Did Peter survive? What will Gwen say to Jacquetta?
You’ll just have to wait for the next chapter to find out (maybe…)
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.
Sorry! I forgot to make a post yesterday.
Last week, I scanned the first 12 pages of chapter 11 and cleaned them all up. They just need text and toning. They’re looking pretty decent.
For the remaining 13 pages, they’re various stages of completion. Some just need backgrounds. I didn’t ink as much as I would have liked last week or this weekend. If it’s not my allergies it is stomach problems, and that kept me low (also work is busy). But I do a little bit of inking here and there and it pushes me through the down times.
I’m thinking mid-March will be the launch of chapter 11. I’m hoping to have an actual date within the next two weeks for everyone. That would be super-duper, don’t you think?
I’ve got about 15 pages of inking completed. Of those, 12 are totally complete. My inking style means I jump around from page to page and don’t finish one completely before moving onto the next. This allows some pages to dry while working on others. I also like to ink my favourite panels first. I’m weird. Oh well.
The chapter is 25 pages total, that means I’m more than halfway done with inking. And that’s a good thing. Hopefully I can have a solid launch date for chapter 11 soon!