Chapter 2 development sketches.
Concepts for The Pilot.
Sketches, clothing and weapon development for the Pilot. I ditched the sword design because it ended up being pretty impractical due to the bulk near the handle. The idea was to have a mechanism that covered your palm once you grasped it, acting as a shield.
The amount of armour on the shoulders also got removed because of mobility issues. Now there is just a couple of plates on either side of the chest. The baggy shorts were inspired by recent street fashion were the material between the thighs drops down to knee height.
More on this guy in the next chapter!
Where to next…
So thats the first chapter done! I’ve learnt heaps about my work process and will use a different plan of attack for chapter two of this short story. I originally started out wanting to create and post a page per week, but found the story I’m telling isn’t built for a ‘gag-a-page’ styled format. There isn’t enough story per page to tell the reader much of anything that way.
For part two I’ll be going into hibernation mode and looking to complete it entirely before posting it online. I’m hoping that serving it up as a one shot will entertain the reader instead of being lost week to week. I’m also changing the way I put the comic together with the hopes of quickening my workflow. Looking back on the first chapter I can identify things I don’t like and need to work on. I’m looking forward to improving my story telling and serving up a better, more unified chapter (hopefully)!
In the mean time I’ll be posting character developments, environment sketches and other progress-y things! Thanks for reading!
The last four pages for chapter one are up! Click here to read them!
Early development sketches.
These were done early in the year when I was trying to figure out how I wanted the comic to look. Basically took some photos of Courtenay Place in Wellington and tried to bend it to look like it had been wind ravaged! Some of the buildings include Downstage Theatre, the Welsh Dragon bar (for the Runners hut) and the Craftsman (for the big windmill).
Three new pages are up; 13, 14 and 15! Start reading here!