The Spaceship Design for my Comic

So I finally started working on one of the comic projects. Starting with the short story one which is going to take place in the world of Skymir (which is my personal project). That means it is SciFi and also Fantasy.

As I mentioned in this post about the story’s main characters and their designs I did 3D models that are supposed to make the drawing part easier later. To be exact I did two models and to be even more exact, this is not a spaceship, or at least not used as such. It is an airship. I’ll tell you about the other model in a bit.

Now to the “spaceship” or airship model. It is low poly and supposed to serve merely as a base sketch. So here is not all too much detail or anything but it is good enough to work with.

A screenshot that I took on Sketchfab
Another screenshot.

I put the wireframe (those funny blue lines) on so that it’ll make it easier for me to spot where windows, panels and such go exactly. Below I embedded the model directly from Sketchfab so you can see it live and rotate it to your liking 😀

And this is what I made of it. It’s an actual panel from the comic. The comic itself is going to be in greyscale. In my last comic I relied on colors a lot, even though they were still a little monochromatic. I wanted to help the publisher save costs for some goodies that theyy were planning. I take it as an opportunity to try something different with those limitations. As you may guess I am aiming for something high in contrast.

The other 3D model I made is the inside of the ship that most of the story takes place in. It is more detailled and complex than this one, so I’ll safe that for another entry.
I set my schedule to posting every Monday and Friday!

March Of Robots 2020 #3 / Don’t panic

Oh, it’s been a while. The last time I didn’t know yet that there was gonna be this epidemic and that people would hoard toilet paper and pasta. But here we are. I am fine and I hope you are too. The social distancing part goes rather easy on me, I like hermitting anyway.

Yet I managed to fall waaaaay behind with those robots. I’m going to post some anyway and I’ll try to catch up again. But I’ve also started one of the two comics and there is another project I’ve been asked to work on. Which I sure want to do! Plus, let’s not forget about my personal project Skymir, involving Hilda, Yngvild and Bjolan. I’m craving to go on with it but right now there are too many things that require to be tended first. Also in my personal life. But I have lots of ideas and ambitions.

March Of Robots: Tool

My “tool” entry might not be the most interesting, but it was fun to do anyway 🙂

March Of Robots: Bomb

“Bomb” is so far my favourite, I must say. I am pretty satisfied with the result. Poor little robot though…

March Of Robots: Substance

Now “substance” is somewhat different. I’m giving credit to my beloved girlfriend and her ideas and to my friend Luís for providing me with reference photos.

I shall post more. I’ve also been playing some stuff on the side, really not that much but I took screenshots. And then there are still the 3D models I’ve made. So there are things to blog about. I’ll put a reminder in my phone so I stop forgetting to post! That should work.

Don’t panic (Covid-19)

I wish everyone and their loved ones strength and health and remember to be careful. Always wash your hands properly, keep distance from people and such.
And please do not hoard toilet paper and stuff. There are other people who need things too. So please be considerate. Don’t panic, that won’t help anyone and only leads to bad decisions.

March Of Robots 2020 #2

Here comes the second set of robots for the March Of Robots challenge. I fell one day behind though. Maybe I can catch up over the weekend, I’ll see. I put more time than planned into the “shock” prompt. But since it is a challenge I wanted to do exactly that – challenge myself -, in that case not just with the robot but also with the lighting.

March Of Robots: Shock

For the following one I wanted to do my friend a favor by doing a “happy” robot, he said not all of my robots can be depressed. Well, technically they can, and they’re not all depressed. But not happy either, that is true. So I made this happy robot for “three”.

March Of Robots: Three

The next one is what I did yesterday, actually day five. The prompt is “island” and I did the next best thing that came to my mind, which was a coconut. When I started drawing it I was already very tired from a day full of work. I am at another 3D model currently and it is at least almost finished now. I just felt like doing nothing but at the same time I didn’t want to fall behind further. So decided to draw the island robot anyway and just tried to make it a little simpler to not spend too much time on it. That might be one reason why the cocobot is making that face, more likely though it is but a representation of myself when I drew this.

One of these days I also want to share the other things I’ve been working on meanwhile, which are the 3D models. Two so far, one being a little more complex. But it will help me tons when I draw that comic, I might even likely re-use them for other projects. I’ll start with the comic next week as soon as possible.

March Of Robots 2020 #1

This year I’m finally doing it! I wanted to join the March Of Robots challenge since three years already I think but somehow I always managed to miss it. But not this year! Also let me predict that this is going to be a really good one for me.

So today is day three of the challenge and the prompt is “shocked”. But I haven’t done it yet.
What I did do though are day one and two, I did them both on the iPad Pro in Procreate.

Above is my entry for “chunky”. I tried to make it a quick one by not investing too much time into shading and different colors and such. It is based on some machine part that I found online. This is actually a thing I like to do. I look up machine parts and make them into something else.

This second robot is for day two “danger”. So this one can tape and spread panic. But it mostly does the latter. I really had fun with this one, I’m starting to get the hang of it. And I got the feeling that all of my robots are going to turn out cute…

Comic Character Concept Art

So currently I am working on comics again. The first that I am tending to at the moment because its deadline comes first is going to be a short story of eight pages.
It took me a while until I was satisfied with the characters. I was also playing around with style a little bit but most of the things went to trash. Today I’ll post here what I have left to show.

Above are the finished character designs. Their names will remain secret for now and the story needs to be named still. I’ll sure come up with something when I started with the actual comic pages and fleshing out the story. There are still some concept designs that need to be done, mainly a vehicle and a creature, but no spoilers.

This is basically the design I went with now. I wanted something practical and unisex looking for this one. In the story this character is a soldier on patrol, but inside.

For the second character I wanted a more oriental and feminine look. The hair is inspired by the 20’s hairstyles for women. I might change it a little bit in the comic, especially for when it has to move in motion or wind and stuff I might have to add some strains or something.