Monday, March 19, 2012

Poster Concept 1

Swinging into action!

Digger Jones: Adventurer!
(With nod to Amazing Fantasy #15.)

After this story, I am now dreaming of inking leaves and bushes in my sleep! Yikes!

This will be the cover art for front of the postcards and the poster.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I'm the Caboose

Okay, I'm bringing up the rear as we close in on our final deliverable. Here's a sample of my “pencils” (actually they're a mix of ink and a motley patchwork of tracing paper and scotch tape). I love the hands-on feel of “Frankensteining” the composition in analog. Right now I’m moving into the inking phase. That actually goes fast for me. I scan these sample pages in, convert them to light bluelines, output them on Clearprint vellum, then ink directly on them. Then I'll rescan them RGB and blast out the bluelines in P-shop (Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation: Activate the blue and cyan channels and crank the Lightness slider to 100) and I'm ready to flat and paint. Colorizing will happen in bulk (and earnest) this week. I'm pretty excited about the story, though. It ended up being 18 pages. Phew!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Yaga Sample Shady

Just a quick post of one of my shaded pages. This page is one of the more dialogue-heavy pages, so the backgrounds are quite simple. Maybe a little too simple, but ah well.

Title Design

I didn't think I'd have time to do so, but since we had a little time extension I took the opportunity to use the put together a little logo title.

Spread Page

Here is pages 3 & 4, the only open spread page of the story.

Originally a 1- page sequence, (the director side of me) decided to push more of the travel panels by streching them across 2 pages in wide panels...and keeping the original amount of dialog.

Side note: These pages longer than planned due to locking down the logo design.

But worth it I think! ;)


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Masks of the Nameless: Page Three

A process post showing pencils, inks and colors for page three of six.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

More WIP's

A peak at page two of Digger Jones:Adventurer!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Title Spread

First to pages... just the base coat of paint. The title is the only text in the 8 page "story". It's one of those artsty, no dialoge jobies that people may or may not get something out of... but there is implied meaning. I jumped ship on my original idea months ago.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I'm straggling along, but making progress. Should have the last four prelim spreads up this weekend.