Friday, April 6, 2012

concept art for slavers

Here's some early and fairly out there concept art for the Slaver tribe introduced in issue 2.

I drew a lot of inspiration from the Mayans in Apocalypto who came off very intimidating but thoroughly decorated.  Early on we went back and forth between them being humans and them being actual mer-people, then ended up going with the former.

ref for issue 3 character

I used this 3-D model (NOT my making) as reference for the shriveled grandmother in issue 3.  I was going for someone very very old.

Oh, there's also a pretty clear cleanup mistake that will be corrected for the trade (see notice the nose shadow)

Splash page from issue 4

Normally I try not to post too many interior pages, but I don't think it spoils much to know that bad-assery occurs in issue 4

Inked Cover DA#4

Here's the pre-colored but fully inked cover for DA #4 (spoiler: there's a giant sea monster).

I'm already psyched to see what amazing coloring Tim Durning does to it

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Here's the ad art for the Diamond Previews Catalog.
I used my first unconventional brush in photoshop to fade the edges of the image into the parchment surface.

Here's the finished cover for issue 3, 
colored by the tremendous Tim Durning, penciled and inked by yours truly.