Saturday, 28 February 2009

Gawain comic, 13-15

People sometimes ask me whether my fellow commuters are ever curious about the fact that I draw comics during my train journeys. In general, they really aren't. Last week I got my first ever comment from two girls sitting opposite me. They liked what they saw, and wished me good luck with the story.

I think I grinned like an idiot.

Anyway, here are three more pages :-).


Sunday, 22 February 2009

Gawain comic, 10-12

Look, here's more :).

I'm still struggling with the continuation of the story, but I'll sort it out. I need to place a few of my themes without it being too obvious that I'm sowing seeds. As far as I'm concerned, that's the difficult part of storytelling. Also, I'm a little worried that the next part might put readers off a bit. Which would be meh.

Anyway - let's continue with the story.


Saturday, 14 February 2009

Gawain comic, 7-9

The story has been drawn up to page 18 now, but at this moment I have got a little bit stuck. The matter is that I have to make sure now to organise my information well - and without 'telling' too much, because 'telling' is boring to read.

So, well, I'm trying to work those issues out. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the continuation of the story :)


Friday, 6 February 2009

Gawain comic, 4-6

Ooo boy. It completely slipped my mind that I haven't been keeping up with new pages of the comic. I have plenty already - drew page 17 on the train home today. Long live the train, even if it often neglects its primary purpose, namely, getting me from point A to point B within a given amount of time.

I try to draw a page every workday between Antwerp and Ghent. Sometimes I am prevented by circumstances, but mostly it works. It's great fun and very satisfying, even if a lot of lines turn out to be shakier than I would wish ;).

I should fix a day for posting. I could try Friday evening... Or would Sunday be a better idea? Now that I have installed a Statcounter thingy, I know that the number of views of this blog' peaks on Sundays. Oh, and in case you were wondering, anything above three views is a peak ;).

*hugs select readership*

Anyway, I promised you some pages.


Sunday, 1 February 2009

Gawain & Ragnell

Remember my Gawain and Ragnell sketches? I finally completed the inks yesterday, just in time for the contest. I did intend to add colour, but there was no time - I would have had to copy the drawing onto watercolour paper, ink it and paint it. Now that there would be no colour to draw the attention away from the lines, I gave the inks my all.

Does this work on its own, though? It's very pale; I guess it would have been stronger with some blacks. Only, as I did originally intend it for colouring, I didn't reckon with any blacks, and adding them as an afterthought would have looked messy.


(Click for a large view.)