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And with this (late) update, chapter 2 of Rachael in Gameland, Chapter 2, is finished. We saw the start of a lot of threads this chapter that will have long term ramifications, brought some depth to some characters, and I think I’ve pushed the edges of my comfort zone artistically. Very pleased with how it turned out and I’m excited to see where it heads from here.
…which will be a bit. I am in no way prepared to launch into chapter 3 and I’m not sure if we’ll see it begin before the end of the year. Heck, I don’t know what we’ll see tommorrow!

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Slave outfit Berserker demon Rachael looks kind of cool. That lineless fight was a little tricky to draw as I couldn’t figure out how to have the minotaurs fighting well, yet still be on camera. I think it gets the point across though.

Sadly, even though it was 9 days worth of updates, 57 panels worth, I failed to succeed this round. I might still do some side bits and bobs, but the contest is basically over for me. Alas, all I get out of it is some free time.

Oh, and this: http://fav.me/dbozo54

A pencil sketch of Rachael as drawn by Veldrin the guy running the contest. Each progressive round would add a layer of detail, whatever changes were needed such as outfit, equipment, etc. So that was a really cool prize that I hope gets repeated.

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I did some weird cypher to make the spell. I doubt I could repeat it, but it did mean a thing at one point. If I ever do some magic system with a lot of verbal spells, I will probably write a small applet to do the cypher consistently for me.

More layer mask for speech bubbles there in 4 and 5. I think it gives a nice air of “What Rachael is saying is not important.”

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I did make that cover from some random generator I found online (random as i have no idea where its from, not I clicked buttons until it said what I wanted) Here’s a bigger version http://fav.me/dboza35

This book has piqued my interest and I may have a story about it in the future, I’m not sure. I’m missing some useful details, like plot and characters and things. I know a lot of lore about it, though.

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A camera shift to Lynn. I’ve relied heavily on camera shifts in this contest and all of them have been abrupt. Not sure what I think about that.

Panel 1 here is just my first foray into horrible horrible anatomy and perspective.

I used a lot of layer masks in this piece. Not something I normally do. A layer mask lets me paint transparency on art without ruining it. For that 100% mysterious motion blur in panel 4, for example. the detail of the blur exists where Lynn’s head is, it is just selectively transparent. Cool trick.