Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shop Romance page 3 inks and sketches

The last page of the short story Shop Romance inked. I'll try to color and letter it quickly but I wouldn't expect it soon. I'll post other pages as well. This page was pretty fun to do, although it's not perfect I learned a lot from experimenting and playing around.

The other pages are from my sketchbook, just pages I feel like sharing. The first is a page with Damon Albarn of Gorillaz and Blur fame as well as some poses and notes for a project for class I'm working on. I'm still refining my thumbnails so here are some of the plans for shot choices.

The bottom image is a bunch of head sketches trying to find a face I like for a new character for Hibrida Prima. As you can see, there's more failures on this image than success but I thought this page showed a lot of the preliminary stages I'm taking for drawing heads. I'm still working on adding volume and shape to the heads, but that one with the shading I think shows it's helping.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Shop Romance Inks

Here are the first 2 pages of Shop Romance inked. I did these yesterday so I thought I'd post them up. I hope you like them.

All of these was traditionally done. I brush inked the majority of the art, mostly the figures and a lot of the rendering in the background. I used Microns for the stuff I wanted a more static line on like some of the line art for the ships. Although I do love to hatch if you can't tell.

Thank you!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Shop Romance Pencils

This is a short story for Hibrida Prima. I wanted to keep busy over my spring break so I scripted 5 shorts that I'll try to finish before June so I can show them at any cons I go to.

I really wanted to use these to try and develop not just Danica but the universe and the status quo therein. I'm hoping that these will serve as a good introduction to the Hibrida Prima worlds and people so it will be rather familiar to anyone who sticks around for the actual books. This will also help give some back story on some of the alien races as well as tell some quick fun and touching stories in a funky sci fi world.

Oh, this will also be great practice for me. I'm exercising muscles I recently began flexing during my Winter quarter at SCAD. The biggest two being anatomical mass and using graphic black shapes to define that mass as well as aid in storytelling. Honestly, these are things that seem to obvious to work on but it takes a pro to smack you (me) in the head and help me figure this stuff out. And I think these pages are already looking better than most of the work I've done thus far.

Hopefully I'll have these inked by Sunday and I'll post those. I'll also wow/horrify you all with my coloring. Until then!