Tuesday, May 28, 2013

C&E PROCESS

Once again, for my own amusement, I present a breakdown of my drawing process. Here is a pictorial testimony  to why it takes me so long to produce a single page of artwork.
Above is the initial penciled version, including its many mistakes and confused areas.

Here is the initial inking. Note that I modified the pillars to make them more suggestive.

I am an obsessive "line-builder" No brushes for me; just hours of nit-picking embellishment. 

Blobs of white-out and tiny chicken-scratch texturing and the drawing is virtually complete. (Lately, I've been using Photoshop to fine-tune may problem areas. For instance, I felt it necessary to shrink Cochlea's right arm to scale. You can see the final version HERE.)

Inevitably, this page will suffer further tweaking when I get around to adding color for the inevitable printed version (which should be available this time next year, courtesy of Fantagraphics Books)  Thank you for your attention!

COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA - Page 55



I think this is a good page. I hope you agree.

CHLOE - Page 93


Chloe gets a change of scenery.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA - Page 54


More crashing and smashing.

CHLOE - Page 92


Some people have opined a symbolic purpose to the lack of pupils in some characters' eyes in CHLOE. The truth is, I simply felt they looked better that way.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

NEW C&E FAN ART!

I've just received depictions of Cochlea & Eustachia from two different artists! This is a good day for me! 


The first comes from Jason Alfred who is developing his own webcomic. (Samples can be viewed at his Facebook Page HERE.) 



The second arrival is another surprise from gElm, who astonished me with this jaw-dropping image last year!

As always, fan art is not only encouraged, but urged by each and every capable reader out there! Do not delay to have your own depiction of the C&E included among this peculiar elite group!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

COCHLEA & EUSTACHIA - Page 53


This page is for readers who complain that this comic has no educational value. Cochlea gives a practical demonstration of what to do when you're falling from a great height. 

CHLOE - Page 92


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