Friday, September 20, 2019

Paper Doll Veronika update




Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 7, "The Broad Way in the Dark Wood" is complete!
The update starts here.

It updates every Friday. I recommend using the "Save your place" gadget, even once you catch up, because the site starts at the beginning and updates are several pages.

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bovodar and the Bears novel cover painting process

I have finished the cover illustration for the second edition of Bovodar and the Bears, but you cannot see it yet. For now, here's some of my process for gouache painting it.

First I painted each area of the landscape with a basic color. The area of the mountains is included with the sky, so the shadows on the mountains would be sky colored to give a sense of distance.

Added a green to the foreground ground.

Then, to know where to paint the details, I printed out a copy of the original ink drawing on tracing paper.


Just the printer ink wasn't enough to show through the painted paper when placed on my lightbox, so I outlined the relevant features with black paint.

Then I was able to use a white colored pencil to trace the cloud, mountains, and tree branches onto the painting.

That's all for now. You can see how it turned out when the second edition comes out! To be notified when that is, sign up for the email newsletter here.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 7, "The Broad Way in the Dark Wood" continues!
The update starts here.
The chapter begins here.
The story begins here.

It updates every Friday. I recommend using the "Save your place" gadget, even once you catch up, because the site starts at the beginning and updates are several pages.

I do admit to dividing this chapter into more updates than I otherwise might have, because I'm away from home for about a month and nearly at the end of my stockpile. When I get back, I'll have to work hard on making more pages!

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Paper Doll Veronika update


Paper Doll Veronika has updated; Chapter 7, "The Broad Way in the Dark Wood" has begun!
The update starts here.
The story begins here.

It updates every Friday. I recommend using the "Save your place" gadget, even once you catch up, because the site starts at the beginning and updates are several pages.

Veronika Bosch, who's never left her father's estate, has to go on a journey when envious animals kick her out. Half collage, half puppetry, it's the traditional media equivalent of an elaborate sprite comic.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sketch prize: Vean and Link


For Superherogeek13, who participated in a guessing game I held as part of the announcement of Paper Doll Veronika. She requested as her prize a sketch of Link from Windwaker with her fan-character Vean.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Bovodar and the Bears preview: Up in an elm tree


A panel detail from the upcoming Bovodar and the Bears graphic novel, one I'm quite proud of.

Author Jack Mikkelson has established an email newsletter for this project. Sign up if you don't want to miss the news of progress made and eventual availability! Sign up for the newsletter by clicking here. 

You can also keep abreast of things by checking Jack's blog, where he's started a new story, an online serial, Lord of the Two Lands. A mysterious man with a violent past is trying to prevent the deathly plans of a sorcerous count!