I recently did a small spot illustration for an article by ShellsuitZombie, and you can find it in this month’s Creative Review magazine. I illustrated how ‘Starting your own business doesn’t have to be scary’.
Many thanks to Alex from SSZ and AD Mark Sinclair!
Also thanks to Jess Procter for the photo.
Another early (late-ish) Lis sketch. Lis from Seconds.
While I was drawing the first half of the book, her eyes were red-on-black, but I just found it difficult to make her expressive enough, so I switched to red-on-white.
Katie’s favorite chair was more prominent in the story outline and ended up not being very important in the finished book.
Here’s an example of a rough Seconds page vs a finished page. I drew the whole book in rough form, using a Cintiq tablet and Photoshop, and edited the story along the way. The final version was later inked by myself and Jason Fischer, colored by Nathan Fairbairn and lettered by Dustin Harbin. For those wondering, it was “penciled” digitally but later PRINTED OUT in blue ink and INKED TRADITIONALLY, with Jason and I both working on the same page.
This is page 195 in the final book, which was coded S5.8.2 in the rough files (Seconds: Chapter 5, Scene 8, Page 2). I used a simple code system until the story was locked, so I could add and remove scenes without screwing up all the numbering.
I’ve seen a few people doing these and with all the Pokemon cards I’ve got laying around I just had to try it…plus I wanted an excuse to bust out the acrylics. I think I’m addicted.
If anyone wants to buy them they’re up for grabs on my brand new Etsy shop!