Zach and I were talking about the comic, and the way we have been doing it... and are kinda at a crossroads about how we want to continue. We have been wanting to do longer panels, and tell more story driven jokes. But with the amount of time it takes to shade every panel with 3 down tones, and 2 up tones (usually) it is difficult to make time, or to realistically aim for any huge multi-page jokes.
I can move 10x's the speed now, if i could cut out the shading process... but if i look long enough at the unshaded panels, it makes me crazy. I like the sketches, i love the line art... but when i apply the "flats" (or the flat colors without shading, i think the art looks really bad. Perhaps i am imagining a problem where there is none. Maybe they look just as good without shading, (or just as bad... who knows?) but i have a hard time putting them out, for fear of you all hating it, and putting a bunch of art-hate on me for cutting corners.
But the truth is, its not exactly corner-cutting if i can pump out 3 or 4 times the story, with a reduction in lighting. Its more about time management vs. story quality... And when it comes to this. Im stuck...
I want to try not shading a few comics in the near future, to see what you all think about them. But (and i know this sounds stupid) im terrified, people are going to look at them and think im a shit artist, and bad at what i do. Which wouldnt normally bother me.... but what does bother me is that you all might think i was cutting back on quality or effort. Which i assure you isnt the case.
Not sure how Im gonna go about this... but we shall see.
Every time we get back to town it's the same. I head off to the tavern for a drink, and get some well needed rest, meanwhile the rest of the party goes on to cause all sorts of problems and delays.
I wanted to explain the delay in updates for this week.
I had a physical injury... And am having some minor issues.
The updates are coming... They will be a little later than normal, but I am getting it done.
Thank you for understanding.
We were talking about the lackluster amount of content for the Pathfinder system....Someone should really do something...Alrighty then... Someone will.
So a little update this fourth of July, going out to any of those who may have been excited about the Deep Magic Kickstarter I mentioned last week. They are now sitting at $89,000 of their original $10,000 goal. Not sure if we've had any effect on that figure (certainly not a large one at any rate) but it's exciting to think about how far that project may now go with all the extra cash.
Happy 4th of July to everyone out there. We hope you all have a good one. Too much beer, burgers, and (weather permitting a nice lake trip) boobies in bikinis.Unfortunately, our bbq plans might have to take a hiatus until the sky decides to become less hostile. But, if you're able, drink a few extra for the both of us.And thanks again for all the views. Due to the beer drinking nature of this particular day of independence... The weekly may be a little later than normal... But it will still be up this week... If not tonight, than early tomorrow. No holidays for 1d4rounds. (except conventions of course... But that's a completely different blog update.)Also, a huge highfive to all of our armed forces men and women spanning the globe. We love you guys and gals... And wish you a great 4th.
So last week, someone here at 1d4Rounds ( ZACH )decided to put up a web poll, asking what subject matter our next weekly comic should tackle. There were the normal options of Tabletop gaming, Video games, SciFi stuff, Nerd jokes... and "Children's struggles in the Democratic Republic of Congo."
I'm not gonna sit around all stoic, and pretend I'm not upset about round 6's final verdict. I am... I'm "emotionally compromised", as Spock would say.