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While finishing up Catacombs, I began work on the next short story in the series. Darkworld: Return of the Lich. More than a quarter of the way through, I also began working on sketches and creature designs. Return of the Lich tell the story of Garum and his journey back home to help his friend stop a powerful Lich that has appeared in their home town. He relives a terrible time in his young life in which he and his wife almost lost their only child. I will be posting sketches and information on the completion of the book.
As always, happy creating!!
Sorry for the absence as of late. I have been working through a few bumps in the road and now that they have been smoothed, we are back in the swing of things. The short story is pretty much completed, except for the cover work. I have had difficulty trying to match up what I wanted to see as the cover. Something that would explain in one picture what the story is about. The art work has started and looks great! It lets the viewer see the mood of the title before even reading the first few lines. I will start doing a step by step of the creation of my titles and the long road of beginning to end processes. Again, the short stories will be free to download and are available on this website. Until next time…
With COTM complete, I have started working on the cover in Blender. I hope to have something done by next week. This free short story will be listed on my site with a link soon.
Been really busy lately, working on character designs for the Darkworld Series. A few have gone through minor changes, a couple, some pretty big ones. Most of all, I have wanted to create some short stories, stories that did not have enough to stand on their own as a full book. I mainly made the decision while working on the cover for Darkworld: Female Justice. One of them will be posted as a free PDF before the end of the year and entered in a Short Story contest. Haven’t really decided how to handle the others yet. I am hoping to get an artist onboard with me to do some sketch work and concept art. If all goes well, we should have the characters completed and assets done by next year. If I can get some assistance with the characters, I hope to do an animated short in 2014. Big goals, but they are reachable. Here is a list of the short stories that are on the table.
*Titles are subject to change*
Darkworld: Training Grounds
Darkworld: Catacombs of the Minotaur
Darkworld: Town of the Dead
Editing has started on Darkworld Female Justice, Book II. I will probably work on Book I characters within a few weeks. Drawing out their busts is probably the easiest part. Putting them in 3D will be a tad bit tricky being that I have to draw both a full body front and side view. Once the whole character is done, I can just map the top bust and use those if needed. These first draft models will not have any materials on them as of yet. I will have at least two versions to post.
Starting to skim through the second book. Also working on a good setup/fit for me on the web page. Lot of work for something that is a hobby. That Wacom Mid tablet is looking very inviting. Might pick it up in a few weeks. Going through the characters, I am starting to make changes that at first, I felt were fine. But after some serious thought, going to change some of their outfits. One word…dated!