March 2018 Update #1

I thought it would be good to start doing monthly updates, I’ll see how it goes and maybe upgrade them to weekly updates if I feel like I have enough information to give.

Right now this update will mainly be about what I’m doing in between Chapters 3 and 4, and some other update stuff.

First off, on the status of Chapter 4, there are a few things with what I’m doing to the comic that I have to do before I start making pages. I have to finish writing out the script and page layout, which does take up a lot of time and brain power. I also have to switch my sound effects for Kokoro No Kinu.

As a few people probably noticed, all my sound effects are in Hiragana, which is incorrect for Japanese style sound effects, they should be in Katakana, so I have to go through my SFX list, and change the characters. If this ever actually gets some attention, then I’ll probably go back and fix my past mistakes aka completely fixing chapter 1, and changing the sfx on the three chapters before this one.

Edit: Chapter 4 is going to get a bit.., uncomfortable for some people, so and actual trigger warning (a real one for those suffering from PTSD about the subject matter) is going to be needed… I think I’m just going to put an image before the page, so that that picture will show up on places like twitter and the reader before someone reads the page… It’s about to get into some dark territory here, so be prepared…

Second thing I want to do is change up how the Chapters on the Kokoro No Kinu page are handled, mainly I’m going to separate the chapters into their own pages, so you don’t have to scroll down all that way to get to the latest chapter. I might edit the page layout colors a bit, but I kinda like how it looks. Probably going to update my character symbol though, something a bit more catchy.

Third, and most important is that I have schoolwork that takes up a huge portion of my time. Since College is what keeps my bills payed, I have to focus the most on that. I’m not slacking in that department either, my total GPA is at 3.50, so I’m keeping up my academic standard pretty well. Even made the Dean’s list, which I’m quite proud of.

Ahem…

Okay, enough self-back-patting. I will be showing my class projects (I have two of them, that are worthy of showing) when I make them. One is for my Photoshop class, which will be pictures, and the other is for my Multimedia class. The Photoshop class projects are pretty self-explanatory, just some photoshopped, usually in an artistic style, which will be available in the Gallery. In fact, I have one for you all now! It is an adaptation of an older work from my digital photography class, updated and shiny.

Abstract Project.png

The Multimedia project is going to be a VERY VERY VERY basic sprite-based flash platform game, (Made in Adobe Animate). The class is actually “Intro into Multimedia” so the teacher doesn’t want too much to show, so it’ll just be a simple platform level with three parts. The sprites I’m taking from Maple Story (I love the chibi and bouncy artwork, I want to play that again,) and some other “borrowed” items from other places. This will be uploaded around the end of April, around the 25th.

I’m also thinking of opening a Ko-fi account, for the shameless jangling of the coffee can you all know me for. Can I get some change? … I just need some … Change… Change…

Change…

(South Park Reference)

That is basically it, If you have any suggestions, if there anything I can do better, be it site-wise, jangly coffee can wise or even in my art, please please please! Let me know, I hate working in a vacuum (even though I am way too use to it) and feedback helps me get better in everything!

And as always, the contact information!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
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Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
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Working more and more for you all!

-Umedyn

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Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 19

It is here! The final page of Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3! It has literally taken over a year to get this done, part because of my own procrastination , and partly because of life. As much as I would love to be working on this full time, life and being able to eat and pay bills comes first.

Working on this chapter has been an amazing journey! I want to give a special shout out to everyone who follows my efforts, and those who encouraged me along the way.

No more sappy shit, lets get to the last page of Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3!

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Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 18

This took longer than anticipated… This is because my mood took a nosedive during the weekend, sleeping for nearly all day, schoolwork and other life stuff getting in the way. Despite all that, I still got the page finished, just one more page to go before the chapter is finished!

This chapter has taken WAY too much time to finish, and that is because I am a lazy asshole who keeps hitting slumps in my mood, creative blocks and horrible bouts of procrastination. This chapter should have been finished sometime last year. Still, it is almost over, then I have some remodeling to do with the site, some restructure of the story, and Chapter 4 is going to be a really heavy chapter that is going to push some people’s buttons, and go into some dark territory.

Anyway, enough of the ramblings, onto the page!

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Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 17

If you are looking at this, then you know the next page is here! I’ve been keeping to my schedule of working on Kokoro No Kinu between my Tuesday and Thursday classes, but that feels really slow for me, at this point I’m only releasing a page a week, which is fine, I guess, but I really wish I could be doing more on this end.

The problem is that between this and classes, I really don’t have much else that fits the theme of this “blog” (shudders, I hate that word). I watch a lot of good anime that is out this season (Like Yuri Camp, Marchen Madchen, Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san, Takunomi, Slow Start, and of course Citrus) and I’m engrossed in some really good shows (Star Trek Discovery, The Orville (Which just ended it’s first season in December), and Marvel’s Runaways (LOVED the comic, even more enthusiastic with the show, especially what they did with Nico and Karolina!) As well as way too many comics and books to name. There are already a lot of great reviewers who would do, and are doing, a better job then me, so I feel that area isn’t really right for me. Either way, I’ve complained long enough, let’s get onto the main event!

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Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 16

Another page down! Only three more pages left in Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3!

The reason this page took slightly longer than my normal winter pace was that my classes for the semester finally started! I have a schedule for this semester so I don’t fall behind on work for Kokoro No Kinu.

I have a three hour gap between my two classes Tuesday and Thursday. I am going to dedicate this time exclusively to work centering around Kokoro No Kinu, as well as what ever free time I get the mood to do the work when I’m not at school, mainly the weekends.

Let’s not bore you with any more rambling, time for the page!

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Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 15

Hope Everyone had a Happy New Year!

After a week of Muse (What I call artistic drive) Burnout, I hunkered down last night and worked until 4 A.M. to make this next page, then slept for about half a day. I took a break over the holiday season, and couldn’t work back up the motivation or vision to start on this page. It was pretty frustrating.

I tried to start a few times, but as soon as I picked up  my pencil and made a few lines, the drive to do anything just went out on me. It’s a very disheartening feeling, wanting to do something, but your mind just shuts down as soon as you try to start. The creative wall is a hard thing to overcome, even if you want to do it.

No one really wants to hear about my complaining, so let’s get to the page! Also, check under the page for a little trivia quiz… and a (very) small prize for the person who gets it right!

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Kokoro No Kinu Chapter 3 Page 14

Happy Holidays!

I hope you all are enjoying your holidays, what ever you celebrate!

The next page, as you can read, is finished! I’ve been on a roll lately, making a page every 3 days or so. I know this pace can’t last, so I’m making the most of it while I can. It’s been a bit of a tax on my system, but I’m working hard.

For all of you that have never asked “Hey, what music have you been listening to while working on these pages?” I’ve been listening to “A Very Scary Solstice” and “An Even Scarier Solstice” By the H.P.L. Historical Society. The albums are a collection of parody holiday carols and music that are all in the themes from the Lovecraft mythos. If you’re a fan of HP Lovecraft, or just a fan of parody music, these are perfect for the season.

Please note: This is not a promotion of any kind, I didn’t get paid to say this (I wish I was) I just love the music.

Before I get into anything else, let’s give you what you came here for: The next page!

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