GH ch03 / progress part 3 // 34/34 pages

 Listening to: FaltyDLDionysos (Long Edit) ♫♪
(It's been 4 years since this guy's debut album, and I barely remember it. But he recently posted this slightly longer version of this song on Soundcloud and I remembered how much I loved it.)
 Somehow I managed the willpower to finish this chapter before 2013 ends. The last eight pages were done within the past 4 days, with Sunday night having four pages. College has slowed me down considerably, so I'm happy to be speeding up a bit now that I'm no longer tied down to many things at the same time.
 My birthday (the 17th) and Christmas hit me pretty hard. One of my friends gave me Starbound, and I've been horribly addicted to that. The random generation of planets and items to discover and dungeons to go through really panders to my unrelenting curiosity.
 But geez, I got horribly, horribly rusty. So I forced myself to draw to the point where I was okay again. The screenshots below are after this point.

I am so happy to finish this before 2014 though! I didn't know this, but it's going to be the year of the horse! I was born on the year of the horse, and I bought a horse head mask this year. This has to be a sign of good things to happen! Looking forward to making some changes in 2014 and making lots of chapters of Glass Hearts!

Happy New Year!


//sketch log 008

Listening to: Beyoncé - Mine (feat. Drake) ♫♪
(Because…obvious new album reasons. It's quite good. Check it out.)

First of all, thank you all for 2k views! Second of all, it's been a while since the last sketch log. And I have a ton of sketches. So let's go!

For the first time, I'm going to try using the jump break aka it's-totally-an-LJ-cut. I'm serious when I say there are A TON OF SKETCHES.



Listening to: Róisín Murphy - Simulation ♫♪
(Last week I decided to actually listen to a full album by Moloko and before I knew it, I was searching for the vocalist's solo stuff. This is from earlier this year, and gosh…I just love her voice. And she's featured on a few choice house tunes over the years. Now I patiently wait with everyone else for that third studio album.)

As I was drawing a Christmas picture, I remembered that I should draw something for this week's Fashionable Friday. This is based off of a color palette someone on Tumblr made from a Vincent Van Gogh piece:

I haven't done this kind of thing before and I've always wanted to - so I mixed that Charlie, and a furry shirt I found on Taobao. I was also messing with a sumi brush preset, so that was a lot of fun. Made me think back to painting with oils last year. Overally, I'm really happy with this.

GH ch03 / progress part 2 // 25/34 pages

Listening to: Beyoncé - Rocket ♫♪
(Get with the program because Beyoncé released a new album at MIDNIGHT. I haven't listened to the entire thing as I'm on my first listen, but it's Beyoncé - y'all best get with the FIERCENESS, honey.)
 25/34, 73%, 12/5 → 12/11 (a week - wait, what?)
 I thought this batch took a while, not knowing I actually stepped it up. I feel slightly relieved, but I still want to hammer out chapters faster than this. I've written up to chapter 72, so I want to get all that out. I'm very impatient about this, what can I say? I don't want it to take forever to finish this comic.
 Starting from this page, I started using another brush preset that I downloaded. I don't remember who's it is, but it definitely changed the line quality from being super clean and not so varied to being super varied and more organic. I kinda like this better because it forces me to not be so precise.
 Sometimes I think to myself "Maybe I should handletter the dialogue?" - but that would take forever, to be honest.

Anyways, I finished 2 pages of the new batch yesterday. So I'm fairly confident that I'll finish this chapter soon. As for my next step, I'll be thumbnail-ing chapters 4 and 5. It's the first two parter, so that makes sense to me. That, and I want to get faster at knocking out chapters.