A cutandpaste scrap preview of three pages, cobbled together for my own reference from rough sketches, finished and in-progress panels.  Far as heck from a finished product but thought it might be an interesting sampler, since it has multiple stages of work in it.

Didn’t post at the studio because Colleen’s commissions post should take front and center.


It was a weird day for art. Had some anxiety issues so I was stuck drawing whatever I could.  Weird weird day for art.


Adrian Baker, post assignment.

Shin Han markers and 2B Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencil (the marker/lead smudge combo is gorgeous, I’m never going back) on 11”x15” Pentalic heavyweight Nature Sketch.

Adrian Baker, post assignment.

Shin Han markers and 2B Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencil (the marker/lead smudge combo is gorgeous, I’m never going back) on 11”x15” Pentalic heavyweight Nature Sketch.


Art for promotional materials.
Watercolors, pencil, and pulaman pen in 8.5x11” Pentalic Nature Sketch spiral-bound.

Art for promotional materials.

Watercolors, pencil, and pulaman pen in 8.5x11” Pentalic Nature Sketch spiral-bound.



After talking with Colleen about the frustration I have with bringing thumbnails to a larger size, we realized it’s because I do a whole lot more work than I have to.  My thumbnails end up…ridiculously finished for a thumbnail, and they’re usually pretty large.  THEN, I seem to make at least three extra steps for myself trying to make the pages match the thumbnails as closely as possible, which they never do because proportions and things aren’t always accurate at a smaller scale.
Instead I’m going to try sketching those ideas right onto the page when they’re clear enough, using a regular pencil lead and no more mechanical.  Mechanical will only happen when I’m ready to do refined lines so I’m not scraping the heck out of the pages.  Then inks, then marker.
The shading on Jameson’s skin previously was just to give me an idea of what it would look like; I would prefer to do as much in marker as possible, rather than pencil, though you can see that I kept the pencil shading in the shorts because I liked the way it looked.  Problem is, I don’t have very full markers right now — so I might be penciling and inking all the pages until our kickstarter goes up and is hopefully successful, and I can afford a new set of grays.  Maybe we’ll even try to get the nice refillable ones this time.  Oh that would be so nice, markers I can refill.
But yes — thicker lines than are staying, I really don’t like the uniformly thick lines.  Otherwise more or less what this will look like when it’s inked.  Aside from all the smudges and poorly erased bits.

After talking with Colleen about the frustration I have with bringing thumbnails to a larger size, we realized it’s because I do a whole lot more work than I have to.  My thumbnails end up…ridiculously finished for a thumbnail, and they’re usually pretty large.  THEN, I seem to make at least three extra steps for myself trying to make the pages match the thumbnails as closely as possible, which they never do because proportions and things aren’t always accurate at a smaller scale.

Instead I’m going to try sketching those ideas right onto the page when they’re clear enough, using a regular pencil lead and no more mechanical.  Mechanical will only happen when I’m ready to do refined lines so I’m not scraping the heck out of the pages.  Then inks, then marker.

The shading on Jameson’s skin previously was just to give me an idea of what it would look like; I would prefer to do as much in marker as possible, rather than pencil, though you can see that I kept the pencil shading in the shorts because I liked the way it looked.  Problem is, I don’t have very full markers right now — so I might be penciling and inking all the pages until our kickstarter goes up and is hopefully successful, and I can afford a new set of grays.  Maybe we’ll even try to get the nice refillable ones this time.  Oh that would be so nice, markers I can refill.

But yes — thicker lines than are staying, I really don’t like the uniformly thick lines.  Otherwise more or less what this will look like when it’s inked.  Aside from all the smudges and poorly erased bits.