Thursday, October 29, 2009
Here's the finished Toadbat piece. Towards the end of it I began to try different ideas to make it stronger, but at some point I realized I was just pushing pixels together, so I decided it was high time to call it done. In other news, Border Crossings is towards the end of its first issue! Tomorrow will be page 21, then after that will be the last page of issue 01. Chris and I are planning to take a two-week break between issues, but it won't mean we're resting. Instead, we'll be redesigning the site to make it more friendly for first-time readers, while doing a marketing blitz for the webcomic. I'll be taking the time to also work on building up a buffer for issue 02, so I'll have a little more free time for other projects.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here's an update on the Toadbat, now with color! Right now, the color scheme is being glazed over the grey values. You'll notice that it muddies the colors a bit, but that's fine, as right now this is just to get a general idea of color and lighting. Stay tuned!
Also, here's a little warm-up I did this morning. I was reading through the illustrated edition of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (by David Chauvel and Enrique Fernandez) and I forgot how incredible Fernandez's work is in it. So this is a sort of practice in that thick paint style of his. Not nearly as nice, but it's always good to do stuff you wouldn't normally tackle...