My good buddy Bryan Payne pitched me his concept for an ongoing graphic novel chronicling the 2 year rise and fall of our previous home known as Sludge Mansion. Its a massive collaborative mixed media story told from many perspectives (we lived with 9 people, with many more coming and going) that could be really great. What follows is the Prologue to the project. I hope it gets off the ground. (Click each page for readable full size.)
And here's a bit of process. I thumbnailed the basic story in one sitting pencil on paper. Scanned all them shits and moved some things around while filling in a few gaps digitally. I printed these contact sheets out, did a clean pencil pass on tracing paper then inked that with a tombo brush pen.
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My friend Tuna Bora posted some studies done from a digital gesture drawing tool. It basically just sets a time limit for a slideshow of animal or human images. Its pretty intense and very addicting. I felt much more confident drawing a gesture from a static animal than those that are running around. You can actually take in what the hell they're doing! Highly recommended.