Yeah, I’m loving having this tablet to sneak in some extra work on. Not as much drawing on it at night as I would like yet, a lot of learning curve stuff for file management and customization and such, but it’s great for updating this place.
Speaking of updating, I’ll give a quick rundown of what I’ve been working on before tackling the subject of this post. I didn’t get anything done on IPMDT! today. I made a requested tweak to my latest cover for one of L.S. Gagnon’s witch books, then I started working on the next one. It should be a good one if I pull it off right. I’m trying a new method (to me) for laying things out: compositing. I scoured the internet for a variety of reference photos for the scene, then cut and pasted various bits, resized things, and pieced together a very rough layout that I then started sketching on top of. The photos won’t show up in the final, it’s just a quick and accurate way to get an idea of where I’m going. Tomorrow I’ll be spending some more time on it, hopefully, and maybe I’ll sneak in a panel or two for the strip (perhaps even at night).
Anywho, on to the moleskin sketches! These are from the week I spent with the Boys Scouts at Camp Bell.