These are two recent illustrations, each a potential part of a larger story. These were drawn by hand in pen and ink, colored in Affinity Designer.
A new drawing of Cera, the star of my comic series. This is pen & ink with digital color.
A novel I helped illustrate has just been published! This was a very interesting and involving process as I had to research and recreate the look of the ancient Roman Empire. Altogether 28 pen & ink illustrations were created for the book. I've posted a gallery below of some of the stages of the development of the images.
Check out the novel itself here!
This is some of my progress on the ninth issue of "In The Shadow Of The Wasteland". I'm returning to hand lettering with this story. I know lettering by hand is the skill I'm weakest at, but I imagine my best shot at getting better at it is to simply keep doing it.
These are some Halloween-themed coloring book pages I recently drew in Affinity Designer. The orange line drawings are the sketches I used to base the vector drawings on. Please feel free to print these pages out and color them in!
The eight issue of In The Shadow Of The Wasteland (formerly Night Craft) is available now on Comixology.
This issue features the story "Disappearance At Dragon's Death Hill" as well as "It's A Very Green Future", written by Roger Crooks. Download a copy here!
This is a project I've been working on. If it all works out, it will develop into a continuing series/introductory bumpers for the various stories that appear in each issue of "In The Shadow Of The Wasteland" (formerly Night Craft).
The graphic novel collection of the first seven issues of Night Craft, put out by AAM-Markosia, is now available on ComiXology for download! Click here to go to the order page.
These are some personal pieces I've recently completed.They're all done in pen and ink with color added in layers of acrylic washes.
I used Daler & Rowney paints on a couple of these, deviating from my preferred brand of acrylics, Liquitex. They seemed to work pretty well for what I was trying to achieve.
I hope to do a lot more like this in the future. Using actual paints and developing a style with them really helps influence how I handle digital painting software.
My comic series, Night Craft, has found a home with Markosia. The title is going to be changed to "In The Shadows Of The Wasteland", starting with the next issue. If everything works out, the new title will really fit starting with the ninth issue. The books are going to become available later in September on Comixology. I should have some updates and links to post shortly!
These are the major steps in my process for creating a comic book page. This particular page isn't part of an actual comic yet. It's more of a test page I drew as I work out the look of a potential new story for Night Craft.
These are some pages in various stages of completion. This is a kind of dark, kind of silly story that will be running in the ninth issues of Night Craft.
These are some pages from the upcoming ninth issue of Night Craft. It's officially untitled at this point, but the rough draft was called "Abandoned in Orbit". It's being drawn with my standard pen and ink on Bristol board approach. For color, I'm using DAUB watercolor brushes in Affinity Designer, going for a look similar to those old issues of Heavy Metal.