< Piro >
Tuesday - October 29, 2002
Well, as you can see, i DID produce that little drawing of Dominobi for dom's little SGD hell for monday - to ease the pain a little... just a little. I've put the full size version of the image over on fredart for all to view.
Just a quick update today, there's quite a few things going on. First off, the book is going along pretty well. First thing i should probably do is point out that Ironcat Studios has changed its name to I.C. Entertainment (they should have thier new website up and read in a few days) - Secondly, they seem pretty happy with the graphic files i've prepared for them, which makes me feel good. It was a lot of work, and the quality of the original graphics has a major effect on the quality of the printing.
The cover art is going well too, even though it is taking me twice as long as i had originally planned (doesn't it always? i blame 'FredTime') I've had a little help with the image from Merekat (you know, the gal who did such a bang up job on the 'Pirogoeth' and 'Megatokyo Memorial' images.) While i have improved quite a bit in certain areas, i still have some problems with hands and anatomy that i asked her to help me tweak so that it wouldn't look odd on the cover. After going over what seemed odd and out of place, and looking at the structure of things, as well as what i could do to correct it, i've fixed some things that really help improve the look of the cover - largo's hands in particular. I learned a lot doing it, and as stubborn as i am about learning things sometimes, it's good to question your work in ways that lead to it's improvement. She's also giving me some pointers on shading, which all should result in a much better image, and a little increase in my own skill level in doin this stuff.
Oh, and if you are fans of Merekat's work, she now has posters available for purchase. Go check them out, mere has really produced some impressive work. Will there be more pieces like Pirogoeth done in the future? Yes, there will be - Merekat and i are talking about some projects we'll probably have underway early next year.
I still have tons to do on the book, but i've decided that it's time to take the comic itself off of it's accidental hiatus (last three weeks, there has been far more DPD and SGD than real comics). Thank you all for your patience with this, but things are ready to start flying again. I'll have more updates for tomorrow.