Saturday, 30 April 2011

22 half-rendered

I'm hoping to wake up at 7.30am to finish this before work...

21 rendered

Though I do want to put either a sunrise or the island where the pair are heading in the top left panel... though both will take more time and for now, this page will do.

21 flats

Friday, 29 April 2011

Thursday, 28 April 2011


OK, so I am a day or two behind. Today's page took SO LONG to finish.

Oh yeah, I have yet to put in the speech bubbles. I just wanted to get the art done first before worrying about the text - tbh, I need to print these either Friday/Saturday to see how they look on paper.

There's a few notes if you fancy a read...

 Pg 09
 - The characters bleed over their 'profile' circle, this is something I will mask out later when I flatten each character down when I'm happy with the textures colour balances etc.
- Whilst the yellow BG is a touch overpowering, I think when I get the speech bubbles in it will calm things down a bit.

Pg 10
 - I am pretty happy with this page, not too sure about the simple backgrounds but these pages were always meant to be character-centric.

Pg 15
 - Pretty happy with this too, got all the textures in that I care about, just worried if it will read as 'night time' in the book.

Pg 16
- Pretty happy with this too, even if it did take a DAY AND A HALF. I do not like spending too long on a piece.
- Not sure about the green and blue panels in the middle strip, though the main colours for the two page spread are blue/green, so it could just be a game of tweaking the tones.

pg 16 flats

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


This page is killing me.

I know I have done it previously, but as the style and palette has shifted, it needs re-doing... 

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

So Far

Yo, whoops, when I saved this composite of the two pages I accidentally left texture on the left page... so try to ignore why the colour scheme is a tad lighter than the right page.

I don't think I am gonna have time to do texture through and through. I will get all the pages done first, then go back in to the pages and do the elephant textures, and then if there is still time I will play around with more textures as necessary.

bed time.

Friday, 22 April 2011

WIP page 10

a WIP of a final, still wondering about textures. I think the elephant gains a little something from the leather texture, I have yet to add textures to anything else aside from the bars in the top left panel... and it doesn't really work there. I think I might print this soon, to see how the textures comes out. Its one thing on a screen, another on the page, in your hand.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Here Lies Poor Old Jack

What have I done?
What have I done?
How could I be so blind?
All is lost, where was I?
Spoiled all, spoiled all
Everything's gone all wrong

What have I done?
What have I done?
Find a deep cave to hide in
In a million years they'll find me
Only dust and a plaque
That reads, 'Here Lies Poor Old Jack

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

New and Old

So I was thinking I might switch up the method a little, instead of using a pencil rough and tracing an ink copy from that (see Old), I would try scanning the pencils in and colouring straight on top (see New).

I could also just ink straight in to photoshop, but my hand isn't very steady, so I would likely end up with stutter-y lines.


Edit: Newer?

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Mock Book

Dear. God. This has been a bit of a nightmare.

I just gotta move on the finals. My dialogue is crappy, but I cant do much about that, because English never was my strong suit.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011