Thursday, September 23, 2010

CoC Sketches and Some Reccomendations

I'm getting to close to my personal deadline on my pencils for the twelve pages of City of Cards I've been working on. It's daunting, starting this project, but seeing the pages start to take shape has been motivating. I'm still no master draftsman but I really love seeing my world and these characters take shape.

Here's hoping the story actually works. *laughs*

I thought it would be a good idea to do a couple more ink tests with some doodles from class, partly because I wanted to practice working with skin-tone and with rendering the ghosts.

But yeah, I'll probably print these to see how they look. Finding the right tone for skin is tricky, but I'm definitely feeling like I'm not losing much with switching to digital. My ghosts are still looking just about how I like them even if I'm still not totally used to how crazy clean digital inking looks. I never thought I'd like it as much as I do.

Next a sketch of Alex I did during guest lecture today that I did a little tweaking on later. I like it enough that I may ink/color it. We'll see, though, because right now I have little time to spend other than completing pages.

My recommendations:

Book: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel because of its wonderful blend of science fiction and philosophy as well as amazing characterization. I don't want to spoil any of the story because so much of this work's strength lies in the slow and earned discovery of truths.

Music: Throwing Muses is wonderfully eerie electronic folk with poetic lyrics and available to listen to right here on the internet. Give it a go and enjoy some nice music.

Video Games: Batman the Brave and the Bold Videogame is honestly some of the most fun I've had playing a video game in a long time. I honestly don't have a lot of time for games anymore but I'm really glad I picked this up because if you're a fan of the show, it really is like playing the show. It's short, definitely, but great with a friend and we can all use a little silly fun now and again. So yes, I'm actually saying to go play this game.

1 comment:

  1. I have NEVER seen your toning work before! I sure hope you put more up!