After quite a gap (involving issues of non-payment and having to first catch up on commissions for which I did get paid), I’ve resumed working on Grant Morrison’s ‘smile of the absent cat’ story. I have the scripts for chapters 4 and 5 and am awaiting the final chapter.
Here are the pencils so far for the first 4 pages of chapter 4:
I just received a copy of Fiddler’s Green which contains my illustrations for Eldred Wormwood’s ‘The Confederacy of the Green Door’. It looks great!
The magazine, billed as: Art & Magic for Tea-Drinking Anarchists, Convivial Conjurors & Closeted Optimists, is printed on luscious paper and features copper foil titling, and 52 pages of art and magic.
I finished colouring the ‘Take On Me’ pages. I’ve been asked to hold off posting them in case a publisher might be found. I have included the coloured version of page 2 in the following step by step GIF:
And here are Brian’s complete musings on the subject:
Since I had my paints out, I finally got around to colouring CB’s ‘Martital Bliss’ piece. Here it is as I received it:
There wasn’t much I could do to the backgrounds Dave had put in, so I came up with this:
CB wanted it coloured, so I then had to carefully peel off the dot-tone from the Cerebus figure. Some of the tone was barely attached and other parts were hanging on for dear life but I managed to remove the dots with minimal damage to the paper and then set to colouring:
Okay, now to colour the ‘Take On Me’ pages that were featured in previous posts. Brian continues his musings on the subject. Here are the relevant posts (so far) in order:
Brian has some interesting ‘musings’ regarding this commission (and other things) on his blog.
Now I have to colour my part on the five pages.
I bought some new paints to replace my 34 year old set of Windsor & Newton Designers watercolour dyes. Pretty much all I have left in the set are unopened bottles of such colours as ‘Fluorescent Fuchia’.
I haven’t used the new paints before and I haven’t coloured anything for a very long time, so I decided to practice on one of the black & white prints of my collaboration with Frank Cho: