September 30, 2018
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):
September 23, 2018
Another bout of freelance work, another page arriving much later than I would like.
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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.
July 23, 2018
Really hate starting up cold like this after a long break – hello empty room! – but life sometimes takes over.
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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!
April 15, 2018
Shock horror!… It’s the most normal person in the village!
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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.
April 8, 2018
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Burkhard meets the locals :D
Starting to feel I’ve been going a bit overkill on these interiors; on the one hand I enjoy creating a strong sense of place, however I worry it’s slowing things down for the sake of details no-one really notices… Anyhow! More next Sunday!