Next Page – Number 16

November 28, 2011

Alright, it’s doneĀ  – 2 AM Monday morning, does that still count as “the weekend?” Why not…

I’m gonna have to add some orange glow to the smoke in these panels, since the yellow/orange was so powerful in the last panel on page 15. Other than that, it’s done. I gotta go back and tweak some continuity issues here and there, so I’ll do it in one sweep after the whole chapter is done. Daw is entering into some sort of hallucinatory death delusion in this scene. I don’t know why, but I really like this page.

Update = Updates Soon!

November 26, 2011

I got extremely ill on Tuesday, so I’ve been out of commission since then. I just started the new page today, and I’ll have it up before the end of the weekend.

I barely got off the couch while I was sick, but I did manage to finish one ink sketch. It’s in sharpie and 01 micron. It’s Abram (asĀ  a Toon) and some weird robot machine. I have no clue what it means.

I skipped a couple pages, so this one might be a little confusing since it’s out of sequence. Not sure how I feel about this one. It’s alright, I guess.

Preview – Page 14

November 17, 2011

Finally! I was able to put Skyrim down for a while and get back to work….

Another page in the preview of part II of Return to Walden Earth. The next couple are going to involve some spoilers, so I might only post them in the Current Work section above.

Captain Clownboat

November 15, 2011

Ive also added zee ol’ gallery de Matt. More’s a comin! In April and the following months after prepare to get some Aftermath in 3-d! Other than doing part 1 of “Return To Walden Earth” im also headed up north to further advance this project’s reach and influence. Im taking over (being taught by) Vancouver Film School in learning how to get these ideas into 3d and make them move……Ahhh, just imagine Smile-A-Long “going to the store”……. Heh the director for that video actually went to VFS btw…

– Matt

Holy Mother of Skyrim!

November 14, 2011

They should rename the game to Elder Scrolls V: Productivity Killer. I played it all weekend long and got nothing done. But I don’t regret it, because that game ROCKS and I love it!

I was going to get some more work done on the pages today, but I had to reorganize the blog, so I ran out of time for the night. Everything is moved around and rewritten so that it’s fully up to date and more easily navigable. I also added a gallery of my stuff!


Part II Preview – Page 13

November 11, 2011

Another one. Still getting used to the new comp and tools, but I’m getting pretty comfortable again. This one took a little under 10 hours, but I probably could have made it a little more detailed. Oh well… To me, each page is like a little experiment, or refinement. That’s what keeps it interesting. The next page should be ready by Sunday.

Part II – Page 12

November 9, 2011

Hello again!

It took a while to get my computer configured the way I wanted it, and I got a Windows 7 partition all set up on my imac now. Everything finally got settled over the weekend, and I was able to start working at my normal pace again… Well, almost. I put a little extra time into this one (mostly on purpose). About 3 hours extra.

I’m actually still trying to fully get back into my groove. It’s funny how switching to different equipment can have such a significant impact on how comfortable I feel. Even though everything is faster, it still “feels” a little different. I actually screwed up the first version of this page so bad that I had to chuck the whole thing after about 10 hours of work. It would have took me longer to fix than to start over, haha! Funny how a couple ill-timed saves can screw you in the digital medium.

I should be back to doing 3 pages a week, now. This scene is just about half way through!

These robots are getting pretty cartoony, but they are not Toons. There are a couple Toons in Return to Walden Earth, but the Toons-E-Toad Courthouse actually represents a sort of precursor technology to the Toons. They are more than just animatronic, but they are not yet “aware,” and don’t consider themselves a “people” like Toons do. The Toons-E-Toad Courthouse is one of the throwback novelty exhibits in Walden Earth that showcase Walden’s past.

Part II Preview – Page 11

November 2, 2011

This is the next one. It’s the first one I did after getting my iMac set up. It took me longer than I thought to get all my tools set up the way I’m used to. I’m getting accostomed to it now, and I’m really liking it. I wonder if there is a difference in the art?

Also, I’m going to keep adding these pages to the “The Aftermath: Return to Walden Earth – So Far” up above, so check there if you want to look at the pages in order.


Why so dark?

November 1, 2011

I just got a new iMac, and noticed that the colors from the old pages were all really dark. I think my old computer monitor made them look lighter than they actually were, so I drew them darker than needed. It was one of those LCD monitors where it seems like the lightness/darkness of the screen changed depending on where you were looking. I think the screen must have just looked lighter from where I was sitting. I uploaded new versions of the pages into the link “The Aftermath: Return to Walden Earth – So Far” above. Check em out as they were meant to look!