Posts Tagged ‘Cember’

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Cember, Sky

June 3, 2010

Here are the sketches I did for the Cember and Sky Arqq-Olem outfits. For Cember, I kept going with variations of his established look of split, 2-piece tops and skirts. This time around, I added some pattern embellishments to his outfits. While I like the solid blue outfit he wore in Bad Goods, the little bits of patterning just add that extra bit of flash that suits his character. So I’ll probably do more of that going forward.

For Sky, the first few sketches here were a bit too dull, “girly,” or fancy. I do kinda like the back skirt of #3 though, so maybe that outfit (or some variation of it) will show up in the future. But for the most part, I really like the banded jumpsuit that I ultimately settled on. It’s a fun outfit to draw, what with all the piping, so I’m pretty sure it’ll be showing up again on a semi-regular basis. I really like the headband as well. Not sure where that came from, but it definitely adds a youthful, cute look to her. That’ll probably stick around too.

Additional commentary about the outfits can be found in the posting for The Big Snow Job #1, Page 14.

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Snow Ponchos

July 29, 2010

With this Bonus Feature, I’ll be returning to my Sketchbook concept designs for a bit, this time focusing on all of the snow outfits for the main cast.

In the Commentary for The Big Snow Job #2, Page 7 I mention the thought process behind the ponchos. Basically, I wanted all the individual snow outfits to be colorful, but some of the crew would also wear white ponchos or cloaks for part of the story since they would want to blend in with the snowy environment while following the rustlers.

I thought it would be fun to do a camouflage pattern on Roka and Ril’s ponchos, but ultimately, it made more sense to just keep them plain white. I always meant for Cember’s to be a bit different, since I figured he’d have his own, more stylish cloak, complete with puffballs!

I actually really like the bottom design quite a bit. I imagined it as a solid piece down the front and back, about shoulder width. A connected piece on top would then form flaps over the arms. It seems pretty practical to me in that in most normal body positions, the arm flaps are down, giving the wearer the same coverage as a standard poncho. But it allows for a greater degree of arm mobility since it’s not all one single piece that would keep the arms “trapped” underneath since the arm flaps could move independently of the main body covering. And that seemed like something that would come in handy for an action-prone crew.

Not sure why I didn’t go with that design in the end. Maybe I just wanted something a little simpler since (a) it’d be easier to draw, and (b) because I could also see Roka just having the most basic snow ponchos lying around. Nothing fancy. But I like the design enough that I might use it at some point.

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Cember Snow Outfit

August 12, 2010

For Cember’s snow outfit, I did like the idea of the radiating flaps on the bottom (sketch #2) since they seemed reminiscent of his lower body tentacles, but ultimately, the design just felt a bit too busy. The final design feels more streamlined while still being fashionable, as per Cember’s aesthetic.

And here we have the final design for Cember’s snow cloak as well, which ended up being shortened into a half-cloak. More like a poncho, really. Again, that just seemed a bit more fashionable for Cember than a full length cloak like Roka and Ril’s. The blue clasp and puffballs added that last little bit of flair. Because with Cember, it’s all about the flair.

Additional notes 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!