Ep. 21, Page 109

smbhax on May 5, 2014

The mail robot was broken! I spent the morning packing up three shipments of original A* art to mail off (I had to redo one because after it was all taped up I remembered that I hadn't signed some of the older art yet : ooo), and when I finally got them down to the post office, I found my poor, trusty mail robot all in pieces. The line for having a human mail things off for you was an absolute madhouse as a result (and besides which, unlike the robot they make me write out the full address myself, and my handwriting isn't the most legible stuff around so I always worry more about them getting where they're supposed to go that way), so I bailed and will just have to go back tomorrow and hope the mail robot has been put back together again. : oo
Tried a bit of a different approach to the art today, kinda like how it worked out (almost a quasi Vampire Hunter D thing going on there, maybe? : o). When I started using watercolor, one of my original ideas was to keep it pretty light, just accentuating the pencils rather than upstaging them; I kind of got away from that in various ways, but I think this way can actually work quite well as long as I have the pencils right—and this would be a good thing to force me away from overworking the pencils and spending hours trying to refine them to smooth(er) curves and solid shapes; if I can get a really effective sketchy look going—and consistently decent!—that would be super—and it would help keep me a little more sane, to boot! We'll see how long I last with this. : P ; )
Finished the last of the reward sketches for Patreon supporters in March today, so I guess tomorrow I can start on the ones for April! : ) Gotta get a fresh round of e-book rewards sent out, too. Pretty happy with how the last couple sketches went; I think in general my sketching improved a lot over the last month—or at least, moved in a direction I wanted it to move in—and the additional practice from the Patreon reward sketches certainly helped!