Monday, January 31, 2011

I didn't do a lot over the weekend, because I spent most of it recovering from last week. But I did manage to sit down an work on this. I'm sort of surprised, I think that I may be able to finish it tonight and get a good head start on the next one... which I realize I scanned in but didn't upload. Whelp!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Not too sure what I think of this. I don't usually do a lot on Fridays, but I spent maybe an hour poking at it. It's kind of blah at the moment but experience has been they tend to until close to the end.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ooh fridays, fridays are good.

The little bit bloody page got letters today!

As did my dargon!

And I finished up this page, yay, page spam!!! I liked the Emily enough to try to make icons out of it. She looks cross-eyed when shrunk tho. But still, 4 or 5 years updated on the last one I was using, so it does look a bit better.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

As I suspected, more color makes things take longer (shock). Also sort of worried this is getting too busy but ohwell I guess it's a learning process. Should be easy to finish off tonight.

Also was completly unexpectedly able to do all of my Alt-z page last night, so I think I am getting faster at such things (also I didn't have 9 characters to color arg). It's cute. Here's the version that hasn't been edited down to panels yet.

And because I was like whoaaa productive yesterday I started in on the last of two things I owe people. I figured out the problem was I was getting to cramped on one piece of paper so I drew two on one, and one on the other, and decided to try splicing them together. Seems to work pretty well. Maybe I can make some good progress on it over the weekend.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hmm. Not a whole lot to say today. I suppose that's not quite true. I always have a lot to say, I just learned some time ago that I'm the only one who cares to hear it :3

In any case, finished a page last night. This version is mossstly right but I did a few corrections after this was lettered.

And got another started. The unnecessary swoopy lines were a thing I did because I thought it looked cool two weeks ago, and now they will never, ever go away.

Think I have an idea for Alt-z. The guild's other feral druid claims that there's a comic contest again? Idk I'd never heard of it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm somewhat suspicious about how fast this is going. Maybe because the background is mostly one tone? Maybe it's a trick I'll have to keep >>

Monday, January 24, 2011

Finiiiished. I like this style. Maybe more to come.

Though since I putz around all weekend I get to spend the week on Breakaway pages.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hands are still sore, still stiff (and swollen, I had no idea hands could swell) but doing much better.

I thought I'd been doing a lot of cel style shading lately, so I thought I should 'paint' a bit. I nearly finished this last night but it just started to hurt too much.

And then I futsed around and flailed all evening but finally got the next four pages of Breakaway penciled out. Now you can see how badly the paper I'm using smudges (lollll).

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wanted to do something last night but my hands got really torn up at work so it couldn't be anything big.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Foooound it

Hhaahahaaa apparently I fatfingered last night and uploaded an in progress file rather than the finished one for my wow comic. Oh wells, I guess now I have something to do when I get home (I was really excited too. QQ I'm dumb).

Oh well. I guess I can show off the little title page... which was done a week ago and I liked it then but now not so much... but I told myself I'm not going to waste time by trying to correct old errors, rather learn from them and move on.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I had stuff to do at work today so this is a bit late.

Anyway, both this and the breakaway page should be finishable after raid tonight; the hard stuff is done, just need to get the motivation to push through.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I sort of hit a wall on this last night but it's still on the cusp of being done. Maybe tonight? I'm just really terrible at backgrounds and on top of it this is lighting I'm not really familiar with so I'm spending a lot of time staring at it like o.o

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This one's turning out a bit weird, and I'm somewhere perplexed that it's only Tuesday yet it's nearly finished. I think the big thing is clarifying what the background is supposed to be (what can I say, I'm bad at them), and finishing up the characters.

I was at a loss for what this week's Alt-z was going to be, and then Blizzard placed Chimaeron in my lap. Man, that fight was made for my guild.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Last night was such a terrible night for me in raiding omg.

I think when I got home tonight I'm going to pull up this PSD file and adjust the depth of some of this shading, right now I think the shadows are simply to light and the effect is blah. But it's ok enough now. lol

And then this has the worst dialog known to man so don't think too hard about it.

Oh and I did manage to finish my really weird page as well. T'is still a bit squicky so a link instead of a thumbnail.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I wonder how long I'm going to be able to keep this pace up. I feel like my hand is going to fall off. IT MIGHT OK.

