30 June 2009

Comic diary: Work in progress of the cover #3

I have finished the two portraits of the ladies for the cover! Only Ruan is left to do...

Anyway, these portraits were quite annoying to get right in the way I wanted. And most annoying part is... That you won't see most of it in the cover when Ruan is showing in front of them both... Well It's not too bad, since I'll show these in my gallery in the future as portrait artwork and you can see them right here ofcourse!

I've started working on some pages. I still need a lot of reference and reworking some environments... I'm quite excited though, I have a very strict deadline actually that I don't want to screw up and I'm working for the first time with A3 size paper for a small press/doujinshi. So I hope I won't bump into hiccups during the progress...

Wish me luck (and work hard)!

24 June 2009

Comic diary: Work in progress of the cover #2

I'm almost done with the colouring of Claire, but I started on the priestess for a change of doing something else to clear my mind to work on it again later. It's good because you'll focus too much on one aspect and are not aware of simple mistakes. I can't promise though...

As you can see, I give her a mitre and a cloak as opposite from the last thumbnail versions. She's some kind of spiritual fertility worshipping priestess and she will take part of the story beginning in the third chapter. I can't tell about her whereabouts yet, but let's say It'll spice the story more up.

I'm not sure about her looks in this WIP yet, she looks a little too happy and I can't point out why I don't really like her eyes so far either.

22 June 2009

Comic diary: Work in progress of the cover #1

As you can see, I started with Claire for no particular reason. Drawn with various pencils ranging from H to B5, A3 size Bristol paper. Man, working at that size is quite hard for a portrait, I tell you!

PS: I gave her the old all latex suit because she wears it when Ruan remembers her. I really don't like it because of it's simplicity. I prefer the jeans and latex outfit much, much, much more...

02 June 2009

Comic diary: Another concept for the front cover

The second and maybe last concept for the cover page of Witch Cat #3. I gave Ruan (that sailor guy in the middle) some more space, but he's standing there like: "Why am I standing here? Can I go home now?" I'm thinking of using a combination of both, the background figures are having their own colour so it does'nt look all too confusing and blending in with each other. Fertility priestess needs more shoulders...

01 June 2009

Comic diary: Thumbnails and concepts for the front cover

Alright, so I guess this is the first official post for my comic diary I mentioned in the last post. I have done a few thumbnails and colour them to get a good impression how I want my front cover. The first two front covers from Witch Cat, didn't get that treatment only one concept and that's that. Just too little info to work on and from what you get in the end.

I always choose one main colour for a volume so it differentiates from the other volumes. I'm also thinking about mood and what the colour stands for. A new character is introduced which is a fertility priestess and fertility is most of the time used with green or light brown.

The front cover will have this time a group of at least two persons that should draw attention as well tell a bit about them in it's current volume of that book. Enough rambling, here are some pictures: (note that this is the cover of volume 3, Chapter 2 thing is a place holder)