Monday, 27 April 2009

Twelfth Night Feature in NEO 58 - Cover and Character Design

The third feature on the production of Twelfth Night is out in NEO magazine, issue 58!
This one talks about the process of designing the cover, showing the (many) discarded thumbnail designs and the thoughts choices that were made in rendering the final image. There are also some more thoughts behind the character designs and you get to see a full line-up of the ensemble.

The two previous features on pitching and world design can be found in NEO issue 56 and 57 respectively. I'm not entirely sure if back issues can be ordered, although I'm under the impression that they can.

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Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Mid-day nap

A bit of doodling in ArtRage. I find the tools rather hard to handle, but the result sure is unexpected. This doodle started out as a black mark I made by accident when trying out the Wacom tablet shortcuts. I didn't bother to erase the black mark and in the end it grew to become the star of the show.

3AM instant shot

This is what my desk looks like at the moment of writing. Twelfth Night is progressing... however slowly.

Also, I just found out about the Ninja Mountain podcast with a few familiar names in it, amongst others Andy Hepworth who was one of the finalists in the 2006 Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga UK & Ireland competition. I haven't reached episode 8 yet, but I'm looking forward to hearing Mattias Snygg (Swedish pride!) who's artwork I've been aware of for some time.
The podcast has been very good so far. The hosts have been working in the art field for some time so there are a lot of good tips for people who are new to the industry.