Thursday, July 28, 2011

GC#4, page 111 completed! 1 more page to go!

It took longer than expected, being more detailed than I originally thought, and being delayed due to unexpected "real life" work popping up, but page 111 is now complete! I only have one more page to go before the issue, and the series, comes to an end!  There is still more work to be done — such as proofreading, making changes to errors, setting-up the store, etc. — so, I won't be able to release the issue by this weekened. However, I am sure I will be able to do so somewhere between early and middle of next week.  Hang tough!  We're almost there!

Monday, July 25, 2011

GC#4, page 110 completed!

I am still making good progress -- though not quite as quickly as the last few pages -- with the completion of page 110. This page had a few of the "4Fs", but not too many that it took too long. We only have 2 more pages to go, folks! The end of the series is near!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CG#4, Page 109 completed! Holy proliferation, Batman!

I am still making excellent progress finishing up the issue, with the completion of a third page in as many days.  Page 109 brings us one more step closer to the release of issue 6, "A Sex-perience of a lifetime." Moving forward from here, the next couple of pages won't be done as fast as the last three, as they have more detail. Also, the next page needs some reworking, as I have been liking it less and less. In fact, I will be redrawing some of it before I begin ink and paint. Only 3 more pages to go!  Hang in there!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GC#4, page 108 completed!

Yes, in 1 day, I was able to complete another page!  Page 108 was not as time-consuming as the last few. Plus, I had gotten all my "real life" work done yesterday that was due, giving me more time to work on a grOw page today. PLUS, it's my birthday, and I wanted to work on something I really liked<|:D  Enjoy the preview — only 4 pages to go!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

GC#4, page 107 complete! Issue 75% done!

Now that page 107 is completed, I can truely say that the issue is 75% finished, with only 5 pages to go.  I did a little math error on my earlier post, claiming that preview was the 75% mark when I still had 1 more to go. The issue will end on page 112.  I got a little over excited, I guess.  :)  Enjoy the 3/4 mark preview!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

GC#4, page 106 completed!

Whew!  Now that was a page that took a lot of work!  Filled with the big 4 F's, page 106 took almost a week to complete (that, and a few "RL" work delays). And, on top of all of those 4 F's, there was plenty of detail. Getting the backgrounds to match the angles took some work as well; but knowing the angles I wanted before hand, I made sure to render the background first, and then draw the figures on top of them.  Enjoy the preview!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CG#4, page 105 completed!

Yep, yet another page containing the 4 "F's" (faces, figures, frames, and fx), page 105 took a few extra days to complete.  The next page will also take some time, since it, too, has a decent amount of the 4 "F's". However, we are about 2/3 of the way through the issue with 13 pages currently done, and only 7 to go!  Enjoy the preview!

[Edit: the original title of this post was incorrect. This is for page 105, and not 106. I guess I got too excited!  ;D ]

Monday, July 4, 2011 accepting Credit Cards again!

My Host has FINALLY corrected the credit card issue! You can now use Visa or Mastercard for orders.  Yay!

This is very good news, as it allows me to focus on getting the last issue of grOw/cOmic#4 out, and not have to worry about this.  I am still seriously pursuing a new Host and eCommerce solution so that I do not have to deal with this outdated system and poor support again. But, at least I can do this more leisurely and do more research to make sure I find a good solution moving forward.

A Happy 4th of July indeed!

Friday, July 1, 2011

GC#4, page 104 completed!

Whew — just before the weekend, I was finally able to finish page 104. A number of factors contributed to the long pause between updates — page complexity, "RL" work, and troubles with my site.

The page was another one containing the big 4 "F's" which take more time — faces, figures, frames, and fx.  A few dramatic angles in some of the frames also made marrying up the background that much more difficult.

"RL work" caused a small pause, though nothing that will seriously delay future updates and the issue (at the time of this writing).

The biggest concern, causing possible delays, is the credit card issue with my site, which is STILL on-going with my Host.  "I ain't none too happy, pappy!" I am still looking around for a new site/Host option, even if they fix this soon.  I hope they do correct it quickly, so that I can take more time looking. Either way, I want to move over to a new option that will allow me to "modernize" my site and have less problems.

In the meanwhile, enjoy the preview!  I am also including an updated "Progress Map" of the issue so you can see where I am in completing the final chapter.

Happy Independence Day!