Friday, February 28, 2014

grOw/stOry#16: past the halfway mark

This week was a pretty productive one. I finished the 8th illustration that was only half-done from last week, wrapped up illustrations 9-11 (with 11 being very detailed), and got a good start on illustration 12.  With 22 illustrations in all, I am past the halfway mark. I hope to continue this great pace next week, though some small "RL" projects may slow that a bit. Hopefully not. Enjoy the preview!

Friday, February 21, 2014

grOw/stOry#16, nearly 4 more illustrations completed!

I've been chipping away at grOw/stOry#16, "The Blooming of Bonnie" this week and completed 3 more illustrations as well as getting a good 75% done with the 4th (which is also the 8th out of 22 images in the entire stOry). A lot more detail has gone into these as I've upped the resolution of the native files. I have also been honing my line work to make it more subtle. I hope you enjoy the new preview, which, as mentioned in my last post, is now sporting a new 600 x 600 size due to the new resolution I've been working at.

Friday, February 14, 2014

grOw/stOry#16 – painting and inking progress!

In the last 2 weeks, I've been working hard on the illustrations for the next grOw/stOry, "The Blooming of Bonnie".  Finishing the last 8 pencils, I then typeset the whole stOry, so that the completed illustrations could be dropped into place as they were completed. Switching hats, I became the ink and painter, and went on to finish 4 of the 22 full-color illustrations! I even made great progress on illustration #5 before calling it quitting time. I am making great headway on this one, with only a few delays due to "real life" work. (There were a few more delays from all the freakin' snow, ice, and sloppy slush we've been getting in the last two weeks.)  Enjoy the larger color preview!