Saturday, March 23, 2013

gerald in color.

Page one of dinosaur comic coloured! hooray! Had lots of fun colouring. Also went smoother once I got some help with the fade fill technique. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Larry the Minotaur

Some concept sketches for my main character for our next comic project. Still working on the story for this one... getting a little stuck. But this is Larry the Minotaur. He likes to cook. :)  

Story is loosely based on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

the big kahuna

The head portion of this creature-thing I am printing. Largest plate I have etched so far... was kinda scary. But also exciting.

etching (aquatint)

Process.....   :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

beginning at the end.

Starting the long process of etching my plates. Feels good tho. This is the first proof from the tail plate (my final prints will be collaged together, which I am excited about, haven't done that before).

Etching (aquatint)

And because I like taking process pics.....

Blocking out the areas I don't want bitten by the acid bath.

Blocking out areas in stages....   Took a lot of breaks b/c the hard ground fumes were getting to me.

Plate! I love how the etched plate looks. I also like having an actual physical object I can hold in my hands. Feels much more concrete than a drawing (well I guess that's kind of obvious...).

Saturday, March 02, 2013

dino comic process continued....

Inks! First pass. Minor changes to do after crit (as always)  :) 

here there be monsters.

Drawings for my open studio project. Finally succeeded in drawing a scary-looking monster. No cuteness here.