Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015: grOw's 10th Anniversary. Special Sale!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   To celebrate 10 years of grOw (launched July 30, 2005) and heading into the 11th year, you can get 30% off your entire order during the first week in 2016 (December 31, 2015 – January 7, 2016, 11:59pm EST [GMT-4]). 

To receive this discount, enter coupon code grow2015 in the coupon code field in your cart and press the "Apply Coupon" button.  This will apply a 30% off discount off your entire order.  Hurry!  Expires January 7, 2016, 11:59pm EST [GMT-4].

To receive discount, you must enter coupon code grow2015 in the field in your cart and apply discount. Discount must be confirmed before you purchase your order. Discount cannot be applied to previous orders or any order that was intentionally or mistakenly made without the coupon code.

Here's to another 10 years!

And another...

And another...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 89 completed!

As the final preview of 2015, I was able to finished page 89 of grOw/cOmic#6. And that's "for real" this time (as I mistakenly titled the last blog entry originally as page 89 when it was supposed to be 88). With this being page 15 out of 18 in issue 5 of the series, that means there is only 3 more pages to go (plus the cover of issue 6). Hang in there, we're almost at the finish line for the latest issue!

Happy New Year 2016 !

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 88 completed!

I worked a little extra in order to complete the latest page before the Christmas holiday. With the completion of page 88, we only have 4 pages to go (plus the cover of issue 6 which is seen at the end of the issue as a sneak preview)! Between Christmas and New Years next week, I probably won't get as much done as usual — but I hope to complete at least 1 more page next week. Hang in there!

Monday, December 21, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 87 completed!

I finished page 87 (page 13 of 18 in issue 4). I should have finished it this past Friday, but I had some "real life" errands needing completion as well as going to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Sorry, I couldn't pass on that!  :)

There was a lot of "flesh sculpting" and shadows on this page which took a little extra time. I also had to render the background for one of the panels 3 times, since I kept getting the wrong result in terms of size (my fault). 

It's now on to the last 5 pages...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 86 completed!

Another day, another page!  After getting a good head start yesterday after finishing page 85, I was able to make great progress and completed page 86 only 1 day after. Considering the "real life" project issues I have been juggling at the same time (wrestling with Outlook email HTML signatures... boooo, MS!), I am happy I was able to finish a new page so quickly. However, I think if it wasn't for those issues, I would have been able to finish the page by the end of the day yesterday! (Yes, that would have been 2 pages completed in 1 day, one in the morning, and one in the evening.)

We are at the two-thirds mark now, with 12 pages of 18 completed!  Hang in there!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 85 completed!

Soooo close. I was almost able to complete page 85 yesterday, which would have been 1 day after the last. However, after spending an extra 2 hours longer, I realized I still had about an hour more to go. While not much, it was just getting a bit too late. So, I finished up the page this morning — page 11 of 18 in issue 5.  7 more to go!

Friday, December 11, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 84 completed!

I am so happy that I was able to get at least a second page done this week (and had begun work on the third) with the completion of page 84. It's been a busy week with my "real life" graphic design work that, as per usual, has a tendency to peak a bit in December, being the end of the year and all. This, unfortunately, ate up more time than I had hoped. But things are still moving along fairly steadily.  10 pages down, 8 to go.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 83 completed!

Well, it's been a bit of a struggle, but we have made it to the halfway point of issue 4 with the completion of page 83. 9 pages down, 9 to go.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

grOw/cOmic#6, page 82 completed!

Well, it took an extra day than planned, but page 82 (the 8th page of issue#5, "The Plot Revealed") has been completed. The extra time was needed for a "real life" project (they tend to pop up this time of year) as well as an extra day for me to fend off a cold. When a cold gives you that foggy-head feeling, it's not a good time to focus on drawing, details, and steady hands. So, I spent the time working on simple "production" work on the RL project instead. One more page and we will be at the half-way mark! Whoot!