I need new characters that truly inhabit me
That feel like people, not inventions
That lead my friends to doubt my sanity
I need a restless mind to write
Trying to flesh out this character I’ve had on my mind for a little while. I had sketched the first time there.
I’m thinking he may look a little too much like Chris, but I’ll probably keep modify him. He’s not quite looking like what I have in mind but almost.
I also do not know if I’ll keep him so skinny. I can’t really imagine the character otherwise but many of my latest male designs have been really skinny guys. I’m not sure why, it’s never been particularly in my habit.
Another digital painting work in progress but this one is a lot closer to be done. Ear, hair, and a few details to adjust. As well as refining the blending. Or trying at least, this part is really difficult.
Which means that in one evening it should be inked. I’ll wait for the week to update it though, since I want to start using a set schedule.
In the meantime, here is the first thing I did with my tablet. Draw different outfits for Chris at different periods of his life. Chris’ evolution can be noted by a growing affection for pants that may burn your retina. These outfits are not completely set in stones. I’m mostly trying things out, fleshing the character out at the same time. One thing is sure though, his style will become more colourful and eclectic as time goes.
I really wasn’t satisfied with the last one so I decide to redo it in the same way I’ve did Tanya’s portrait. Not totally happy with it, I’m having a really hard time drawing her, but it’s fine.
Unless I’ve forgotten someone, I think I have everyone at least for this part of the comic.
I had done a another drawing some time ago of Tanya, but it became a mess when I tried a new type of marker who bleeds a lot and made all the inking fuzzy. Not wanting to try the experiment again, I’ve used pencils, scanned, and then applied colour digitally. I think I should have done that for Dominique.
Now I just need to write the missing description and update the site.
Also, I just got a new job. I feel that it might actually give me a boost in productivity for the comic. My moral is a lot higher now, and so is my creativity. The pencilling of the next page is actually almost done.
Other drawings that will be used for the character page. Only Tanya is missing now. I colored Dominique digitally because I didn’t have anything that worked well for darker skin tones. It might clash with the other portraits though. I might try something else if I have time until the next update(which should be in one or 2 weeks).
The two other full images used in the character’s section of my comic. I’m working on the supporting cast so more characters will appear gradually.
Chris. I cropped the snake in the site because I was very unhappy about the head(and these snakes have pretty cool heads)
Eric, which we haven’t seen much yet in the comic. With mostly markers this time.
OBSESSIVITY HAS TURNED TWO YEARS OLD YESTERDAY!!!
Not sure if I should be so happy about it since there’s only 24(soon 25) pages, but I think it shows that it’s there to stay, because I would have given up a lot earlier if I lacked motivation.
The two drawings here are the full size drawings that will be used(and cropped) for the character page of the comic. Not too long ago I’ve stumbled on my watercolor pencils and thought I’d try them again. It forced me to use colours I wouldn’t necessarily used since I have a limited amount(way too much pink for my own good, but it drives the point anyway). A lot of tweaking digitally too, since my scanner tends to eat some colors, and to blast everything, althought I couldn’t save the shadows on Sébastien, which have been erased a lot.