Posts Tagged ‘Bennesaud’

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Ril, Bennesaud Snow Outfit

August 19, 2010

I settled on Ril’s outfit pretty easily (I love when that happens!). Different textures are important to me in terms of adding variety to outfits, so for Ril, I thought a fine vertical ribbed pattern would be a nice way to make his outfit visually different. And, as mentioned earlier, that ribbed look was also derived from his hat, which had already been established in the flashback sequence from Bad Goods.

For Bennesaud, I wanted to give him a little something for this story arc in the form of a belt of pouches. I very briefly considered a bandolier across the torso, but quickly decided that that would be too Chewbacca. I always liked the look of military pouches across the stomach, so that pretty quickly became Bennesaud’s look.

To make Bennesaud’s belt a little more visually interesting (to me, at least), I made the pouches different sizes, so there’s one big pouch on the back, three small ones in the front, and three medium-sized ones on either side. The idea with the really big pouch is that maybe Bennesaud keeps Cember’s snow cloak in there for him since Cember doesn’t have his own bag in this arc. Not really sure the cloak would all fit in there, but that was the intent.

Additional notes for Ril can be found in the commentary for The Big Snow Job #2, Page 1.

Additional notes for Bennesaud can be found in the commentary for The Big Snow Job #2, Page 4.

Kickstarter Sketch Samples

January 31, 2013

So I spent yesterday whipping up some samples for the 3 different sketch reward levels for the upcoming Snow Job Kickstarter project. I figure the 3 levels will be for an 8 x 11″ bust sketch (waist-up), an 11 x 17″ single character full body sketch, and an 11 x 17″ two-character full body sketch. “Sketch” may not be the best word since the pieces will be fully inked over the blue pencils, but that’s what I’m calling them for now. Maybe I’ll go with “illustration” instead.  Anyway, backers will be able to choose any character(s) from the series. Or perhaps a space yak, if you’re into that sort of thing. And who isn’t?


Kickstarter Rewards: Character Cards

February 23, 2013

Here are all of the 4″ x 6″ Character Cards that will be available as part of the Runners: The Big Snow Job Kickstarter campaign. There will be 8 total, with each one featuring a pair of characters. Lower tier rewards will come with one random Character Card (which makes for a decent bookmark), but all mid-level and higher rewards will come with a complete set.

Kickstarter Rewards: Inked Illustrations

February 23, 2013

Here are some bigger image samples of the 3 different illustration reward levels for the Runners: The Big Snow Job Kickstarter project. The illustrations will all be inked artwork over blue pencils on bristol board, and each will be custom drawn to feature whichever character(s) the backer has chosen. The base illustration reward will be an 8.5″ x 11″ bust portrait (waist-up), the mid-level will be an 11″ x 17″ single character full body, and the top level will be an 11″ x 17″ two-character full body illustration.

Kickstarter Inked Illustrations

October 29, 2013

It’s been a while since my last update here. I tend to do more regular posts on the Runners: The Comic Facebook Fan Page, so “Like” that page to get more regular updates (the link is on the right)!

Since the Kickstarter campaign ended, I’ve been pretty busy working on getting everything done while still doing my regular freelance work. I’m happy to report that at this point, I am just about done with all the fulfillment! Almost all the books, sketchbooks, and prints have now gone out and I am just finishing the last 30 or so items, the inked illustrations.

I recently finished all 20 of the 8.5 x 11″ inked character bust portraits. Here’s what they all look like:

Now it’s on to the 11 x 17″ inked full-body illustrations and that will be it!