Sunday, October 28, 2007
It's been almost a month since my last post and I have nothing to show except a simple portrait I did of my daughter the other day. My time's been spent helping my brother with a project, family stuff, and watching the news to see if we were going to have to run away from our home as huge scary forest fires ran over it. I live in San Diego and the entire county was almost burned down this last week. Fortunately I live in one of the two oasis' that the fire didn't reach before the winds and humidity changed, enabling firefighters to get this thing under control. Now, as things are returning to normal it's a chore to get my head back into my comic. I'm working on it tonight a bit finally, as soon as I finish this post. With that I think I'll get to work.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
So like I mentioned a few posts back I got serious about working on my short comic. The script has been finished for just over a year now but the work I did for it back then sucked so bad I ran away like a baby girl. I'm definitely at a better spot this year but it's going to be a rough ride as I push through this. But I'm just being honest. Art isn't easy for me but I sure do love it! Who doesn't like a good challenge? So the short (9 pages) story is titled "Carnaval de la Sangre". I started sketching out my characters and a bit of the world they inhabit two weeks ago. I did pages and pages of sketches for the characters before I got to the look that I'm sharing now. Like pages. Especially the vendor. I struggled bad on him but I'm feeling good about him now. The little girl I didn't do too much work on actually because I'd had this little girl I created as Alice about a year and half ago that I posted way back on my blog that I really needed to use in something. I just loved her but I was never going to do anything with the Alice character. So her design just stemmed from that and was very quick. There is one more character to design but it's not human and will take some work and then there's the world and a few key props and then story design and color comps and so much exciting stuff!! And then the final comic and it will all be done. Most of my fun is in the development of a property so I'll be spending lots of time developing this one before the real comic-y stuff ever gets touched.