Chapter 28 done !

The last week I’ve finally gotten back to draw regularly. However I can’t seem to reach my cruising speed again. Not because I rusted or something, so what happened ?

WASTE’s chapter 5 was an unoficial one-shot open end. I was too slow and drawing wasn’t fun anymore (I hated inking on the computer, and I had that 2500€ / 35kg cintiq clogging my desk…so I got fed up).

So when I came back at WASTE. I wanted to have fun in the first place and just get the story forward. I also wanted to experiment new technics: I had been mind blown by some quick speed paints I had seen. These were so fast to do and yet so much more complete than my line works. So it was decided WASTE would switch to digital painting no matter the quality. It would catch up someday.

And that day kind of came. It’s far from being perfect I know, but I feel more at ease than before when trying to express ideas with painting. So what happens in such case ? Yeah, you begin adding some details again…

So basically this is what’s happening. A page today takes 3 times the time it took a few months ago. Because I know, I can and I want to add that little bit of detail that will make it look less…rough.

The thing is I still like spontaneous rough paints, at least those done by others as mine are pretty stiff for now. Also I see some illustrations and I want to get back at it sometimes (I begun drawing like most of comics people, drawing illustrations / Artworks before comics). I just feel like I want to make my best piece from time to time. Just to make a manifest of what I can do at that point in time.

Also I realized at the end of Chapter 20 that doing such thing improved my drawing skills overall dramatically. So there’s a gap between before and after chapter 20…

All in all this is why I’m slowing down. I want to stay spontaneous and tell the story fast but I also want to push some illustrations a bit. For now I failde separating both because every drawing I make is an opportunity… but I think I’ll end up like that : very rough but yet understandable panels and very detailed ones…which means yeah…total inconsistency….

However ! Chapter 28 is done ! Yay for Chapter 28 ! What a relief…Now, time to storyboard a few more chapters. We are reaching a sensitive spot in the WASTE story…

Chapter 22 released ! Chapter 23 is early !

Chapter 22 is out ! And I’m proud with some of the shots
Chapter 23 is early out on patreon (1$ monthly…for all my stuff)!

Patreon is always one chapter ahead so while I publish chapter X, patrons have access to whole chapters X AND X+1
That’s how it is from now on.
Chapter 26 is finally done completely. It is solid. Doesn’t please me as chapter 25 but well I’m drawing while moving home and my skill just rust before my very eyes each day I don’t draw :(…I hope I can make chapter 27 cool because I have great ambitions…
I should be done moving in a month from now…but the hardest part should be over in a couple of weeks.

Chapter 20 released

Chapter 20 is released. There are less things I feel shameful about in this one compared to the previous one. From here on things go better.
Chapter 26 ? Yes still a WIP. Still moving, working and drawing at the same time. I hope my buffer can take it and I can produce again before release suffers again like in the old days.