These are about the steps I go through while creating a comic page for twisted. I am not very happy with the unscanned version though ; ) Should have picked a page, where I did not correct so much digitally. If there were any *cough*
MMO-Maskot, client work
Tried out something different and had a lot of fun with it. The initial idea of the character wearing iconic armor of different MMOs turned into too much of a style-cluster and was not well readable - the “spiky”, detailed aion-elements and the chunky, heavy wow-shoulders clashed too much. I changed the design to some recurring elements all over the mmo-verses: leaf-elven-design, heavy shoulders, sci-fi-ish boots, leather, plate and cloth, set with craftable stones.
I always wonder, WHERE the characters keep all their items. My wow-char has 5 bags… its a tiny goblin and these bags hold several stacks of flasks and provisions, armor-sets, fun-items, weapons…
Breakage Twisted Panel
- one of the drawings i looked forward to do the most when deciding to pick up my webcomic Twisted again.
You can seen the juxtaposition of this and the old(!) version of the panel in a post on the twisted-comic tumblr ( http://tmblr.co/ZL8B_s17XYtsZ )
Thanks for everybody who reads and supports this comic : ) It is very appreciated!
Clockwork Orange Hommage
People walking in a line always look extremely cool.
Homage to an iconic frame from one of my all time favorite movies - clockwork orange. I had planned to draw the characters in the movie attire in the korova milk bar, but while looking for a good reference picture, this one turned up as well and i liked the poses so much more. also… practice!
drawn on white paper (textur added digitally). Done with Felt-Tip-Pens and Copic marker on about A5. The Paper did notlike the copic marker at all.
There was hatching on those red circles - i took that out digitally as well. was too much contrast.
Jaune - tried out in a different style.
argh, sorry, I reblogged this accidentally in the wrong blog.
I am very proud on today’s “page” and since I had trouble with inserting all the code into today’s column and accidentally deleted the commentary on today twice, I better leave it here.
I pondered for a long time how to show tedious passing time, without boring the reader or myself. Also… I have a problem when people always seem to be geniuses in any story without explaining. Talented - sure - but i always get mad, when genius is shown as people finishing quotes from obscure books. This world has so many books, that not even Ried from Criminal Minds could read them all! And a good memory helps, but genius is not just remembering, it is applying… ok, what i wanted to talk about:
The repetition of each day was first supposed to be a zoom-in-minigame, but that turned into a technical problem and broke the immersion so much, despite being immersive by definition ; ) - the other idea was an endless-scroll-page or a calendar with repeating the same panels over and over. the gradual changes in the panels would not be as nicely visible and i personally like switching around and checking details in my own pace.
I finally settled on this version. Part of the programming was done by Fululianu.
Enjoy today’s page! I have to cut back on things like these, because this page took at least 1 week + conception time and a lot of writing time. Well… then again - twisted is a recreational project for me. And where should I experiment when not here?
(Miiks - the green plush toy, is designed by my friend dheny and used with permission and care)
This is Bob - i wanted to etch him in the reader’s mind in the most innocent, peaceful but yet consistent way. luckily, in an extensive personal project, I get to try out all kinds of things. This time I worked on a kind of coloration I would use for innocent stories. If I ever could tell them. Well… innocent stories can be scary, too.
(from today’s page: http://goo.gl/XtOx7h)