journey

journey · 29. July 2019
I'm selling a bit of my W.i.t.c.h. merchandise and am taking YCH (Your character here) commissions with a W.i.t.c.h. theme for the first time. The reason is I'd like to get a bit of extra money to better finance my trip to Japan this year in October and still be able to pay back a bit of my loan. If you're interested in one of the above commissions, you can bid on it on Deviantart. All support is greatly appreciated! I will see to finish the comic page as soon as possible.
journey · 14. January 2019
A new year has started and since I’ve had an involuntary break from the comic I used the time to reflect on what I accomplished so far, where I did good and where I still need more practice, also an overall view of if this whole thing is worth the hassle haha! In a follow post I’ll tell you my plans for 2019. Things that went well. I’m surprised at how well I’m handling the backgrounds. I was most scared of those! I’m getting incredibly a lot of practice and so I already feel I’m...

journey · 17. November 2018
I was lacking motivation lately to continue with the comic and I couldn't really define why. I thought I had worked on it too long and that the project didn't appeal to me any more but then again I loved coming up with new designs and thinking about characters or little ideas I could include so that clearly couldn't be it. So today I sat there in front of my computer and lamely coloured out the third Irma. I was sticking to basic colouring, instead of adding shading right away because I thought...
journey · 15. July 2018
Firts off: Have a sketch of Irma being all calm and Zen. Tada. Now onto the serious stuff. I completely miscalculated how long Page number 6 would take me. It's the first of the Irma feature. Several factors contributed to the delay: learning a new software, writing exams, applying for a new job, starting a new job at a company, lots of family birthdays. All of these factors caused me to have almost no time left to do anything else apart from chores and taking a breather. So when I started the...

journey · 14. June 2018
One of the hardest things to do is "Killing your darlings". It's a common practice among writers and refers to the cutting out of ideas that you liked very much but just don't have any purpose or influence on the main plot. I've had to kill some darlings in my time and, naturally I have to do it for the Sovereigns comics occasionally, too. For example: the first issue was supposed to start with a nightmare scene of Hay Lin that I was very fond of. Now this is a temporary kill since I might...
journey · 15. May 2018
Today I'd like to show you how I go about the layout of each comic page, I like to call it "Paneling". First of cause I have the idea of what is supposed to happen in the page. I write those ideas down, formulate some texts if necessary and theoretically think through how many panels I need and fit on the page in order to convey all of that. If I feel I'm done with this step, I sit down and doodle one of these: A panel sketch. They really not big, as you can see. Aproximately the size of a...

journey · 28. April 2018
As you might have already noticed, I'm going to hold castings once in a while. I am not yet sure how exactly they will work and most likely the rules will differ from casting to casting so be sure to read them carefully in order to participate. Apart from that it's finally WEEKEND!!! YUS!!! Yesterday was such a drag! I had class again and it was really exhausting so I was super happy when I finally got out to see Avengers in the theatre. WOHO! Such a good movie! But I won't say more so you...
journey · 16. April 2018
After deciding that I wanted to start the comic with a cover the project went into hiatus. Why? Because I couldn't decide!!! I spend maybe 2-3 months only on finding the right idea and concept for a cover! You can see some of the candidates above that made it to the second round kind, which just means they're not uncoordinated scribbles any more but you can actually see what it might look like later. The whole matter stressed me a lot. I desperately wanted a cover and it was supposed to impress...

journey · 13. April 2018
Occasionally I'll share a bit of the workings and thoughts behind W.i.t.c.h. Sovereigns which you can find under the subsection News --> "Journey". Today I'll just start with the beginning. It's a little confusing and long... sorry! XD Waaaay back when the last issue of W.i.t.c.h. was published in Germany, I felt very unsatisfied as a fan. I loved and followed the comic series for years and then they let it end very unmagically with the whole "Will and Matt brake up only to get back together...