Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I return with a 27 page comic!

...which might become a 30 page or so comic once I ink it. It's only pencils for now.

The question is, should I post it as is (and as was submitted to the compo) or should you wait until I've inked it and - gasp! - possibly coloured it?


The pencil version is pretty bare, look like this:

(click for big version)

The obvious advantage of posting the pencils is that they're finished and can be posted en-masse, whereas if I ink and colour, we're back to the one page per week regime. Up for democratic vote, guys and girls.

19 comments:

Markus Rosse said...

I vote for plain pencils, heh.

Even though I love pencils, I'd love to see some colorations from you, awww... can't decide.
What about you add three pencil pages for finishing the 30 pages comic and add a cover in color?

pan pan said...

finished page to page

Helm said...

External advice is also 'at least inked'.

I plan to color this too, so we're back to the one page per week, I think. This'll be fun and different to the ZX comic process, at least!

I have to settle on a type of colouring though, not easy.

Sergio said...

Hooray!

I thought you preferred black and white for comics? I vote for 'post it when it's just been inked'.

Helm said...

I do but it's good to step out of my comfort zone once in a while.

ptoing said...

I would like to see you colour a full comic, so I vote for 1 per week, colour.

A crit: In the 2nd panel her face looks very skewed because of the different size of the eyes. I think you do this relatively often, but it just struck me. Something to watch out for in the future.

Evan said...

I'd really like to see this inked and coloured, you should have a 24 hour inking day then we'd have it all at once.
If that isn't possible, I vote for a page a week.

Vagelis

Helm said...

I'd do something crazy like that if I had wonderful company like yours for the duration :)

Nekromantis said...

I vote for "at least inked".

Helm said...

I'll start posting inked and colored pages weekly very soon. :)

Eliza said...

Personally, I'd love to see all the pencils too. Progress is most of creation, and I'd like to see more than the finished product. But also, yes, colour.

Helm said...

Absolutely. I started inking today. I will be posting pencils - inks - colors and discuss the changes from each layer to the next and the reasoning behind them.

Eliza said...

Excellent! Your actions are perfection itself.

Helm said...

I doubt they are! If they were then Plus magazine would keep supplying me with work. But they are not, apparently.

Oh well, moving onwards to other things.

Chris Makro said...

Ωραίο στήσιμο της σελίδας... αναμένουμε! :)

Sergio said...

What happened to this? I desperately want to see it!

Helm said...

Probably on the back-burner.

I'm doing a lot of color work for the magazine so it's hard to come home and start coloring yet another thing. So it's either straight inks and no color, my inks and somebody else colours, or this won't get done for quite a while.

Sergio said...

How far are you through the inking process?

Helm said...

http://www.locustleaves.com/switch_color.png

this far