Friday, May 30, 2014

Zaap!


Dear Readers:

Thanks for being so patient while I've been polishing up the early pages of The Moon Prince! New pages are currently underway and will start running again on June 13th.

In the meantime, here's a little animation showing how I made a single panel from page 125, starting with the “thumbnail” rough sketch I did on typing paper when I wrote it, then showing the collage layout I made with photos and 3D renderings, then the line drawing I made from that, the colored version, and finally the finished panel. 

Thanks as always for reading!
Best,
Kevin


Friday, May 23, 2014

Good News Your Majesty!

Dear Readers:

Thanks for being so patient while I've been polishing up the early pages of The Moon Prince! New pages are currently underway and will start running again on June 13th.

In the meantime, here's a little animation showing how I made a single panel from page 78, starting with the “thumbnail” rough sketch I did on typing paper when I wrote it, then showing the collage layout I made with photos (that's me posing for every figure!), then the line drawing I made from that, the colored version, and finally the finished panel with word balloons. 

Thanks as always for reading!
Best,
Kevin



Friday, May 16, 2014

All Polished Up!

Dear Readers:

Today I finished the “polishing up” process for the first 60 pages of The Moon Prince, to make them more consistent with the rest of the book. I changed lots of details like the overall color, the thickness of the drawing lines, the length of people's hair, even punctuation. All of the revised pages have been uploaded along with some other minor changes I made to the rest of the pages (more than 200 all together!) so I hope you'll have a look through them all if you have a chance.

This weekend I'll start new pages again, and since I like to work a bit ahead it'll be several weeks (June 13th) before I begin posting them. In the meantime, here's a little animation showing how I made page 146, starting with the “thumbnail” rough sketch I did on typing paper when I wrote it, then showing the collage layout I made with various 3D renderings of Grakko, then the line drawing I made from that, the colored version, and finally the finished page with word balloons. Each page takes me about 20 hours from start to finish!

Thanks as always for reading!
Best,
Kevin




Friday, May 9, 2014

More Polished Pages


Dear Readers:

The Moon Prince is on a break until June 13th while I go back and polish up the first 50 or 60 pages to match the rest of the book. So you can see what I'm doing, here's a couple of examples as little animations - pages 33 and 36.

Best wishes and thanks for reading!

Kevin




Friday, May 2, 2014

Two More Polished Pages


Dear Readers:

The Moon Prince is on a break until June 13th while I go back and polish up the first 50 or 60 pages to match the rest of the book. So you can see what I'm doing, here's a couple of examples as little animations - pages 21 and 25.

Best wishes and thanks for reading!

Kevin