Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Another one

I like this one because I'm having trouble being ok with how the text boxes look cropped around objects AND going overtop of elements. I am feeling like the squares just overlapping the entire image is the way to go because otherwise it seems selective and confusing to me. I'm kind of tempted to throw in labels for the animals and flowers on the bottom to have more text at the bottom and to emphasize the "science" of it.

EDIT--Added one with the "scientific" labels which have rounded corners and kind of progress in a zigzag pattern to emphasize they are separate...I really like this one completed. I don't know if I'll get feedback but I'm going to sit around for a while and hope I do and then print.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Got my test artbook for comics class in the mail today, I'm going to see if I can sell these with commissions to raise money for a trip in may.

I do not recommend clicking those thumbnails to make them bigger. Super blurry cell phone photos.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A few text mockups?

So I really don't even know where to begin here. Just throwing some ideas together...I tried wrapping it around the guy but that looked really really strange. I wanted to pop the text out like alex did with light squares and that way I wouldn't have to go around the vines...but I dunno about these shapes quite yet...any suggestions?

Spread Again

I took advice from various people and came up with this...I love it. The last page is more avatar-y because of the blue, but I kind of see it as a sunset. About to try some text mockups...I hope I can mount it with the space between each page...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Completed Spread

Finished my spread! I feel like I need to bring out hilights or knock out the textures on certain areas like the tree and plans on the first page and the person on the second and the fancy flowers/tree on the third so that way the text doesn't dominate everything...any suggestions?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Avatar Spread Progress

This is taking me longer than expected and it is not doing what I want to in some areas...I'm hoping to color the third page on Wed in class and then have finishing touchups left to do and to place text...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Avatar Spread In Progress

Working on the inks for each page, there is a preview. I also wanted to share the awesome site I used for screenshots of the plants/creatures...it even had the names of everything! Avatar Wiki

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Color Comp/Mockup

This is the finished kind of mockup of the finished spread...I still feel like I'm going to add more elements to it once I get down on the larger version, and the larger sheet of paper/working space will be conducive to that. But this is the basic idea, and the white lines are obvs representative of the text, and how it will flow around the dude and surrounding environment. I think it gives it a story-bookish feel that I dig thus far.

Obviously this isn't finished/it will look a lot better once I start working on the finished piece, but any feedback at this point would be GREATLY appreciated.

3 Inked Demons

I started working on finishing up the 5/10 I was satisfied with from the first batch of 10. I'm going to start trying to sketch/finish one per day if possible. I have learned my lesson that cramming 10 design attempts into 2 days=half of them are worthless.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

10/52 Demons

To clarify, I'm redoing at least 5 of those. The ideas were kind of getting there, but didn't make it...and I don't like the approach of doodling them with the suits already on there. I've discovered that this isn't the best approach for me to draw 52 monsters...I drew 4.5 in one night and 5.5 in another and the designs became mushy and lame after a while, so these will def be redone...So I will edit this post in the future with the revised versions. UGH.

2 Thumbnails

These scans came out super light, buuuut I hope they will work...