More Flint & Mortimer

General / 21 March 2022

I am kind of looking forward to the coloring stage now that I am still in the inking process. But I think actually I like inking better and when I am done I'll probably wish I could just ink more instead of coloring. Sigh. The struggle is real 😳
But really, I enjoy the process.
Now I am almost half way through with the linework and I cropped th latest page I've been working on today and colored it fast to share it on Instagram. Just so that it looks better there.
This looks more cartoonish than what I am planning for my own story but I am learning a lot from this!


Psychedelic

Making Of / 16 March 2022

Not sure who is causing who a psychedelic trip in this one. I drew it on the weekend using Procreate on my iPad and I was really just playing around, drawing what came to mind and when I picked a random brush for the background color, it mixed in the colors of the above layers into the green. That, I really liked, it really was a happy accident to me and gave it this extra psychedelic touch I guess. When I started drawing the hand that was supposed to hold the "frog" my initial thoughts were: "Is he cat-like playing with that frog to eventually eat it?" but well, this came out. Might still eat it though, who knows...
I've recorded a timelapse video again, too!


Back To Flint & Mortimer

Making Of / 15 March 2022
I‘m back! Well, slowly getting back into a working schedule. It’s been a while that I made a blog post. My private life needed lots of attention lately, big changes happened, an important personal goal was reached, I am happy.
As of now, I picked up the comic project of Flint & Mortimer again, which I put aside when it was put on hold for about a year by the team.
Currently I’m in the inking process. I’m enjoying it and it gives me ideas and inspiration for my own comic project. More about both another time… to be continued.
This is Jack, he´s a little mad, a little insane too. He hates pumpkins.


Environment concept sketches

Making Of / 20 January 2022

Well, I already had a pretty clear idea of what the place is gonna look like, based on various little sketches I did before. So it's more about trying out different shots in here. There's a second part in which I'm chosing one of the three scenes and taking it further. Which one do you like the best?


Caught by surprise (+video)

Making Of / 12 January 2022

The iPad is really nice when I feel lazy and don't want to go to my desk and connect the drawing tablet. Or when it's just super cold and I want to be in bed. This is a drawing I made in bed. I like this one because I think it captures Hilda's personality and also because it has a lizard.
I think what happened here is that Yngvild and Hilda had to land to refuel somewhere and one moment that Yngvild didn't pay attebtion, Hilda was gone. She had to look for her everywhere and became grumpy. That's when she found her. So... can we keep it?


Taking it slow (art timelapse)

Making Of / 11 January 2022

...for now. Well, I want to become a Zen master after all. I am going to try to take my time with the art that I'm doing, when there's no deadline- I don't need to pressure myself to be fast just for the sake of it, right? Sometimes it's hard, though. I don't know why. And I bet I am not the only one.

Anyways, I am also trying to do more recordings of my drawing process. In Procreate on the iPad I like that I have to check video recording just once and then it will automatically remember to record my drawing. Because I am forgetful and don't always think of actively clicking "record". Not in time, that is. Sometimes I do remember when I am already half way done 😛 The finished illustration is already up in my portfolio.



Art Diary pages in early stage

General / 04 January 2022

I'm trying to do something - anything - in my art diary everyday. Sometimes it's just very little but I keep adding and adding until I feel like the spread is finished. Here are two examples of early stages. In both of these spreads I just glued in paper as a first step. Wrapping paper left overs from the holidays. You see, I like recycling 😉
Then the second thing I did was draw my original character. I felt inspired to draw her in a realistic style. In this photo she has some fixes in the face because black from the other page bled through. I didn't expect it would! Fortunately I uploaded the clean version previously to Instagram, so feel free to check it out.
In the second spread I painted randomly black on some... wax and stuff. I messed up the paper in some spots when trying to scratch it off again so I glued another layer of paper which is slightly transparent. The rest? No idea!


Welcome, 2022

General / 03 January 2022

I wish all you artists and art lovers out there a wonderful new year! I hope mine is gonna be too, I have plans on growing and learning, making experiences and also expecting big changes in my personal life coming :)
However, I haven't drawn yet this new year! So what you see here is how I ended 2021. I did some more traditional paintings, more specifically portraits. These are all tiny sketches or sorts in my art diary. I never really liked working on big paper or canvases, but I also don't need too most of the time. Maybe it is because I was drawing most of my life, not painting. And often in small sketchbooks that I took everywhere with me.
These first two are done with acrylic paint, the last one is a hard brushpen on wrapping paper. The first one is my original character, the other two had reference from Pinterest.


Webcomic title, cover and...logo?

News / 09 December 2021

Sooooo... I've been quietly (more or less) working on things. Of course on my webcomic for Webtoons and it took me extra time to figure out how I want it to look throughout the story and which approach is also fun AND maintainable and of course suits the story itself.
On the side I started some logos as well, after I finally settles with a name. Cause my favourite, fun title inventions were already invented before by somebody else. Thanks to my girlfriend for helping me out, otherwise I'd probably still be looking 😜

I played around with the titles a bit and made a temporary (I think...) cover. Just to see how it goes together. What do you think? Any favourites? I need to sleep over this. At least one night.


Dropship

General / 04 November 2021

This is the first ship that you'll see in my comic. And for consistency and to make my life a little easier, I did this 3D model of it. I kept it simple, I guess, but I am pretty happy with it. Yngvild and Hilda will eventually get a new one on which's design I haven't decided yet. This approach of 3D modelling for my comic is actually pretty good because it does benefit the comic as well as my 3D skills (since I am still learning). I think regarding 3D this is sort of my style now 😉