There are two new Ashes pages drawn and shaded and kitty-approved! I’m just waiting until I have the chance to set up my new scanner I got for Christmas to finish them.
I’ve been on a tear the past few days with loose speedpaints on my iPad. I drew so much, I wore out the rubber nib on my bamboo stylus and had to order more. There were more than what I’m posting, but these are the best ones. Done in an app called ‘Paper by 53.’
I already announced this via vote incentive, but here’s the scoop in a less roundabout fashion. I did manage to sketch the next Eryl page directly on the computer in Manga Studio. It was a long, messy, angsty process which I am not at all comfortable with, but at least it got done. I have inked it and am laying flats now. Expect the finished page in a day or two! I still am pining for a driver for my scanner, but at least I know I can resort to digital sketching when desperate. As much as I wished this meant a return to regular updates, I am still going to have to post pages sporadically. This might actually mean more pages at times since I’ll be putting them up as I finish them instead of waiting for Tuesdays.
Well, I do most of my writing on my iPad now using the Pages app so I can easily sync it with Pages on my macbook. With iOS 7 out, the Pages app updated and told me I needed to update Pages on my macbook if I was to continue swapping files between them. Well, okay, then I found I need to upgrade to OSX Maverick to update the application on my desktop. Half a day later, Maverick finally installed. All was well until I scanned an illustration for my new novel project… and the file wouldn’t save because the driver didn’t work right on Maverick. I have had this HP Scanjet for about 7 or 8 years and it used to give me grief but has worked perfectly since I got a new macbook and installed the Lion-compatible driver. Evidently that driver is not good for Maverick and I’m crossing my fingers that HP will release a new driver for my model soon and not drop support for it. It’s an ageing scanner, but still works great and I’ve no desire to have to replace it. I can still write and sketch… I just can’t do the computer end of the art process so I won’t have anything to show online until this all gets sorted. :/ And unfortunately I am crap at sketching digitally, so that’s not really a viable option.