Monday, November 30, 2015

Here's one of my penciled pages of my third chapter. This stage of the comic page takes the longest, finding reference and just figuring out the page layout and the mechanics of drawing. I don't like to rely to heavily on reference and when I can't find any, I have to construct the figure. This is where structural drawing comes in handy, that's what I teach in class because finding reference is so time consuming.   

I then inked the page with a static line pen, never could get the hang of a brush. This stage is fun because all the hard work is done!

This stage is even more enjoyable. I use black watercolour and mix up light, medium and dark diluted pots of paint.  
This page is of me trying to overcome my fear of heights, a metaphor...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


I know it's been a long time since I've posted and I do apologize. I'm starting the third chapter of my book and will be posting some random semi finished pages on my blog, so you can see the process. The finished pages with dialog will be starting the 1st of Jan.  I've also been busy with Camosun College and I'm really enjoying a new crop of students. I can't believe this is the 4th year Ken and I've been teaching. Every year I do this, I pinch myself for having the opportunity to share what I know and in turn, what the students have taught me. It's on the job training... We've had some interesting models in my class, but the most interesting was last week.

I asked my model to bring in her hairless cat!!!