As you know, I have been going back through chapter 1 and fixing the mistakes I made there. It was taking a hell of a lot longer to fix a chapter 1 than it was to edit and release chapter 2 pages.
That all changes today. I switched up the way I was doing the pages. I realized that the problem with the chapter 1 pages was the pixel look they had. This was a mistake on my part early on. To fix this mistake, I was doing what I am doing to chapter 2, which is tracing over my own art with stroke lines, it cleans up the page and makes it easier. This was taking a lot longer to do with chapter 1 because I was erasing the underlines and making sure it looked pretty.
I found another fix to the pixel look problem, and quite a simple one, just use a blur filter on the pages. So I did. While the last few pages of the first chapter are not as polished as the rest of it, it does solve the look problems, making them look less… severe.
I will one day go back and totally redo the first chapter, and that may only be when I am done with this manga, but by doing this will allow me to work more on the future chapters, and I will be able to produce chapter 2 much faster now.
So you all can take a look at the fixed chapter 1 on the Kokoro No Kinu Page, and look forward to faster times on chapter 2 at least. Anyone with any questions comments and concerns can reach me in the many ways below
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You can also read the first chapter here on Bato.to: http://bato.to/comic/_/sp/kokoro-no-kinu-r18880
I will be uploading the fixed chapter 1 on Bato.to as well, don’t know when they will upload it, but I am also doing that today.