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Hallo hchano, been a reader for a very long time now, I was just wondering how you handled the scripting/drawing balance for your comic? I know D*S was first a novel from various vote pics you've uploaded, so you've obviously got the entire story mapped out in advance (which is awesome for planning!) But for my own comic I'm struggling to see when I should stop writing and begin drawing, is there any advice you could give me? Thank you, and have a nice day! :)

Ugh I thought I had replied to this D: I prolly started a reply and then forgot to send it… [i do that a lot lol]

I don’t think there is any real set time you should start, since everyone works differently…but basically it’s good to at least know where the story is going to go I guess? I like having mine mostly written out cos it keeps me from straying too far from the baseline story and making plot holes for myself lol. For me it’s worked best knowing exactly what I want to happen…if I make things up on the fly, it can go okay, but if I am not feeling in a ‘writing’ mood at the time, I will lose interest/momentum cos I will just end up doing something else [HIME is a good example of a comic doomed from this approach lol]. 

for d*s, I already have the backbone [albeit really sloppy/amateur-ish and plot-hole-y], but I will work on my script in bursts when I feel in a writing mood so I always have a script to work off of when I wanna do the drawing part…  I think I was about 4 chapters of script in when I started drawing tho? and I try to stay at least 1 chapter ahead scriptwise  [tho i currently have about up to chapter 16 scripted]

All that said, I know I’ve mentioned before, but I know people [looking at you AGAIN delphina2k :P!] who work reaaally well on the fly. Like they set basic goals and go for it xD And it can work really well! but I think that takes an amount of skill I will never possess :’D

TL;DR: I guess just do what’s most comfortable to you? And try to write when you feel like writing, and draw the rest of the time.. XD??  //laysonface something like that

Anonymous asked:
How many years does the d*s storyline cover? I believe you posted a drawing of future Vix with short hair before and I was curious how soon she'll look like that. ^_^ Can't wait for more d*s!

Haha. It actually only covers about a year of Vix’s life [not counting the flashbacks and all that]… At this point it’s only been about 2 or so months I think since the story started. xD Even tho it’s taken 5 years to get that far..ugh xD;

[oops forgot i was answering this]

Anonymous asked:
y u leave

Whaa… I’m still here…?!  Just busy working on the print edits! [halfway thru chapter 3…argh]

felix-duskglass:

hchano:

9th izahran from from the machine [lol fromfrom] for @felix-duskglass and jonathan from lasalle’s legacy for @zyrenskistudios

the top pics are my half of art card trades i did with these fine people! The bottom ones are bonus chibis i doodled in my letter to them haha  [i kinda like them more than the cards themselves OOPS]

you can find felix’s half of our trade here, and jen’s half here~ i might post allt he art card trades ppl have done for me on here later as well …just to have em all in one spot lol.

for some reason my scanner smoothed out a bunch  of the paper texture in places… i don’t know how that happened or why. it looks weird tho 8(

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL WOW
(and ahh yes the dreaded fromfrom, bane of my existence)

also, bonus back-of-envelope doodle:

I guess envelope Vix should be on my blog too… lol [i didn’t scan any of them…]

9th izahran from from the machine [lol fromfrom] for felix-duskglass and jonathan from lasalle’s legacy for zyrenskistudios

the top pics are my half of art card trades i did with these fine people! The bottom ones are bonus chibis i doodled in my letter to them haha  [i kinda like them more than the cards themselves OOPS]

you can find felix’s half of our trade here, and jen’s half here~ i might post allt he art card trades ppl have done for me on here later as well …just to have em all in one spot lol.

for some reason my scanner smoothed out a bunch  of the paper texture in places… i don’t know how that happened or why. it looks weird tho 8(

korranation:

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headscratchers:

bryankonietzko:

korranation:

GET READY.

SOON

how soon how soon how soon

dasutii asked:
Are you going to upload the new re drawn pages to the website?

Maybe a few pages…? Like for sure I am gonna replace the chapter 2 cover because I haaaaaaaaate looking at it now.
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[uuughhh it’s like a damn carwreck but in face form…]

But mostly the edits will be exclusive to the print/pdf version… I’m not changing enough to change the story per se, but I’m changing them enough so that they seem more realistic I guess…? And hopefully more clear about what was intended in some places lol. [and obviously a lot of art upgrades lol]

just picking away at print edits. there are just…..there are some things i really needed to fix. i couldn’t not fix them... i’m also changing a lot of dialogue/narration in this scene… i think it really needed a bit of cleaning up. hopefully it will be more believable this way haha.