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Progress this week

Hi All:

So the last page is penciled and inked.  I'm thinking I should add dialog to this whole project.  If anybody objects speak now or forever hold your peace.  

Tried some new pens and white out tools, with varying levels of effectiveness that I had to correct in Photoshop.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on July 7, 2018 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

Back from vacation and back to making progress

Hi all:

back from vacation and closing in on completing this project.

Deciding on the next project, wanting to up my game, may need help, but not sure yet.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on June 30, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Progress this week

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This one was rushed a little as I'm leaving tomorrow for a weeks visit with my family.  So no post next week.  

This one I tried to add my detail and renderings, also use different pen tips, like a 3-5 micron tip for the outline of people, cars etc.  Micron 2 for the permanent details within the outline: eyes, mouth ears, etc, then a 1 tip for the fluid details: creases in the skin, hair, teeth, nostrils, etc.  I don't know if I've reached a higher level of…

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on June 16, 2018 at 10:01am — No Comments

This week's progress

Hi all:

So trying to improve my inking with the tips provided by the pros I talked to at Comic Fest.  Definitely room for improvement.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on June 9, 2018 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Progress for the week

Hi All:

Back from PHX Comic Fest.  Some ups and downs, but still grateful I went this year.

This page I finished before comic fest, along with a revision the big frame in the background.  First time doing a revision and got a crash course in Photoshop elements.  2-2 for today so far.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on June 2, 2018 at 4:42pm — 2 Comments

Progress for the week, next week PHX Comic fest

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Here's this week's page.  I will not be posting next weekend as I will be at the Phoenix Comic fest(formerly Comicon because San Diego claims it can have the only Comicon).  If I get the time and I'm not too worn out from the day, I will post pictures from the comicfest.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on May 19, 2018 at 3:28pm — No Comments

This week's progress

So I was advised by a pro to ink with a brush.  A daunting idea to say the least but practically not viable as my apartment is all carpet, so to spill would mean extra charge for me when I move out.  But low and behold, micron manufactures pens with pain brush tips, and once again I found myself without an excuse to try it.  So this week's page was my first try inking with a brush pen.  The first is the raw as it shows on the page attempt.  The second is the retouched attempt through…

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on May 12, 2018 at 1:23pm — 4 Comments

Progress for the week

I ordered a new lenovo desktop last Monday with Photoshop elements pre-installed.  So I'll be able to post more often, should be anyways.  What that means for the weekly posting remains to be seen.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on May 5, 2018 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Progress for the week

I'm still gaining speed and even experimenting with new techniques on how to draw anatomy, backgrounds, and I'm helping a friend with some work in his model shop.

Seems the more I take on, the better my time management skills get.  But it's only been a week so I could be getting ahead of myself.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on April 28, 2018 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

This week's progress

So i'm definitely getting faster.  Been experimenting with the creative process in the free time, will post about that later.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on April 22, 2018 at 9:09am — No Comments

This week's progress

Hi All:

This one is early because (apparently) I'm improving at setting up, plotting, penciling, and inking pages.  I'm thinking I either add more detail to the pages or keep moving up in productivity and crank out more than one page in a week.  Thoughts.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on April 14, 2018 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Progress for the week

Hi all:

This one didn't line up as well.  Always frustrating to see that the scanner resized one pass but not the other, so when matching them up, some details hit and others don't.  It's really annoying.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on April 8, 2018 at 8:19am — No Comments

Take me to your leader Tuesday

Been thinking for awhile I should participate in art challenges.  So today I'm submitting my first one to Serkwerks for his "Take me to your leader Tuesday" challenge.  This one I did a small comp of the Martian Bovine from a previous one shot comic I did for my brother's birthday.  

Here's the link to the Serkwerks website if you all want to join in.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on April 3, 2018 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Progress for the week

Hi all:

April Fools.

Finished this page earlier in the week, then worked on a comp for a friend, I'll post that later in the week or next week, depending on if he likes it or not.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on April 1, 2018 at 8:28am — No Comments

Progress for the week

So this week was busy, making progress on this project but still need more time to ink and detail.  So here's the first 3 pages with dialog added.…

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on March 25, 2018 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

Progress for the week

This was took longer than I anticipated, and I couldn't get the images to line up, so still working out the kinks in the scanning process.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on March 18, 2018 at 4:23pm — 3 Comments

Progress for the week.

Hi all:

Tooled around with the cutting technique I used last week, think this one works.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on March 11, 2018 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

This week's progress

So yesterday after watching a youtube video on art hacks, I thought I came up with an ingenius way to scan 11x17 art boards using the regular 8.5x11 scanning bed.  I cut the boards at the center line but not enough to cut clean in half.  The board was still one piece but could be folded, so I would scan in half, flip it over then scan it again.  I thought this revolutionary and opened up limitless possibilities.  Unfortunately this morning while trying to stitch together in photoshop, I…

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on March 4, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

This week's progress

Limiting the page to less than 6 frames did give me more time to draw, still details were very intimidating.  Inking I feel is improving, though I still see shaky lines and I'm doing all I can (or know how to) to make smooth and straight lines.

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on February 25, 2018 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Progress for this past week

This will be the last page I setup so crammed like this.  My original reasoning was I had to put as much action onto each page to get the story moving.  A few comments left on previous blog posts have advised against that.  So now the challenge is bigger frames on each page and less of them.  Now I'll need to start adding detail, which with inking can be a very big challenge.…

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Added by Landon J Weckerly on February 18, 2018 at 7:35am — No Comments

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