Monday, January 25, 2016

Tuesday - Ep. 1 page 2 - The truck cometh

Not much on the comic today - I was busy with housework, and then I took my boys swimming in the afternoon. However - I have done a little bit, adding the truck to the background of the image. I figured that the truck from frame three in the fist page would be visible in this angle view of the uplink / Ryce.

So - something !

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tuesday - Ep. 1 page 2 - More lines ! More holoscreens !

More development of the line work ( mostly of panel 4 ), and three more of the holoscreens added.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tuesday - page 2 - Holoscreen !

I'm pretty happy with the way the holoscreen has turned out so far. That might change when the background colours get added to frame 3, but at the moment it looks pretty darn great !

Shout out to for their hologram tutorial !

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tuesday - Ep. 1 page 2 - more linework

Had some time today to put in the rest of the text of page two, as well as doing some more of the linework.

I'm not thrilled with the 'pointing hand' - but it's not too bad I guess. It will eventually be slightly obscured by the holo-screen.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday - Ep. 1 page 2

I've just managed to install a plug-in to Photoshop to fix a problem where keyboard short-cuts would stop working which has seemed to work, which is really great - it was really annoying to have the shortcuts keep cutting out.

Done the frames and some of the line work on the second page. It's coming along.

Monday, January 18, 2016

New logo commission

My usual client contacted me yesterday and asked if I could put together a logo for an audio fiction collection he was wanting to sell.

I played around with an idea today, mostly involving a stylized version of his face. I would be hoping to do something like this ( if that's where he wanted to go with it ) with a photo shot for the purpose. Maybe a nice profile.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bonus ! - Tuesday page 2 initial sketch !

I'm not going to post a link to this to Facebook - so this is just one for you regular fans ( hi mum ! ).

This is a VERY rough digital sketch going over the pencil sketch I just scanned in from the page 2 rough layout. It's not much to look at now - but this is where it all begins !

I'm going to try and pretty much give EVERYTHING it's own layer. So rather than, say, all the frame outlines being on the same 'frame' layer - I've now got a frames layer folder, and each of the four frames has it's own layer in the folder. If I need to change something it makes things easier, or limits the damage if I make a mistake.

Tuesday - Speech Bubbles !

I managed to add the speech bubbles this morning. Pretty exciting.
Important lesson - so the text FIRST, THEN add the bubble. Otherwise the bubbles will look weird.
I'm using a free font called 'Back Issue' at the moment. It's okay for now.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday - various small things

A bunch of little things done. Lot's of base colour added. Some shading. One of the 'men' in the third panel changed to look like Ryce. I'm not altogether sure how 'Ryce' is supposed to be pronounced - not I think about it. In my head it's always sounded like 'Peace'. I'll have to ask JR about that.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tuesday - shading and title

Had some time over the last couple of days to work on some of the shading for the first page.
I put in the title / by-line as well - which makes me happy !

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Tuesday - Sky refinement

I experimented with opacity levels with the various layers of 'sunset' gradients I had - and I think I like this more subtle blend.

I also filled in a little more colour here and there.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Whoa !

Okay - so, the machine is telling me the last time I posted was freaking JULY or something. Sheesh. That's really bad.

I had some time to work on this logo today.

I'll be back sooner than last time !