This one was a little bit different because I had a really clear idea of what I wanted to draw as soon as I saw Pumpkin on the list. I love Jack-O-Lanterns, and I’ve wanted to draw a big-cartoony Pumpkin Poster for a while. This is pretty much as I saw it in my mind. I drew it in Manga Studio, coloured using the basic fill in pen and then shaded using black inks over a transparency layer.
I’m a bit less happy with this one, I think the devil’s alright, but the background is a bit sloppy. I’m most pleased with the shading which really completed the picture for me. The little transparent tortured souls worked out well too.
As you know, I’ve been getting back into art lately. Part of that has been relearning to use a wacom tablet and finally teaching myself some decent graphics software. As part of that, I’ve been producing a weekly webcomic for the last five weeks now. I’ve mostly kept it on the quiet because it has been quite a learning experience, but the next few weeks of comics scheduled have been work I’m really happy with so it’s time to start sharing it around. The comic is available here, and updates Saturdays. Read on for a bit of a taster.
Timeshare is about a guy whose roommate is a time traveller. At the moment it’s a simple self contained gag-strip but I’ve got a few cool ideas for running storylines.
The art is a little clunky in these early strips, but by around strip 9 or 10 (already drawn and queued up) I start to settle in a little more and get comfortable with the characters.
Feel free to leave me any feedback, I’d love to know how you think I could improve. Thanks