Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What's Next? What's New? What's Naughty?

Here's a quick update on things that are currently going on behind, and in front of, the scenes in "BA-land".

grOw Girls continue to expand!
The grOw Girl images are continuing to be made for reaching the specific goals of my Cintiq Fundraiser. If you haven't seen them, image 8 is now up at my website and my DeviantArt Gallery.  The website versions currently have the advantage of being able to download the images without any text (see link above each image).

The new Cintiq is up and running!
This thing is a beauty! And it is already (if I haven't said so before) making a huge difference — in speed, in ease, in accuracy, and in lowering my wrist/arm fatigue. Each of these will take some time to fully come to fruition, but the borrowing of a friend's Cintiq during issue 5 of grOw/cOmic#5 helped me get a huge leg up.  I hope to write a full review later on with photos. Drawing details is so much easier when I can see my hand controlling the pen. Unlike my other, much older Wacom tablet (an Intuos3), I am not using screen feedback to see if my cursor is properly placed, and then drawing a line that may miss it's mark. While I have gotten good with the Intuos3 over the years of using it, the hand-eye coordination is much better on the Cintiq, and is so much more akin to what I've enjoyed when I'm drawing with pencil on paper.

The next project is fully underway! A new grOw/stOry!
This actually has been in the works now since around April. I have had the pleasure of welcoming a new writer on board who has been diligently reworking the latest chosen E.L. Publication "Tremendous Tit Tale" story. This has allowed me to focus on the last grOw/cOmic, and frees me up to delve quickly into the imagery of this new stOry as it is written. I had taken on the task of rewriting the last 2 grOw/stOries (#13, "New mOOns Rising"; and #14, "SororTITy Study Party"). The crafting of these stories took a lot of work, and THEN, I was able to begin the artwork and production — this added a lot more time between releases.
     Some of you may know this new writer from various forums, but most recently from his herculean, on-going saga of PE, BE, AssE, and all sorts of growth fantasies called "Medicine Show" at LPSG (Link). He goes by "Longbow9" in the Forums and he has been doing a great job of resurrecting a grOw/stOry that I've been trying to complete since 2008 — the reworking of "Lacula".  This new rendition features a whole new take on the secret of the growth, and features BE, lactation, PE, and Ass expansion with an expanded cast of characters! And it's going to be a big one — possibly in the range of the last grOw/stOry, "SororTITy Study Party."

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The grOw Girls continue to... grOw.

Update, 8/21/13: Image #6 now up!

I had some delays in the progress of getting the grOw girl Fundraiser images completed due to sudden "RL" work. (It's seriously unbelievable how it goes from famine to feast — when weeks of nothing, and suddenly 3 clients pop-up all in the SAME day squawking for immediate work.)  Image 5 has just been completed, and the new grOw girl, Jolene, has been introduced. Suggested by a donor, I liked the name, especially since I looked up it's meaning — "she will increase".  :)

The grOw girls can been seen at my website or at my DevArt gallery.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cintiq Fundraiser a Success!

All those fans out there who have contributed — whether $3 or $200 — have my sincere THANKS for helping out with my Cintiq Fundraiser! Some of you have been more than generous, and you have my humble gratitude! This piece of hardware is going to make a huge difference in my workflow. The last issue of grOw/cOmics is an example as I worked on a borrowed Cintiq (*my friend is very happy to get his back!). 

Once ink and painting started, I definitely noticed an increase in how quickly I was able to complete a page. It was also with noticeably less strain! Over the past few weeks, that "burning" ache in my wrist or thumb or forearm has slacked off considerably. It's not gone completely yet, as this kind of strain takes time to heal; but it has been receding consistently for a while now. An occasional flurry of heavy work (in which using the older Wacom is actually easier for use with layout projects) still causes some fatigue, but no where near previously levels.

There were definitely some things that need getting used to; but I was able to pick up them rather quickly in the first 4 or 5 days, especially after using a non-screened tablet for a few years now. I will have to post a longer review of the Cintiq at another time (getting way past my bedtime now).

Well, your generosity certainly has earned the two grOw girls some serious grOwth to come!  In total, 872 inches (2,212 cm) will be given out to these lovely, willing ladies. I will be busy working on these over the next few weeks. A total of 11 images will be created in all. Oddly enough, I was concerned how Doreen would turn out with only 300 inches of growth.  Ha!  I thought I may have about 4-5 people in the Level 6 range... maybe.  Little did I expect 32 people to contribute so generously!  You guys and gals ROCK!

