I just posted up New Hero Part 2
two and half years after part one. I believe I beat the Schedule Slip record set by All-Star Batman and Robin. I want to apologize for the lateness and ask for understanding.
First, I never indented for this to be a story. I just wanted to do a growth sequence like bmtbguy
. But, I needed to setup the growth. The setup now required an emotional payoff, which the growth didn't satisfy. For completeness, I had to create a second part to finish the story.
Second, I ran into a lot of technical problems on the first part. I was getting a lot of image blotches and memory errors. It took me over a month to render the first part. I did not want the same problems. I used other images to experiment with different lighting and render settings.
Third, I discovered that Reality takes a lot of time. During the time between Part One and Part 2, a lot of stuff happened. I changed jobs, twice. I took a course on short story writing and two courses on comic book writing.
Fourth and ultimately, I was distracted. Here is what distracted me:
It's difficult to switch from pinups to storytelling. It's easy to slap some figure in a tiny bikini and inflate her breasts to the point of exploding. Have her smile at the camera and get my quick reward. It's hard habit to break. This 10 page story has over forty separate images. Each one has to be individually setup. Instead of a titillating, the images need to convey action and emotion. It is more work than I realized. I have grown as an artist. Thank you for staying with me all this time.
I ask for forgiveness and thanks for letting me ramble.