Here is a nearly full sketch of Crimson (Minerva) and Viridian (Ana). A little later today I will post some more machinery/tech stuff. Enjoy and drop me a comment!
Archive for November, 2008
It’s not a big secret that there will be a fair ammount of machinery/tech in the comic and a little later today I will update this post with a few more sketches that aren’t too revealing. Let me know what you think and bear in mind a lot of this concept stuff has been scraped or revised at this point.
Another quick note concerning script status: The script has been done for some time and I have been tweaking it and showing it to a few writer friends to get their comments and crits on good points and bad points – things I could possibly improve on. I have gotten some great feedback so far, and once the last couple of people give me their notes I plan to make a few revisions. I have also begun putting it all into a viewer I made that enables one to go from page to page and see the script, a thumbnail sketch of the page layout, concept artwork if any, reference imagery if any, and notes on any oddities with a particular page. It’s a flash-based viewer and I will see about exporting a version for folks to take a peek.
And, when I say new I mean rather old actually. I dug up some more older concept art I had lying around – some for the underwater environments. The first are a few sketches of scenes for an underwater community on the outskirts of a ruined city. The second is a slightly refined design for a submersible. This is all concept stuff though people, so please don’t read too much into it. I like to show this stuff though, just to give an idea where my mind was wandering.
Drop me a comment, and let me know what you think!
Awesome new pinup by Stauffa – check out his website here, and send him a note/drop him some love! You rock man – great stuff!
I’ve received a lot of emails and messages over the last month, wanting to see some of the pencils for many of the pages for that first 8 on Zuda. Listed here are 4 of the 8 pages with notes for each. Please drop me a comment below – it’s an open comment area – no need for an account or anything. I would love to hear what folks think of the sketches.
This was one of those pages that went through a few revisions before the final version. looking back on it – I am pretty happy with the way this page turned out. The last panel on this page was erased and redone about 3 times, each with a different perspective. If there was one thing I would change on this page – it would be redo that first panel – give it a different perspective that might better illustrate the drip coming off the pipe.
This was actually the first image ever created for Azure. When writing the script there was this image that I couldn’t get out of my head, and as many artists who work on sequential stuff do – I had to jump ahead to this juicy image to satisfy that creative itch. The medium I used here was watercolour pencils – black only. I highly recommend them for anyone who wants a slightly textured but blended feel. They offer far more control than regular watercolours. Most of the monitors and screens were created seperately. Only 1 used a heavily-altered stock image (on the bottom right in front of Azure). The others were either images created or paint overs from photos I took. The large image below Azure was an image I developed with a lot of help from the folks at Google earth. I started by raising the water level on a 3D model of earth, and then adjusting a NASA image to reflect those water level alterations. I then added craters in a few choice locations and altered the colours to work as a monitor image. The base image I used for this can be found here.
This was probably one of the most satisfying pages in terms of the pencils and the final version being a near perfect marriage. Pearl went through a few revisions on her architecture. I did this page at a Starbucks in Catonsville, MD.
This one many of you have asked to see. It was another one of those coffeeshop sketches – this one at Bean Hollow in Elicott City, Maryland.