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painty doodle

painty doodle

Tried working lineless with a brush that does weird things sometimes. Here’s Ulfleif with her hair down.

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p. 20 roughie

Hi! Here’s an example of what my digital rough drafts look like. The roughs range from stick figures to sketched out people and backgrounds. I switched from planning on paper to doing everything on the computer. This is page 20.

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A digital storyboard

It’s been a while since we actually posted anything about the manga progress. Now that summer’s here (not that you’d know it by the weather down east), we hope we’ll begin getting some pages produced. Meanwhile, I thought it would … Continue reading

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Chibi Banner — start to finish

Hi! This is what I had in the beginning. I used the old banner to get the right dimensions and scribbled the chibis in a row. I printed it and used it as a rough guide for the pencil lineart … Continue reading

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The poster: another shading test

The conclusion of all our screentone printing tests and consultations was, if you’ve been following this, that we couldn’t do screentones or use halftones without a nasty plaid pattern appearing, because of the way the printing company used by the … Continue reading

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Screentones, Hal-Con, Thieves & Kings

I’m just back from Hal-Con, where I was helping man the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia recruiting table. It was an interesting time. There were some good costumes, though I found the cosplaying at Animaritime the two years I was … Continue reading

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Screentones in PDF

I’ve been test-printing some pages with screentones, and had a few moments of horrible panic. Something that looked not at all bad when printed straight from Photoshop became hideously full of moire pattern when saved as a pdf and then … Continue reading

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Anti-aliasing of text

I’ve been doing some work on a colour PhotoShop page incorporating a lot of text these past few days, and I discovered, when it was all finished (or so I thought) that the text looked a bit jagged. That would … Continue reading

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Storyboarding

When we began this project, the first thing I had to do was turn the short story “The Storyteller” into a script, as though it were a play, complete with stage directions. Going from the script to the storyboard was … Continue reading

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