It’s been quite some time, hasn’t it?
I’ve just been busy, that’s all.
I’ve been meaning to write about this subject for quite some time, ever since I saw “Wreck-it Ralph” at the theaters.
However, at the same time I had no way of truly knowing how to properly express my feelings and opinions on this Disney Masterpiece.
I’m not talking about “Wreck-it Ralph”, which is an amazing movie in its own right.
I’m talking about the 6-minute short that precedes that film, “Paperman”.
Continue reading The Importance of Disney’s “Paperman”
Making a 24 Hour Comic is hard, that much I have told you many times before.
However, I think I must also tell you that it’s much harder when you do it without some kind of structure to work on.
In my “all-random” days, I used to go at it one page at a time until I got close to the cut-off page, then I wrapped things up in some way. If I needed more pages, I often included more characters or information that was not actually needed. There was very few planning or structure, for that matter.
However, since last year I started experimenting with a more structured approach: Thumbnails -> Drawing.
Last year I did all my Thumbs before I even started drawing the final pages, only to realize I needed more pages to finish the story that had been brewing in my head. I decided to commit to the idea of making more pages anyways, so I started to roll with it until I realized there was WAY too much ri-dunk-ulous drama and pacing issues, so I ended up doing some on-the-fly improv with some pages to get the whole thing back on track.
Continue reading 24 Hour Comic Day — The Creative Process and Links
Hour 6 just passed.
Expect hours every 6 updates.
EDIT: Updated. Also: Around TEN MINUTES behind schedule. Was 1.5 hrs behind schedule, but caught up due to AWESOME. Also, feeling HELLA TIRED NOW. Don’t want to use Lifeline #1, but probably will for the last 6 pages. SO. It’s time for a little break, otherwise I will not be able to continue at a good pace. This story’s pace is a bit slower than previous years, and that is intentional: Michelle does not feel like saying what she needs to say. But she will, OH SHE WILL, in the next 6 pages, I think, maybe. She *should*. I mean, I already know how this is gonna end…
Turns out, I was wrong: I had a vague idea of how it was gonna end. I was surprised.
EDIT2: Page 18 is now done. 30 min ahead of time. Super Sleepy. Gonna try watching the Orionid shower. Will probably take lifeline soon. The Twist has been shown, but the real deal begins now. I CAN SEE THE ENDING.
The ending still surprised me. Ninja-like.
I started at 12:50 PM on Saturday. It is now 11:20 AM on Sunday, and this comic is done. I will now proceed to leave a couple of words about it.
Continue reading 24 HOUR COMIC DAY
You remember when last week I posted a Touhou Comic?
Well, I have decided to make this a Thing.
Welcome to the Touhou
Indecent Inappropriate Comedy Hour.
You remember that time I made some stuff for Cirno Day? Like, two years in a row?
Heck, I remember there being a third year… And I also remember going crazy with it. Real crazy.
Well, this year I would like to believe I outdid myself.
Not in my lateness, because that’s such a relative term.
It was calculated tardiness.
I really outdid myself.
I can’t even remember what I’m referencing anymore.
It’s probably worth mentioning that the first game of the Windows Touhou Games, The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, came out on August 11th, 2002.
So, yeah, I’m not pulling the date out of my ass or anything.
There will be more blog posts talking about weird stuff as soon as I can get the dictation working so I can write the stuff while I do other things like COOKING or LIVING.
See you soon.
The last images of the month, now with more commentary.
First, a personal favorite: Miss Knowledge, with a more modern look, and GLASSES.
I remember talking to him once, and on the subject of SWR, he mentioned that he played Yuyuko. As what essentially could be considered the Queen of the Netherworld, it seems fitting that I made this drawing for him, in the anniversary of his death. We miss you, bro.
Space Brothers? More like SPACE SISTERS~! Remilia is serious about this whole Space thing, but Flan appear to want to play.
I went for something fancier for the last day: Suika, a character that often inspires me in more ways than one.
That’s it. 31 days, 31 drawings, and now I feel more ready to start doing more comics. Stay tuned.
Here’s all the other drawings from this month.
Been too busy to write a post.
Particularly because I was a fucking genius and decided to make a drawing a day.
Heck, I still haven’t finished March 26th’s drawing because I decided to make a post instead of continuing.
While catching up with Shakugan no Shana Final, if I must confess.
Anyways, have a bunch of drawings.
First, the last three of the Ten Desires newcomers:
Then I decided to do comics.
Then I decided to just plain experiment.
Can you predict what I’ll do next? Well, neither can I! But the month’s almost over, so it will be the end of this warming up exercise/experiment.
Here’s all the previous drawings again.
We begin a week of VERY COLORFUL PICTURES!
Some of the character designs were simplified, while others were switched around a bit.
In the end, though, I think my original plan is holding up, somehow.
Next drawing is Futo!! I like her character design a lot so I don’t think I’m gonna change that. :3
The rest of the month’s drawings:
For the 8th day, I asked some people what I should draw next. They said “Koishi“, so I obliged.
For the 9th day, I settled for what I was going to draw before drawing Koishi: That damn Gap Youkai
For the 10th day, one character I had always wanted to draw: The Wild and Horned Hermit Herself, Kasen Ibaraki
And for today, the 11th day, my favorite: Komachi Onozuka
And so, March keeps happening…
This time we have two drawings of the Scorching, Troublesome Divine Flame, Utsuho Reiuji.
There wasn’t much I could do to her. Utsuho doesn’t strike me as a character that cares much about her appearance: She’s mostly functional, without much flair or decoration beyond the basics.
Nevertheless, I think she’s pretty cool.
March continues, after the first week…