Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ravenstar Chapter 1

These are the thumbnails for the first chapter of the new comic story I'm working on- "Ravenstar". It's a fantasy comic about sky pirates and witches. I really just wanted an excuse to draw goggles on a bunch of characters, and viola! I've started sketching and inking the first few pages (page 10 still doesn't exist, I have no idea how to lay it out... details, details...)

I want to have this first chapter done and printed and ready for the Maine Comics Arts Festival in May. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to have it done, just have to stick to my schedule. I also have all of chapter two thumbnailed, and half of chapter three. Thumbnailing is probably my favorite part of the comic making process. I need to stop doing that and actually get into the process of making the finished product.

I also commissioned a deviantArt artist, deathofrats to do a small watercolor of one of my characters- Princess. She made her look so much prettier than when I draw her, lol! I am very happy with it! You should all check out her work, amazing stuff!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Appa loves Catbus!

Sadie's birthday was yesterday. I made this for her! If you haven't seen "My Neighbor Totoro" or "Avatar: The Last Airbender".... WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

brushing up

I've recently ditched my dip pen and started to work more with my brush for linework. Partly because I was going through a ton of pen nibs, and partly because the pen was starting to feel really restricting. I was finding I kept getting the same lines over and over. There was no excitement or movement.

Now that I'm using my brush, I'm getting into a lot of accidents, and that's awesome! This piece for example has so much more life in it than if I had inked it with my pen. I've been using the brush on sketches, finished work, and even my comics. I can't wait to keep going with it!