"How I manage a daily, colored, long-format comic while working retail".
Making of Witch's Quarry, sounds so damn pompous, but I couldn't think of a better way to describe what I'm going to be posting and my alternative title was too long. So pompous I am!
So I'm going to be posting some more detailed essays on my creative process and how I learned to streamline them into making a daily updated, fully colored, long form online comic while working retail 20-30 hours a week. Feel free to completely ignore my rambles if you think I'm of no authority to be posting such advice. I am by no means a master of comic craft, nor do I have any formal training in writing, coloring or paneling for that matter. I took animation classes in college, most of which I disregarded or was somewhat mediocre at.
Still I think if I'm good at anything, it's delivering a decently entertaining product in excellent time frame.
Which in this world, is actually quite useful and seldom emphasized.
My general philosophies are keep it as simple and short as possible while making it interesting and credible.
Unlike my previous posts that show my general process, I'm going to try and be as detailed as possible and not glaze over any tiny steps that might seem trivial. Again, I am largely self taught, and I probably don't know half the things you can do in photoshop, so take my process for what it is.
And I am very, very opinionated, so please don't be offended if my sensibilities and creative aspirations do not agree with yours.
part 1 scripting -estimated time none/my entire waking existence
part 2 thumbs/layout/pencil/inks -estimated time 1 hour per page
part2 extra inks cleaned up in photoshop cs3 in a 2 minute process
part 3 coloring part 1
part 4 coloring part 2 estimated time 2-4 hours a page
- Listening to: Mythos, Manga Canta
- Reading: schedules and scripts
- Watching: my computer burn into my retinas
- Playing: games kill my productivity...must resist
- Eating: Krave is cereal CRACK!
- Drinking: BLENDY is the god of coffee
Thanks for sharing these . I'm still so much in awe about your update schedule
This is fabulous, I'm actually in the process of trying to get a story together to give this a shot myself but hadn't a CLUE where to start. Thank you for sharing this <3
OH MY! I'd be so interested to see what you'd come up with...do tell me when you get started darling!
Cant wait to read about your creative process! <33 (its so much fun to see how others go about creating their works! X3)
Thanks! I hope you found it interesting and not too boring. Ack gotta check out your comic, it looks nice *O*
I would love love love to read about your creative process... and I think of your process, in a way like a kitchen in a restaurant... you cook up your stories ahead of time, freeze them, then when its busy you can still thaw them out, heat em up and we get yummy stories LOL
Thank you! I was originally going to just post a detailed thing on my coloring process to answer a few questions that I got, but I felt compelled to talk about my whole process, since coloring is such a new addition XD;
Sounds like fun! I'll definitely stick around and read it!