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Old 11-28-2017, 12:57 PM   #381
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The late spring, summer time is a realistic expectation given the flow. October is the drop dead, line in the sand date, as has always been listed on the campaign.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:41 AM   #382
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Here's a little snippet of one of the pages of our own Powder's artwork, from a story by DrSpengler called "The Shogun," one of the (at the moment, two) backups in "Origin."

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Old 11-29-2017, 12:50 AM   #383
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One part of me loves the lack of context (especially with Donatello) and the other is just excited to see how those three things fit together.
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:07 AM   #384
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Thanks for sharing, Andrew!

Looking forward to it, Powder/Spengs!
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:54 AM   #385
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Sweet page!
At most a year between now and the release. I really can't wait.

Powder, can you tell us more about your technique?
Is it fully digital? Do you make the colors yourself?
Was DrSpengler very guiding in the storyboard?
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:24 PM   #386
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Yep, fully digital. I use a Japanese art program called Paint Tool SAI. I sized my canvases to the same dimensions as Jim's pages, used a line tool to create panels based on how I think I can best make them fit, then sketching begins. I do very very loose doodles of the characters to get the general layouts & poses down, which I then run by Andrew/Mark to make sure everything looks alright, & once I get the OK, I begin to line them with a black pen setting. I do my own colors as well, yep! I bucket tool the flats as much as they allow, then on a separate multiply layer I draw out the cel-shading (which for the most part is a lot more detailed than on that particular page- which, by the way, is cropped), & additional layers feature effect lighting, for example I'll airbrush the glow of a computer screen or the glimmer in someone's eyes. Then I just save it as a PNG & shoot it over to the head honcho! Spengler gives just the right amount of guidance, IMO. Sets up the scene, setting, character expressions (& some of the body language/posing) but allows for enough creative freedom to give me some artistic expression. As an example, there is a page featuring Michelangelo's apartment, which I designed entirely on my own, so it was a lot of fun coming up with little Easter eggs or kitschy items to throw in there. In that one panel with the Utroms, there were just supposed to be a couple present in any capacity, nothing specific, so I had them examining some sort of alien relic simply because I felt like coloring a translucent stone.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:00 AM   #387
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Thanks!
Very interesting and I'm curious to see this page with Michelangelo room.
How many pages long is the back-up you draw?
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