Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 11

September 30, 2018

Awkward introductions for Burkhard this time around! Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/47/

Lately I’ve been doing my pencil roughs digitally to speed things up and honestly there’s a temptation to embrace it completely. With the roughs I’ve found myself getting a little too neat, sliding into something more closely resembling a finished page than a loose draft (pictured below):

That said, I feel I would likely lose something of the existing hand-drawn aesthetic if I went fully digital. There are existing digital touches such as the speech and skin tone, but I’m not sure digital lines would work quite so well for this style, to say nothing of having the change mid-issue. At the moment at least, it feels like full colour digital pages are best saved for a new project with a different style.

More soon.

 


Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 10

September 23, 2018

Another bout of freelance work, another page arriving much later than I would like.

Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/46

Thankfully, I am picking up steam again and while I don’t know what the months ahead hold for my working schedule I can likely promise a few regular updates at least.

 


MCM Manchester 2018 Over!

July 30, 2018

Had a great time at MCM Manchester over the weekend! My heartfelt thanks to anyone who stopped by my humble stall, bought a comic or just stuck around for nerd chatter. All of you guys made it worthwhile =)

Falling back into a backlog of tasks I put on hold, but I’ve got more updates ready to go; just need a moment to finalise them!


Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 9 – Naughty Thoughts

July 23, 2018

Really hate starting up cold like this after a long break – hello empty room! – but life sometimes takes over.

Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/45

I’ve been off in freelancing land for two months – besides the day job – and one way or another I had no time to work on Apothecary Supreme. For the most part it’s been lunchtime sketches just to keep in practice. Frustrating, but thanks to a lack of bank, necessary :(

On the brightside this one’s been done for a while so I figured I’d just go ahead and post it with another to follow soon. Sorry as always guys, I’ll do better in future!

 


Apothecary Supreme Issue 2, Page 8 – Soup

April 15, 2018

Shock horror!… It’s the most normal person in the village!

Full page at: http://apothecarysupreme.thecomicseries.com/comics/44

First use of tone for a page rather than pure B&W here. Hatching can only convey so much I find and the matter of ethnicity becomes something of a plot point.

It frankly does make me wonder if it would be worth toning everything, but I worry it would ultimately be another time sink. I could see myself getting too precious over making it look right and it would probably pile on extra days between releases. To say nothing of being a further departure from Apothecary Supreme’s original style.