Monday, September 12, 2016

The Turkey Process

Sorry to have been so neglectful of my blog. What I've been drawing can't all be shared, and in fact I haven't been drawing all that much.
Here for those who like such things, is the process I stumble through when I create a color drawing...


It starts of course with pencil, paper and vague idea. I try first to capture the "emotion" of the scene in quick sketches till I see one I like.. I did this one first:








I took a second try and wasn't crazy about it.


I didn't really like that better so I went back to original and changed the poses, ending up with this final "rough" with better arm gestures and background critters



Then, I place the scan of the pencils into illustrator and ink them using a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.




Finished inks are then exported to Photoshop and colored as shown in the animated GIF below.


Exported photoshop image goes back to illustrator for final text. So there you go!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

OH DEAR I haven't posted in over a year. Good news is, I'm NOT DEAD! Quite well in fact, thank you. Here's this year's holiday card, a low tech effort with no animation or interactivity...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my friends and anyone who has followed a link to this page.




Friday, October 17, 2014

Sketches with reference numbers!

Here's a large batch of sketch pages available for those pledging $30. This time I put reference numbers on the sketches to help people tell me which ones they want!



























Tuesday, October 14, 2014

More sketches with spoilers!

A small gallery of sketchbook pages available. CONTAINS SPOILERS - if you are waiting for the print edition you may want to avert your eyes from these drawings from chapter three...









Sunday, September 28, 2014

MORE original art samples

Posting a few more original pages for Lionheart Tales supporters. We have here some guest star pages, with an appearance by Fission Chicken, and breif parodies of ST:TNG, Mr. X, Bat-Mite, George Bush and Calvin and Hobbes to name but a few. Original art available at $60 pledge level!