Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope everyone had a good holiday like I did. I went to a friend's party which was really fun. It was also my friend Steve's 27th Birthday.

Man, this was a really simple costume for me. Since my facial hair was cut the same way and my head is shaved, I was suggested to dress up as Walter White from "Breaking Bad". I also had a zip lock bag of sea salt and a gas mask/ski goggles to help identify the character. I look odd with glasses...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

There Goes The Bride at Stageloft Theater

This past Friday I went to see my coworker Sonya Richards perform at Stageloft Theater in the English play "There Goes The Bride." Out of all the performances Sonya has been in, I enjoyed this one the most.

This play was a comedy, and Sonya had one of the lead roles. In fact, she was partly what made the story!

This play was about a father who is trying to get everything ready for his daughter on his wedding day, but all sorts of things get in the way. The biggest thing that gets in the way is a hallucination he has of this attractive yet silly woman due to numerous prescription drugs he takes and getting bumped on the head. The fact that my coworker was this hallucination was hilarious because she acted cooky, yet the majority of the cast had to act as if they couldn't see her. It was a very well done performance all around.

I'm also uploading the next page of my web comic, but it is not finished yet. I need to color it in more.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Page 112 of Zheph Skyre is Finished and Both Web Pages are Finished

Here is page 112 of Zheph Skyre and my web pages are both back up. It took some time talking to technical support, but I finally got things settled.

We now take a look at some knights on the wall. They are all bored as they are ordered to stay watching out for the city, but what does the king expect them to have to defend against? Well, there is definitely something coming now that they will have to defend against, but will they really be able to?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Web Comic and Portfolio Site Issues

Currently I am in the process of transferring my websites to a single account yet keeping two domains on, but it seems to be tougher than I thought. Hopefully I will get this sorted out as soon as possible. The next page of my web comic will be posted in time though.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Page 112 of Zheph Skyre is Up in Black and White

Hello, page 112 of Zheph Skyre has been uploaded, but it is currently in black and white. It will be in color soon.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Page 111 of Zheph Skyre, and 24 Hour Game Jam at Becker College

This past weekend I finished page 111 of my web comic Zheph Skyre. Also this past weekend I went to the 24 Hour Becker Jam. I recorded some footage of that and it will be up on WCCA TV13 shortly. I don't know if I will be allowed to post it on my Youtube channel or not.

I think Jahovac's reaction to this fight quite amusing. He's this toughened warrior and a goth princess outshines him in combat. I decided not to have Jahovac just to have a problem with the fact that a girl has outshone him, but someone who has been raised in royalty and has never been allowed out of her castle.

Zheph and Vanessa are now having a conversation as they now appear to have the situation under their control now. They talk about how Zheph has been through a lot and required her assistance. They also agree that Vanessa's dreams could possibly be predictions. They both agree that the more dreadful part of her dream is outrageous and could never happen...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Genesis Fund Raiser 2013

I went to the Genesis Club's 25th Year Fund Raiser tonight. I got a ton of video footage that will air on WCCA TV13 including a few interviews, had some really tasty food, and had my artwork on display. I don't know if my particular piece sold, but I at least handed out a few business cards. All in all, I had a good time.

This was the piece I had on display, my water dragons, in metal and in a frame. I know a lot of people looked at it, but I don't think anyone bought it. The only artwork that was sold were photographs that were much cheaper. I might have to consider something along those lines if I do this again.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Page 111 of Zheph Skyre Unfinished

I was not able to finish page 111 of Zheph Skyre, but it was still uploaded. I will upload it again once I am finished. I am hoping to get the files from my web comic and my portfolio transferred to this one account on yet each would still have separate domain names, so that it will be cheaper for me. So far it has been a little difficult.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Genesis Fundraiser Event

I'm going to be attending the Genesis Club's fundraiser event at Mechanics Hall this Thursday. There I will have an art piece on display that will also be for sale, I will have artwork on a group sculpture. I will also be video taping the event for WCCA TV13. For everyone else, this event will cost $100 to attend.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Zheph Skyre Page 110 Complete!

Here is page 110 of Zheph Skyre complete. Sorry it took a little while to finish it, but I am glad I have finished this page.

Here we see Vanessa fighting off both Jacques and Sir Luther. Originally I was just going to have the fight scene play out, but then it occurred to me that both have these men have armed followers. So I decided to show them coming up with excuses not to get involved. Pretty much they all think their leaders are being stupid right now as they attack a member of the royal family! They are correct, but only because Vanessa is quite the sword fighter! I was going to have Vanessa say something witty as she holds a sword right to Jacques's only eye left, but I think the image speaks for itself.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Page 110 of Zheph Skyre

I have started to color in page 110 of Zheph Skyre, but I was not able to finish coloring it in completely. I'll show the finished page soon, and hopefully I can just get each page done in time at the rate I'm working now.

Soon I will also have my video footage of Connecticon available soon on Youtube.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Master Mage & Aprentice Submission to Anime Boston

Here is my latest submission to Anime Boston. It contains characters that will appear in my web comic Zheph Skyre. This image was made with acrylic paint, than oil, and after that it was scanned where I could then work on it in Photoshop. Yesterday was the last day to submit artwork for this Anime Boston Contest, so I had to submit it now. There is more work I feel like there needs to be done, but I had to submit this yesterday. I might have been able to to work on it more lately, but unfortunately I was not able to due to some recent computer problems.

I do intend to work on this image more up until Anime Boston, but for now I do really like how this turned out, especially the masked figure in the sky.

This was the original image before I started to work on it on my computer. From this original scan, you can tell that I had to bring up the contrast in certain areas.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Page 109 of Zheph Skyre is Finished

I finally finished page 109 of Zheph Skyre. Unfortunately I couldn't finish page 110 because I am trying to finish this piece of artwork for the Anime Boston Contest in order to get an Artists' Alley Table. I just posted a link to my video of the past Anime Boston.

I am truly having a good time making this web comic right now! I really like how Vanessa is becoming an empowering female character, and this is where it truly comes forth. For a long time, I was trying to make this character more interesting in my concepts. I am glad I have been giving her much more depth, and making her much more capable!