OK, I got so wrapped up in working on the issue, that once I finished page 50 (shown here) during the afternoon, I immediately went into working on page 51 without posting an update — duh. (On top of that, I was also wrestling with a lot of "RL" work dropped in my lap — so maybe that's what distracted me.) With this page, 14 of 19 pages for issue 3 have been completed, leaving only 5 to go!
Note: I wouldn't expect any more updates this week. Also, there may not be updates until late next week. This is due to a combination of "real life" work interfering as well as a big ol' nasty storm (a.k.a. Hurricane Sandy) heading my way. So, either I will be working, prepping for the storm (clean those gutters!), or sitting at home without an electricity. Hoping for the best in all of the above. :)
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I thought that I would have had this done by Monday evening, but, alas, it was not to be. There was just a little too much work to do, and it was getting late. So, finishing it up this morning with an extra hour or so's worth of work wrapped up page 49. With 13 out of 19 pages now done, we have surpassed that two-thirds point.
Friday, October 19, 2012
I thought I would finish this page yesterday and get started on the next one, but page 48 proved to be a more detail and labor-intensive one than first anticipated. However, it was worth it. This is another great page. And it's a hot one! Just 7 more pages (and the cover to issue 4) to go! Hang in there, as we nearly pass the two-thirds mark!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Ah, another good page. I enjoyed working on page 47, and happy to be starting the next on our way to issue completion. This is now the 11th page of 19. Not counting the cover to issue 3 (seen as a sneak preview at the end of this upcoming issue), we are now about 58% through the issue, with the previous page completed (46) being the initial break past the halfway mark. To show the progress visually, I have added to this post my usual "progress map" laying out the work that has been finished, and that which still needs to be done.
Friday, October 12, 2012
With page 45 having taken extra long, I knew I had to get one more page finished before the end of the week. With minutes before the weekend, I completed page 46. Actually, this page is not quite done at the time of this writing. I had to re-render a background, and it is taking a long time to do so (so far, 4 hours to get 60% of it done). Once it finishes, then I can pop it into the page and add some shadows from the characters. Then, it will truly be done. But for now, we'll call it "good enough" for a new blog entry. ;) Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Another good page, with lots of panels, effects, and details, page 45 took a little longer than usual, but I was able to complete it by the end of the third day. This was definitely a page that Poser came in handy to make sure proportions between characters were accurate, as well as experimenting with dramatic camera angles. Enjoy the preview!
Friday, October 5, 2012
Just in time for the weekend, the page 44 of grOw/comic#5 has been completed! Boy, for a page with just 2 panels, there sure was a lot of detail to work on. But then again, that's because the larger panels demand more detail. Whoot! This is a great page, and I am very happy how it came out. The issue is now 42% done — hopefully, I will make more great progress next week! Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Whew! Another day, another page! Yep, I was able to finish page 43 just one more day after posting the last preview! What helped in accomplishing this was that page 42's preview was posted before the end of the day. So, after doing so, I went back and started working on page 43 in the same day. In addition, I worked on it late (having not much else going on), and was able to take a good bite out of it. After making such great progress on it, I was able to finish it up today. With this being the 7th page of the 19 page issue, we are now passed the third-way mark. Whoot!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Page 42 was another highly detailed page with many faces, textures, overlapping characters and other effects, but not quite as many as the last page. Thus, I was able to complete it within 2 days rather than 3. This page is the 6th page of the issue, and nearly at the third-way mark. If this was a normal sized issue, it would be at that point; however, chapter 3 will have an extra page for a total of 19. Enjoy the preview!