April 29th, 2011 | filed in News

Process, Artwork, and Speed

So… for Part Four I’ve been speeding up my process by working a little smaller. However, I’m realizing the change has de-manga-fied the look of my artwork. Has anyone noticed and if so, does it change how you feel about the story?

Since I’ve made the change to doing digital pencils, there’s no reason I couldn’t scale things up and go back to working larger for the final inks. I may experiment with this, so let me know if you see any difference in the coming weeks.

One last thing, I know the biggest complaint about PS and my work is that it doesn’t come out fast enough. This is, of course, entirely based around the fact that I spend a lot of time on the artwork as well as research. I’ve considered taking advantage of the fact that working digitally has sped things up a bit to publish pages more rapidly. However, I worry that continuing on that path may continue to degrade the quality of my artwork. I feel that the things that makes PS and the rest of my work unique is the extra time and effort I take into making quality, detailed artwork and a well-edited story. If I speed up to the point where that suffers, what good will it do?

So I ask you, as the reader: Is that tradeoff worth it in the end?

Please, tell me what you think.