Man, I thought this moment would never come! Seriously, I've got totally tangled up in this second milestone like I've never experienced before. Note to myself: NEVER EVER let over 50% of a milestone be composed of full scale panorama images! It took me 80 hours to finish this milestone. Thats double the time of a regular milestone. I'm going to have to work very hard to keep my schedule for Chapter 3 but it's still doable. I'll have to change the way I'm handling the translations though. Normally I finish all the artwork and do the layout before I send the chapter to the translators. This time I expect to work on the artwork until the very last minute before the release of Chapter 3. So, I think I'm going to finish the dialog on the prelim version and send this out to the translators to give them enough time to do their work.
Well, the good news in all this is, that Chapter 3 is going to be spectacular! I can't show much of Milestone 2 because each single panel contains major spoilers but here's what I've got. The first two are only portions of much larger panels:
As you can see, I'm not the only one floored by the amount of work. I was really getting nervous when I realized that I had loaded too much work on my shoulders for this milestone. However, I'm happy about all the work I put into Chapter 3 so far. I want to make sure that it makes a lasting impression on the reader. I really wished I could present you the most spectacular panels right now because I'm really proud of them. But we all wil lhave to wait until Chapter 3 is released. Seing all the artwork in one huge composition will be quite an experience I guess.
Well, still three milestones to go and the release date is looming. I better go back to work!