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Xaam on Dec. 14, 2006
Xaam here with another completed page. So, an update on things in general.
Concerning life, things have been understandably hectic as of late. This week has been finals week, and I'm in crunch mode right now trying to get everything in order. And letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not forget that it's that time of the year again; the time when loving sentiments are wrapped up in plush, paper packaging and strategically placed under brightly lit trees.
All in all, I was horribly late on my very first scheduled update for the comic. But fear not! Extenuating circumstances being what they were, this won't be par for the course, nor will it be an indicator of my updating habits for the future.
I plan to be (for the most part) punctual in my updates.
Progress report? I've completed sketching on the next TWO pages *pauses to pat self on back* and I'm coloring the next page as we speak. :)
I took your advice to heart and I've tried coloring with a smaller brush. It took considerably longer and I'm not sure if I can even tell a difference…well, maybe I can. You tell me…does it look any better?
I went back and examined the large brush strokes in question. Quite right on that count, I'll watch out for it in the future. Thanks for the comment and the great advice!
Go to bed. :p
Well there you have it folks! The comic is well and truly underway. Next week, expect two more updates and lots more plot.
Okay, so, we all know that the only way to cure pent up thoughts is to take up interpretive dancing or leave comments. I'm open to both, but seeing as I have some errands to run, feedback would be preferred for the moment.
cs3ink at 12:29PM, Feb. 25, 2008
Awesome work. Striking & haunting. VERY faved!
shino at 8:33AM, Jan. 18, 2008
Ladyknight17 at 3:35PM, Dec. 26, 2006
I can't wait for more... I want to see where this all goes.
Unnamed at 8:54PM, Dec. 22, 2006
I think that pale guy looks like your typical WoW addict.
WingNut at 1:11PM, Dec. 15, 2006
It's hard work I know. It takes much longer, but just by looking at this page it looks amazing. The areas of light and shadow are still very well defined, but not obviously so, and this works doubly for you because you're using a more painter-esque style. Seriously, it looks great. And Darth is right, you'll find the balance soon enough, it took me a few panels with the style I'm using as well. Also, I wanted to thank you for all your advice and comments with my own strip as well, I do believe that this is going to be the start of a wonderful friendship. :) Five, most certainly, you've earned it and more.
randomisedthing at 11:29AM, Dec. 15, 2006
I'm with Darth Mongoose. Beautiful style and beautiful artwork.
Darth Mongoose at 1:19AM, Dec. 15, 2006
Colour looks good. For a second, I thought you'd used watercolours! You'll probably find a nice balance between quality and speed for colouring after a few pages, so just keep experimenting. Love, love, love how you do the panel borders, the panels don't have hard edges, but are still distinct. Beautiful stuff!