C'mon Becky! You even watched me draw the line!
Posted Jul.15.17 at 09:15 pm

A new page cometh!



In other news, I'm starting bookplates this week! I think Isa posted some designs on the Kickstarter page.

I want to apologize for all the delays, I definitely wasn't prepared for just how much work goes on before and after getting a book published-- not to mention this past year had been the least productive year I've ever had. I spent 2012-2016 never going home to see my family except at Christmas, and this year I have made a big effort to see people more often but I over-extended myself pretty drastically, especially in a year where I was sick for a good two months, which I am still feeling weak from to this day!!! I feel very guilty not putting up pages on time, which is why I haven't been posting the standby image as often, because it just made me feel worse. From now until October 5th I have NOTHING planned and literally every person in my family has visited me in the last month, so everything should move a lot smoother. Not to mention that I just ordered a new computer yesterday that should significantly increase the time I actually get to work on pages because currently photoshop lags often enough that I have to restart the program and my computer which really adds up. Last night my sister made an entire dinner while I struggled to get photoshop to let me colour eyes in, to give you an idea. A lot of sitting at my desk feeling frustrated.

Sorry for having such a slow year, I am really excited about the rest of this chapter and the rest of this book!!! I'll be running two pages a week for a bit (which is more than I was really doing for awhile, dangit) with the third (thursday) being bookplate sketches. 

Thank you all for sticking with me! 


I was recently informed that a bunch of you guys don't know what's going on, so I'm here to explain!

Blindsprings is running a Kickstarter!  There's 12 days to go! We've blown past all the main funding goals, so if you haven't picked up a book yet, now is a great time to do so! 

What have you been posting Kadi???

The past 6 pages have been from my comic contribution to Valor! It's 15 pages long!

Why are you posting this? Where's Blindsprings???

I have to go through 250 pages of content and fix some dumb errors, resize and send to Meg to put the book together. It's a lot of work and I changed my mind a lot about fonts and page sizes so it's a bit of a mess. In order to have content while I'm working on fixing stuff, I'm posting Vasilisa!

Why aren't you just doing more annotations?

I've run into a problem where all the stuff I want to do for annotations are spoilers for book 2-- it's hard to do annotations between books since a lot of what I started working on were better placed as actual content in the book. Also, it does take away a bunch of time-- although annotations are easier in the drawing department in THEORY I keep trying to one up myself and keep making really complicated annotations. Oops. 

I also have more time to devote to getting ready for book two. I was really afraid that with all the stuff I had to do this break I'd get to the end of annotations and have the book done but then have to take ANOTHER hiatus to work on book two. Because of Vasilisa I don't have to do that!!! I'm already halfway through my thumbnails for the prologue chapter of book 2!

Why April 25th???? That's so far away!!!

It is! But it's when I run out of pages for Vasilisa-- it would be weird to stop midway! This also gives me time to actually get a buffer started so I start book 2 as strong as I started book 1 (I had 12 pages of buffer!!!) which will help in the long run.

I hope this is a satisfactory update, I'm sorry if this was confusing! I thought I had mentioned this before but probably just in the comments and thought that was good enough (no Kadi that is not good enough oops)

I forgot I could do blog posts! I should have made one for the Kickstarter!!!!


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A bunch of people have been wondering what the wips that I had posted before posting the main pages looked like, and this is the best I can do-- I saved over them in my own files but they still exist in the gallery on here, so...enjoy!