24 Mar 2015 10:49 am
So, I've gotten all of Chapter 8 sketched and its 30 pages. Making it the largest chapter by far, and I fear chapters will only get larger as the comic draws to its close.
Here's the problem I'd frightfully realized late at night in bed staring at the ceiling-
Linearting a page a day, 4 pages a week means in a month I will only be able to get 20 pages lined. Then, ohohohohoho, THEN, there's coloring. Which is so very very time consuming. (Generally speaking between 4-6 hours depending on a page) That will take just as much time. So...my point is.
I won't be done with this chapter until sayyyy May, if I work on it like a full time job. (I am apt to do that though)
It's funny though because I never really look at the grand scale of how much time is acceptable to spend on a comic. Maybe it's this slow for many. Maybe it's not.
I'm not trying to complain, I love making comics, now more than I ever have. Nor am I trying to ask for an excuse to dip the quality of my comic. (It's been in full color since its inception in 2010 because I am crazy and I like to challenge myself)
It's just that this sort of thing takes up a lot of my life, and if I didn't do this for all the right reasons, then I'dve given up long ago. (And I didn't always feel this way! There'd been times I debated if giving up on this comic would be smarter.)
Pokemon Beta is really a test, a larger test for me than I'll ever realize. And by the gods, if I finish it, I'll feel rather accomplished. Even if its a Pokemon comic. Its value is showing my commitment to my own craft, my improvement in drawing, comicking, story-telling...
It is my truest of hopes that by the end of this comic I'll surely ready to tackle real professional projects, (though to be honest the fact I'm only half-done I'm still looking to do that sort of work) and while I'l likely never shove it in a portfolio, I'dve gotten loads of experience out of it. (As well as kind fans who may continue to follow my pursuits-thank you all! It makes it worthwhile)
Thanks for reading this! haha, I know news posts are apt to not get any attention.