After Nick Curry was completed, I wanted to do something else. A new graphic novel project, perhaps. I also decided to tweak the style a little bit, perhaps taking my Uni-Pin Pen 0.8 to a 0.2. Also, this graphic novel is going to be painted in Photoshop black and white, a lot different than Nick Curry (Full … Continue reading A New Book On Its Way!
I used a lot of reference for Hostage. Take this for instance. This is at Munich Airport, nine planes lined up for boarding- at the farthest end of the photo is a United Boeing 757, then a US Airways, or United Airlines, 737, then a Lufthansa A320, an Air Canada A330, then a Lufthansa A320, a … Continue reading Hostage: From Reference to Page #2
After the glamourous days of Hostage are over, life swings back into action once more. Summer homework. Swimming Classes. Rain, some days, like this picture. But am I done with my comics industry? No, sir. Hidden under a bunch of research, math workings, and lab notes, is a secret project no one knows about. Keep … Continue reading Back to Daily Life Once More
Originally, I had the idea in my head about a layout from this graphic novel by Palle Schmidt, Stiletto: And that cover shot went this way: After a few days of sleeping on it, I thought, This so does not look right. So I found this old hitman movie on Google, Hitman: And stole it … Continue reading Hostage: Cover Anatomy
The first image in Hostage is a plane based on a Boeing 787-900, or, as some call it, a Boeing Dreamliner. From Wikipedia: The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American long-haul, mid-size widebody, twin-engine jet-airliner made by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 242 to 335 passengers in typical three-class seating configurations. It is a pioneering airliner with … Continue reading Hostage: Dial D for Dreamliner
Lots of ideas come from references. This one, for example, is a plain theft. It's actually the first image of the opening part of Hostage. Using a light box, I traced this nice image into my sketchbook, then added it into the page. More posts like this are coming soon...