Monday, September 26, 2011

Sketchdump Redux

Another group of sketches from a life drawing class I visit once a week... not all are successful, but they each show something a little different. Just trying to keep the hand moving between Photoshop sessions;-)

Hideously rusty is what I am though... yoink.

First is a 1 minute... followed by a couple of 3 minutes... and the rest are 10 to 15 minute sketches.

The last two are the only ones I have any intention of keeping. Something halfway slavagable in the gestures... might reuse the poses for a painting. Although I must admit, I wish I'd had more time on that 1 minute pose pictured first... who knows what might have come of it...

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Semi-final state for last story image... might add some sparks or effects to the background fire... not sure yet.

Still... it is finished.

I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


As the penultimate page is now in the can (barring possible last minute adjustments), I find myself reflecting back upon this seemingly endless project...

Will it all be worth it once I'm finished... or am I just putting it behind me before simply moving to another foolish obsession?

I think that once all has been said and done, the doing is the real reason behind the endeavor. I could have (and very nearly did on several occasions) quit this project when things got rough or difficult... put it all behind me and chalk it up to a "learning experience". But I'm hoping that the effort itself will be somehow gratifying once I've seen it to it's finish.

Or at least I'm HOPING so;-)

Hey... there's always the chance that Heavy Metal will actually print the accursed thing and pay me some cash for it!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Last Gasp...

Had some slowdown recently, work-wise... Lifeguard duty and the random shift changes really wrought havoc with my sleeping schedule (not that it's a really good excuse).
Still, some forward progress is always welcome.

I'm going to try to use the rest of this month to make some serious headway into the last two pages. They are complex, but I feel more confident with the tools with each passing panel. I hope that there will be minimal "touch up" on the older work once the main story proper is finished and I try to render the all pages into a general level of consistency.

This was a tough page for me, especially trying to match up the color schema from the earlier story sequence.
This is the point in the tale where the intro sequence and the story progression link up. We'll see how successful it all is once the next page is finished.

So.. without further delay, I'm off to work on the next page;-)