“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Saturday, April 22, 2006
These images are from a sketchbook we put out a couple of years back. I'm uploading it now because it directly relates to what's on my drafting table and (as mentioned a couple of posts previous) I'm trying to stay on task regarding studio matters. At lunch, Brandon Vietti suggested that I should post the progress images of the pages as I work on them - maybe from pencil to ink, a panel or two from the sequential pages, and so on. It'll allow me to put stuff up on this blog and get work done. That made sense to me. Brandon's really smart - that's why they let him direct and pay him the big director money.
So these images are sort of a primer - helping to set up for what I'm going to post later. The designs are older (but in some way, shape, or form I still use them) and some of the characters aren't featured in the first chapter of the graphic novel I'm working on, but they certainly help visualize the theme of the world and that's why they're included. Okay, more to come later.
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