Red Winked


Added colors and shadows (40% grey  on a multiply layer).  I’m a big fan of the digital painting look, but there is something about the simplicity of cell shading that I really appreciate.  I’m still not as good at it as I’d like, but what is practice for if not to get comfortable doing something?

I’ll probably come back and clean up some of the shadows, and possibly add a second shadow layer to really push some of those darker areas back.

After that I’ll be throwing this one on the page layout and fixing the character introduction.  I’ve decided to go ahead and make 4 page spreads for all the main characters.  They’ll include a1/2 or 3/4 splash image (page one), a full body shot with a character introduction (page two), a full body turn around at the top of the page and several character facial expressions at the bottom of page three, and finally several (two or three) full body shots that’ll lend some weight to who the character is.  Show some personality, how they dress, or perhaps some hobbies, etc.


“Failure is just the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”  –Henry Ford