GH ch03 / progress part 2 // 17/34 pages

Listening to: Sam Frank - Simple Life ♫♪
(I haven't listened to this guy's other stuff - but if you appreciate vocoder and UK garage, you'll enjoy this song.)
 This is going to be a very short entry because I didn't take enough screenshots. November has been somewhat slower. Then again I did fit in two finished illustrations, and making the webcomic site. So I'll forgive myself for resting a little bit.

 The good news is that this is the halfway point of the chapter. For some odd reason, I left the page count at 41 in the previous entry when it's really 34. So yeah, I'm pretty excited about that.

The remainder of the chapter has something I want to draw in every page, so that's a good motivator. I'm confident in finishing it within December, which is right around the corner! Crossing my fingers for a new tablet this year since my trusty 7-year-old intuos3 is finally showing signs of use and age. I want to try a different brand since the other ones are cheaper than Wacom and have just as great reviews, so…yeah! Look forward to 2 more of these posts in December!



Listening to: Niechęć - After You ♫♪
(This is an interesting jazz album that I haven't listened to in a while. It's worth checking out.)

How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Hopefully good enough to still be in a turkey coma. Or if you were up and early, attacking those yearly shopping deals.

For this entry, I decided to do a black wedding theme - for Black Friday. So here's Alana in something I made up. She wouldn't mind doing something non-traditional for her wedding. My obsession with domineering shoulder pads continue, and so does my love for 90s fashion and (of course) black & white stripes.


Sweet As A Cream Puff

Listening to ♫♪ Lady Gaga - Fashion! 
(Believe it or not, ARTPOP is a good album, and it's so out of fashion to overlook the Mother Monster.  This song feels oh so good! I can imagine walking the catwalk to this.)

This was for this month's Drunk Lightning challenge, which was food. I'm on a 'once-in-a-blue-moon' digital painting mood, so that's how I did this. I didn't have any other ideas but "Charlie has to be in it somehow." And I love cream puffs, so voila!

Posting this early because I've been itching to post it, haha!



Listening to: Commix - Live Forever ♫♪
(One of the best drum and bass, and liquid funk songs in my book. It has that right balance of soulful vocal sampling, and Commix brand of drum and bass. I just realized it came out 10 years ago. It still holds up now.)

Wow, I'm actually keeping it up! I'm surprised myself!

I've had a photo of this outfit on the runway for a while, and I finally drew it. I never drew Peter with so much leg before. Surprisingly, he pulls it off really well.



Listening to: Ennico Morricone - Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (Hird Remix)
(Looking for a remix that does justice to the original song? This is one of them.)

Sorry for missing so many Fridays! Hopefully all these fashionable Charlies will make up for them! I love drawing him in various outfits. It's one of my favorite things to do!

L ➺ R & ↑ ➺ ↓
1: I don't draw the classic bunny girl outfit. I wanted to change that.
2: I love drawing fitted dress on Charlie. He looks so good in them! And instead of the usual thigh-high tights, I went for longer boots.
3: A more voluminous flare with some wooden elements.
4: If Charlie were a boy scout, his value would be weighed in gold.
(And by value, I mean his value in cuteness.)
5: After watching an episode of Phi Brain with the one effeminate male in a tied off t-shirt and shorts, I had to draw Charlie like that.
6: Inspired by an outfit in Vivienne Westwood Red Label SS2014 Ready-To-Wear line.
7: A relaxing, pastel night texting a special someone. ❤
8: Getting ready for an eventful night. Because you gotta go all the way.

Here's 3 Instagram photos because every once in a while, I post art on there. They're all Charlie related because fashion is Charlie goddammit. And more making up for all those Fridays I missed.


GH ch03 / progress part 1 // 09/41 pages

 Listening to: Claude Debussy - Preludes, Book 1, L 117 - La Danse De Puck ♫♪
(Because Debussy is lovely. I do listen to some classical music, believe it or not. This is one of my favorites.)

 Lemme begin this post by saying GO TO THE WEBCOMIC. It updated yesterday, so yeah…! It's better to get into a comic of mine early on than late. (I'm currently writing chapter 67, to give a clue.)
From next weekend forward, it's going to update 4 times a week (Tuesday - Friday) at 4 PM EST. Why that much? Because it would probably take a big chunk of 2014 to get through chapter 1 if I did any less. That, and I want to get everyone up to date to me.

 Meanwhile, I am working on chapter 3, which is a John chapter. He's the most logical of the three, but he has his own quirks that makes him not-as-straightlaced as he tries so hard to be. That gives him his own unique brand of cuteness, I believe. (`ω´)

 You could say "Samurai Monique, it looks like everything's about cuteness to you."
To me, it's important to present some sort of appeal to the reader alongside the negatives. Balance.
(That and a character being cute is VERY IMPORTANT. Do not underestimate cuteness! (≧∇≦)b)
And with the plot, present opportunities for them to either shine or falter. Sometimes at those points of stories, people dislike a character for whatever they did. What I want to do with all of my comics (Glass Hearts included) is make those characters be redeemable with their feelings and actions as well. I'm not saying John is going to be someone like an antagonist / evil / etc, but yeah.

That is also something that reoccurs throughout Glass Hearts. So if you get frustrated at some point, I won't be disappointed. If anything, I'll be interested in why.

Until…however long it takes for me to get through the 2nd batch of pages, c'ya!



Listening to: Katy Perry - International Smile ♫♪
(This is one of the two best songs off of Katy's newest album, Prism. The breakdown definitely sounds like a specific Daft Punk song, but I enjoy this one so much that I'm not even mad.)

That's right! I finally got hosting for Glass Hearts, and updates will start tomorrow at 4 PM EST! For more information, GO TO THE WEBSITE!

Oh how it feels so good to own your own website. Free hosting and jumping between two hosts no more - I'm my own boss! (´∀`) And all my fans can come to one place!