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Round Seven: Day 8

June 8, 2008

UPDATED: here’s the final page, although the photo is pretty terrible. Note to self: must get access to a scanner! Page 3 will be online tomorrow.

Round Seven: Day 4

June 4, 2008

Well here it is, my first full page of comic artwork in years. Apologies for the crappy quality, theyre actually photos from my mobile phone as I don’t have access to a scanner at present.

This is from a Killeroo script submitted to me quite some time ago by a writer named Robin Shortt, it’s called “Urban Legends”.

The thing about this program is that the pressure forces you to move onto the next panel quickly, even when you’re not totally happy with it. I have issues with elements of every panel, things that don’t look right, inkwork that didn’t really come out the way I had intended, but at the same time there are a few things I like as well. I also learnt to read the script thoroughly, as last night I realised that Rufus is supposed to be handcuffed, but since you can’t see his hands I can still get away with that in later pages!

I guess what I’m most happy with is you can see the flow from establishing shot, to ute, to back of the ute, to Rufu’s head (I hope, you be the judge!). And while his posture is a bit weird, I quite like the texture on Rufus and the shading.

Onto page 2!

Artist Introduction: Darren Close

June 1, 2008

Well here I am in rehab. That’s okay though, I need to getwell. In high school I always wanted to become a comic artist like my then-idol Todd Macfarlane and set the world alight with my mad drawing skillz.
Somewhere along the way I decided it was too much hard work,and while I did end up creating a comic character and publishing 2.5 issues ofhis adventures, I determined that there were a lot more talented people thatwould draw him for me instead.
And now I’m on the cusp of drawing a whole issue myself, andit’s a very daunting proposition, so this program should be a very good opportunity to blow away a few of the cobwebs and start drawing.