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.
Happy late friday everyone, we got a brand new page for on this fine Friday to help open your Saturday. So that’s another week’s worth of work finished, tomorrow night. Work on another project. As usual, click the thumbnail to see the latest page.
Honestly, drawing characters in an environment is fun, but drawing a really detailed background is REAL tiring. So long story short, this might be a one page week this week, we’ll see. It depends on how long it takes to ink all this.
A little update on a promotional image that I’ve been working on these past few weeks. I’ll be posting the finished result as an end cap to chapter 23 when it’s done, as an official kick off to the Japan arch. we are now officially four pages away from finishing the first chapter. Things have been a little different as of late, I just started a new full time job and have kinda been adjusting to the new sleep pattern and workday. In addition to this I’ve started a seven work course on wordpress (mainly to better my skills at the websites like this).
So needless to say my time is mostly occupied as of late. However with this new job and the chance to move on with life, I’m feeling invigorated and motivated to keep moving forward. One of which is my goal to get both Kalwa and all of Green Raptor out into the world with more interactivity and experience. Right now the world is still on lockdown with the virus, but things are getting better and there is nowhere to go but up. So once again, here’s a little update and look for the finished product at the end of chapter 23.
New page is finished and up right now for your entertainment. This one was pretty fun to work on with the really big shot which you’ll see in just a bit. As usual, click the thumbnail below to see the newest page.
New character illustration of Thomas, the detective that Kalwa encounters during the white chapel arch. The character was hired by the police in order to track down the Jack the Ripper Killer. However it’s later revealed that he was actually hired simply because of his jewish heritage as the police were attempting to appeal to the jewish community and show that they really did care for them. Despite the fact that he doesn’t actually solve the case by himself, he does get to play the hero by saving a woman from a violent jewish bigot, and he he also accompanies the police to the Victor’s lair where he’s able to comfort Kalwa after her horrible encounter with Victor.
More on the character can be found in the Whitechappel Arch starting in chapter 16!
We’re moving at fast speeds. Here on Tuesday we are already up at page 17, where we reveal the master that Kalwa and Zack have been looking for! Check out the reveal today by clicking the thumbnail below!!!!
New page is up right now for chapter 23. Although we met Toshiro’s mother on the last page, because of her interaction with her kids I couldn’t really show her in full view. So I would say this page is a proper introduction to her. As usual, click the thumbnail below to view the latest page.
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.