Yes, the obligitory character intro part. I decided this part was best done like a band-aid, just do it in one stroke and get it over with. I was really liking the art on this one until one of the two programs that I use to create these screwed up the color layers, and I’m so sick of looking at this page I didn’t have the energy to fix it. This is another page that was done all digitally, which I’m finding I like more and more. It just takes three times as long. I’m not sure why either. This page took me longer than any of the other pages, hands down. I did this page a little differently, I actually hand colored the flats layer instead of using the polyginal lasso tool, and that might account for a lot of the time spent. I really liked it though, it was actually more engaging and a lot more fun manually coloring this page rather than just clicking and filling. I need to find a compromise in time and enjoyment.
First page of the new chapter is up. I’m somewhat pleased with how some of the art came out, and then somewhat appaled at the way it came out. Such mixed feelings. I’m getting more familiar with photoshop and digital mediums, but I still have a long way to go.
Wow, the art on this one sucks. Sorry about the delay on this one, I was having problems with Photoshop, namely it being a pain in the ass. I’m still not totally happy with what I’m putting out, and I was hoping to be somewhat more familiar with digital mediums by this point, but I’m not. The learning curve is a little steeper than I though. I also haven’t found any comprehensive tutorials that do more than show how to click buttons and add filters. I want to know how to use the tools at my disposal and what they can and cannot do, not how someone else uses them for a particular effect. Also, still haven’t gotten the stupid page bug fixed so the first page still shows instead of the most recent. I’ll be working on that as well. For now, chapter one will be delayed for a week or so until I get everything up and going. I’m hoping to get the first page of chapter one up on February 18th. I’ll let you know if it will be delayed any longer.
Not much to say on this one. These are more panels that I had drawn toward the beginning. Still trying to get used tothe digital medium, however with school just starting back up again, I haven’t had as much time (any, actually) to practice.
These are actually some of the first panels I created. When I was sketching, I just started drawing what came to mind, and what came to mind was sorely out of sequence with the story. I guess my mind is broken.