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February 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010
"Noah Rising" or Abstract Inspirations"
sunstone I went to Ashleigh Sumner's gallery opening last night.  Ordinarily I'm not a real fan of abstract art but I found her work really fascinating.  I'd love to watch the process because boy, does she layer on the paint.

I used it as a springboard inspiration for this month's back Sunstone cover.  I think it's coming out pretty well.
NoahRisingCover.png


15 February 2010, 04:24AM |

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"Putting it Together" or "Shot Progression"
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So I finished up inking and toning the 6 page story for the next issue of Sunstone.  Moving on from Zeniff we're now starting to delve into his son Noah.

panel01a.png I don't often use photo reference, mostly because I have to move quickly but there was one frame I had the hardest time getting due to angles and lighting so when Lisa got home I enlisted her help.

I took quite a few photos and wound up using this one as the reference shot.  What's interesting is that *because* it came out sightly blurry it was actually more helpful for me in determining shapes rather than getting lost in lines.














pane01b.png I sketched over and over it several times making the adjustments I needed.  I couldn't have it scream "photo reference" in the middle of the page.  It needed to look like it belonged with everything else.  I also worked hard getting Noah in and looking the way I wanted him to.
It was fun starting to play with the light a little bit.  I decided with the photo shoot it would feel moody and pensive in the shot to have a single source.



 panel01c.pngFinally I got the inking and toning done.  I think it came out pretty well.

10 February 2010, 08:15AM |