August 30, 2016

Much color! So wow ! :D

A comic page in color!

Since I'm scribbling comic pages a lot the last time, and an online discussion about making comics, I decided to give it a shot and convert one of the scribs in full color.

Fitting to the hot weather outside, everything is covered in snow and ice :'D

Here we go!
I made full color comic pages before, but this felt a lot different. It's not just that it's not the cartoony style and more complex outlines but also the amount of thought that goes into the coloring and shading. In the end, this thing consumed a lot more time to make than I give to pics usually, and easily like 4 or 5 times the amount of the cartoon pages :'D

That to say, I'm really glad how the atmosphere turned out. I wanted it to be light and cold when this characters meet the first time, and that just works so much better in color <3 

Still, as much as I love the results, I think if I ever manage to serialize a comic, color pages will be an exception bc they eat up so much work and time ^^° 

What do you think? :D

Have a nice day! ^^

August 15, 2016

Summer Break is over

...if you can call this weather summer at all :D
It was bad enough to give me a week lasting cold >__<*'

Anyways, I've been practicing some running sketches and quick digital colo! :D

Also I'm trying to put one of the comic pages I've scribbled in the last time in color, so stay tuned for that one. @_@

Have fun! :D

May 27, 2016

Otis watercolor sketch

Heyho everyone! :D

Is anyone heading to the Role Play Convention in Cologne these days?
'Cuz I'll be there, helping out a friend at the artist alley (Illustratorenmeile)! :D And I bring a bunch of scribbles and pics, so if you're there, just say hello! ;)

Not much new stuff otherwise, at least nothing that isn't depressing. Anyways, have this sketch of cute lil' Otis! :D

Freckles! Freckles EVERYWHERE!!

Right out of the sketchbook! :D

See you soon! ^_^

April 14, 2016

Smoke underwater

Hello readers! :D

Being underwater was always fascinating to me.
I love the light, the dull sound, the feeling of being surrounded by water and the comfort of floating in it.
And on the other hand you have this dull pressure, the knowing that you cannot fucking breathe and that you in fact don't have save ground under your feet to stand on. Not to mention all the known and unknown dangers that water holds. Which is why I never seriously considered to get a diver's license. The ocean is fucking terrifying!

Back to drawing!
This one started with a small scribble in my sketchbook, and I first wanted to draw the thing again on bigger, better paper and work from there. But I shortly after just scanned the sketch and worked from there. I'm still not over how amazing my new cintiq pen is. It's so amazing, really!

I really like the image of underwater stuff, but for some reason I hardly ever draw it? Maybe I should think of a mermaid story or something similar...

For comparison, this is the original sketch:

The biggest problem I had with inking (no matter if digital or analog techniques) is that I always had the feeling that so much of the dynamic of the original sketch gets lost when I do it, and it was so frustrating to see how amazing other people draw all kinds of dynamic stuff with ink. But I think I'm coming closer to the look I want to achieve every time I draw now, and that really really makes me happy :)

What do you folks think?

See you soon! ;)