Sunday, 2 June 2013

now that  I'm well under way with the artwork for this project, I have time to reflect about the experiences of making my own comic. lets be honest it's about time too.
making a blog about it's creation has definately been the first challenge. now that I have a large chunk of concept art I can post a lot more images. I also have some images showing how I build up the pages for the comic.
this post is about working to self imposed deadlines.
writing the script for this was a genuinely quick process, if a scene didn't work/fit the story it was removed quickly. I concentrated on the main scenes that I already had mapped out in my head (I have been planning to do this for a while now) this was a great platform to build on and flesh out. getting people to proof read the script became invaluable, it was encouraging tol know that what I was making made sense and had a genuine storyline that is (hopefully) engaging.
I can generally turn out a page in an evening, from storyboarding the page to pencils to inking and then scanning the images into photoshop and cleaning the panels up. the effects of this gave me the chance to review some of the pages that I had already completed. I have started to redraw panels that I genuinely felt were rushed. I haven't started putting in speech bubbles yet but thats a story for a later post.
thanks for reading this and keep an eye out for some art coming soon

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

 it's not all zombies. here are some sketches that I created for a friend who paints trainers. I think I was playing too much Megaman at the time.
Hope you enjoy, they don't appear in the comic but I thought it would be fun to put them up here.

here's a sletch of a friend of mine. this later became a t-shirt design for his birthday.
this sketch was of another friend, Mike. he has become part of the storyline.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

 above is one of the supporting characters, the person this is based on has had many different hair cuts and I was looking to see which one looked best for this comic style. I'm pretty settled on the top image.
 here is  few sketch designs for one of the panels from the comic.
here is a couple of zombie sketches.

Friday, 15 March 2013

so I've not posted on here for a while, sorry about that. been really ill on top of work, home life n all the other shenanigans that go on.
gonna post up some concept drawings and character sketches this weekend to make up for my lack of posts.
see ya over this very busy weekend.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

i promised some pics from the comic. hope you like them.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

I've been busy lately, storyboarding this little monster up. as well as drawing and inking the art as I go. all the pages are drawn and inked at the size i want the image to be seen (so no shrinking down).
I scan the pages and clean up the images from there. If anyone has any tips (best dpi rates etc.) please contact me. I have been working at 600 dpi and the images haven't lost any quality.
I am going to finish drawing up chapter 1 before I look at lettering for the pages, the real question is what is the best software for doing this (my handwriting is terrible)?
pictures up soon as I have some nice scanned in.