Thursday, April 6, 2017

"One Step Ahead" now with the printers!

OMIGOD! I uploaded my printable PDFs tonight, after so many colour tests and checking through everything so many times. It's impossible to know exactly how the colour is going to come out in the final print, so all I can really do at this point is hope. But, my printer did a beautiful job of "The Pique of Death" last time so I think this book will be in good hands.

Here's the cover! Now I'm going to go collapse for a while.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Almost done with the graphic novel!

Omigod, almost there! This afternoon, I finally finished colouring all 38 pages of "One Step Ahead".  (Well, 'finished' apart from any tweaks or fixes I missed!)

Next, I need to do the title page and cover, some colour printing tests, and then the book will be ready to go. After a couple of years of effort and a few downward anxiety spirals, it will be rather nice to have it done! Check out where I'll put up more details once the book is available.

Here is the last page, minus dialogue (no spoilers!)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Colouring the graphic novel

Still not dead! I finished the pencils on my graphic novel early this year, then did the inks, and then spent the last couple of months panicking over how to do the colouring.

I finally figured out a nice colouring paradigm that is easy to set up, easy to change (because I'm fickle and fussy) and looks pretty. Here is page 4, raring to go.

I'm planning on getting this book finished by early 2017 in time for my 'convention season', so I can flog it a lot. Whee!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Working on a graphic novel!

Okay so, I'm not dead! I'm working (slowly) on my first fantasy graphic novel "One Step Ahead", about a bounty hunter on the trail of a shapeshifter. This is the bounty hunter's mule going a bit crazy and creating mayhem. I'm only about halfway through with the pencilling... so much work!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Pique of Death

I've been busy! It was time for a new publication, so I repurposed a short story I published in an anthology in 2003, did some illustrations for it, and put it into its own pretty book.

Behold, "The Pique of Death"!

Here is the double page spread in the middle (the main character, a retired mercenary woman called Graysil who took on a hobby of strangling people, chasing some constellations):

And a random illustration from the interior pages. This is a lion-head armrest, looking unimpressed.

I'll be selling these beautiful little books at the MCA Zine Fair this Sunday 25th May 2014, and at Sydney Supanova in mid-June. Also online on my Zeera shop page right here!

Monday, February 18, 2013

So, it was Rob Chang's 40th birthday recently. Who is Rob Chang? He's the incredible teacher of this course: Becoming a Better Artist at CG Workshops.
He has an incredible commitment to all his students, so it was our chance to say "thank you" with a birthday pic. The theme was "surprise".
Being an animal nut, of course I went with... animals.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

More work done for my animal drawing course: lions! I'm going to be doing a lot of lions at some point. And tigers. I did two skulls here from different angles to get a better idea of the structure.

The lion head source is from Hotnstock of Deviant Art and the skulls are from the amazingly awesome Bone Clones, where I would spend too much money if I had too much money and too much space. I hate telling myself that I don't actually need a full-size resin horse skeleton. It's hard. Really hard.