Archive for July, 2008

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First draft of series completed

July 31, 2008

I just completed the first draft of the entire series – all 60 pages which came in at about 18 pages in word with every panel mapped in meticulous detail with dialogue. As usual I kept my thumbnail journal as I wrote to map things out in my head so that as I got to a page to illustrate I had a small visual reference to go along with the graphics notes. My photo reference folder has grown considerably as well. The shark folder has gotten huge…and yes folks – it’s not a shark tale :). It will probably go through a number of reworks before finalizing the later pages especially, but the main plot elements are set. It is looking like a fun ride!

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Page 15 completed

July 31, 2008

I just finished the last of the sketches for page 16 and finished with the digtial painting on page 15. I have gotten my process for creating the artwork down to about 7.5 hours per page depending on complexity, and with my style that can be crazy detailed.

Bittbox continues to deliver some very cool elements to work with and I have downloaded a bunch of new pieces from them as far as textures which will figure promintently in an upcoming set of pages….more on that later. For all artists – check out BittBox they are one of the cooler sites on the web for artists.