Griffin Work in progress

I’m working on personal projects at the moment. Since I like to draw animals, monsters and so-on I thought mythological creatures would be an interesting thing to do.

I’ve talked about “flatting” when it comes to colouring in comics in the past, but I’ve not shown what that meant – here is a work in progress of a Griffin illustration. Flatting is a nice way of getting the main colour blocks down under line art, and tweaking them before working into an image.

Griffin wip flat art layer
Just the flats showing
Griffin with line art layer
Flatted layer and line art

Time flies

I must apologise once again, for the white noise my site gives off. I’ve been busy finishing off the colours for Doug TenNapel’s Nnewts 3 (One rule of thumb for colouring comics is that there are usually a few rounds of edits and stuff before it’s completely done), and finishing a picture for a Make a Wish Foundation charity project called “Time Wreckers“. It’s by a very creative little boy called Noah Ingram, that my friend Ethan Nicolle kicked off – so many amazing artists are helping with it.

Here’s a little preview detail from mine.

timewreckers detail emily

When we were working on Nnewts 3, a nice lad called Kip Henderson helped out with Josh Kenfield – I wanted to help him learn a little more about colouring, but honestly I think the best place to check out for doing comic book stuff would be Jason Brubaker’s Coffee Table Comics Channel. I think it’s a very good resource. There’s a whole section devoted to colouring in comics.

Lately I’ve been making sure to read more often…books really help the brain and imagination. At least I’m hoping it helps me improve…I love reading. Two books I’ve read recently, are “The Neverending Story” by Michael Ende, and “Godzilla in Hell” – a really out there comic about Godzilla rampaging his way through and out of the various layers of hell. I thought it was pretty creative, and had a nice ending.

The Neverending Story is a really lovely book. I saw the film when I was very little, and it made a huge impression on me, so it was nice to finally read the original source.


Another Comic finished

I can finally say that another huge comic by Doug TenNapel has been coloured in. The third and final book (as far as I know at this time) in the Nnewts saga. He made it Two hundred and twenty four pages long. There might be some little edits to do to it, but it feels better that it’s done now. I can blog without feeling guilty.

I haven’t had time for any of the things I thought I would have. I’m going to focus on my drawing skills from now on and leave colourist work behind me, I think. I need a break from it.

Here’s a little sketch I did a while ago of a couple of the characters out of the book.

Nnewts lizzark sketch

I quit twitter a couple of months ago. I didn’t feel it was a good platform for me. I’ll be blogging here more often now – I have to admit I’m a bit rusty at this. My sister has a very good art blog by the way – Thimble Folio Press. She has a knack for finding useful things and resources about art too, so check that out if you are interested.