The amount above my goal will still come in handy — it will help pay the $215 in sales tax, any shipping, and maybe some accessories (such as extra nibs or maybe even the Art pen).

Well... tomorrow, I continue working on Stage 3 of Doreen's growth.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

grOw/cOmic#5, issue 5, Released!

grOwing Appreciation:
Chapter 5: "An Up and Cumming Star"

Available in either PREMIUM or STANDARD Editions!
Or, as part of the Current Series Collection.

Part 5 of a 5-issue series.

Jennie had burst out of the theater, the suns mass ejection energy making her grow to incredible heights. But much to her dismay, the military was still in the area and discovered her —  hell, they couldn't miss her! Fearing for her life, she cried out in terror as the attack helicopters roared towards her curvy, towering figure.

Category: GTS (<150'; Gentle)(includes scenes of 150'-1000'), Breast Expansion (science: huge!), Ass Expansion; Insertion; building destruction; handheld; light vore; sexual situations (mF).

Extra long 22-page issue!

Available in either PREMIUM or STANDARD Editions!

Premium Edition:
For only $1.45 more than the Standard Edition, the Premium Edition features:
  • A 300 dpi high-resolution version (2700 x 3525 pixels) of issue 5 (50% more resolution than the standard grOw/cOmics), compared to the Standard 200 dpi (1800 x 2350 pixels). You will be able to enjoy much more of the art, especially if you like zooming in to absorb all of the details of the characters and backgrounds.
  • "Art Only" Edition of issue 4: this is the complete comic (also in 300 dpi high resolution, 2700 x 3525 pixels) but with all of the speech balloons, narration boxes, and sound effects text removed so that you can enjoy the art to its fullest in each panel.
  • Full page pencil drawings of choice pages. — Included in the Appendix of the "Art Only Edition" are 13 full pages from issue 4 shown in their pencil form, including: some pages with the pencil lines on top of the rendered backgrounds for placement matching of figures.

Standard Edition features:
  • Issue 5. "An Up and Cumming Star" in the standard, grOw/cOmic resolution of 200 dpi (1800 x 2350 pixels).
  • 5 art-only pages in the Appendix with all the speech balloons, narration boxes, and sound effects text removed so that you can enjoy the art to its fullest in each panel. 

Current Series Collection (1-5) features:
  • Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Available in either Premium or Standard versions, as above. (Issue 1 comes in "standard" only).
  • Save! If you haven't purchased any of the grOw/cOmic#5 series yet, pick up all 5 current releases for a combined price that will save you up to $6.35 as compared to the separate, normal prices. This savings is for a limited time!

AVAILABLE NOW AT !  (Visa, MC, PayPal)


I would like to introduce, Doreen, the BustArtist Cintiq Fundraiser Cheerleader. She will help cheer you on during my Fundraiser to purchase a Wacom Cintiq 22 HD Touch screen.  For more info, see the Contribution Page of my website.  There is no obligation, of course, but your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Final page of grOw/cOmic#5 completed!

Page 97, the final page of both issue 5 and the entire grOw/cOmic#5 series, has been completed! As mentioned, the preview is vague, so as not to give away anything of the ending.

So what's next?  I am finalizing proofreading and a few art corrections ("Hey! how come that piece of cloth disappeared?" and "Oops! The cover was supposed to have dust and smoke."). Afterwards, I will then make the final issue — standard, premium, and art-only PDFs.

Then, it's off the store, to set up the purchasing options.

Then, it's on to the website, creating the art, webpages, text, and other links to the issue.

The next entry to the blog will be the announcement of release — which I foresee happening either Wednesday evening (EST., US) or Thursday!

I may also have my Cintiq Fundraiser ready by then — or, if not, soon afterwards.

Hang in there!

Monday, August 5, 2013

grOw/cOmic#5, pages 95 and 96 completed!

Oh my!  I had no idea that I forgot to post an update when I completed page 95 Thursday afternoon!  Sorry about that!  Well, that just means you get a double-dose today as I just finished page 96! I almost had this last one completed on Friday, but there was about 2 more hours of work I just couldn't get done in time. Now, it's off to the LAST page, which I still have quite a few hours still left in the day to work on.

The wife has already been diligently proofreading and checking my text and art, so that will speed things up as well. I think a release should happen between Wednesday and (at the latest) Friday of this week!