Monday, October 26, 2009

Colour Test

A little experiment, trying to make my computer colours look a bit more water colour like.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Step by Step

Here's a step by step for one of the pages in Diamond.
At the top is the initial rough for the page. This is what I'd send in for approval to the editor and writer of the book. They wanted a few changes to this one as it wasn't looking enough like a French album page. The first change asked for was to pull back a bit in panel one so that you could see full figures of both of the characters and also more of the surrounding room. The biggest change needed was for the last 2 panels. They wanted to see much more through the window and to really get across the feel of the surrounding village. At first I misunderstood this a little and sent my second rough showing a lot more of the bedroom, d'oh. The next stage is my pencils which have a sketchup model for the bus put on, I've started using stuff like this quite a bit.

Anyway this ended up being one of my favourite pages from the book and I'm glad I was pushed to change it quite a bit.
All images copyright Bec/Teague/Araldi/Delcourt

Thursday, October 08, 2009