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:
Page Four part I
Page Four part II
Here is page 5 of ‘Take On Me’:
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:
That was fun… now back to work.
Charles sent me these sketch covers
on which he had Tick creator Ben Edlund do a couple of sketches
behind which I was to do backgrounds.
I thought that they were a little too rough and ‘sketchy’
to try to integrate them into a background
and there is always the problem of what to do with the signatures.
Charles had supplied me with some reference material
including a photo of Ben Edlund.
So here’s what I came up with:
…nyuck, nyuck, nyuck…
Alfonso, of Studio Comix Press,
had printed out some really old public domain comics
and thought it might be fun to redo the covers.
He was right.
Here’s the original:
and here’s my version:
Here’s another one:
and my take on it:
Okay, that’s enough of that…
back to work.
CB sent me this piece that Dave did back in 2010:
I couldn’t really add any more to the back ground, so I came up with this:
I still have to colour it. That may take a while.
I have a bunch of things I want to colour at the same time and I have to finish a few first.
Here’s a portrait of Jeff’s sister’s doggies:
And a fun one for David:
Okay… NOW what’s next?
Here is a drawing by Geoff Darrow that Benno wanted me to add a background to:
Here are my pencils:
My inks on the background:
And then I added some shading to the figures:
…okay… what’s next?
Studio Comix Press celebrated their first year
at their location in Frederick St. Mall in Kitchener:
We were there for the cake.
Alfonso (pictured above handing out cake)
had done this drawing for me to add a background:
Here’s my rough ‘sketch’:
…and the finished inks:
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to everyone at Studio Comix!
Clint asked me to do another illustration for his Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine.
Here’s the pencil version:
…and the inked version:
I’ll post order info when we get nearer to publication.
I haven’t been able to get much drawing done lately.
Here’s one I did a little while ago:
I better get back at it…
… gotta go!