I finally finished 7 Pirates last week. All up I think it was a 21 month journey. The last month or so was a heavy crunch to get the last pages colored. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Although in my typical artist self-loathing opinion... some of the first few pages are a bit spotty :> I wont post any of the later pages (spoiler police...) but here are a few from the middle of the book.Read More
A Look at the process I am going through for the 7 Pirates pages atm.
Here are some pages that I finished a few months ago dealing with typical pirate action :> Sean Phillips who is doing 7 Psychos (he has some great stuff on his blog from it). and Luigi Critone who is doing "7 Missionnaires" (also some amazing pages on his blog!) There is a bit of coverage here (for those able to read French) http://www.wartmag.com/?p=241 you can see some of the covers 7 Pirates is actually what you might call an unofficial sequel to Treasure Island. It's written by French author Pascal Bertho. Set some years after the first, Jim being an adult now. Revolving around 6 characters that were in Robert Louis Stevenson's original and 1 new one. Something of note is that I ended up not doing the layouts for this project, they are done by JÃ©rÃ´me Lereculey who is also drawing 7 Voleurs (Thieves) but everything else is mine. I will post some of the process up later, His layouts are quite detailed and complete and it was a challenge to draw my own page from them to begin with. I think not controlling the composition and storytelling gives the book a different feel to my normal work, but I'm learning about how to lay out a European size page this way. It's set to come out in france around November 07 . More art and stuff soonRead More
Not quite a year since the last post...I guess theres always next time. but for now here's a small update: The comic (BD/Graphic-Novel/whatever) I have been working on for the last year or so is called 7 Pirates and this is a back cover spot illustration featuring all the main characters. the printed version will be quite small so I tried to make it relatively simple and graphic. here is a bit of the process: thumbnail - drawn at actual thumbnail size. I did not realise it had to be a vingette at this point and the background was dropped. Rough drawing: and for anyone who is interested, the lines sans coloring.Read More