Today I began inking WASTE chapter 3. I have been pretty busy the past couple of months. I wasn't expecting it and it's far from finished...It's funny how there's always something in my way when it comes to manga.
However, today I put everything aside to begin inking chapter 3. This is the very first panel which is the most difficult, unusual and time consuming task when I begin inking a chapter...so I need to be mentally prepared before I do it, and to be honest, I can kill more time turning around the task than doing it...
The good thing is, when this is done, then all the rest comes by itself. It even becomes difficult to me to stop. So I believe I can finish this chapter before December...
However, I'm still taken by a lot of projects at the same time and I can't garante anything. I'm sorry for those who wait for me and support my work. Hopefully I can soon dedicate myself more to manga.
As of Thursday, June 6 I have been entitled HMONP architect which means in France I can sign my own projects from now on.
I still work full time as an architect, but from now on I know I can spend most of my evenings on WASTE.
I'm actually working on chapter 3 of WASTE. I hope to release it much faster than chapter 2 which suffered HMONP + website programming delay.
I hope you'll enjoy it !
The work done during this year to get entitled was very heavy on my shoulders and captivating. So captivating it was hard to draw aside from studying and working.
I'm really happy it's done now. Especially since I can proudly say I succeeded...
I have a facebook account since a while. But I decided to create a page yesterday so you readers can manifest somewhere that you follow my stuff and so I know how many people are around exactly. It's very difficult to me to have a clear sight.
I know lots of you did it by sending me mails and I enjoy every single one of them. That's actually what makes me want to do better at every release. But just liking this page :
I was thinking about that digital painting stuff during lunch break today but there is no graphic tablet in my agency, so I tried to simulate it with a pencil by drawing very quick shapes not finishing anything.
Then I remembered I got that Pentel GFKP in my pocket for times like this...the whole process took something like 20 minutes. And I'm pretty happy with it.
It's a line drawing of course, but I my approach was influenced by the digital painting experience I had yesterday...
I tried to give a sense to this creature, further than "it is a monster ! it has to be ugly !".
So I imagined that it was a flying helium filled creature that would float (like starcraft's overloards for example). Then I gave it those spiderlike eyes and those tongs as if it hunted birds like chameleon hunts insects...but I wanted it to be fast, like it could be a fierce hunter or a useful mount...so I tried to suggest some flie's wings but the drawing was nearly done and I couldn't erase it :)
I've submitted my senior project now so before preparing the oral exam etc etc...I thought I'd have a little fun.
I'm trying to get into digital painting since now I'm on tablet.
I must say it's very confusing to me as I never worked without strong line presence...But I think it will get better and better with time.
I'd like to doodle one every couple of days to get into it...so maybe I can inject it in WASTE for backgrounds and color covers etc...