Friday, August 13, 2010

Page Comparisons

Hey everyone, been gone for awhile. Lost of IRL stuff going on lately like relatives visiting, needing to find a job, and such.
I've been doing art but haven't had a lot of time to post it or update about what I've been doing. so in an effort to start doing my regular posting again I'll be showing you some neat stuff. Fellow artist Francesca Buchko and myself have an anthology book coming out soon. Been hard at work on that and preparing the official website for Transpose Operator. I did a lot of work on previous Transpose pages to prepare it for print.
I was kinda surprised by how much things have changed-or more like how much I've changed as an artist while doing the first chapter. it's always fun to see that, "yes, I am improving" even though sometimes it's hard to tell.

I completely re-drew the first 7 pages or so. Here's a comparison of the first page re-do. Basically frame for frame, most of the other pages were changed but I always liked the progression of these three panels, so it ended up being exactly the same. It was a fun exercise too to see how much I had improved.

And then other pages were COMPLETLY changed, like this one. I had always hated the original page cause I felt it looked too shiny, but I had always liked the fact that sometimes seeing someone's reaction to something scary can be worse than seeing the actual thing. It prey's on your fear of the unknown. So I kept this same thought in mind, but I feel it was much more effective in the new version.

In addition to drawing completely new pages, every other page has been re-worked and edited. Like this one here. After finishing the first chapter it gave me a lot of persepective to know what read better, or what was more or less necessary. For example making the bottom panel the entire frame was far more effective to make a creepy oppressive atmosphere. So entire panels were cut.

All these new pages are going to be included in the book, and when the website goes up. I've been working on chapter 2 pages, but I'll tell you right now that I won't be posting new pages until the official site is finished. Which depending on my situation could be a little while. I basically have to raise some money to buy server space, that's my biggest obstacle right now. I could probably put the site up by this time next week if I had the money. It's really frustrating... the starving artist is a real thing, people...

If anyone knows any CHEAP and RELIABLE places to buy server space I'd appreciate you telling me in the comments section.

In any case, I'll be doing a post substantial post about the anthology soon, look out for it! And in the meantime I'll try and post regularly again :) It's good to be back!

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