Time now for more of an update on chapter 27, and I hope you enjoy it. So I’ve spent the last few days heavily roughing up chapter 27, the goal of which was to have it done before Christmas so I could enjoy the Holiday. As I’ve mentioned before this is kinda a new technique which will hopefully lead to a much better project.
For past chapters, the work process has been simple, write the script and go through page by page and make the finished pages as I go through. The problem is all the work that goes into making a page is truly draining. As it requires laying out panels, coming up with the pictures and setting up text to make it all flow. This is all BEOFRE you get to doing the details and finalizing the art. Major issues with this technique is that everything is done at once which leaves both tired and more incapable of double checking my work to insure it’s working as sequential storytelling, as well as keeping continuity between pages such as minor details and location.
By roughing the whole chapter up like this, about half the work has already been done and now I can focus my efforts on making quality art as well as being able to divide my time between Kalwa and other projects (like an new Amber the Mermaid story). So hopefully this post was informal to all the artists, aspiring mangaka or even just entertaining for the general audience. Also I’m still waiting to get the script back from my editor, so what you see here might not be the final product, most definitely we might have new dialogue.
Hope everyone has a happy and enjoyable holidays and be sure to tune it this years Kalwa Christmas pinup!