Finished off this very very overdue piece of art and was pleasantly surprised by a hugehuge thank you note in the DA inbox for it. Well cool, I'm glad she likes it (I'm rather fond it of myself).

I'm also somewhat surprised that this Alt-Z page is nearly done. These things are simple enough that I can probably finish it between pulls in tonight's raid, and afterward turn back to finishing a Breakaway page (like I said, that weird one has like, a corner and bits of the lower panel to finish off and it's pretty much done).

I have two more pieces of 'owed' stuff to take care of, and after that I think I'll look into doing commissions. I don't know pricing yet. I can do a lot of this stuff a lot faster and better than the last time I did them. I think that duck up there took maybe 4-5 hours in total, with the simple background. I'm really fond of $15 an hour tho. *omnom greedy*

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day9 broke his water glass at the end of his tournament cast last night, after he'd just explained a few days ago that his roommates were getting angry at him for all the broken glasswear. The forlorned look he gave the camera perfectly explained how I felt all day yesterday - what a crummy day.

ANYWAY, as per usual I wanted to do more last night but was roped into tanking heroic achievements by my guild leader (are you seeing a pattern here?).

I freaking BROKE my mechanical pencil. I don't know how. It's sort of ok now, but RAR.

Thank you to those of you who dropped by the Ustream last night while I worked on this. It's neeeearly finished but not quite, probably another hour of tweaking things. Instead of acknowledging that the perspective in the background makes no sense, I'm going to point out how pretty the color blue is.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Whelp, my steam last night had all of 1.5 people drop by but hopefully I can account for that by pointing out that I started at 11pm last night (I HAD A RAID, OK?)

Tonight I'll try to start earlier. In the mean time, this thing is nearly done, just need to tweek the lower panel and finish up the background in the upper right corner.

I added more blood, yay

Monday, January 10, 2011

Arrrrrg I got so sick of this one at the end but it's done. The lettered version is ready to go (trying to stick to a one page post on Friday schedule, but aim for two pages done so I can build a big buffer).

I think I'm going to try to do livestreaming, now that I have a computer that can do such things without batting an eye. Will probably be in the evenings.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

I didn't think I'd finish this because I spent an annoying amount of time putting together a raid progression thread for Spirestone. Whoever was in charge of the old one like...disappeared. Blizzard's forums are really annoying.

BUT the new coloring method I'm using for these goes so fast that it was just about an hour and a half of shading and then lettering. whee.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I draw like, the most terrible lineart I've ever seen. Oh well. I wonder if I can get two pages of this done a week every week? It'd be cool to draw them twice as fast as I intend to post... have a buffer that can turn into a bonus at the end. whee.

I guess it is useable though. Also the Alt-z comics are so much easier when condensed to two panels.

BEING LAZY IS EASY, imagine that. Have a partially finished comic page.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

More work on that weird ass drawing. I don't know. When I started I had a completly different idea in mind. I like it. The composition sort of sucks but the issue is I have to make room for another panel in the lower right corner. I think with that in mind it's ok.

Again, since it's a bit dark, just to be safe: A link instead of a thumbnail

Drew out an Alt-z page today so hopefully can get it colored tomorrow. Should try to redraw that Breakaway panel tonight, eh?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ARG. So I wanted to get a page of Breakaway done this week, just to feel like a responsible adult. Cleaned up one of the panels and had to redraw a lot of it in Photoshop. Got to the second one and realized it's terrible and I should just redo it. Goddamn.

But I wanted to feel like I'd made progress so I started working on the layout for the next page, and I guess it's sort of cool looking. It's potentially squicky though because of implied violence, so just a link instead of a thumbnail.

She's ok, though, I promise

Monday, January 3, 2011

I didn't feel like existing over the holidays. Still don't, but I'm out of time off. Lol.

Set up a new computer for myself, forgetting that tiny detail where I should have grabbed all my old files first. I should be able to do that sometime this week, but at the moment it just means having to re-scan shit.

I was working on a piece last night and photoshop crashed, which absolutely blew my mind because on the old machine, WoW crashed a lot (especially recently), but photoshop never blinked - I'd completly forgotten such things happened, so of course lost two hours of work. I'd be pissed except it wasn't turning out great anyway, so... now I have an excuse to start over.