Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fiddling about!

The attached two pictures come out of a conversation I had about missing doing etching. During the course of that discussion, I wondered if a convincing image could be made that mimicked the look of an etching, so these are the first two playing attempts.

Ignore the drawings! They're simply very quick throw-ons to give me something to play around with.

I think it's getting there, but some fine-tuning may well be required.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

ENnies Nominations

The ENnies nominations are out, and awkwardly several of the books I've done some work in have made the list... Hillfolk is up for Best Game, and Blood on the Snow for best supplement. 

Annoyingly, and rather tellingly, nothing I worked on was nominated for Best Interior Art...

You can vote here: ENnies Voting Booth

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Jaguar, page eighteen

With the end of chapter two, I may stop doing this for a while.

Working on it has proved incredibly useful for a number of reasons, but with fewer and fewer people actually reading it, it's becoming harder to justify the time I spend working on it.

I want to be taking positives from it - my speed of working has increased. I think my layout and narrative control has improved - rather than thinking my writing & drawing are so unappealing that 3/4 of the strips' readers vanished over the course of 18 pages!

All done in MangaStudio except for the text which was Illustrator.

Jaguar is ©2014 Jonathan Wyke

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Jaguar, page seventeen

Here's a new page.

I gone for something of a more conventional layout for this one as I was just trying to show a static telephone conversation in a legible way. Hopefully it worked, and I'm actually pretty pleased with some of the drawing here.

This page pretty much marks the end of chapter two, and I may take a break from it. On the ComicFury site I've been hosting it on, the viewing numbers started well, but then dropped off a cliff really, which I think is pretty indicative of the fact that it's just not a good enough story (and or art) to hold people's attention.

Jaguar is web-published here: Jaguar

Jaguar is ©2014 Jonathan Wyke