Now, here’s an update on buffers:
I’m sadly running out of Annie pages. I have one more that’s done (which will go up Friday) and two scripted, but the next segment of her story will require a very busy scene, which would take too much time. I’d have to cease work on the Reality pages in order to do the Annie pages and that…kind of defeats the point.
As for the Reality pages, I have two done so far (huzzah!), a third almost done (needs a few more hours to finish the shading), four pages sketched and ready for coloring, and about 20 more thumbnailed, waiting to be sketched.
Yes, that amounts to about 30 pages; this is going to be a very large Reality scene. And I’m still not averaging one a week, so I’m not quite sure what to do. I know I’ll eventually get faster. I mean, it used to take me two weeks to do one page (and luckily I had a 6 week buffer at that time to burn through), so I’ve almost halved the time. I just don’t know when I’ll have that ‘level up’ moment and be faster/better.
Now, I’ve been avoiding this section of the story for a loooong time since I knew my art skills weren’t up to the task. But if I avoid it any longer, the story is going to start feeling repetitive since it can’t grow until this Reality arc is revealed. It’s kind of that point in a game (particularly an RPG), where you can go off and do a bunch of side quests and avoid moving the main story forward, but after a while, there really isn’t much else you can do except start the main storyline again.
So, I’m in a conundrum. And probably way over my head, especially since I have the Kickstarter rewards to pack and ship and two big cons to manage these coming weeks, but I’m going to try my best! However, I should probably give a fair warning that there is going to be more delays/breaks/desperate filler for a while as I manage everything and try to gain that level up in art-awesomeness. Of course, if anyone has guest art/comics that they’d be awesome enough to submit and let me use, I’d love to have them! I also have a few guest art leftover from the December hiatus that I’ll be putting up next week.
Anyway, that’s the update on the buffer status. Also, I’m driving all by me lonesome to Seattle today and tomorrow for ECCC, so comments are going to show up slowly (pretty much at every gas stop). Unless, of course, you’re in the AneekaChannel. Then you can comment to your heart’s content.
Thanks for reading! And hopefully for being understanding!