Tuesday, March 26, 2019
What to share when it's all for the future
I've been drawing and painting so very much over the last couple months, but I can't share it here... yet. So here's my palette during one of many sessions of a whole new to me medium I've been doing a lot of: gouache painting. The master to whose skill in this medium I aspire is Toshio Ebine. This is for the colored comic pages of the Bovodar and the Bears graphic novel in the works, written by Jack Mikkelson. It will be an amazing adventure. If you want to know ahead of time how amazing it is, check out the novel.
I've always been a slow drawer, but I recently picked up several new techniques and tricks to increase my speed. Instead of pencil sketching, preliminary inking, erasing, and final inking; I now do: pencil sketching, inking with thicker lines, erasing. Listing out each step of projects and assigning them to a schedule helps too, even if I get behind. I keep a list of projects on my DeviantArt journal to keep track of my progress; I'm reproducing its current state below.
I'm very grateful that the more I draw, the more I want to draw, and it's very helpful to intersperse personal pieces in there. Fanart, religious subjects, and a few new story ideas! So hopefully I'll have more to share until these big projects you can see!
Clockwork Dancer by Jon Del Arroz
Pages 8 and 9 have been finished, page 10 sketched. I haven't worked on it for a while, because I found it's better to concentrate on one project for a few weeks than try to do a little on all the projects each week. With my new speed techniques, I should be able to finish the remaining pages for issue 1 in a few weeks; I just need to clear a space on the schedule. In the meantime, to know what sort of action you get from comics by Jon Del Arroz, you should check out his superhero saga, Flying Sparks!
Bovodar and the Bears by Jack Mikkelson
This is the project I have been concentrating on since the beginning of February. I've completed 13 color pages to make a preview packet! Keep your eyes out for all kinds of upcoming sneak peeks!
The Vampire's Saint by Corinna Turner
Did some character concepts, but it's been a while since I worked on this. Consideration for the schedule!
Paper Doll Veronika
Prepared some sets for the next chapters, written more script, and I'm working on materials for the Paper Doll Club that will be available once the webcomic gets up and running--it'll be all sorts of extras for members, including, of course, paper dolls.