Just a little post for the records, chapter 20 is now done.
It’s the shortest chapter (6 pages). I just felt it had to end there. So I’m already on chapter 21 which is 12 pages long.
Chapter 9 begun releasing on the net, so chapter 10 goes early access on patreon.
I’m releasing it one page a day on webtoon and facebook, but you can already read it all in one go here.
For the youtube update. I timelapsed chapter 18 page 1 painting process.
wait ??? Chapter 18 ?!!
Well yeah as you saw in previous updates, I decided to stop publishing until webtoon catches up, but I went into painting frenzy so I’m way ahead of chapter 9 as I’m publishing it now.
I hope you enjoy the video, it’s always a lot of extra effort to get (even such a simple timelapse) it done.
About the patreon update, I was not happy with the rewards, I decided to simplify it until I get something better. So until then there is only the 1$ reward !
If you want to support me, please check it out there:
So in this chapter I tried to focus on widening the field of view and always putting a bit of background or at least a bit of mood in every panel.
It’s not the first time I decide to do so, but sometimes you forget your resolutions !
Also tried another approach, this time I thumbnailed all the moods, lights and colors, then I rendered all the details at once.
This is worth 4 days of work (1 days = approx 6 hours that go around my actual day job which has nothing to do with drawing).
Also This is the first chapter thought as a digital content. It is meant to be read on a phone in portrait mode. So One panel per line, two in a pinch… Since it’s done this way I can barely put more than 2 panels per page. And this is where the magic happens ! 1 or 2 panels per page means bigger Panels that are more synthetic than a lot of micro fragments. It gives more place to narration and I can work on a panel longer than when I still have 6 to draw to finish my page…so this is a very cool change. Also it simplifies storyboarding as composition gets simpler.
I still want WASTE to be printable so I keep in mind not to have a panel across two pages…but that’s the only constraint.
Chapter 17 is done !
Full color once again
Chapter 18 I’ll be focusing on widening the shots, putting nicer backgrounds, lights and moods.
This weekend I’d like to get back to my webtoon.
This weekend I’d like to redo my patreon page and rewards
Last page of chapter 15 was colored. I did it for fun, layed out colors in 15 mins on a color layer and there…early readers enjoyed it so I thought I’d give it a shot on chapter 16 which will be colored.
Couldn’t make my story board for the week as the week end was especially loaded with unsual events. Chapter 15 was the best planned ahead of time chapter. Chapter 16 will be the worse as I storyboard it page by page (>___<)….
Tonight I’ll be storyboarding and then if I still got time I’ll draw page 4…otherwise…I’ll be late !
Soaking the introduction of color doesn’t help ! Sometimes the result is cool, sometimes I’m ashamed. It’s like painting, it was especially hard in the begining. Not like I master it now, but I feel I can express what’s in my head…
….sneak peek !
Actually writing this several days later, but dated it at Finish date : last Friday sept 8.
This chapter didn’t take any finishing touch. It was over as I finished last page. I’m happy that means I planned it better than previous ones !
Drawn between Monday and Friday (10 pages)
Actually on Friday I even drew a strip for marginal I’m posting here. It’s approx a 1/2 hour work (storyboard text and publication all included)
I don’t want to think I nailed my new workflow yet. I’ve made a solid – 2 pages a day / 1 chapter a week – during 3 weeks now. But I still feel it’s a challenge. I hope I can either make it my daily routine, either slow down a bit and sleep correctly.
As of today if I’m not working (I mean my desk job) I’m drawing. Never got that dedicated before. I’m realizing now that I reached a point where even if I’m exhausted and can’t focused on usual stuff anymore, if I got a pen in my hands I can still draw.
Miss niece and nephew !
I’m one day earlier than I planned. One page got postponed for another release…
This is the second chapter I do in a one week deadline…as always it’s done aside from work, so basically I draw at lunch break and nolife in the evening till 2AM…
Nights are averaging 4h30 of sleep and I have no time to do whatever it is that is not draw a page of WASTE. I don’t even do chara design, I just go with the flow.
And on top of all, I Slacked off workouts a lot…
not to mention I’d like to do videos about making of like before, comic strips to joke around with readers etc…
Handling this on the long run seems destructive to me…I’m thinking of doing a release every 10 days (or every other week) rather than every week.
Still need to find my balance.
But for now, chapter 14 here we go !