Hey guys, I’m here on time this time! And as promised I’m going to try to give you all a decently sized blog post concerning progress and my current state right now.
Firstly I should tell you all that as of page 13 there’s going to be no more cell-shading. So if you prefered And Once Again with its more painted style and with heavy brush strokes you’re in luck, because so did I. Cell-shading was a (failed) experiment. The goal was to see if I could properly do it in a way that made it faster to ink and shade, the reality was it didn’t save all that much time at all and felt really flat and boring. There’s a lot that can be done with cell-shading and in the future it’d be nice if I could do it in a way that doesn’t look ugly and feel boring, but when it comes to my comic I will not be doing another style change. I want to get the pages to start to look consistent because we’re almost a year in and the pages still vary a lot in art style. I promise to keep developing my skills to make the comic look even better, though.
After page 12, the first act of the comic’s chapter will be done and And Once Again will be on a short break. I’m going to talk to some of my friends about it today but I’m going to try and have 3-4 guest artworks done that week for me to post just so you all get a little bit more content. I’m currently not doing so good on my buffer so you’ll have to give me some time to keep it going.
This is pretty far off in the distance but once the 4th Tale is fully over I’m going to need to take a sizeable break in order to work on the writing of future chapter scripts and rough drafts. Due to being so swamped working on expanding my commissions career(which is going decently mind you), I haven’t had any time at all to work on expanding my world via writing. I hope you’ll forgive me for this, I really want to be writing all of my ideas for this webcomic of mine but it’s just currently not in the cards. Don’t take that as a sign of no confidence though- I already know what’s happening after the 4th Tale for quite a while away. My editor and I have vague rough drafts for the future. I will just need time to refine my ideas into actual scripts that I can use for the future.
That’s about all for this update. I’ll see you all on Friday. Oh and Keith, I haven’t said it yet since it slipped my mind, but thank you so much for the donation you made to the comic again a few weeks ago. It meant a lot.