Replay Value 1/4

October 7, 2012

Well here we go, page one of four.

I was mulling over whether or not to colour it last night and ended up consulting a friend about it; going on his advice I decided not to on the basis it would defeat the point of it being a ‘short and sweet’ project as I got into OCD shading. I do worry that it might be overly simplistic minus tone or crosshatching, on the other hand this way it should be done relatively quickly and force me to adopt a more efficient style wholeheartedly.

As ever, speed remains my greatest weakness and tackling a short on a reasonable timescale would be a good exercise for improvement on that front. There’s nothing to stop me colouring it after completion either for that matter if I change my mind and decide it would add something, but given the length and nature of the story the economic look might be enough. We’ll see.

Where’s the title you may well ask? What the hells going on? Why is that guy irresponsibly smoking in a server room? All but one of these questions shall be answered over the next three pages ;)

Introducing ‘Replay Value’

October 2, 2012

As proof I’m still alive and working I thought I’d post a taster of what I’m up to:

As mentioned on the last Branch page I’m taking some time out from my regular comic, this being the reason; Replay Value is a four-page short I’m in the process of pencilling and inking right now with the intention of making something simple and self-contained that I can promote myself with more succinctly. Essentially it’s a bit of sci-fi number with a darkly humorous take on video game logic which I’ve been mulling over for a while now and wanted to get on the page.

On a general note I felt it would be good to take time out after the all consuming focus of my Masters and create something short and sweet for fun, breaking up my current collosal endevour and preventing my creative process from becoming a linear drudge.

Ideally it shouldn’t take all that long finish so expect some finished pages to appear here soon!