Friday, January 31, 2014

grOw/stOry#16, blazing hot pencils

So, for the past 2 weeks, I have been reworking the story for about 20% of the time, and working on the illustrations the rest of time. 

I created all of the backgrounds in Shade 3D, which took some work since there were multiple scenes that I had to build from scratch. In the last 2 days, I was on a roll and drew 14 of these 22 images. That is the most I've done in that amount of time, ever. I was cruising, and I am very please with the results. I hope to finish up the pencils early next week and begin ink and painting.

I am really excited about this one, and can't wait to complete it.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Updates on the next project

I have been seriously chipping away on working on the next release, grOw/stOry#16. This will be a complete reworking of the first EL Pub story, "The Blooming of Bonnie" and has been written by yours truly. I am about 99% done, but need to go over it with a fine tooth comb and make a few adjustments. However, for now, I am taking a break from the writing and diving into the illustrations. I will be creating 20-22 images for this release. The new stOry turned out to be longer than I had originally planned, and thus, needed more images than normal. The stOry turned out to be over 35,000 words — another huge tale following "Succubus". I think the new stOry turned out great, taking a very loose interpretation of the original and really fleshing out (so to speak) a few choice settings and concepts. Writing it was almost like a catharsis for me, delving into a deep back story for the main character that becomes a driving force for the BE in the narrative. The title remains the same, as I think it was perfect for the new concept I had in mind for this one. For purists, it is completely focused on BE, and nothing else. 

I already have the images planned out in thumbnail roughs, and starting setting up both the rendered backgrounds as well as the Poser images for reference. I can't wait to start the actual drawing of these illustrations soon.

That said, I will be away for about a little more than a week, returning home January 26th.  If you have a store issue, you can still contact me using the Contact Form on my website, but there may be a longer delay than usual. I will be checking messages on the go with my phone.