Unfortunately my video card went out in my main workstation. I intended to have the next act of Damn It, Monkey! Up by now, as well as some more character designs for that new project and a couple new pages of Ratboy Is Dead.
The fortunate lining is no data is lost during all this. I’ve ordered some new hardware so I should be back up in action before the end of the year. In the meantime, go spend the holidays with someone important to you or something.
So, I decided to ink Radier.
I decided to go with a little bit higher contrast on Radier, and somewhat higher saturation. Case in point: his hair (yes, I know.
Another redhead…). I played around with the shading a lot, too. The look is a bit plasticky, but pops noticeably and catches the eye.
This is still concept art mind you. So this might not even be his final form. Another lock pointing upward on the left might not be the worst idea. And I might add some texture, like
I’m inking Lorelai, too – so, stay tuned. I’m actually fairly pleased with how things are coming along — at least so far — on this new project. It’s probably not going to be another comic; it’s going to be, something else.
Something else that’s vague and subtly frightening.
Not really. Or at least not hopefully. I never know how things I do will be received anyways.
Concept Art for a potential new project I’ve been toying around with. These are two critical characters, Radier (left) and Lorelai (right).
This project is still very much in its infancy, so I won’t really go too terribly into it as it might not get far off the ground, but I liked these preliminary sketches and thought I would share. So much in its infancy, in fact, I don’t have much to say other than its intent is to be pretty philosophical in story and silly in its presentation. I’m really not even sure what format to go with, but it’ll like be (yet another) comic, or a game perhaps. While it may never materialize into anything valid, it’s good to get the creative juices flowing.
…sorry for the uncomfortable metaphor there.
Character-wise, Radier is sullen, misanthropic, and prone to fits of depression and self-loathing. Lorelai is, perhaps, too outgoing, for anybody’s good but her own.
If I like how the project continues to progress, I’m likely to turn this into a full illustration soon.
You see, because Krecica is a whirling dervish, and a master of wind. And air. And spinning.
There’s a single string of two bars you can sort of hear at various points behind everything else throughout the entire song.