Still trying to get from scattered thumbnails to an actual new comic. In the meanwhile I’ll keep experimenting with media. (click to see larger)
The ochre pencil is barely visible on the page, but it scans so darkly. This was just meant to be a light, loose sketch that I’d either ink or darken with the browner pencil later. The sun rays have no particular meaning, they’re just fun to draw.
Another yellow ochre/burnt ochre/turquoise blue experiment. It may be time to branch out into other combinations. Or maybe I’ll fill this little sketchbook first. When I’m home again, I’ll scan it properly. But, see, I really did do some drawing at Starbuck’s yesterday, even if I was too tired to finish and post. Update: Added [...]
Just another little scribble. So now I can draw all of them. But can I make them move from panel to panel?
Since the previous sketch was Felix at 18, here he is at, oh, let’s call it early 20s. Actually, we never see Felix in plate armour (lorica segmentata) except in SPQR Noir, the page created for Free Comic Book Day 2007. (2007? Wow, you folks have been waiting a long time for this story.) I’ll [...]
Printed out a sheet with multiple iterations so I can play with the markers. The scan isn’t quite reproducing the original, so this will also be an exercise for me in figuring out how to do some colour correction. (click to see larger)
Same as yesterday’s, but in colour. I’m still learning how to use the coloured pencils. Some of the pencils used here are actually the watercolour ones I’m more accustomed to, but I mistakenly used a non-waterproof ink for the black outline. So this wasn’t quite the look I’d intended, but I’m learning as I go. [...]