Sorry, I've been writing like a demon over the last two months–finishing up the first book in an all new Seaborn series, and haven't even picked up a pencil to do more than a couple quick sketches. Here's a look at today's progress, from sketching, coloring, to the link to chapter 13. Hope you like!
Sketch of the second panel:
Both panels with colors:
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Opening scene for Saltwater Witch Chapter 3. All new chapters 1 and 2 are up on the site with new art, layout, type, and other good stuff. Hope you like!
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Saltwater Witch is a weekly web comic I’ve illustrated for a year and a half, and many
panels and pages begin in either my journal
or my drawing notebook, a bigger better version of my Moleskine journal. I’m
a big fan of journals–my Moleskine watercolor notebook goes everywhere I go. I couldn’t keep half the stuff in my head
without constantly referring to the other half I’ve put down in my
journal. I love technology, love my iPhone, and I’m expecting an iPad this Saturday, but I couldn’t do a lot without a pencil, pen and a Moleskine.
So, here’s a little bit of what I did at lunch today, sketching for the next Saltwater Witch set, and this is what it looks like:
Finished this one this morning, reworking yesterday’s painting into
something I’m going to use for Saltwater Witch promo cards at Boskone
in a couple weeks.
Which one’s your favorite? (I like “fire” at the bottom left, but I think I’m going with the upper left for the cards).
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Spent the last couple hours, sketching, painting, and posting three pages for Saltwater Witch, and you know how it is. I say this almost every time I do one of these posts: today I painted my favorite… until next time. It's the last panel in this set, Kassandra looking vengeful.
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But just to tease, here's my new new favorite painting–may end up making some promo cards for Boskone with this one:
I'm back at work tomorrow. Spending my last day of vacation–which started the first day of WorldCon–drawing, painting and reading…and drawing and painting Kassandra reading–actually staring off into space in this scene, but she does have a book. Here's a peek at a closeup of one panel from the next set for Saltwater Witch.
I'd like to say that any sane person's first instinct would be to not climb up…but we all know that just wouldn't be the case.
A couple people have asked me where the chain goes in the last set I posted for Saltwater Witch. I've been saying, "you'll just have to wait for the next set," but…I can't wait. Painted this one tonight, taking my story and coming up with some visuals based on ideas me and Skott tossed around at lunch: Kassandra at the bottom, climbing up the "freakishly large chain" to what appears to be a big floating stone box.
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Another three pages up! Kassandra's still underwater, dropping deeper and deeper into the Atlantic, but she's about to hit the bottom. I did all three of these in five to six hours, all digital from start to finish, although I did have a head start, did a bunch of sketching for these and the next set. I'll end chapter three of Saltwater Witch with the next 3 to 4 pages (that's the next full post), then it's on to chapter 4!
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