Tag Archives: Process
Once upon a time I planned to do a story that included as one of the characters the Thunderbird of Native American traditions. He was going to be a shape-changer who would take on the form of a man. But … Continue reading
For the 2013 60th anniversary of the publication of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, publisher Simon & Schuster is having a cover design contest. Originally, the contest was to end November 30, but they extended the deadline to December 7. I’d … Continue reading
This whole graphic short story is a big experiment for me, so I figured I might as well do it to please myself. Thus, I am doing things no sane person would do on a regular comic. Like doing hand … Continue reading
I’ve had this graphic short story bubbling away in my brain for a couple of years now. The thumbnail sketches and character designs for the story have existed for quite a while. But I’m only now buckling down to tackle … Continue reading
I’d gotten the idea at the June CAPS meeting, for no particular reason other than really liking Stan Sakai and enjoying his Usagi Yojimbo very much. I just started wondering if I could do a portrait of Stan as Usagi. … Continue reading
Getting much closer to finishing the piece. But I was still playing chicken with Alec Guinness’ face. Shortly after I took this picture I admitted to myself I’d have to deal with the face. I couldn’t fill in all the … Continue reading
Every little bit makes things come clearer. But I’m still uncertain about Guinness’ face.
More with the negative space. Might as well start building up the darkest spots.
Once the general shapes of the faces were in place, I had to start making choices. Guinness’ face was still stumping me, so I gave my attention to other details: the shape of his hat, his scarf, and the background. … Continue reading