eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2H

 

eComic Concept Art Sylen Benevolen V2H
eComic Concept Art Sylen Benevolen V2H

Added in the light tones, tidied up a bit and added a background with a brush tool set to watercolour.

This picture has taken 14 hours in total due to me struggling with getting his legs right, changing my mind on him being topless to wearing a jacket and spending too long on the linework instead of getting straight down to the painting.

Anyway I’ve added this to the eComic Concept Art page of Project ADC-1.

Project ADC-1: 28 August 2015

 

Project ADC-1 update. I’m still making an eComic. The last 2 weeks have been spent mainly on concept art and have shown me that this project is not going to plan. My digital art process is taking too long so I’m looking for ways to speed it up without losing too much quality.

Work Completed During The Last 2 Weeks:

  1. Idea Brainstorming:
  2. Character Design:
  3. High Level Plot:
  4. Script: -li>
  5. Concept Art: Still working on the second concept painting of Sylen Benevolen (13 hrs so far).
  6. Storyboard:
  7. Full Art:
  8. Lettering:
  9. Package As .cbz:
  10. Testing:
  11. Publishing:

Work Planned For The Next 2 Weeks:

  1. Idea Brainstorming:
  2. Character Design:
  3. High Level Plot:
  4. Script:
  5. Concept Art:
    1. Sylen Benevolen Painting 2
    2. Iyeon The Winged Panther
    3. Castle Ruins
  6. Storyboard:
  7. Full Art:
  8. Lettering:
  9. Package As .cbz:
  10. Testing:
  11. Publishing: Integrate Selz as an eShop on this website and make a dummy .cbz available as a free download.

 

Site Maintenance: Migration To New Webhost

If you are reading this post then the site migration has completed successfully!

The performance on my old (free) webhost was becoming so painfully slow and troublesome that I finally decided to put my hand in my pocket and go for a paid webhosting service from Vidahost.

The WordPress migration actually worked quite well once I’d got my dumb fool mistakes out of the way!

Hopefully now I can upload new content without having to submit it 3 or 4 times.

My initial feel for the new host performance?  Smooooooooooth!  It just goes to show:  You get what you pay for!

eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2F

After the blocking in of colour I’ve started adding in the shadows for my full body ecomic concept art picture of Benevolen.

This picture has taken me 11 hours so far and has made me realise that my process is very inefficient.  I spent a lot of time adding details to the line drawing which is getting painted over anyway.

I think what I should do in future is just do a very quick line drawing and not add the difficult detail till I’m painting in the colours.

eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2F
eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2F

eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2E

For this concept I’ve changed my technique slightly.  In Manga Studio, instead of having the line layer on top and the paint layer beneath, I’ve switched it so that the paint layer is on top.  This means that instead of having the line layer always visible it will now disappear as I paint over the top of it.  I feel that this approach will allow me closer control on areas of detail as I paint whereas before, the line-work was obscuring the paint-work.

Total time spent on this is now at 10 hours and I have just completed “Blocking In” colour:

 

eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2E
eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2E

eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2B

More eComic Concept Art.  I’m doing a full length concept of Sylen Benevolen now but I’m having a real battle with his legs.  I’ve redrawn them about 4 times, hence the time spent is now at 3 hours for this.

SylenBenevolen2B

Project ADC-1: 14 August 2015

 

Project ADC-1 update.   After analyzing the project metrics, I’ve realised that as things stand, I will over-run by about a year!   Therefore, I have made a major project adjustment and cut down the scope of the story to just cover the first act.   After all this I’ll still miss my deadline by a couple of weeks so I’ll have to come up with another plan to catch up.

Work Completed During The Last 2 Weeks:

  1. Idea Brainstorming:  –
  2. Character Design:  Arbitrary updates to the character profiles and posted on the Project Page.
  3. High Level Plot:  –
  4. Script:  Completed the first draft for the 8 page prologue.
  5. Concept Art:  Started a second concept painting of Sylen Benevolen (3 hrs so far).
  6. Storyboard:  –
  7. Full Art:  –
  8. Lettering:  –
  9. Package As .cbz:  –
  10. Testing:  –
  11. Publishing:  –

Work Planned For The Next 2 Weeks:

  1. Idea Brainstorming:  –
  2. Character Design:  –
  3. High Level Plot:  –
  4. Script: 
  5. Concept Art: 
    1. Sylen Benevolen Painting 2
    2. Iyeon The Winged Panther
    3. Castle Ruins
  6. Storyboard:  –
  7. Full Art:  –
  8. Lettering:  –
  9. Package As .cbz:  –
  10. Testing:  –
  11. Publishing:  Integrate Selz as an eShop on this website and make a dummy .cbz available as a free download.

 

Project ADC-1 Comicbook Script

The Comicbook Script for Project ADC-1 is also now up in the Project Deliverables section.  This is my first attempt at a comicbook script.  I did do a bit of research on how to do this properly but I have also posted this on Digital Webbing Forums to see if I get any critique that will steer me along the right track.