It’s been something like 3 weeks I begun posting WASTE on webtoon.
The subscribers’ number is growing steadily and it’s really motivating to be able to see it.
I’m posting one page a day since the beginning of WASTE. Since I generally produce one page every 2 days, it should catch up with the latest release soon.
I’d rather have it this way than in one single post, as I’m heading toward continuous release from now on, it’s a good opportunity to experiment that kind of pace.
Here is a strip I made to celebrate 100 subscribers, I shall soon reach 200 and I didn’t think of anything to celebrate it yet ! Btw this is my first color success. By success I mean, not repulsive.
However, as I said, there is a lot of change coming. First and foremost, continuous publication (1 page a day rather than 1 chapter every X).
Also I’ve been able to pace myself, I can do 1 small chapter (10/15 pages) a month in “no-life-after-day-work” mode.
So in fact chapter 8 is finished by now. But I’m not releasing it yet. Why ? Because…Patreon. Here is the idea, I want to give something special for anybody pledging for me on patreon, so I decided it would be a 1 chapter lead. When people get to read chapter 7, any of my patron can read chapter 8, and some of them even can read the Work In Progress of chapter 9…so to be able to launch my patreon correctly I need to have that lead over public release.
Chapter 8 should be released on June 13 if everything goes as during the 3 last months.
This is my fastest release I think, and I find it pretty well balanced.
Yeah I’m complimenting myself ! I went into total isolation this past month to be able to deliver this after all !
This is pretty intense as a cadence (I draw one page every day). To do so I begin the page at lunch break at work, then Finish it at night. Get a little more sleep deprived every day and repeat until…well we’ll see.
About the story, I’m happy too, I feel i delivered some emotion other than BERSEEEERK.
Feel free to give your feedback as always, you’re very welcome !
Chapter 6 has been redone completely. I was really unhappy with the last version and it was meant to be replaceable. Which is why I allowed it to fork so much compared to chapter 5 (starting point and hunter character are very different). The new version is available here.
However in this version I went back to the original plot.
I also made a big graphical change. No more line art. This is now digitally painted. There are several reasons / Benefits to it:
-Atmosphere / Lighting / Volumetry / Realism go up
-Background and “secondary tasks” are dealt with in a more personnal / flexible way
-Speed and productivity go up
-Painting is much more adapted to tablets than line art which I must admit killed the fun I had drawing…
-Opens a wide variety of subject matters I felt were out of reach before
Please don’t hesitate to let me know your thought about all this !
Have a good read !
That may be my first character design sheet ever.
I was really unhappy with the hunter introduced in chapter 6. He was not like what I had in mind at all (an veteran task force type of guy).
So in the middle of chapter 7 I decided to redo it from scratch. Chapter 6 will be replaced by a new chapter 6.2.
I’ve layered every piece of cloth so I can combine, swap etc…
Let me know what you think of that one.
Still can’t believe I’m releasing a new chapter. Never went that fast.
I still draw in the evening after work. The time I give it didn’t change. What changed is I decided every night the page had to be finished no matter what.
Basically that means a lot of change in my mindset when I drew I kept in mind “be global / Don’t get trapped in details” cause when I got to turn the lights off, the page has to be understandable enough for readers.
Also any kind of detail that would be a pain and repel me from drawing (and lose weeks not drawing at all because I just don’t want to) I simplified and went like “be it”.
I’m very curious to know what you people think of that new standard (rougher release but every month rather than every year)
So about the content itself.
Since the release is very different and cuts clear with the consistent quality I tried to maintain in WASTE up until now, this chapter begins a bit like a spin off…it can be plugged in or unplugged from the main WASTE story just for security…
The story-line didn’t change, I just made sure I can fork or merge the new faster production to come with the original 5 chapters.
About the making of
I’m sorry I didn’t record the making of. It was so experimental to me (especially the painting) I didn’t feel I could make good lives. Sometimes I screwed up and redid some pages several times. I hope I can get back on track and update the mangatengu youtube channel with chapter 7
Hey there !
Chapter 5’s inking first pass is done. So here is a contact of all the pages ! And yest last one is a double page….(didn’t do that since chapter 1 Ended, as it was a pain in every way)
Basically, All characters have been inked. Second pass will be backgrounds, dialogs….(yeah once again I left it last………sorry).
I hope to be done very soon !