Don’t know what to say about this page other than the perspective in the first panel turned out better than I expected.
Hopefully everyone’s enjoying chapter 11 so far (I haven’t really heard much so I’m going to hope everyone likes what little they’ve seen so far). I know it’s slow-going but I think once it’s all posted you’ll discover some interesting developments.
Chapter 12 script is written. Just need to get it edited. There will probably be a Book One epilogue chapter. It would be short, but a set up for some things in the next book that I didn’t want to put in chapter 12.
Also thinking about printing Book One. If I do, I’d want to at least add in a special print-only colour prologue. I mean, I suppose I will get it printed one way or another, but I’m wondering if I want to just do a short print run and just sell them myself or run a Kickstarter. The thing that’s making me indecisive is that I really don’t know what the interest level is. So I guess what I’m asking is: would people be interested in a Kickstarter with several extra goodies available (I am thinking of doing enamel pins, special print poster, extra digital bonus chapter stories etc)? Let me know in the comments, if you would be so kind, or if you’d rather keep things private, please feel free to shoot me an email at louisa @ velharthis.com
Because chapter 11 is done!
More or less.
The first 8 pages are ready to go. Page 9-21 and page 25 just need text. I’ll do the cover page this week. That means we are ready to go!
So, launch date for chapter 11 is April 10th! I’ll only update two pages a week to start (that means Monday-Wednesday update schedule). We’ll see how chapter 12 goes and will let you know if I can change it up to Monday-Wednesday-Friday at a later point.
Toning the comic means laying down all the “colour” areas. Even though the comic is in black and white, the greys and other effects give visual depth to many areas. It’s generally the fastest part of the comic, so I’m on that now. I’ve got several pages done, but I would like to have a large buffer of completed pages before starting to post them. We’ll see how this week goes and I hopefully can start posting this chapter in April (I mean, it will for sure be April at this point – I just don’t have a date).
I JUST finished inking chapter 11. It took me longer than expected, but I had some panels that were just… ink heavy. And some others I just didn’t quite know how to approach. I think it all turned out ok. Some are better than others.
As soon as I can get some completed pages done, and the cover page, I’ll have a relaunch date.
I also discovered this week that I got a table at Anime North, which is both good and bad. Good because I am sharing with a friend who didn’t get a table at all, and I’ll be able to spend time with friends I haven’t in a while and also I can make some NEW ART.
The bad news is I have to make new art, so that means sharing time I was going to spend on Velharthis. But I’m going to try and balance it out. I don’t have to make too much new art, since I’m sharing my table, so it’s only 3 feet of space to sell instead of 6, but I’m still trying not to freak out about the daunting task of making some new and also good art. I just worry sometimes I don’t have it in me. Always trying to push my own abilities and limits is hard, mostly because I don’t have the time to devote to it that I would like. But I try to make the time.
Weekly update post!
I didn’t get a whole lot done last week. I inked earlier in the week and completed three more pages, but then the new Zelda game dropped and I got a sore throat on Friday. It’s mostly gone away now but I did spend the weekend playing Breath of the Wild instead of doing art. However, I’ve been waiting for this game for five years, so hopefully you will understand (and if you’ve actually gotten to play it yet, you’ll surely understand how addictive this game is). This week at work is slightly weird for me, as I have two early meetings that I am leading, and another one next week (all par for the course when your day job involves working with colleagues on other continents), but after that I plan on taking some time off work to game but also to work on art, which includes the comic.
That all being said, I inked an especially stellar page last week. I’m proud of most of this chapter so far. I hope you will enjoy it, too.