…I’ve finished pencilling the first issue of Wet Shards!!
I need to run all the images past John and Vittoria of FoolishPeople next week, so there may be a few adjustments to be made before I start the inking, but right now I’m feeling in a bit of a celebratory mood 🙂
Rehearsals for VEGA$M are coming on apace. More on that soon…
Currently I’m about a third of the way through the final pencilled version, so that’s 7 pages out of 22 sitting around waiting to be inked when it’s time to be inking. This picture is a section of one of the panels I’ve done so far. Not giving anything away 😉
On the VEGA$M front: my costume is almost finished and its a corker I can tell you! The pace will be picking up in the rest of this area very soon (from my end of things anyway – Brand X are already preparing things for the show at a rate of knots…)
There has been a whole lot of Maths going on in the world of Wet Shards. Lots of bits of paper covered with scribbled numbers (the majority being after a decimal point) and fractions, dappled with beads of sweat. Thankfully all that mind-bending stuff is seemingly out of the way and full on drawing drawing drawing has been occuring – again, a bit mind bending for my under-practiced brain cells but hugely enjoyable once they’ve warmed up! I’ve got myself a strict weekly schedule so pencilled pages shall be appearing at regular intervals. I may scan one or two of them to post somewhere on the site at some point…
Yesterday I had a photo shoot courtesy of Scott Hallman of Funk Vision (the company I’m doing the short Horror Film with.) Lots of good piccies! I’ve got several hundred of them to sift through, so it will be a while until I’ve managed to find time to choose the best selection, but when I’ve done that they shall be straight up on my Gallery page! Will let you know when that’s done…
Wet Shards update: Most of the pictures have now been found. Only a handful left to get. Fingers crossed I shall be drawing away feverishly next week… Woo hoo!
As for today – Emma will be round in about 10 minutes so we can do some more work on our Sitcom Treatment. Teabags are at the ready! 🙂
It may have been a bit quiet on this here news page of late, but it has been nonstop in Lois Land I can assure you:
worksleepworksleepdosomethingfunworksleepeeeeeeeat… you get the picture!
Well the last few days have finally provided me with some time to Wet Shards photo hunt. The glorious Google has been coming up trumps and I’ve managed to source a fair few pictures. Still a lot more to find though…
To give me a break from all my Googling, I decided to finally put together the ‘Lois Tucker’ definition that I’d been meaning to do for a long while. You probably saw it on the way in? If not, you can find it here.
Yesterday I ventured forth to Hertfordshire for a meeting with John and Vittoria of FoolishPeople. After perusing my first sketches, having a good catch up and imbibing a good dose of caffeine, we got down to the ominous task of setting John and I some Wet Shards deadlines. The aim is to have 2 issues published by the end of the year with another 2 finished and ready to go. There will be 6 issues in all, and once we’ve got going, they will be published once a month. My deadline for inking the first issue only gets closer and closer… John and Tor will be helping track down the images I need for issue one, in between all their other goings on!
On another creative note, it looks like I’m going to be involved in a shoot for a Horror short later on this week. More details to come 🙂
Ooh, and I’ve finally downloaded the Firefox internet browser. It comes highly recommended so far…
The necessary courage was indeed built up today and I am now up to page 19. (These eyes will be found on page 17. Well, a pair very similar…) Only 3 more pages to go. Reckon I can knock those up tomorrow afternoon. Phew! The next phase is then to track down some photographs of existing things I need to portray – a particular type of bus, a certain coffee shop etc etc… When that’s all done I can finally use my lovely lovely new pens to ink my first set of Wet Shards images onto the rather attractive graphics paper I have purchased.
To give me a break from necessary chocolate eating, I have been doing some more sketching today. I’ve now finished up to page 15 of issue one, so only 7 more pages to go. Woo hoo! Got some really difficult images to get my head round in the next few sessions. Hoping I can build up the courage to have a go at tackling them tomorrow before I go to work in the evening. I’ve possibly got a meeting with the FoolishPeople massive very soon, so it would be nice to have the sketches all finished for them to glance over.
A whole day off with no reason to leave the house which meant – Wet Shards aplenty! Now just over half way through the rough sketches for issue one. It’s quite taxing working out how to layout the action in a panel, well for my inexperienced-in-comic-book-illustrating brain anyway, but I’m really enjoying the challenge. Just… want… more… time… :/
No Saturday or Sunday drawing, but a little bit yesterday. (Wish it wasn’t yesterday already. More sleep please…) Now a 3rd of the rough sketches for issue one have been completed. Won’t get another chance to draw for days due to ‘work’ work and general busy-ness. Slowly but surely though, and the pictures can only get more clear in my head…