Sunday, 12 October 2014

A conversation, in colour!

This is page one of my painted version of this conversation. I felt that I had to try it painted to see if it'd work, but to be honest, I'm not sure if I don't prefer it in blue pencil.

Drawing bits are done in MangaStudio, painted bits are all Photoshop with my own crappy brush.

There is no dialogue. We've all had (or will have) conversations like the one I'm trying to show here, and I wanted the reader to be projecting their own story onto the page. Acting as a voyeur into both this story and their own.


Comments and Critiques gratefully received!


©2014 Jonathan Wyke


Friday, 10 October 2014

A conversation comes to an end

Third page of this mini-story, now onto finishing it somehow, and I still haven't decided on inks, painting or textured pencils...

©2014 Jonathan Wyke


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Deeper into a conversation

Here are the pencils for the second page of this thing I'm playing with.

It's not quite looking how it does in my head, but that's because in my head I can draw like bloody Rembrant.

I'm still thinking about whether to ink it or paint it (or just leave it as pencils). Obviously I should think this stuff through more!

©2014 Jonathan Wyke


Monday, 6 October 2014

A page with a working title only!

These are the pencils for page one of 'apologue' (working title only). I think when it comes right down to it, I'm interested in humans rather than superhumans, so I thought I'd just try to tell a story.

I've been thinking about this for a while, and have played around with it in stuff like Idiot Wind and IRON, but I wanted to try to distil out what I think's interesting - narrative structure and people. I'm well aware that this isn't commercial, and I can't imagine it'd ever be something that would see print, even if I were able to produce something good enough art and writing wise. Still, I think that unless I try to draw what I want to, I'll end up giving up altogether.

At least I can have said I tried to do what I wanted to.

All pencil work was done in MangaStudio.

All work is ©2014 Jonathan Wyke




Friday, 3 October 2014

Smoke & Glass

Phoenix Outlaw's Smoke & Glass Kickstarter was successfully funded, so many congratulations to the whole team involved!

My own contribution was pretty minor, consisting of a dozen or so illustrations. I had fun with them, mixing up a pretty straight illustrative style with a pastiche of Victorian / Edwardian theatre posters. I hoped it'd sort of fit in with the feel of Smoke & Glass.

Smoke & Glass Kickstarter is here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2033224706/smoke-and-glass-a-steampunk-setting-for-fate-core


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Jaguar, page twentythree

New page.

I've been trying to get a looser style going with these, but I think I've gone too far in the loose direction. Time to bring it back.



















Jaguar is ©2014 Jonathan Wyke


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Jaguar, page twentytwo

New page!

I seem to be constantly trying to show conversations. I want to show how, in a real conversation, people talk over and behind others, and interrupt, and pause, and jump in.

What I also seem to be constantly doing is failing to get that feel right graphically. New Wave cinema did it by chop editing the conversation, and altering the backgrounds but not the narrative, and I'm just not getting how I can do that in comic form. Yet.




















Jaguar is ©2014 Jonathan Wyke