices are more time-consuming since I have to both make sure certain details are the same from panel to panel, while others are ... ahem ... different! ;D Enjoy the preview!

Monday, June 7, 2010

GC#4, page 23 completed!

A few last minute projects popped up unexpectedly last week, delaying this release, but as of this afternoon, page 23 has been completed! I have to admit another smaallll delay as I was watching (via live blogs) the Apple keynote today, or I would have announced this late morning today. I'm off to work on page 24 — things are starting to heat up! Enjoy the preview!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

GC#4, page 22 complete!

Work on grOw/cOmic#4 is slowly picking up again with the completion of page 22. This page took a little longer for a few reasons. While my "real life" workload is still a little busy, it is easing considerably. Also, the page, itself, is quite detailed, with plenty of figures/faces, and detailed clothing — all of which take extra time. Plus, throw in a 3-day holiday weekend to boot! Enjoy the preview — I'm off to start page 23.