Spot the Difference!

December 16, 2011

See if you can find the differences between this image and the image below! Just kidding. That would be boring… This is the last page in the chapter. I gotta go back and fill in the gaps in the pages- like where Daw escapes from the courtroom. I might work on it some more, but this is about as finished as it’ll get.

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.

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.


Part II Page 9

October 27, 2011

Yet another one.

Part II – Page 8

October 26, 2011

I’m pretty sure I’ll add dialog to this scene once I get to a certain point. We’ll see, though. I got this page down to 9 hours. I think a 9-12 hours per page is a nice average. It’s easier to do 4 pages a week at 9 or 10 hours, though.

It’s not that I value being super fast or anything. It just makes sense when your looking at a 200+ page fully painted graphic novel that the further you can push your technique, the better. I’m definitely not aiming to spend 3 or 4 years on one book. I really don’t care if somebody takes 4 or 40 hours a page, as long as the end product represents their vision.


Another Page from Part II

October 22, 2011

Finished this one up. Took me 12 hours even though I was aiming for 10. Damn!

Part II – Page 6 Artwork

October 19, 2011

This one took only 9 hours, so I’m really starting to hone my digital process at this point.