I just wrapped up writing the first chapter for the Pale Hand. I will be sketching out thumbnails next, and I have not yet decided if I am going to illustrate the pages first, or continue to write. Probably a bit of both. Come to think of it, I will probably illustrate it so I have something to show at my upcoming convention in SeaTac.
Anyway, just wanted to give you all a quick update.
Hope all is well!
Good Afternoon Everyone,
Just stopping by real quick to post the newest character, Wiccan. She will play a significant role in my upcoming story, The Pale Hand. Take a look and let me know what you all think.
Take care everyone,
Hello to all!
I’ve been at the desk with my nose in the books, continuing to trudge through the encyclopedia of a book known as ‘Creative Illustration,’ by Andrew Loomis. As any illustrator knows, it is a must read, and one I should have read years ago. I have to quote a phrase I read today, as it made me laugh something like, out loud I believe is what they say.
“The spectrum is like a family with three parents. Yellow as the father would have the orange children from the red wife, and the green children from the blue wife. Rather complicated, but so is color.”
This may be funny to me more than the next man, because I struggle with color. It is nice to know that I am not the only one.
I also wanted to share a quick study I did based off of Andrew Loomis’ approach to tonal separation. For any of you that have trouble with figuring out the intensity of your light source, and the resulting intensity of the shadow, this should help, as it has greatly helped me. So take a Look.
Basically what you see is with one tone separation, your contrast between light and shadow is only one step. To put a number to it, lets say the light side of a cube is a 4 on the gray scale, so the resulting value of the shadow would be a 5 on the gray scale. This seems incredibly elementary, but hey, I’m a bit slow on the uptake at times.
I also wanted to share my newest character. His name is Crow. You will soon have the chance to learn what role he will play in my comic, The Pale Hand. Hope you all are looking forward to it. Take care Everyone.
It has been a few weeks, and these few weeks have been…long. But, from those past few weeks, I managed to accomplish some minor tasks. First and foremost, I have a solid outline for my comic, The Pale Hand, formerly titled The Harbinger. What does that mean? A few more characters to sketch out and I can start developing this story frame by frame.
Speaking of characters, I would like to introduce and share one of these characters with you now. His name is Grigori. Take a look and let me know what you think. They say that first impressions are incredibly crucial to developing relationships. Therefore, letting me know what you think of him will help with the evolution of his character.
Thanks for your time everyone. Hope to be talking to you soon.
I just finished a couple more commissions, and I have one more to go. I will be getting back to working on Harbinger after I have completed it. I am anxiously looking forward to getting started on it again.
Hope everyone’s day is going swimmingly!
It has been a couple of days, but I have been hard at work finishing more commissions that I did not have time to get to at GamCon.
Speaking of which, I want to offer my thanks one more time to all of you that came out to support your local artist. I cannot begin to tell you how much it means to see so many people take an interest in my colleagues’ and mine’s art. It is a very inspiring and motivating experience!
To all of you that are waiting on commissions, I am making good progress. As now, you can take a look at the work I have done in the last couple of days. I only have a few more to go, and then I will be getting back to work on Harbinger. Please take a look and enjoy!
Take care all!
To those of you that I met at Gamcon, I want to extend a very sincere thank you for taking the time to come and support your local artists!
I am excited to have more potential audience members for this blog, and I hope you are all looking forward to my webcomic, Harbinger. Without any supporters, my artwork has no purpose, no ambition to strive for something better. It’s like peanut butter without jelly, toast without butter, a bike without wheels…it just doesn’t work!
So again, I very humbly thank you for coming out to the Kitsap Conference Center and sharing your time with me. Feel free to leave me a message just to say hi. I always love hearing from people, whether to critique or just say hello!
For the rest of you that are already following, I appreciate your time just as much! Below are a couple of commissions that I was proud to do for some very generous people! I will have a few more to post tomorrow.
Thanks again everyone and take care.