Well, I figured that I would share another redraw. This one is for the splash page of Agent Black in Chapter 2. Here was the original:
Now here is the redraw. I haven’t finished it yet, but I think it’s already much better than before:
I promise: I haven’t been just sitting around and doing nothing. I have been producing art that is meaningful to the series. I promise to get back to it, but I really have to step it up.
As always, hang in there with me.
So, I’ve been redrawing and touching up pages. Here is a look at Page One which is touched up and pretty close to what the final image will look like:
Here is a look at Page Two and Three (sans letters):
While I don’t really have the time to go back in and redraw everything, I am going to touch up what I can. I think these pages are an improvement. I’ll be updating the site to include these pages.
Well, I know it’s been almost a year, but I seem to have run into a run of bad luck (culminating in some health issues these last couple of months). Anyway, I just wanted to share that I’ve been hard at work at reworking the pages, and I’ll be getting ready to submit The Cause to Comixology.
I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be returning to regular updates as soon as I can.
Well, I’ve talked about an ‘illustration style”. I’m still working on it, but I wanted to show readers what I have so far with the D and D art test. It’s taken a while to get to this point, and I think I am making progress. But I have to be honest, I think I still have a long way to go before I can get some illustration assignments from Magic, WoW, or Fantasy Flight games. But I think I am getting there. Take a look:
I still have quite a bit to go, but this is where I am on the first piece so far. I think I will try my hand at another, and then send it off. I am not so sure that I can see this as Magic card art just yet, but I hope I am approaching the quality of what the art directors need. If you have feedback, then please, don’t hesitate to post a comment. Thanks.
On Monday, I logged onto the site to post news about my publishing schedule. But there were so many spam posts (close to 800) that I had to clear out, I completely forgot it. The schedule for the next pages are as follows: September 2, September 16, and September 30th. I know that sucks, but I want to post something–even if it’s just three pages for the month of September. But stop back in between the page postings as I will post developmental material for the pages.
One of the things that has me working a little later is the fact that I am trying to develop my skills to become a professional illustrator. For those readers who have followed me: I am still working on the D and D test. The illustration idea is a little larger than I thought it would be. That is, the work involved is a little bit more intense than I thought. Well, actually, it is a great deal more intense than I thought. Part of my problem is that I am still learning how to produce images using digital methods. For someone like me, that (using digital methods) is really difficult. Learning and producing quality artistic material are often mutually exclusive. But I am trying my hardest. Anyway, here is another look at something that I whipped up for the D and D art test:
Like I said: I am still learning. This pose is from the illustration that I am working on. It’s really hard for someone like me who has really focused primarily on black and white images and, even worse, line drawings to depict art. Lines are a really big deal; they define form. And they do so easily. Yes, it’s difficult to get good at drawing contour drawings, but once an artist manages a certain level of proficiency, he can create almost anything that he can conceive. The hard part about painting–yes, even digital painting–is that an artist has to abandon the line. And that quite simply, is terrifying as an artist who holds onto that line for dear life! Anyway, I think the image is all right. I think I am getting there…slowly.