Volume 3 is back in action!
It seems as though trivial matters have delayed us at every turn this year - finishing a commercial here, a few jaunts to the hospital there. At one point I had to chase down a squirrel. (He was too lazy - he needed a lesson in survival! Liz and I cornered the hapless creature on a doorstep, thus proving humanity’s superiority to squirrel-kind. Feel free to share in my pride.)
But with all of that behind us, production on Volume 3 is now proceeding at a healthy clip. I’ve been knocking out pencils for the last few weeks, and I’m approaching the halfway point of Chapter 8‘s linework. But you know what’s more fun than hearing me prattle on?
Here are some warm up sketches I did when getting into the latest scene, getting a feel for some poses, props, and cameo characters.
The preliminary blue-sketches for one of the panels on the page.
We asked Namah if she wanted to be in Volume 3 or not, and she had this to say.
This is probably smashed down in size here in our blog - we’ve got a larger version up in our DeviantArt, FurAffinity, and Inkbunny accounts.
Some of the background characters will be recurring in future scenes and even future books, so it was necessary to do a lineup of swatches. We’re considering having these characters acting the part of a community charity outreach staff. I think they look the part.
As you can tell by the panel above, there’s a lot of work involved in this book - though production is in full swing, it still isn’t going to be done soon. But ratcheting Prelude down to half-speed is really helping, I must admit I’m noticing a big difference in how much book work I’m able to fit into a week now. So keep an eye on our blog or twitter for the occasional sneak peek, and you’ll have a front row seat as we get ever closer to a release date.