Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Taking a little extra time than previous pages due to extra "special effects", page 46 is now complete! Dramatic shadowing, semi-transparent/wet clothing, growing/moving "blurs", and lots of moo-juice, all make for extra work. Aaah, but it is worth it, as the page looks great! We're passed the hump, having finished 10 of 18 pages for this issue. The next page has similar effects, but a little less detail in terms of panels. Hopefully, I will get this completed by Thursday morning. After that, I may have to take a break and prep for the Hurricane, depending on its final track on Friday. Enjoy the preview!
Friday, August 27, 2010
It's been quite the productive week, having just finished page 45, which completes the first half of issue 3! I wasn't sure if this was going to be possible, but I hung in there extra late today to get this page done. Whew! It was a marathon session, as this page has lots of detail and 5 panels. OK, time for a restful weekend — I need it. :) Enjoy the preview! The second half starts Monday!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Unlike the last few pages, I was able to make great progress with page 44 and complete it within 1 day of the last update. With the last page taking about a day and a half, I was able to start on this one early in the day that I posted page 43, thus, giving me more time. What's also cool is that when the next page is complete, we will be at the halfway mark! Enjoy the preview!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I really thought I was going to be able to finish page 43 yesterday, but, unfortunately, just enough "RL" work to be bug in progress popped up. I tried a new but small effect on this page, which I think came out quite nicely (but not shown in this preview). On to page 44! Enjoy the preview.
Monday, August 23, 2010
The next page in the current issue, page 42, is now complete, bringing us to the 1/3 mark of the complete issue. This is the 6th of 18 pages for this release. The pace has been steady, though I wish it could be quicker. However, a combination work and details of each page are making progress at about 1 page every 2 weekdays (sorry, but I rest on the weekends :) ). It may be quicker, or longer, over the next few weeks, depending on the same factors: workload and page detail. Hang in there! Progress is...well... progressing!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I am happy that in only 2 days, I was able to finish page 41. This may sound like a long time, but between "RL" work and the fact that this page has 6 detailed panels, with plenty of facial expressions, movement effects, and blurs, it is actually an achievement. :) Steady work on this issue will continue, though a few slow downs here and there may occur. Now, it's on to page 42 (the 6th page of 18 in this issue). We are a third of the way there! Enjoy the preview!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Finally, after 4 days of trying, I was able to complete page 40! I was about 75% done by last Wednesday before my long-weekend vacation. I really thought I was going to finish by then; but, as usual, an unexpected round of "real life" work poured in from many directions, including while I was away. It took a few days to sort it all out, and get through it before page 40 was able to be finished. Some more is coming down the pike, so updates may be a little slower than they have been recently, but I am trying my best to make progress! In the meanwhile, enjoy this enticing preview! ;D
Monday, August 9, 2010
I pushed hard to get page 39 done today. I am trying to make as much progress as I can, since there may be only 1 more update this week. As of Wednesday evening, I will be going away for an extended weekend vacation. I will be back again next Monday to continue working away at issue 3. Depending on how "RL" work goes over the next 2 days, I may have 1 more page to show before I leave. All work and no play makes BA a dull artist. ;D Enjoy!
Friday, August 6, 2010
I was hoping to get this page, and the next done by the end of this week, but it didn't quite work out like that. Page 38 was more complicated than I thought, with numerous panels and lots of facial expressions. I also had a bit "RL" work pop-up and ruin my grOw pace. Well, on to page 39! Enjoy the preview!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
The first page of issue 3 (titled "Don't be shy over spilled milk") has been complete! Page 37 opens with more explanation to the mysterious cause of the students' growth. With the slight rewrite and extension of growth scenes, this issue will also be a 2-pages-more-than-standard length of 18 pages! Enjoy the first preview of issue 3!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I just finished drawing the last page of issue 3! Now, it's on to scan the pencil sketches, and use them to ink and color the final pages. I have to scan each page twice as the over-sized page I draw on won't fit on the scanner bed in one pass. After that, I have to stitch the two together, and make any digital edits (moving a character in a frame, zooming in or out, adjusting a line, etc), which is much faster than erasing the drawing and redoing it.