Quick steampunk competition entry. long time since i’ve been here!
This was an experiment of sorts. I was trying to bash out a fully painted comic strip as quickly as I could AND be happy with it at the end. Quickly you say?! ….not so much. I let it drag out a little longer than I should have, but it proved to be educational, and workable at least. I can see a few issues already, but even if it was perfect I wouldn’t like it! Too late now!
I’m posting these phone camera images (apologies) of the strip this week, but I will follow this up with the finished painting, worts and all, as soon as I Photoshop it to oblivion, and insert speech bubbles so you get the full sense of the strip.
Before I forget, this isn’t my intellectual property, but one of a few sample scripts
I found on the internet. I don’t know who wrote it, but it served my purposes (a challenge not for profit), so cheers unknown writer, I hope I’m doing it justice!
I’ll post the finished one soon.
Originally I had thought of a pretty questionable title for this but “Tactical Withdrawal” seemed less rude and more succinct.
Anyway the thinking behind this post is an experimentation with colour and indulging the sci-fi nerd in me. Here, I dabbled with a few primary and secondary colours, as well as complementary colours. I tried to hint at some symbolism with the choice of colours (I’ll let you work that out for yourself). Worked out ok I think.
I’m kind of obsessed with painting right now. Time consuming stuff. Feel free to leave a comment!
Would you trust this man?!
Ok, so this was me playing around with the way I paint. I was trying to rely less on washes and more on opaque acrylic, without obscuring my original sketch and not making a total mess.
And yeah that is me and yes I was having a laugh.
Finally got around to finish this! The bulk of it was done apart from the boot, tailgate, and some final highlights. Quite a few challenges (which to be honest is no bad thing).
More drawings and paintings to come!