Posts Tagged ‘Eric Meek’
Boom, 2 weeks in a row.
I’ve shifted from the old way I used to do the strip to a certain extent by using colour. The problem is that the Wacom has a pretty ropey display and I find it very hard to get a good colour profile. I know this is a pretty 1st world problem.. boo hoo my spare mac display doesn’t have the right gamma, boo hoo… but what I really mean is I’m going to have to spend a bit of effort trying to sort it out.
Back to filling out job applications. More next week.
Wow, nearly Christmas.
I have four days of work next week, then I’m off til, the New Year.
Adam has drafted the outline of the remainder of this part of the wychwolf story, so hopefully we can push through during the holiday and get everything finished an into a buffer.
I’m going to need as much slack as I can have come the end of January as I start the Further Object Oriented Programming module of my CS course.
I listened to a podcast with John Allison who creates “Bad Machinery” talking to Dan Berry this morning as I walked the dog across the frosty fields. It was strangely depressing for me, as John is very forthright, and honest in criticising the UK Web-comic community, for it’s lack of professionalism, and the inability of the artists to sell stuff. Having been on the table next to John at the last UK webcomix thing I understand what he is talking about, and feel I am definitely in the poor performing camp. But what do I do about it? Do I knuckle down and pull out the stops and only produce the very best work I can? Or do I give up? I’m not sure. I’ve enjoyed learning in public, whilst working on the Wychwolf story, but sometimes it really is a lot of old bother.
I’m surprised I managed to get Monday’s page done today. I meant to prep it during the week, as I knew I’d be busy with 24HCD on Saturday, but it didn’t happen.
So this week you get 25 pages of Wychwolf stuff.
The 24HCD story is wrapped up as a .pdf and linked in the blog post below.
I’ll probably make a cleaned up version at some point, as you have to let some things slip when rushing out 24 pages in 24 hours.
The star of the show for those interested in Arty stuff was the Micron 0.8 pigment liner. I had a slight hiccup with it where it seemed to lift when erasing, but a switch to copier paper seemed to do the trick.
That’s me done for a week.
Hope tou enjoy the 24HCD thing.
Uh oh, interlude is over, and we are back in train, except that next Saturday is 24HR comic day and that means I’m going to be pretty strung out.
Last year I succeeded in creating an A-Z comic in the 24 Hours, though it was probably more like a Children’s book, than a true comic.
This year I hope to do a Wychwolf related story, though obviously its against the spirit of the challenge anything beforehand. However I do like the idea of doing something simple, like some of the self contained Hellboy comics that offer little explanation or preamble, and usually end up with some big punchy fight.
Guess you’ll have to wait till next week to find out.
In theory if I do 24Hrs from Saturday morning through to Sunday morning, I should have something I can post to the Wychwolf site on Monday (I usually use http://www.strangebiros.co.uk for the 24HCD challenge)
Next week, someone’s gonna be punching something, even if it’s not in the script.
// Gerald turns to face Eric, and punches him square in the face, Eric unleashes a stream of //ionised energy from his backpack, Brian gets over excited and eats Alan Turing…
Been working hard in my job job this week, which means I’m a bit tiredy today.
However I have managed to get Monday’s page up, and colour a few pages of the iBook I’m working on, and start populating a gallery of pictures over at www.robenglebright.com
Not much else to say, except of course, Happy Birthday to Alan Turing for yesterday.
Well, I managed to struggle through taking photos of sketches and bodging stuff all together in PS. I have ordered new scanner, and have plans to turn the old one into a lightbox.
Not sure how visible the ghosts are in the last panel, but there you go.
Thought I’d pick out the line about being fastened to a rock for the title, what with this weekend being the release of prometheus and all…
Not enough detail on the ghosts, means we need an extra page to show the detail…
New sketchpad, has really good surface for sketching, and takes the pigment liner well, BuuuuuT I feel bad about going back to the standard above waist, view… I am going to try and switch it up a bit for the next few weeks.