100 Days of SPREY – 25

The week has started just fine and we are 1/4th through the 100 days of SPREY again! I can‘t believe it is only 25 counted days as so incredibly much has happened, so many developments took place, new thoughts and ideas were thought, shared and worked on. Well, and hopefully more is coming.

I set a couple of goals for the week yesterday and I am off to a strong start. One hair study became 5, 3 color studies are done, The daily panel took me roughly 2,5 hours but I had more control over the outcome by tweaking the process. Also Rich‘s hair looks a bit more like hair already. Also I guess I condensed something I would have drawn out as 3 panels into this one, testing whether this would be a good idea. So far, the readers seemed to like that there is more to discover then first meets the eye.

Also, I finished an illustration today that I wanted to have done in december already. An arttrade piece for my friend Fera Feles from Instagram with her character Viola Blackwood. This is out of my comfort zone and I guess you can really see I made the lines more than one month ago – as I would make at least the eyes different now. But tested the solid blacks on the piece today and loved them.

I want to draw so badly again, will continue tomorrow.

Above: tinkering around with Willard.

100 Days – 79

Editing note: Today I had a surprise enlightening moment about Corvus and a flaw in the storytelling I hadn’t noticed before. I tried to force something different onto Corvus the character than what apparently was bound to happen. I overestimated the chemistry between him and Asmund or at least did not take into account that the events change Corvus fundamentally. He is not Asmund’s meek and daydreaming admirer from academy anymore when they meet again. That screams for a good look at the script and possible rewrites into a new direction I could not even imagine before.

100 Days – 78

Voting results: Today the red option won! It received 15 of 26 votes overall, 11 of 14 votes across the discord servers, 4 of 12 on Instagram. The readers were aware of how meaningful the decision was, so I guess a part of them decided to stay impartial so that they are not at fault for what happens in the future. Thank you all for voting!