Wednesday, March 30, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 106 completed!

Working hard through some "real life" work while concurrently ink and painting grOw, I was finally able to complete page 106 in 3 days, compared to the average 2.  You will notice that this preview is the color version of one of the pencil previews I put out for this issue. I like to show the progression from pencil drawing to ink & paint. 14 pages done, 4 to go!

This is the only preview you will see this week, as I leave for an extended 6-day weekend tomorrow to attend an out-of-state wedding and family gathering. I will return and pick-up working on grOw in the middle of next week. Stay tuned!

Friday, March 25, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 105 completed!

I just couldn't get page 105 done yesterday as I had hoped, and needed another hour-and-a-half or so this morning do finish it up. But it is now completed, and it's off to page 106.  13 down, 5 to go!  I've been breaking the framework of the panels more and more, and I have been liking the results.  You will see this effect more and more in grOw cOmics to come. (To see what I mean, take a look at the last issue [#5] page 75, panel 1 as well as page 87, panel 3.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 104 completed!

I finally was able to complete page 104 today. When it rains, it pours. "Real life" work hit me for a hard (albiet brief) period over the last week. It's been so quite lately and *bam* FOUR clients all come for some work in 2 days (some who I haven't heard from in over a year). Well, 3 of the 4 jobs are done and the last one is 80% done. Soon it will be back to grOw with my full attention. With page 104 completed, that's 12 pages done, 6 to go. We are at the two-thirds mark!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 103 completed!

Each page is a new adventure, with new scenes, camera angles and its own challenges. Each page can take its own time — from a quick 1-day turn around to 3 or more.  Page 103 was one of the later.  Of course, other things —"real life work", personal things, etc. — can influence this timeline, and this was also true this time around. But the page is now complete, and I am cracking my knuckles to begin the next. (Figuratively — I actually hate doing this.)

Friday, March 11, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 102 completed!

Just in time for the weekend, I was able to complete page 102 of grOw/cOmic#6, issue 6 this afternoon. This was one of those pages in which the camera angle and the position of the characters and their placement in the background needs to be properly aligned. I had to re-render two of the backgrounds twice each when it didn't work out the first time. We are now over the hump and on the downhill to completion.  10 done, 8 to go!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 101 completed

It took a little while longer than usual, but I finally completed page 101 of issue 6 ("Plot Twists"). While seemingly simple at first glance, the images on this page each their own complexity, which was some of the causes of the extra time needed. Tight character interaction and "body molding" took a lot of care in both drawing and painting the curves and folds of cloth and flesh. 

This page is also the halfway mark for the issue — 9 down, 9 to go!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 100 completed!

Page 100!  The centesimal mark of the full series has been hit!  This page is also the 8th page of 18 pages in issue 6. This is out of a series that will be around 146+ pages when completed!

This page took a little longer due to the many elements (the same story as the last page). But the time was worth it, as I think it turned out great. Things are really starting to get interesting in the series. Stay tuned!