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I finally got around to roughing in a background on the Zeck Kraven piece that I picked up from Charles at the Toronto ComiCon.
On the left is the tracing paper overlay with my pencils. On the right is my digital manipulation of same.
Zeck had inked the ledge at the bottom all the way to the edges of the illustration board.
I thought that I'd try an inset border because a) I don't like drawing all the way to the edge of the paper, b) I love having some of the elements extend beyond that inset border, and c) I thought it might be interesting to leave some of Zeck's original drawing untouched to provide a sort of "before and after" effect.
That may all change. Especially if Charles doesn't like the idea or how it looks.
Here's a fun sketch Dave did back in '82 that Steven S. has acquired and asked me to do something in the background.
The first thing I did was import the above photo into my image editing software, flatten it out and get rid of the glare. Like this...
...I printed that out and then, since this was a quick, fun sketch, I decided to stay in that vein and do something quick and fun...
I call it, "Wrong Side of the Fence".
Now, when the original arrives in the mail, all I have to do is redraw it full size and, you know... better.
I took the Regency in Ruins to the scanning place and had them do a print.
I'm quite surprised at the difference in colour, clarity and contrast. That's the print on the left.
It's darker, muddier and waaaaaaaaaaay too purple. I'm going to take the original back in and have them try it again.
The other World Without Cerebus prints came out pretty cool though...
Once I get them all looking the way that I think they should look, I will post ordering information here for anybody who is interested.
“Tell people an invisible man in the sky created all things, they believe you.
Tell them what you've painted is wet, they have to touch it to believe.”
- George Carlin
Sorry, I haven't posted anything new for a while because I accepted a gig painting and renovating a 200 year old house and it's turned into a big job. Be back at the drawing board soon.