These are a few style tests for a potential Pseudoscientists/Jekyll and Hyde comic I’m thinking of writing next year??
I think it’s going to be a long, long process for me to find a style I’m comfortable using for a comic—something that is quick and appealing, but can also handle detailed backgrounds and a wide range of character poses. Quickly. Quickly is a big thing here 8|
I have the idea of treating the development of this comic a bit like my student films—usually, any conscious effort to develop a “style” for the film ended up with something half-baked, but the sheer amount of drawings I had to do in boarding and planning out the story somehow solidified into a unified style by the second or third scene I animated. I am really, really hoping that will happen here!
For today, I had an Art Panic and ended up heavily using pose reference to draw the kinds of poses that are out of my natural range (there are a LOT).
I’ve been meaning to put this “album” together for ages! I tried to focus on songs that would capture the themes and motivations of the story and characters. The logic behind my choices may not be … clear to anyone but me, so if you have any questions about the songs, please message me :)
The Society for Experimental Science: Experiment by Cole Porter
WELCOME, ONE AND ALL, to the long awaited fan book “BANQUET”. A fan book in tribute to the popular show HANNIBAL. 14 artists come together with illustrations, comics and more, to create a shockingly wonderful and tasteful work of art.
$5 - 1 postcard, randomly selected, sent as thank you $10 - All 4 buttons; OR all 3 postcards; OR digital copy of the book $15 - All buttons and post cards! $20 - Digital copy of book plus ALL extras; OR physical copy of the book $30 - Physical copy of the book, plus ALL the extras!
Um….! I have a painting in here! Anyway, I love this type of kickstarter, since your contribution basically becomes a pre-order for the book, and then a little while down the line, a magical package just appears on your doorstep, like: Tadah! You supported artists AND got swag!
CTN is tomorrow and I am freaking out! Friends, Romans, countrymen, please pay me a visit! You may … have to talk me down from a panic attack 8D;
This is my first convention I’ve ever done, and I’ve spent months putting together keychains, bookmarks, prints, and most importantly, assembling my first ever sketchbooks for sale.
My location is … well! It would appear I am as close as I could come to being outside the convention while still technically residing in the same building. 8D; I am more than a little worried about anyone being able to find me! I am sharing a booth with Heather Larkin, so I will be listed under Lark Animation in the guidebook!
Testing out a *snort* simpler *hahaha* finished look for future development art. It … it still needs a lot of work.
I would like to make it a goal next year to start a webcomic again—it will be either Haruki or Jekyll and Hyde, depending on which one has a more solid script by that point. Embarrassingly, it’s a bit of a stretch goal for me! I haven’t done comics since I switched over to short films in college, and the medium has never come naturally to me.
But at this point, it seems a much more reasonable goal to make my own comics than to expect a studio to take interest in the kind of stories I like to write! Unless, you know, the next trend in animation is, like, psychological drama and musings on the endless human struggle to balance societal norms with their own repressed desires. :x
As I was returning, I passed a man, a man who looked just like me! I smiled and said, “Hello there, friend!” I hugged this man, and he hugged me back. :)
I love Cecil and Carlos just as much as the next guy, but Kevin is my favorite. I adhere to the interpretation that somehow both Kevin and Cecil are absolutely telling the truth, just from slightly different perspectives.
And: This is my attempt at winning the “derpiest Night Vale fanart” award.