Howdy, fellow Draconiacs! RazorFox here.
So, with this page, I do believe the score is now Briella 3, Tigers 1. We have points on the board. Do we also have some blood on the floor? Will Briella recover from Shie‘s suplex? Stay tuned.
Those of you looking for a soundtrack to this page can pull up “Beast” by KMFDM.
I am now a proud citizen of the 2010s. The big news this past week was that I am now the proud owner of a gently-used Wacom Cintiq 21UX, allowing me to draw right on the screen, along with a sweet new computer setup. It’s the biggest overhaul in my digital art equipment since 1999, when I bought my first scanner. I can’t help but be a little giddy at all of this, so please excuse me if my post here is a little incoherent tonight.
FYI, page 276 is the first page to be colored with the Cintiq, but like the 275 other pages before it, it was drawn by hand on actual paper. That’s going to continue to be the case, at least through the end of Chapter Four. While I don’t expect there to be any huge change in the comic’s visual style, I’d rather not make any big changes mid-stream. Thus, drawing the comic digital is still a little ways off, and I can practice on the new equipment in the meantime.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the fine fellow who sold me the Cintiq. I’d like to thank my longtime artist pal, Mr. James Dawsey, who was kind enough to offer me first dibs at purchasing the unit so that he could upgrade to the next model. James runs Vigilance Press, specializing in comics and RPG materials. Do my buddy a solid and check out his wares.
With that, it’s actually been an exhausting week, what with all the changes made around here. Time to catch some sleep, and then get to work on page 277. What else has Shie got lined up for Briella? Is this curtains for our frazzled Dragon, or has she got one more trick up her scales?
The answers to all that and more… next week! Be sure to join the Draconia Chronicles Facebook page! Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!