While I have been working on these for the past few days, I finally made some serious progress on the pencil drawings for grOw/cOmic#4, issue 6, "A Sex-perience of a lifetime." As of now, 10 out of 20 pages have been drawn. Yes, that's right — issue 6 will also be an extra long release, with 20 pages. Drawing these pages, however, is not all that I've been doing. As usual, I've been reviewing the script, cutting down long passages, and reworking others. Plus, before the drawing began, I had to "thumbnail sketch" the entire issue, planning the panels and figures. I used Poser quite extensively for this issue, in order to keep consistent "proportions" between our hero and his miniGTS girlfriend. In addition, it was a wonderful tool to assist me in getting the right "camera angle" of each dramatic panel, especially for this climactic issue. Hopefully, the next 10 pages won't take too long, and I can start inking and painting. Depending on the complexity of the pages, and the amount of "RL" work I have, I can pump out between 2 and 6 penciled pages a day.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Chapter 5: "All's laid bare in Love and War"
Extra large issue: 20 color pages, 2 cover versions, and 6 image-only pages in the Appendix.Jon's night of wild and unbelievable sexual encounters came to an abrupt halt when his girlfriend showed up in the dormitory hallway. Lynn's eyes bored into him as she surveyed the scene and the "altered" state of his body as well as those of her roommates.
Jon was now at a loss under her silent scrutiny. What had she seen? What did she know? Did she understand that something was unnatural, if not impossible, about all of the events that transpired that evening? Did she understand that whatever was affecting the students in the dorm was insuppressible, as hard as he had tried to do so?
What Jon did not know, himself, was that Lynn knew. She knew nearly everything.
Includes 4 extra pages compared to standard issues, as well as 6 bonus pages in the Appendix that are text-less, images-only reproductions of the best 6 pages.
Category: Breast Expansion (chemical: big, huge, wow); PE; VagE; clothes ripping; some mini-GTS; some AE; sex (MF, FF, explicit).
Available at: www.bustartist.com
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The current issue has been finished with the completion of page 92. A few more things need to be done to wrap up this issue, including the "sneak preview" cover of issue 6, final proofreading and changes, creation of the final PDF, and setting up the store. Though "RL" work has been piling on recently, I think I can do all of the above by the start of this upcoming weekend, or, hopefully sooner. Watch here for the release announcement, which will be the next update to my blog!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I really didn't think I would finish page 91 today, as "RL" work unexpectedly hit me hard this morning. I originally thought I would be able to post this page by lunchtime, and continue on to the last page this afternoon. Nope. After spending most of the day scrambling to make a last minute deadline for a big project, I took a few hours to finish up this page, which I started yesterday. Sorry for the vague preview, but we are getting to the end of the issue! :) Just one more page and the cover of issue 6 to go! (And I finally decided on what will appear on said cover, which I've been mulling over for the last 3 or 4 weeks!)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
By working another late night, I was able to complete page 90 within the normal 2-day turnaround. With no one else around, I decided to use the time to catch up on finishing the page. "RL" work is starting to slowly pile up, slowing down my progress. But we are getting so close, that I don't want to have everything come to a halt. I'm doing my best. Overall, a very good page, and probably one that will go into the "No-text Art Gallery" at the end of the issue! Enjoy the preview!
Friday, April 1, 2011
I had to see if I could get one more page done before the weekend, and with the completion of page 89, I can say "Mission Accomplished"! I had to stay later to do so, but it was worth it. Of course, with the page being within the last 4 pages of the issue, picking a preview without giving too much away at this point was not easy. After cropping and starting again about 4 or 5 times, I came up with this one. I know it's not as exciting as the others, but anything else may have shown too much. However, you have to ask yourself, just what is our hero, Jon, shocked at? What can he be looking at so incredulously? Stay tuned!