This page took me A LOT more time than usual due to the smoke bombs used by Eikichi and his goons. I had to draw detailed clouds of smoke to show movement. Anything else wouldn’t have worked in this specific case due to the emphasis on the impact of the bombs being thrown on the ground…
Slowdowns are due to my recent surgery, two weeks ago.
I had an appendectomy, but everything went smoothly.
I thought it was just an indigestion but my gut feeling (PUN INTENDED) told me to head to the hospital anyways. It turned out my appendix was inflammed.
Since it didn’t burst, the operation was simple enough, but still left me very much in pain, tired, nauseous, etc.
At least it wasn’t bad to the point where I needed morphine (which I had just in case).
So for the time being, I’m still recovering at home. At least the worst is over.
Well. I had another artistic “burnout” lately… as in I drew so much with so little rest that inking even one character would make me rage quit immediately.
It was work stuff, not related to MNT Gaiden, or any other fanart.
The thing is, I left my company to join a new one, but I wanted to leave on a good note so I worked extra hard a few final tasks.
Those final tasks however, were so fun to do that I would bring work back home and keep drawing and coloring stuff till late every day for 2 weeks.
It didn’t occur to me that it sucked the inspiration out of me until I was finally done with it and moved on to a programming task.
My attempts at drawing during the last month usually ended with me thinking “screw this, I don’t feel like drawing at all!” and moving on to something else.
Like cleaning, doing the laundry, hitting the gym, going out with pals and visiting family.
I finally got back to drawing yesterday evening when I decided to face my demons and force myself to sit down and finish a page, no matter how it looks like in the end.
Having a small glass of Honey flavoured Jack Daniel probably also contributed to me daring myself to get over my inspiration drought… though after one glass, that vile liquor will forever remain in my cabinet, never to be opened unless I have nothing else to drink. Ugh.
I was actually working on doing a crapload of sketched pages so I could be sure that the pacing of the story is acceptable.
There are only three pages left before the end of this chapter!
On other news, I bought Beats Studio headphones (2013 revision) on discount of more than 50% and was quite pleased with them.
Until the left earphone started making crackling noises whenever it budges ever so slightly and this is despite me handling the headphones with the utmost care.
Luckily, this occurred within 30 days after I bought it, and the store’s policy allowed for returns within that period of time.
I got a new pair! The inevitable will happen again, but till then I’ll try to look for solutions on the internet.
Hello everyone and welcome to the revived MNT Gaiden site! (Because the previous one was completely screwed up due to my own ignorance and stupidity when I deleted a folder on my FTP)
Instead of using comic CMS, I’ll be using WordPress with the plugin Comiceasel.
With a new CMS comes changes, for the better or the worst.
Here’s a rundown of what you should expect from the new site:
-Slightly slower loading time
-Cannot go directly to a specific page of a chapter
-MY SITE’S BACK UP!!!
-A bookmark function (!!!)
-Prettier site (subjectively)
-Easier for me to update my site
My suggestion would be to bookmark the latest page available so that everytime I add more pages to the main story, all you need to do is return to your bookmark and read on.
I have absolutely no idea how the comment function works, so… please don’t use it for the time being. Or if your curiosity gets the better of you, don’t expect that function to work correctly. :\