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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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Comic Update 1.1.39!

Hi everyone it’s Comic Update day! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! Secondet the angel finally gets some good news after a rough night. I wanted to create some dynamic panels so I cut up the action on the first panel into two. I really like how the action flowed and set up the next page’s big reveal!

Art (re)Motivation

Lately I’ve been struggling to find the inspiration to work on pages because I would like to focus more on painting and illustration. It’s deceptively easy to procrastinate pages when I’m thinking up of new pieces or video contents until the work just becomes too much and I rush things. It’s been an uphill trek trying to draw pages, paint and self-promote while dealing with the constant doubt and feeling mediocre at everything I make. It’s part of the “starting out as a freelance artist” package I suppose and that’s alright.

It’s thanks to my loved ones and you guys for reading the pages, looking at my art, be it illustrations or videos, and reading the blog that I do my best to pull myself out of the (seemingly) never-ending circle of self-doubt and deprecation. It makes me want to get myself out of that gloomy place and show up every day to make someone’s day just a little better. It makes me want to push my techniques as much as I can, accept failures as part of the learning process and keep on learning.

Thank you! ♥ I’ll see you all next week!

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Comic Update 1.1.37!


Hi again, it’s Comic Update Friday! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! This week’s challenge was to summarize the relationship between Secondet and the Cupid’s Arrow’s owner as succinctly as possible. I never could figure out the name for the guy during script writing, since he’s pretty much only seen in this chapter.

 

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Comic Update 1.1.36!

Hi again, it’s Comic Update Friday! Check it out on Tapastic & Smackjeeves! This week’s challenge was to create a sense of escalating panic within three panels or less. I made the storyboard for the upcoming sequence in one session since I had a lot of trouble figuring out the chapter’s ending.

I had another version of it scripted out but as I drew the pages and fleshed out the character dynamics, I realized there would be too much emotional whiplash so I decided to forgo it and rewrite it. Mind you, I make these pages weeks in advance so as to have some breathing room for this type of change or to avoid art fatigue.

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Comic Update 1.1.35!


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

This week’s challenge was creating a small dressing room space that Secondet could hide in after his nightly concert. I wanted to make it somewhat intimate with his admirers’ flowers on the boudoir and a small closet. I enjoy making believable spaces in perspective when I’m not rushing through pages. Only 12 more pages til the end of Chapter 1! I’m super excited to actually finish this chapter since it means that:

  • I followed through a long-standing personal project
  • I finally finished writing & drawing a chapter!
  • I pushed through my doubts and posted it!
  • I get to draw Victorian Architecture in the next chapter! I’m thinking of streaming them as I work on them after a brief 2 week break after this chapter is done.

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Color Challenge #4: Wilted Ghosts

Check this illustration out on RedBubble HERE! Note: I marked it as Mature to be on the safe side because bloooood and spoooooky!

Art Process

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Color Challenge series for April! I continued on with using the main characters of my webcomic and it’s been fun pairing certain characters with color combinations and symbols. This week I wanted to use my deepest red marker for Nokuru Heba, the doomed medium in Tragedy (Chapter) III along with his companion ghost, Mira. I used wilted flowers to address his state by the time the comic starts and simple lines as spears to make an allusion to the betrayals he suffered.

I had a lot of fun with the high contrast in this piece and the textures I did on the flowers and background. Red is a good color to do in 1 color or 3-color challenges for me; I’ll probably do another illustration in a warmer red marker to give another go!

I’m available for Marker Commissions like these and more! I’ll be working out the Twitch stream feeds this afternoon so there might be a stream today! I’ll post a quick update when it’s live!

See you all tomorrow for Comic Update and on April 27 for the next Color Challenge!

Materials

  • Strathmore Drawing Pad
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
  • Sakura Pigma Micron pen in 05
  • Blick Studio Marker in Red
  • Sakura GellyRoll 08 in White
  • Prismacolor Colerase Pencil in Scarlet Red

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Comic Update 1.1.34!

It’s Comic Update Friday! Check the new page out on Smackjeeves & Tapastic! This page was actually drawn on my iPad Mini 2 with the Medibang Paint Pro app and finished on Clip Studio Paint Pro/Manga Studio 5.

At the time I was working on this page, I was away on a trip. I like to travel light, so I only bring what fits in my bookbag. I used a squishy stylus (since I’m not keen on getting a Bluetooth stylus just yet) and it worked great for lining but I struggled with the toning. If you’ve got experience and/or tips on Medibang Paint, let me know! 😀

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