After a bit of a break between projects to focus on developing my skills, I’ve started Lunar Space Colony in earnest. I decided that I’m going to publish the project online in weekly episodes as vertical comics instead of print sized pages. Printing my last project was a good learning experience, but I want to instead focus on accessibility and publishing regular chunks of the comic.
Also, with this change, I started drawing digitally. When I started making comics last September, I set out to focus on using traditional tools because it seemed like a nice way to take a break from the computer. After taking some time to think about it, the power and ergonomic implications of digital started to really appeal to me. I don’t have space for a drafting table or a setup that would serve me best for traditional art. But I do have enough space for a tablet. I’m going to write more about this switch soon.
After taking some time to get used to drawing digitally, I began Lunar Space Colony by designing the characters.
Bri is the main character of the story.
TOTO is Bri’s companion. She built TOTO entirely on her own.
Preston is the Chief Engineer on the Lunar Space Colony.
A variety of characters that Bri will encounter on Earth and on the colony.
With the character designs mostly finished for now, I’m focusing on designing the world, vehicles, and structures. Once that’s done, I’ll start actually making the comic!
I’ve heard so much about the benefits of meditation over the years, but I’ve never given it an honest try until now. I’m grateful I did. I’m going to do my best to continue to do it.
I haven’t had too much to share lately because I’ve been studying drawing and comics. But this week I started working in earnest on my next project, Lunar Space Colony, and I’ll be sharing concept art and details soon.
An atmospheric sci-fi minicomic
I finished Terminal, the comic I’ve been working on the last three months. Read the entire comic below:
Continue reading “Terminal”
I just finished inking Terminal tonight, and I’m so happy with how the process has gone. All that’s left is to scan the last three pages and then add screentone. Above is a panel from one of the pages I inked tonight.
I’m hoping to have the comic ready to share online within the next two weeks!
The best resource I’ve found for people wanting to make comics.
In January and February, I spent most of my free time going through the book Drawing Words & Writing Pictures to learn how to make comics. I stumbled across it at the bookstore while looking for books on illustration and comics. I decided to give it a try, and to my pleasant surprise, the book has been fantastic.
Continue reading “What I’ve Been Studying: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures”
Comic and illustration highlights from last year
At the end of each year, I’m going to put together a journal entry of my favorite illustrations and comics that I made throughout the year. What follows are my highlights from 2017. I’m just starting out and only have four months to pull from, so I’m not overly confident with my ability. Nonetheless, here they are!
Continue reading “My Favorite Pieces from 2017”
Am I cursed or something? I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie in the theater and didn’t experience one of these distractions.