Update: Here's 2 more pages. I have to go in and add in some textures now, and change up the colors on the last 2 panels on the first page...to match the Night Time palette on the other page. I was having a tough time getting the night sky exactly the way I wanted it, and finally hit something that I liked with the second page - which I painted last night 11pm.
I'm not painting these in order, but I'm about half way thru. Feels good to be getting this all done.
hey man this sketchbook is awesome and each of these pages is nicely done even by themselves let alone as part of a story - One crit I would suggest is perhaps have the impact of the creature more dramatic... the fact that you need words to suggest the impact probably tells you that something about the composition is a little off. If that slide was a little more dynamic, perhaps with some of the creature seen above the surface and more spray then the page would have much more impact. Just a thought
Eddieee: Thanks man. Glad you like! donalfall: I'll keep that in mind. Once I get all the pages down, I'm going to reexamine panels. But thanks. ThomasM: thanks Thomas. The whale doesn't actually really breach the surface here...and I don't want to show him yet. Basically he's just toying with them at this point. 2 pages down the line, he gets introduced on a full spread. (I posted a loose proof of it on the other page back)
Love your stuff as always, dude. Your colors and style is just continuing to improve and I love watching it! My only crit is that it'd be nice for you to tighten up some elements of these to really draw the eye in a bit more. They all feel a bit too loose. I think it's ok to have a lot of the image feel that way as long as you draw the eye around to more fleshed out areas that pop a bit more. Keep it coming!
Hey Jason, still really enjoying your pages as they progress, and as you experiment with different stuff.
I love what you did on the last page with the story, the red to blue to red etc. That looks really good.
But my crit is gonna be you need to work on those sound effects. In my opinion sound effects NEED to be hand drawn so that they become part of the artwork not part of the text. I think youll get much more mileage out of it hand drawing it too, because you can really think about what you want the text to be doing and how the font/size/shape etc can help show that. At the moment, it stands out a lot and looks pretty stale, especially since they are pretty big sound effects.
Keep up the good work though dude, youve been powering through these pages, will be awesome to see it all together.
PHANDY // Andrew Porter
Concept Artist // Splash Damage
BIG NEWS!: Self-published!
The Curse of the Werewhale has been sent to the printers and should be available for sale soon. My story is just a piece of the pie though. Me and my friend Chris thought up this idea a couple of years ago and over that time have asked other college friends to join in. The final book is 75 pages, has 4 stories (3 comic, 1 written) and includes a pin-up and sketchbook section.
Softcovers are priced at $29.99 and Hardcovers are going for $39.99 (as a special incentive, the hardcover version will also feature a 2 pages Epilogue, which will preview where the book is going in the next issue. (More extra hardcover specials may be added as well)
All of us have worked tremendously hard over the past few months getting this all done, and we appreciate any support you can give.