Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 16

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I’ve secretly been going through an emotional time these past few months so I’m really happy to have DHG to keep my mind busy and be a creative outlet for my feelings.

Although this page in particular was written years ago, I’ve only just drawn the page. But I have a Word document which is filled with ideas for future pages. I’m hoping the webcomic will soon catch up with my ideas but… well, I’m about 3 (probably more) years behind so I’m not so sure right now πŸ™‚ But I’ll keep going because I really want to share this story.

If nothing else, it makes me feel better. I’m hoping as the story goes on, it’ll make some of you feel good too πŸ™‚

Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 14

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Hello! Page 14 is here!

I’m really pleased with Rory’s surprised face in the middle panel πŸ™‚

Also, the little flowers in Remy’s speech bubble were a last-minute after-thought that came to me whilst finishing up this page. I thought it would look cute πŸ™‚

In other news, I’m now the owner of one of those activity trackers everybody seems to getting. It’s not a Fit Bit but I didn’t really want an expensive one and it does what I need it to do – so I’m happy! It’s amazing how much more aware it makes you of your daily activity and makes you think of how you can be more active. For example, I’ve actually been sat down for the last 2 hours working on this page… so I now feel the need to go out for a walk or something to make up for my idleness hahaha. It’s difficult to balance activity around hobbies which require staying stationary.

The tracker isn’t entirely accurate though. I’ve taken up doing daily stretches (and I mean for like half an hour+ each day) and while stretching, I don’t move enough for it to register as ‘activity.’

Just because I’m a computer scientist and secret writer/artist, it doesn’t mean I’m not also an active person πŸ™‚ Well… I at least try anyway.

Anyway, enough random news. Thanks again for reading, I hope you’re enjoying it! πŸ˜€

Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 13

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I’m starting to shift my technique into one that’s a little more digital-dominant. Though I’m not sure you can tell much difference here. Have you noticed their eyes are shaded differently in this page? I think I like them better this way πŸ™‚

Major challenge: how to colour black hair. I’m finding it difficult to shade it without it looking either weird or completely flat. So more studying is needed, I think!

Thanks again for reading and keeping up with my personal journey in dabbling with comics!

Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 11

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With the exception of the very last panel, I feel like this page is a bit sloppy. I did take extra effort with Panel 6 Remy’s hair which I’m quite pleased with though. I’ll try to put in the same amount of effort in everything else from now on.

I’m currently experimenting a bit more with the art direction – a mixture of hand-drawn and digital-drawn, trying to find the right mix and balance.

I’m still working on my writing project – I’m pleased to say theΒ first draftΒ is finished! Not formatted neatly but finished! It’s also nice to be able to switch between that and DHG to give myself a break from the other!

And in general life news – obstacles are still present but I’m stepping forward and climbing on. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is sometimes you just have to accept what is and focus on what you can control. Anything else, we learn to let go or let be.

As always, thank you for reading and wishing you lots of love! πŸ™‚

Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 10

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I really like thisΒ page. The last panel makes me giggle πŸ™‚

I’ve been feeling a little discouraged lately. But I am taking heart and continuing to step forward. Things always turn out okay in the end… it’s the waiting for it to be okay that’s hard.

In other news, it has been a productive week in terms of my other writing project. I managed to write a lot… and yet there’s still so much to go. I’ve taken two days break from it because I think I used up all my writing energy… hopefully I’ll get back to it later today.

Other smaller aims are have also been in progress… Why oh why do I give myself so much to do? πŸ™‚

Thank Β you again for reading! Much love β™₯

Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 9

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Started experimenting with a different colouring technique for this page. Remy’s colour in the last panel is made completely of pen lines. I might do more of that instead of relying on cut-and-paste screentones all the time.

I’m really grateful to have DHG as my hobbying craft. Not only do I get to write out my musings but it’s nice to have something to draw without thinking too much (since I have a few pages which are sketched out but not ‘inked’ yet). And when you’ve had a long day, that kind of thing is nice.

Thanks once again for reading! πŸ™‚

Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 8

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Remy gets a bit carried away. Oops.

I’m still in the midst of re-arranging parts of my life; various challenges lying ahead. On top of that, I’ve shifted focus onto the writing project I’ve been meaning to make progress on. I’m thankful for my nifty little tablet so I can ‘ink’ over my sketches quicker than before.

Thank you as always for reading πŸ™‚

Dragon Hearted Girl -Chapter 2: Page 7

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Oh Rory, be careful how you word thingsΒ πŸ˜‰

The last update was a month ago – and during that month, I was away gallivanting on a mighty adventure!… Well not really, but I was out of the country for almost a month πŸ™‚ It was definitely another growing experience, as I believe most of this year has been (especially the latter half of it).

I haven’t been doing as much drawing or writing lately. Reflecting back on this year, I feel like a lot has changed and I’ve really grown a lot. I say something similar almost every year but this year, it seems especially so. Because of that, I’ve been busy re-arranging the pieces of my life – not because I feel like it’s broken, just that things no longer belong in the same order that they used to.

I’ll still be working on this as always πŸ™‚ But by now, I’m sure you’re all used to the randomly sporadic updates anyway. But just know, I haven’t given up on DHG πŸ™‚

Hope you all had the most wonderful Christmas, filled with magic and love, and I wish you all an equally magical New Year πŸ™‚