Hey Guys, hope everyones doing well.
I’m starting to try and uplift the art style of the comic at the beginning of this chapter, so if it looks odd for a couple of pages that’s just me working out the kinks. I’ve been practising our art style in the gallery images I make for a while now, and with the start of the new chapter I reckoned now would be a good time to try and uplift the art of the comic aswell.
Also I wanted to point out that this will be the last chapter of this volume of the webcomic (aside from a little short addon I’ve been planning) which sees the end of this little starting adventure for Kohta. But do not worry I will be continuing the webcomic and Kohta will continue to foul up his dreams of becoming a great Samurai adventurer in the next volume. I’ve been really enjoying making this webcomic and aside from a couple of hitches things have been going as planned, hopefully you’ve been enjoying it too. Volume 2 will focus more on individual chapters and smaller adventures for a while, to try and build up Kohta’s character more and introduce more of the world he lives in.
Anyway, again hope you’re all doing allright and thanks for listening.
So the story goes that about a year ago (400 days technically) I decided that this was what I wanted to do, draw cool and sexy stuff online, and make some cool webcomics. Only at the time I couldn’t draw, like at all, and never really had the patience to try. So I made myself a new rule, that I would upload a new image online to our gallery every day. That way I would try to improve and get better with every image I made, plus it got me into a routine I could stick with.
Anyway, just over a year on I reckon it’s done it’s job, I can now draw, I just now need to figure out how to draw well, and I’m thinking that daily upload rule is standing in the way of that.
As our art style has improved it’s taking longer to make each image, and to help that I’ve decided to drop the image a day upload rule thing with our galleries, to focus on making better images. I’ll still be uploading images to our galleries online, just less often.
Of course this doesn’t affect our webcomics at all, they will continue with their current upload rates. In fact now that I’ll have some spare time I should be able to make some changes I’ve had in mind for a while. Like uplifting the art style to my newer, more detailed/Manga like style, or make the interface changes on the sites, like adding banners, weblinks, background and information pages etc.
Anyway, so that’s my announcement, I’m hoping all you guys are doing fine and I’ll catch you in a couple of days once I’ve had some time to chill and do some things I’ve been putting off because of work, stuff like sleeping for instance
Hey Up, I want to thank everyone who commented on my last blog entry, it has given me a lot to go on and I’m starting to plan ahead what I’m needing to do to make this art gig work.
The major thing I need to do now is to improve our artwork and our writing, and to do that I’ll need to set up a buffer of work, comic pages and the like, ahead of time so that I can concentrate on improving my artwork without having to worry about missing an upload deadline at the same time.
I should have that buffer of work up and running in the next couple of weeks, and once it is, I’ll be able to concentrate again on improving my work.
It won’t make my art style perfect over night, but if I can spend a week or two on it, drawing images and trying new methods, then it should give us a clue as to how to get better and I can work on it from there.
So thanks again for all the comments and suggestions over the last couple of weeks, they’ve really helped and given me a lot to think about.
Catch you all later guys.
Hey Guys, hope you’re all enjoying the webcomic’s and gallery images I’ve been posting and you’re all doing fine. I’m starting to work my way out of this holding pattern I’ve been stuck in the last couple of months. Now I’m finally working on pages ahead of time it’s got me thinking of the future, and what I should do next, so I wanted to run something by you guys.
I’m wanting to be a professional freelance artist, to be able to do this work and nothing but this work and to earn enough money from it to live on. I’ve been reading webcomic’s and checking out online artists since I was a kid and I know that this is what I want to do.
I also know the odds, that even with the best effort it’s always a hard gig, and even if you manage it you’re never going to get rich. But that’s never bothered us, it really does not cost much to live my life and drawing and making comics is what I want to do.
However all this is still a ways off, I know it’ll be months, and probably years before I’m in a position to earn enough to live on from this art gig. What I’m wanting to know from you guys is, what do you think I need to do to make our work something that you wouldn’t mind contributing to?
Things I can do to make our work better. I know there will be some obvious things, like improving our drawing and our writing (especially drawing) to a proper professional standard. But I’m interested to hear if there are other things, things like improving the presentation and layout of our webcomic websites, or if people would be interested in me making new webcomic’s, or prefer instead that I make more comic pages per week for my existing comics.
This is all what I’m wanting to hear from you guys and girls, I know it’ll be ages before I’m good enough to earn a living from this gig, but it’s something I’m working towards, and would really appreciate any advice on what to concentrate on improving on.
Anyway, cheers again guys, hope you’re all doing well and enjoying our comics, and I’ll catch you all on the flip side .
I really need to start making proper blog posts.
Anyway, a quick update, things are going grand, just managed to circumvent a few RL issues that have been distracting me recently, and can now focus my full attention back to work, specifically building up a buffer of comic pages to avoid missing any deadlines, and continuing to fill up our galleries with whatever I fancy drawing
And I guess that’s it for now, back to work I guess