Happy Wednesday everyone, hope you’re all staying nice and safe. As you keep yourself safe, we got a brand new page for you today as we update with the THIRD FROM LAST page of this chapter. This page, we introduce a rather dark and formidable opponent who will be playing a large role throughout the rest of this arch. As usual, click the thumbnail below and check out what we got in store today.
Back now for some more production sketches. Today we got sketches of the tribe from chapter 22, which was quite a task to draw. As this was a group design, the main issue faced here was designing A LOT of looks. I didn’t really have a particular idea of how the Tribe should look as all the characters come from different backgrounds and have different lifestyles. For certain characters like Carol and Mikela I did have a bit of an idea in mind for how they should look, but for other characters it was mainly a free for all with no specific design in mind.
So as such, many of the designs were simply character designs I wanted to draw, and in a situation like this I’m usually drawing in the sketchbook while looking at various anime characters on my iPhone. Characters such as Liz were actually inspired by characters like Samus Aran, a few others were just drawn freely such as the short hair man with the glasses. Also in a situation like this when you have no real concept of design, you can always go playing with the characters and get some really weird looks, a primary example of this being the eyeliner guy you see below.
Most of the characters essentially got off with the first design and only a few minor tweaks before getting into the final pages. The one exception being Carol, who can be seen in both sketches below. When I was initially drawing her, I was basing her design off of Sora from Digimon Adventure, as somehow she came to mind when I needed a headstrong female second in command. My first design for her came out looking too young (as seen in the sketch group on the left), probably because I was looking at Sora’s design from the first season of Digimon as I drew her. The second attempt seen in the second group of sketches came out more along the lines of what I initially wanted. Though I might flex up her hair in the future, it’s a little tricky to work with as of now.
Hope everyone is having a good Easter, and here’s a little last treat for you. We got a brand new page up for chapter 23 and this page comes with a bit of FAN SERVICE!!! Click the thumbnail below and see what we got in store for you tonight!
A bit of a sequel to the red dress drawing titled “care to dance” from a few years ago, the same one that was recently reposted for Valentines Day. I also wanted to do something with fireworks because I’ve been completely obsessed with the main theme song from the anime movie.
A new page is up and going today everybody, sorry for the later ind day posting. But I wanted to have a good bit of time to go over before posting. As usual, click the thumbnail below to view the newest page.
Sorry it’s a little late in the day, I kinda slept in today, had other work to do around the house and wanted to spend some extra time to work on quality. So anyway, we got a new page up for chapter 23 and I’m kinda on a sugar rush working on it. As this chapter has a lot of emphasis on motion, I’ve been practicing to get a lot of motion and intensity into various scenes. I’ve actually been using my Naruto books as reference for line work and other effects. That beings said, I’m really loving working on this chapter, I feel like I’m really working on an action styled comic and this is years of practice really working it’s magic as of now. As usual, click the link below to see the latest page.
Page from chapter 20 where Kalwa visits her first nude beach. It’s a little funny because every time I touch on nude beaches with Kalwa I always get some kind of praise for acknowledging Finnish Culture. I had originally touched on this subject for one of the young Kalwa mini comics and even though it was played as a joke, people were thrilled that I was addressing it. I’m really not obsessed with nude beaches, they are just a basic European piece of culture different from america.
As usual, you can check out the rest of the chapter by clicking the page.
Hope everyone had a great holiday. I spent the day mostly working on yet another page for chapter 23, I’m really getting into this shading style for the trees and plants. I think this new shading style will help me do other comics with heavy shading styles in the future. This is overall really good practice. As usual, click the thumbnail to check out the latest update!!!
A new page is up for chapter 23, as our heroes catch a strange sound that unravels this chapter. As usual, click the thumbnail below to se the latest entry.