spqrblues: (Blues 5 Felix colour)
I'm setting this up to post automatically in the morning, but right now it's the middle of the night for me, and I'm suddenly awfully sleepy, so, something something something um, yeah, ::sleep time::

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In case you missed it, there was a sketch of the day earlier, too.
spqrblues: (Ave Sweetums)
Maybe I can make like a soap opera or sitcom and suddenly all the kids will be ten years old in the next comic....

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spqrblues: (Blues 5 Mus colour)
How'm I doing with making Mus not look so much like Damon, what with them being not at all related and a decade apart in age and whatnot?

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Plus here's a tiny Iusta I did as a tiny warmup this morning:

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Materials used: Sakura Pigma Micron 005 pen; Sennelier (Phthalo Blue, Yellow Lake, Rose Madder Lake), M. Graham (Azo Green), Holbein (Mars Yellow), and Kuretake Gansai Tambi (Orange) watercolours; on Fluid 100, 100%-cotton cold press paper (I have a big crush on this paper at the moment); using a Mimik #2 Round brush that is meant to mimic a squirrel-hair brush at about a third the price (so far, so good, and I'm not afraid to use it, as I am with my one-and-only Kolinsky sable brush--10x the cost of the Mimik).
spqrblues: (Ave Sweetums)
It's a new era in Rome!

Well, it's a new, borrowed laptop at home, so I can actually get work done--on the comic, on the hideously-long-delayed Kickstarter, and on freelance projects--without everything taking hours to process and crashing in the middle and shredding the files. And I didn't even have to burn Rome down to start over again. (I didn't have to, but that doesn't mean I won't. Just sayin'.)

The borrowed laptop (which henceforth will be dubbed simply "the laptop") saved the big Photoshop file for this comic in 3 seconds instead of 5 nail-biting minutes like the old laptop. I'm still figuring out how to set up preferences so the cursor behaves the way I want it to instead of skittering drunkenly all over the screen when I try to dab some shadow under the Emperor's nose, and I don't have all my fancy Photoshop brushes installed yet, but I'm working on this.

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One downside is that I'm not liking the new Photoshop (trial) version's overeager attempts to get me to feed its overlords information on everything I'm doing. Sshhh...don't tell it I said anything mean about it. I'm a little scared of it.
spqrblues: (Blues 5 Domitian)
I was able to get the lettering done, but the computer is balking at handling shading. The laptop woes will probably be over soon, though! I'll tell everyone about that anon :D

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spqrblues: (Blues 5 Felix)
Scanning, lettering, shading, and saving this one row took all day, amici. I'm going to try to finish the comic tonight, but technical issues mean no promises :)

ETA: That is Damon in this comic. I promise to work on faces more.

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spqrblues: (Blues 5 Felix colour)
Recommended reading: Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah Pomeroy

Venus deems today's comic a little saucy, but not too saucy now that drapery, panel borders, and word balloons have been strategically added.

The WIP for this was posted on the website earlier, with some commentary I'll repeat here:

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Chapter V: LXV

Sunday, 4 December 2016 07:11 pm
spqrblues: (Blues 5 Felix colour)
Here's today's finished comic, finished. Read more... )

Chapter V: LXIV

Friday, 2 December 2016 12:39 am
spqrblues: (Blues 5 Felix colour)
So, I did a comic.


I'm a little tired right now :)

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Chapter V: LXIII

Friday, 25 November 2016 08:13 pm
spqrblues: (Blues 5 Domitian colour)
ETA: Finished comic herewith.

I usually post comics in various stages on Patreon to show the process.

The Patreon folks update the interface there from time to time, and at the moment I can't post there. It's probably the fault of my ancient laptop. In the meantime: a comic in progress for everybody!

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