Monday, March 29, 2010

Chapter 1 - Pages 10 & 11

Here we have pages 10-11 of Chapter 1. I feel like these are some of my best so far in terms of visual storytelling. I also feel like I was able to do some interesting things with text on this page, which is something I have trouble keeping in the front of my mind as something to do with my pages. The upside-down word balloon and the hand drawn "splash" sound effect are what I think is some of my most innovative work on this book so far.

Thanks for looking and check back in on Thursday for inked versions of these pages.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Chapter 1-Page 8 & 9

Pages 8 & 9 this week. More kind of tough perspective on this spread in the last panel. It was pretty tough while I was doing it, but by the time it was done, I was really happy with it, and aside from the panel of Aarrlene "steering" the ship, it's probably my favorite panel in this spread.

Thanks for checking in again this week, and don't forget to check back on Thursday to see inked versions of these pages.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chapter 1 - Page 6 & 7 Inks

Inked versions of this week's pages. You can see that on these particular pages, I didn't fill in all the blacks, like the ebony piano keys. I didn't want a true dark black on there, I wanted to be able to tell that there were sides and different shading to them, so I left them empty in the inks and did them in a dark gray when I colored the pages.
Thanks for looking and check in on Monday for new page postings

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chapter 1 - Page 6 & 7

Here we go with pages 6 & 7 this week. I found a unique challenge on this one in drawing the piano from a few different angles. Tough perspective work and more precise drawings than I'm used to doing. It's the kind of thing that tests my patience and discipline in making sure that I'm drawing everything right instead of just blasting through it. Tough because when I'm putting pencil to paper, I tend to just want to get the ideas out and on paper as fast as I can, before they go away, I guess.

I also think the coloring I did on these pages was some of my best up to this point. Not perfect, but my color choices and the shading I'd done of everything on this spread brought a lot to these panels.

Thanks for reading this week's pages, and don't forget to check in on Thursday to see inked versions of the same pages

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chapter 1-Pages 4 & 5 Inks

Here's the inks for my latest Jolly Hank pages: page 4 & 5, I'm hoping everyone's enjoying seeing this part of the process. I always enjoy looking at different stages of drawings and seeing exactly what each stage brings to the art. I like these inked pages as stand-alone pieces of art, but seeing them against the final pages, you can see what the color brings to the page.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chapter 1 - Pages 4 & 5

This week is pages 4-5 and we get our first look at Aarrlene, the Pirate Cat. This character is based on the real life Amy's real cat by the same name, who has only one eye. Good enough cat, just no depth of field.

Remember to check in Thursday to see inked versions of these pages.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Chapter 1: Pages 2-3 Inks

Page 2 Inks

Page 3 Inks

I've had a strange week here around Jolly Hank Central, and I just kind of lost track of the days. So this week, you get a Friday posting of inks to end your work week. Apologies to everyone for being a day late this week. Thanks for looking and don't forget to check in Monday morning for 2 new pages.