Monday, January 21, 2013

Epilogue - finally

We, here you have it - the ending of the chapter.  Ominous, no?

I borrowed a couple of ideas from the animation crew of Batman: the animated series for this one - a solid black background, instead of the regular white.  Think I kinda like it better.

I'm going to be taking a break from posting pages for a little while - need to build up my cache of pages before we get started.  In the mean time, I'll be finishing up the web page updates and I'll probably post some sketch pages and such over at DeviantArt.

I've picked up on a few things with this first chapter.  First off - I shouldn't take so long to finish a chapter.  This version has only take a few years to reach the conclusion.  The original tale was begun way back in 1999, we myself and a few friends decided to break into the small press market of comic books.  Then somewhere around in 2005 was when I began this version - the version that I didn't have to edit because I could only have so many pages to tell a story, or had a deadline that I probably wasn't going to meet, unless I cut out some pages.  Then, of course, sidetracked by life for a little while, then here we are today.

Secondly - that I have a bad habit of researching some things too much.  Which leads to me getting sidetracked more that a few times, which eventually leads to me losing track of time.  Which always puts me behind schedule.  So, limit my research, don't get distracted, and stay focused.  Right.

Thirdly - respect. There is a lot of time & work that goes into artistic creations.  Music, illustrations, paintings, writings - all of them are works of passion.  Along with this passion comes a learning curve, especially when you do most all of the work yourself.  Exercise patience, please.  It isn't easy baring a part of one's soul for the world to see and be critical of.

And I'm sure there is more I could ramble on about, but I think this is more than enough for a 4am post.  I hope everyone has enjoyed the tale thus far, and please feel free to spread the word to others that might appreciate my work.  Thanks for reading.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

One page to go!

An almost conclusion to the first chapter.  Took a bit longer than I expected.

Kinda happy with this one - needs more work on the colors and shading.  Oh well ...

Next up is the epilogue ...