Month: March 2014

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SFX Strips WIP

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This is an “exercise” collaboration I am doing with my best artist friend person, Natasha Petras. It’s a comic strip project where the narrative is driven by sound effects while simultaneously being completely abstract. I’m using sepia ink here, which has a different effect. I coloured this in Photoshop using masking layers.

Here’s the tumblr post. I suggest follow me or carryalaser if you’re interested in keeping track of this project. We’re thinking of potentially printing this in a little book…maybe selling it at a comic con (stay tuned?).

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Small Panels WIP3

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Really, these were super quick. I work on both simultaneously. I do this as often as I can, as long as I have enough arm room so I don’t smear anything. The benefit of having my studio in my living area is also that I can do something for a few minutes, and come back later. Also, you can see some of the result of removing the tape.

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Small Panels WIP1

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Here’s a few more panels for my comic…that’s taking forever. As I assemble it, I am realizing that I am getting way too detailed in the smaller images. It looks fine, but there’s going to be inconsistent line weight in my comic and inconsistent levels of detail. I guess to work with the inconsistency, I have not much more left to do than make it more inconsistent by making panels more abstract. So instead of using perspective in the bottom panel here, I’m just going by a layout made with tape. Hey, I can do whatever I want.

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Gamer Commission WIP5

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I made the grid pink. It’s supposed to have an 80s feel. I kind of took the inspiration from Robot Unicorn 2, which has a similar style in the menu (the art for the game is pretty good). Darkened up somethings, adding a few accent colours. Next, I do a quick inking and scan – done.

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Gamer Commission WIP3

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I had a pretty limited amount of time to do this commission – the amount of time is always proportionate to the budget because I don’t want to be working on a loss. I plan things out to be as efficient as possible in my head. Here, with a couple salty watercolour layers, I create a background.

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Gamer Commission WIP2

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Laying down some colours and masking out what I need to keep white for the bright I will be adding. As I didn’t know anything about this, the mascot the player uses for themselves is the Dominos mascot, Noid. I didn’t even know Dominos had a mascot. I had to make him look less goofy.