Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 19

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About time for a new update? πŸ™‚ Rory reveals he has issues celebrating a cause he doesn’t agree with.

Non-comic news (in case you’re interested):
I decided this year that I’d try more things and fill my everyday life with more activities and adventure. I guess that’s why I haven’t been drawing DHG as much. I’m enjoying the new adventures but also realised it’s possible to do too much – it’s starting to tire me out a bit.

Like with everything, it’s about balance, right? So starting from now, I’m pulling back a bit more and figuring out what I most want to spend time on. Hopefully this means DHG will get some more attention… but we’ll see πŸ™‚

In other news, I recommend the manga/anime ‘Sakamoto Desu Ga?’ A comedy slice-of-life, completely ridiculous but for that reason, I absolutely love it.

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Dragon Hearted Girl – Chapter 2: Page 17

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New style! What do you think? Should I stick with this or switch back to using mainly screentones?

I’ve been doing a lot of one-off illustration-style pictures lately just for the fun of it so DHG has kinda taken a backseat lately… feel a bit bad for neglecting it because I really do love this story a lot. This new style is a little messier but less time-consuming. I think it’s the right balance I need to produce pages a little more efficiently. (She says hopefully but secretly worries it’ll still take a long time!)

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˜€

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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!

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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™₯