Man, I'm not doing very well updating, am I? Sorry.
Um, as you've no doubt noticed, Four King Hell is (unfortunately) going to be pencil sketches only for a little while. I'm not sure how long. I have a lot to juggle at the moment, and shifting an individual 4KH page from "something that takes several hours to finish" to "something that takes maybe one or two hours to finish" is really going to help a lot. It's not a permanent change! As soon as I get more time, it'll go back to being inked. But for now, thankyou for your patience and understanding.
Also, guess what broke? My tablet. Which means that not only don't I have the time to ink my pages any more, but I don't have the ability to quickly "touch them up" like I could before to make the sketches somewhat presentable. Urgh. I'm going to be buying another one very soon, though, so don't worry! That should make making pages a faster process, which means I can in turn spend a bit longer on the drawing part.
Hey, though, there is a good side to this! A lot of the reason I need more time is because I'm planning a couple of important things for 4KH in the future. One of them is a feature I've been meaning to do for a while. I'm currently holding a monthly competition at the 4KH Forums; it's a sort of "creativity contest". The winner(s) gets a free customised piece of Sailor Moon fanart! This month's contest will be running from today to October the 15th, giving you plenty of time to think of something to enter. You can even join up with up to two friends to increase your chances! For more information, you can click the 'Forums' tab up the top of every SmackJeeves page, or click here (the contest is under 'General Sailor Moon Discussion'). To participate, you'll need to sign up to the forum, but that's free and really, really quick.
Even if you're not interested, you might want to take a look at the Forums anyway... it seems like there's something interesting there that's popped up unexpectedly. I wonder...
And you know when Kunzite makes that face, it's nothing good. Oh dear. D: Minako, what have you done??
Aw, Kunzite brought her flowers. I can't wait to see what she's done to earn that look from him, though. Of course, there's always the whole 'we still don't know who ran into Makoto' business, but hey, Troubled!Kunzy-kun makes up for it with that expression.
Tongue action pls!
I don't mind pencil sketches at all! I think they look great. And oh man, what a panty dropping smile Kunz gives as he's apologizing to Mina. *swoons*
Mina, did you walk out in a plastic wrap mini- dress?! Or your crazy ribbon lady outfit? Kunz, this bet is in the palm of your hand...and if its the ribbon outfit- good luck untying all of those.
I'm a lurker, delurking to say that I absolutely adore this series and your art (inked or no!). Aaannnd...I have no idea what else to say. This is why I lurk. ;) I guess I just wanted to pop on to tell you how happy I am every time you update, it always makes my day. *back to lurking*
I actually prefer your pencils over the inking. I really think there's a lot more character and personality in the sketchiness and you lose something when you eliminate that in favor of a crisp line. Just an opinion.
I can't wait to see what Minako's been up to! She's sure to embarrass herself thoroughly!
I can think of only two possibilities.
One, that she's wearing something so utterly ridiculous that he's stunned speechless.
Or two: she's wearing practically nothing and he's stunned speechless.
Or both. something is up. WHY CAN'T IT BE NEXT WEEK ALREADY!!
And LOL at the entire place gawking at him!
Like the previous poster, I'll add that I like the pencil drawings too. Actually you could draw these as stick figures on napkins and I'd still love the hell out of them. But yeah, the pencils give it some character, not that I don't also love the clean look of the line drawing. Basically I just want more so FEED ME!!!
i can't wait!!
*sticks out tongue* i can't wait to see what minako's wearing... this is gonna be good... honestly i'm hoping for the best case scenario in which she's sporting an LBD that knocks kunzite on his ass