Friday, July 30, 2010
Just colored a character design and I am feeling out how I think about the coloring style of the whole graphic novel. I think if I do it this way it will be a lot more fun and fit the style of the book. Also I just designed this character. He's a Janitor, and he once wanted to be a knight. But he's too small, and his hand is deformed, and he's got a bad back. But he still gets to wear a swell knight uniform.
I knew I had a scene with this character in it for several pages in the script, but I had not designed him. But tomorrow I start laying out those pages and that sequence, so I need to know what all the characters look like. So in the laundromat I sat with my sketchbook and started from the basic idea I had and built.
Now as you see I did a few heads I didn't like, and then I started in on the final. I sketch in red pencil and then tighten with blue, ust so I can see the drawing better when it's done. The third head I liked, and I started to try to think of what clothes he wore. What does a medieval janitor look like. What if he's a knight? An old knight? Or a wannabe?
So I made him a wannabe knight, because he can't be a knight. I threw every ailment I could at him. Hunch back, cross eyed, tiny week man, with a deformed hand. But he still loves his life, cleaning for the knights.
Now he has so much character the short scene with him in it will be more fun and almost distract you from the information that you're getting in the scene, and will add to the overall world of Little Knight.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
It's fun to draw in the little things. The guys in the chugging contest, and guy's playing cards. The drunk singing guys, and the guy carrying beer for all his friends. The fat guy who's chair is buckling. Cheesy pointing guy, solemn talking guys, and guys pigging out. It's a lot of fun to draw, and it's fun because it helps show the world I have created in my head.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Delayed to Thursday, just like comics this week.
This is Alistair's Lab. He may be a Mage, but he also is an inventor. He uses magical crystals to power a lot of it. You can see some inventions littered around the room, like his Lumberjack Belt, Washing Machine, and his Superjump Boots (well, most of them anyways, due to unsuccesful testing.) Also you can see Fluffy BaaBaa, who i just named, just now.
This was actually hard to ink, because I had to remind myself its a pulled out panel, and keep myself from zooming in too close and get all detail oriented, and I still was trying to figure out the best ways to do backgrounds on my cintiq. I actually used a plastic ruler a few times as a straight edge, but it didn't work well. I free handed a lot on this one, but I usually don't like to do that, but i figured it wood or stone so a lot of it is more organic. Now i just lower the pen pressure and use the shift button to draw straight lines. It works really good and is way faster than pathing everything out like I did for the first 30 pages.
Friday, July 2, 2010
I made this card for my girlfriend for our 2 year anniversary yesterday. It turned out good. I actually made it really fast. 4 hours from idea to completion basically, including travel time to store to get supplies.
It actually folds up and fit into a card envelope. Pretty fun. Maybe not the sweetest card, kinda weird actually, but I am proud of it.