Monday, October 31, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 144 completed!

Moving right along, I was able to complete page 144 this afternoon. Considering the number of effects and complicated silhouetting required (not in preview, but you will see in the complete product), I am surprised I got this page done so quickly. :D   13 pages done, 10 to go (56.5% complete).

Thursday, October 27, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 143 completed!

Trying to get back on track, after a major 2-week slowdown, I was able to finish another page within a normal 2-day timeframe. Whoot!  With the completion of page 143, we are now officially past the halfway mark of issue 8!  12 pages done, 11 to go!  There is lots of character interaction going on, which takes a bit more time since overlapping body parts take longer to mask out and color individually. But that interaction is a good thing, isn't it?  ;)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 142 completed!

This is getting old, and I believe it will end soon. Interference from "real life" projects (one in particular which has been a freakin' bear and a royal pain in the ass) has delayed the latest pages once again. However, I refused to let one more day go without having a preview to show. (Note: the complexity of this latest page also was the reason why extra time due to many frames, faces, character overlapping and special effects). So, without further ado, I present the preview to page 142, which is page 11 of 23 in the issue, which is just before the halfway mark! I truly hope the pace will be going back to normal very soon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 141 completed!

"Real life" work is still trying to dampen my progress on the last issue, but I am doing my best to push through it and get this issue done. It took an extra day, but then page 141 is high on the frame count, face count, and body count, and has plenty of visual effects required. Considering all that, I guess I did quite well.  :)   10 pages done, 13 to go!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 140 completed!

I couldn't quite get the latest page done in a 2-day window as usual, but it came close. An extra 1/2 day was needed on page 140 due to a little "real life" work getting in the way, as well as extra time needed for certain visual effects that were more difficult than I had anticipated (but still worked out quite well).

9 pages down, 14 to go.  We well passed the one-third mark, and stand at 39% completion of the issue. Hang in there!

(BTW, have you seen the new "Rogue One" trailer released today?  Sweet! Watch it on YouTube )

Monday, October 10, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 139 completed!

Well — FINALLY — I was able to complete the latest page, page 139. It's been a VERY hectic week in terms of my "real life" job and some incredibly tight client deadlines that popped up out of nowhere last week (and hinted at in my last update). I had no idea my time would have been so monopolized as it was by this work. That project is still not done, but is very close to completion. I hope its interruption of "grOw time" will be minimal over the next few days and I can get back to work and make some great progress on the next few pages. Hang in there, and sorry for the delay!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

grOw/cOmic#6, page 138 completed!

When it rains, it pours, and "real life" work suddenly got in the way of some of the progress on the current page (p. 138). I should have finished this yesterday, but unrealistic client requests got in the way. But I pushed on through and completed the page today. Yay!  Almost to the one-third mark, we have 7 down, 16 to go in this grand, final issue.