Saturday, February 19, 2011

The books are in!!!

YAY!!! My 28-page ashcan "HOPE workbook 2011" has finally arrived, fresh from the printer -
and it's looking really good - i'm sooo excited.
It covers work of the last two+ years, basically everything on this blog
in the form of a magazine-sized comic-book.
Now i'm fully equipped for Emerald City ComiCon on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March, to be able to hand out these goodies to fellow artists and interested editors - see ya there!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

quick character sketch, pt.2

... of SHAWANNA, the main villain character in the story i'm working on at the moment, "the secret of the hidden temple". this is a 'companion piece' to the HOPE study i did last week, as it pretty much captures SHAWANNA's attitude of arrogance and mischief, as well as depicting her a bit older than i did before - it works very well, though!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

quick character sketch

of HOPE, the lead character in the story i'm working on at the moment, "the secret of the hidden temple". she came out a bit tougher than usual, which i LOVE! this is what she will look like during the action sequences, whereas the slightly younger, softer hope will be the model for everything else - i'm pretty happy with this development!! i'll try a quick study of shawanna next, her nemesis...
on the writing front things are going slow - i do have the treatment for the story 99% done, but those pesky 'regular life' circumstances have conspired against me at the moment, so i don't have much quiet (AND awake) downtime plus the energy left to sit down and write - hope this'll change again soon, and i'll actually be able to write even just a couple of pages of actual script to get started on with thumbnails and layouts...

i'll keep you posted

Friday, February 4, 2011

rumble in the jungle

finally, everything comes together in this preview image from one of the major action sequences of the album: SHAWANNA pursues HOPE through the depths of Pulan Batang's rainforest.

This image defines the look of the characters in motion, the holographic weapons and their effects as well as the lush forest background. Lots of questions concerning shapes, line quality and colors got finalized working on this. There are of course a ton of more things to consider and problems to solve, but now i feel confident to actually tackle the sequentials and address the challenges in continuity as they come up in the story. I WILL work on two outstanding character-designs while i keep hacking away at the story, though - so stay tuned...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

martial arts training

Hope is getting used to her new holographic sword - some additional training and exercise required!!!