This is a sequential test page from my creator-owned comic. I’m doing very rough digital blueline layouts (which can’t be seen here anymore) and then go direct to digital inks. It feels like penciling with inks and I’m not very happy about the process yet. It probably saves some time to finish a page, but I think I will go back to do more finished pencils between those stages in the future.
BTW: I’m looking for a colorist for the project (once it is finished) who can do cool colors like Matt Hollingsworth. I love what he is doing on Sean Gordon Murphy‘s art. If you want to use the page above for your own color sample feel free to download it by clicking on the image directly.
While working on the game design stuff I’m using my spare time to get more mileage for my character art. My goal is to return to sequential art soon. This image is showing another page from my actual sketchbook featuring my quick version of Supergirl.
Tested my new Faber-Castell TK-Fine Vario L 0.3/0.35 pencil during my coffee-break and I love it! You really can get in all the fine details you want.
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Here is a Wonder Woman sketch that was photographed directly from my sketchbook. The lasso did not come from me and was added before I had drawn mine. I just left it so that the family blessing stays healthy. :)
Usually I do not show this kind of sketches in public because they contain a lot of flaws. So there are problems with the pose, the anatomy and also perspective. On a comic page, I would fix these issues in a rough layout before even going to pencils. Here I wanted to test the rendering I had in mind and have skipped the step therefore … in the assumption that it will never get public and seen anyway. Silly me ;)
Not only do I want to show clean-up work here, but I also want to give some insight into how I practice and show how dirty sketches look like. I am convinced that every artist has endless sketchbooks on his shelves that are full of junky sketches. Therefore, my advice to all draftsmen out there: Just draw a lot and quickly with courage to the gap. Only because of your mistakes do you learn to become better. Ultimately, it is only important to recognize the mistakes so that you can improve yourself with a little more effort. But you do not need that in the sketchbook … it’s enough to recognize the mistakes and jump to the next sketch.
BTW: Wonder Woman’s pose inspired me to do the Captain Future pose from the last post.
I had to create some new digital pencils and inking tools in photoshop today and after reading about a live action movie about Captain Future in the works I had to test the new digital tools on a fast piece of the Captain… the hero of my childhood.
I’m not so happy with the inking tools I have created yet, but the pencils (which you can’t see here) are working great!
I wanted to color this too but the kids got sick again and I have to finish some more important stuff today also… so you get the B&W version only. 24 hours a day is never enough!
Can’t wait to see the Captain in action again and this time not as an anime!
Don’t forget to send me your character sketch suggestions (see last post!) for a chance to see my interpretation of your favorite character.
Here you can see another character from McPeppergames adventure game concept which is supported by the FFF Bayern. I do a lot of the character designs during the day right now. I will only show a small part of the designs here, mainly because I don’t want to get this out too early… just enough to give you the basic idea of the game.
I realized I did not many existing character fan art in the past, like for example on my old DeviantArt page. I will change this here on the new blog. So if you want to see me draw a fan favorite character of yours, just drop me a line and I will see if I can fit it in here between the other stuff.
Here you can see some game concept art from “The Bats and the Secret Society of the Feathered Serpent” a game concept I’m working on right now.
The images are showing one of the two main characters from the game.
The game will be a Point’n Click adventure for all ages and it is financially supported by the FFF Bayern (FilmFernsehFonds Bayern).