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.
This one of two stories that will run in the eighth issue of Night Craft. I hope you guys enjoy it! I'll be posting more comics as soon as I can!
This story is now available at Comixology. Click here to view the page!
The first few pages to the ninth issue of "Night Craft" are drawn. I've returned to drawing on full size, 11 by 17 boards for this one. I'm coloring it using DAUB watercolor brushes in Affinity Designer, giving it a look similar to what was often seen in those old issues of Heavy Metal. I'll be posting more pages and sketches soon!
Some sample pages to the next issue of "Night craft". I should have the whole story posted here soon for you to enjoy!
These are some new, unlettered pages from the next issue of "Night Craft". The story is drawn and colored, I've just got a few more pages to add letters to. After that, I'll be posting it to the site for everyone to enjoy!
Some of my recent work, new pages for "night Craft" and "Dawn After Dark" as well as a few other projects...
These are the thumbnails to a yet-to-be-drawn "Night Craft" story. Very much a rough draft, it is still readable at this stage. I think a finished version will need to be fleshed-out a bit more; it needs a more isolating atmosphere and more insight into the protagonist's psychology. perhaps even a little sappy symbolism could be added if I worked in a sunset on the last page.
I should have something to read next Tuesday, and probably some blog posts before then!