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Working on new pages

16th Jun 2021, 1:55 PM | TRMcLeod
Just a quick update. I haven't left this story to complete indefinite hiatus.  I have accepted that my reality of this is the pace I am able to create the comic for the time being.  I really was a little hard on myself over the fact that I wasn't drawing fast enough without considering my life's responsibilities. So, I'm going to be kinder to myself. 

I am working on a 10 page buffer and adapting the story to match the time I have available.  It's the best solution I can think of at the moment to increase the frequency of uploads.  A lot of character dialog will be cut in favor of getting to the point quickly after this last set of 10 pages. 


 

Indefinite Hiatus

28th Apr 2021, 1:01 PM | TRMcLeod
Thus comic will be going on an indefinite hiatus while I work on becoming a better, faster artist and story teller. 

 

Slow At Updating

21st Mar 2021, 5:08 PM | TRMcLeod
I am realy slow at updating this comic. I though if I spend the time to learn a different coloring technique that it would speed up my production. While I learned a few new tricks, the only thing I accomplished was drawing and coloring at the same speed in a different way.  Oh well, I tried and now I know.  Here is a preview of next week's update. 

Crystal Vision Project Update August

1st Sep 2020, 2:25 PM | TRMcLeod


For the month of  August I took a three-week break. I could not move or sleep very well after delivering a baby. I decided to take it easy and focus on my health and baby. The fourth week I started thumbnailing.  

I am in the process of thumbnailing the final pages for Crystal Visions. In the past, I worked on the pages in batches at a time. For example, I would do 8 pages and then post and start the process over again. I am still doing the same strategy but this time I want to get all the thumbnails done. The reason why I work that way is because it is the best way for me to manage my time. My other responsibilities in life keep me busy and there are times when I must give those responsibilities my full attention.  

Why don’t I just finish the story all at once and just be done with it? Well, that is simple. I have a short attention span. I treat the moments when I must shift my attention away from the comic as a break from working on one thing. I find that once I am done, I can get back into creating with more enthusiasm. My goal while on maternity with the comic is to get as many full pages done for a continuous buffer with more page updates. 

Crystal Visions on break

9th Aug 2020, 3:21 PM | TRMcLeod
I have a big announcement I gave birth to my second child last month. I will be taking a 3-month hiatus to heal, recover and adapt to the new addition to my family. During that time, I will continue to work on Part 2. You can follow my progress on my Instagram @trmcleodprime or on my main site www.crystalvisionscomic.com.  New pages will be back in November.

Thank you for reading!