Friday, April 21, 2017

Eris Tanner

I've been working on a new webcomic that I'll be launching in a few months, and in preparation I wanted to do a series of posts about the characters and the story I'll be creating. I wanted to start with Eris Tanner, who is the main character. She's an athletic space explorer who's been training for the journey of going into space and discovering new worlds ever since she was a kid.

For the most part I knew what I wanted Eris to look like since the beginning, but there were several different drafts of the story, one of which started off with Eris on a hospital satellite ship, she's wearing a kind of futuristic hospital gown in this first image.


I did a bunch of other sketches figuring out her overall look as well.






When I got the final draft of the story done, I was able to focus more on the outfit design and think about how future humans might dress, and how Eris in particular might dress. I went through a bunch of different ideas, here they are below.






Eventually I settled on a kind of bodysuit with a coat over it, and did a few variations on it.

The final lineup for the design is below

I wanted her final outfit to give her flexibility and also have the ability to function as a space suit or be worn under a larger space suit. The jacket also gave her the ability to conceal a weapon as well which would be useful in the action scenes.




Eris is an optimist, an idealist, and is a very kind person, however she's also a professional and can be serious minded when it's needed. She's also a natural leader and good at making new friends. She serves as the 2nd in command on the interstellar space ship she's been assigned to. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Adventure Time gift art and sketches

Gift art, digital sketch, and sketchbook ink sketch!






Saturday, February 11, 2017

Panacea will be in print for ECCC

I'm going to have the print version of my comic Panacea at ECCC this year! This is also the first year I'm tabling so I'm super excited to be there!


Here's a sneak peak at the cover for it. the story is 40 pages, and i'll be perfect binding it and selling it for $10, be sure to drop by and pick one up!



Also for those of you who are going to the show, you can find me at the table H4, I'll be with Helioscope buds, so come say hello!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Space Mechanics

My friend Molly ( http://www.passingfair.com/ ) and I were working on a short story project a few months ago. We ended up shelving it for various reasons, but it would be fun to come back to it someday in the future maybe. Here's some of the character designs I did for it. It was basically a story about space mechanics solving a mystery!

Here's the final line-up of the main cast:



Alta is a mechanic who worked on spaceship hulls, I flip-flopped between short hair and long hair, but with Molly's help we ended up with the long haired version:




Talmit is a mechanic who works on the interiors of spaceships:


The commander was in charge of everything on the space-station that both he and Alta live on:

I had a lot of fun creating these characters and working with Molly, hopefully we'll revive this someday or work on something else in the future.