Been workin' hard these days as a language instructor and I haven't had a chance to pencil some pages. Beu, here's an update. I'm proud with the stuff that I'm producing. I don't want to boast, but I just can't deny myself that I deserve a pat on the back.
Anyway, I got a tablet. Been doing sketches of it with my fingers. And it effin' hurts. Probably, next week, I'll make some time to do 2-3 pages.
This week at work, my group was assigned to make a filmstrip designed for one of the walls in the office conference room. Our company president hinted that he doesn't want any childish design like the last time that we did...
The topic, now, is to show on how to be a model teacher. So, I got this idea and pitched it to my group. It's like a storyboard, synchronized with two individuals (model employee & bad employee) in one timeline. there would be 2 separate section of each employee.
My concept would be assisted by the filters from Instagram. The model employee would have bright and colorful images. While the other would have dark and grey. At the time of transitional change of the bad employee to be a good one, the filters would change and become colorful. The layout of the photos, for me, would be awesome. I planned it in an artistically = confusing manner. Apparently, my phone screen broke and we had two days to do it. We didn't do what I originally envisioned it because of budget and time constraints.
But, here is the original draft. This had no dialogue on whatsoever and it is based on facial & body movement of actors played. I finished this draft around 1-2 hours.
I once heard from a great man - Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself), a great speech from him. 'make good art'. Even though the word, 'good' is missing, I still remember what he spoke out. And it just reminds me to do the best I can - make good art.
Here are some scanned pages from the art pages that I posted in my previous entry. They 'clean' from my rendering. I bet someone can do them better. Anyway, I'm proud of these pages. Worked on them while I really had to sacrifice on my "sleep time".
Still don't know their page numbers, But I'll fit them in the story. Hopefully, I should work on my graphic novel while working on this book. Grabe, no? But I wanna tell my stories. And I REALLY hope that you guys will like them. PROJECT "Quantum" - The next installment after WONDER YEARS > PROLOGUE. This story continues about a boy who has lost everything... everything?
Surprisingly, I'm doing some progress on producing art. I haven't touched on my main projects, and I should. But, with my busy schedule, the only that I have time for is trying to develop my sequential visual storytelling. Thank God for index cards. But, I still want to use 11x17s, when I have a chance.
As I've posted before, it is related to that and I think it's better to just show it to you than me yammering around. I don't if these pages will be on WONDER YEARS or on the next installment of PROLOGUE. But, I think I'm doing good work. These will show my progression of some of the panels & pages.
Sorry for the crappy photos. I really haven't had a lot of time to scan them. Mostly, I've been using INSTAGRAM and used some filters on them. Someday, I'll present them better.
Last week, I joined Penciljack and so far I'm trying to share my stuff out to everybody that I can share with. Anyway, they had this weekly sketch to their members. So, I decided, why not. One of the challenges was to draw a Spider-Man/Kraven sketch. I just gotta say, my style is not usually superhero-like. Maybe I'm more to cartoon. But, I do try to diversify.
Bad shot. At the start, I thought that using an index card would fit my whole concept. But, I drew too big and too lazy to start it on a bigger-sized paper.
I suck at hands
My concept is only to use two index cards. But, I noticed, Spidey's spidey sense wouldn't fit. So, I used nine and taped them up. This Spider-pose is horrid.
There! That looks better.
Wee! I'm having fun with the Spidey sense. Take note, I did not use gel-pens here.
Almost done. But it feels that something is missing.
There you go.
Here's my sketch. And I guess, I'll just put this up for sale. For anyone who is interested, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or just make a note at the comment box. Thanks.