OK so it’s a very late “early” publication but well, that’s me ! I’m trying to post the manga bit by bit. If it happens to be better then I’ll adopt that publication style for a page every 1 or 2 days…
Let me know your opinion. Some people don’t like to get things bit by bit. Some others do like it etc…
I finally did it. What a pain it was…but now everything works just fine !
-Now comments are open again I’m using disqus so you can comment with your cherished social network account, get replies, follow people, vote etc…
-The manga reader works correctly (but still needs some serious CSS to be less…horrible)
-Social network buttons are everywhere
-Old posts have been input (manually and painfully)
I finally got a functional website ! (which I was looking for since 8 years)
Now let’s do some manga stuff…
A few impact effect tries. Mainly to compare my ability to use a graphire, intuos and Cintiq…Cintiq is the last (and best one in my opinion).
These days I’ve finally been able to get back to WASTE. Chapter 3 is definitely coming out before February 14.
With chapter 3 I decided to go for photoshop as my main and only drawing program. So I’m relearning to make my FX and find the tools I’m comfortable with from scratch again. That certainly is the kind of disadvantage you have over traditional media. It’s frightening to see how much a program can influence you.
I went for photoshop mainly because the unrivaled freedom and possibilities it provides. I can even now reuse Manga Studio and inject it in photoshop in an easy way. But I want to do everything in PS so I don’t have to dance switch between programs.
Photoshop gives lots of freedom but you have to build your own tools from scratch (I’m crafting lots of brushes). However I’m really happy from what I get.
The render of this panel was really puzzling me as I didn’t render interiors since…so many years.
I made a first try with soft gradients of gray I posted on my facebook page but neither me nor readers were convinced. So I gave it another try.
The goal was to avoid gradients which are everything but line art (and they also print very bad). So I went for high black and white threshold.
To do so I made my own brushes in photoshop. It really worked really smoothly and I’m pretty happy with the result !
I’m very pleased announce WASTE is going Spanish thanks to Merrick who volunteered to do a very nice Spanish translation of WASTE. Now your Spanish talking friends have no more excuses not to read it here :
If you happen to want to translate WASTE to your own language, you can contact me to get cleaned pages !
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…
Training a bit with painting and color…I want to add that in WASTE (opening pages etc…)
This is totally new to me, so I’m never sure to succeed. But I sure feel good when it works fine.
I’m actually pretty silent. That’s because I have my oral exam on June 3 to be empowered to be an independent architect.
That’s pretty time consuming. Once This is finished, I’ll finally be free again at night, so I can make WASTE progress (for real this time !).
Thanks for bearing with me !