Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An experiment


I managed to borrow a Wacom tablet to see whether it's worth getting one and here's the results after a couple of hours fiddling around with it. Bear in mind that I've never even drawn an ox before and had to figure out that pose from my imagination. So, long story short I think that it's well worth me buying one. If only because it'll mean I'll be able to post stuff here more frequently!

Anyway, I talked about drawing one in my last post and now I've drawn one, so that's another thing to tick off my list. It's not quite my style of drawing, though. I always find animals quite tricky to draw so end up trying to make them too realistic when I much prefer drawing things cartoony and simplistic. Well, plenty to work on till the next time.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Black, white and red all over.

So, it's a new year both in my calendar and in the Chinese one. Well, thanks for all the comments and sorry for the huuuuuge delay between posts but as you can see I've been a bit busy...

The pic on the left, which I managed to somehow pull together this evening, I'm going to use as a banner-type thing on my comic when I plaster the finished thing up on the interweb. So I can paint in colour after all!

As well as that I (think I) finished the cover, which is a lot simpler as I really want to go for a pulpy minimalist look for the issue one print. For those friends who helped me out in my previous post, thanks for all the comments and I did take them on board. You can see I took the second idea and jazzed it up slightly. I'd love to do something more colourful, like the banner, but I'm still not too confident with colours and I'd be a bit worried it'd betray the black and white of the comic book inside. This stays truer to the contents. Hope you agree! It probably still needs the odd tweak here and there, but I'd say it's 95% done now.

What say you all to these 2 pieces of graphic design?

I've also already started doing the pages for chapter 2!! My plan is to get a website set up and start posting chapter 1 asap. My other plan is to try and post some more non-comic stuff on here again as I'm sure you're all getting bored of this... I really should have drawn a timely picture of an ox now that I think about it.

Happy New Year(s) to everyone! I'm really excited about this one, even if it is the last full year I ever have in my twenties!