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Comic Update 1.1.46 (End of Chapter 1)!!

Hi everyone it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! This week’s challenge was creating an awesome last page for this very first Chapter using traditional inks and Clip Studio Paint! I’m elated to say Chapter I of “Nightmare’s Tragedies” is DONE! Almost a full year of drawing pages non-stop have come to a…not a close, but a quick break!

Like I said before, I will be taking at least a month off from drawing pages to get ready to work on Chapter II: “Arrival of Dreamless Nights”. The character designs are pretty much done, the script is getting a bit of an edit and I’m gathering as much reference material & practice as I can to make Chapter 2 as pretty as I envision it.

Stay tuned for the next couple of weeks: I’ll be sharing concept sketches, world building, literary analysis (I get to use my degree!), and more of Chapter I!

This past year was a learning experience in freelancing as an illustrator and as a webcomic artist. Not going to sugar coat it, it’s been incredibly difficult to start from the ground up. There were some days when I just didn’t see the point in continuing this comic because it was/is so time consuming. It felt like I was shouting into the nothing and pouring my energy into something “unproductive”. It’s thanks to your feedback, your kind words, reading and liking the pages, that I pulled myself out of that mentality and got motivated to keep going.

I have a big personal endeavor in the works for the end of July, so keep a look out! In the meantime, check out the next episode of Timelapse Tuesday! I recorded the entire process for this page from sketch to final touches and I’m super proud of it!

Thank you so much and I’ll see you all next week!

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Comic Update 1.1.45!

Hi everyone it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! This week’s challenge was giving the Cupid’s Arrow’s owner a not-so-nice farewell and some comeuppance from Secondet (and revealing his name). I am a little tardy in posting today, the week got away from so I had to play catch-up but I had to make sure the scene flowed smoothly and the perspective looked good. One more page to go for the end of the chapter!

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Comic Update 1.1.44!

Hi everyone it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! This week’s challenge was figuring out how to create a lighter tone to the last scene to begin the end of the chapter. I’m rather happy with this page and the narrative flow in just two panels. Only two more pages to go! I’m excited to both start preparing for the next chapter and taking a break from posting full pages for a bit. I’ll still be posting on the comic sites, it will be supplementary sketches and chapter notes for both chapters.

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Comic Update 1.1.43!

Hi everyone it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! This week’s challenge was to show Daikonran’s willingness to apologize and help Secondet out regardless of who the angel is.

Part of the struggle I worked through on this page was feeling discouraged at my own comic. This page took far too long to finish because I was constantly over-analyzing the view/follow count and asking myself if it was worthwhile to keep working on this project. But it’s thanks to you, my readers on this blog, on Tapas and Smackjeeves, that I decided to continue on and keep on publishing it. Thank you so much! ♥

I’ll be working on extra content once the chapter is done, so if there’s something you’d like to know about Chapter 1 or of the comic, feel free to ask and I’ll draw it!

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Comic Update 1.1.42!

Hi everyone it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! This week’s challenge was to elaborate more on Secondet’s reasons as to why they wouldn’t take Daikonran’s offer without resorting to a wall of text. I wanted to imply what had happened before and how it broke Secondet’s trust in good intentions.

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Comic Update 1.1.41!

Hi everyone it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! This week’s challenge was developing Secondet’s emotions as they realize what Daikonran’s plans were. This page was one of my favorites to plan since I wanted to bring back the tone and work with the “Knight in Shining Armor (t-shirt)” trope a little more. Daikonran is rather aloof given his circumstances but he has the best intentions in mind.

See you all next week!

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Comic Update 1.1.40!

Hi everyone it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves!

This week’s page was super fun to draw just because of the exaggerated expressions and portraying Secondet’s surprise when they see Daikonran’s tattoo.  All the Royal Family members have that seal tattoo’ed on their bodies since it’s not just a symbol of the Cinod House but also a magic spell. How Secondet knows about the seal will be covered in a future chapter but it’s pretty prominent in Emmoni since it was so closely related to the Gryphen war (see pages 1.1.10 through 1.1.13).

See you all next week!

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