Posts Tagged ‘Preegan’

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Preegans

May 6, 2010

As you might guess, I did a lot of concept design work for The Big Snow Job. I’ll be posting images from my sketchbook in batches, breaking up the batches with other Bonus Content every now and then. This first group of sketches goes back to the first issue of the story arc.

Here we have the Preegans, the double-crossing bug aliens that first show up in The Big Snow Job #1,  Page 4. I wanted them to be small and insectoid but had a bit of trouble settling on something that didn’t look like just another typical alien bug. Once I sketched the roach/beetle-looking guy with the 90-degree bend between the torso and abdomen, that was it. I liked that the hunched-over back made them look a bit sneaky, while the round bellies kept them looking comical.

I figured I’d do a few quick facial expression tests too since I knew they’d have to look pathetic when pleading their case to Roka, and I wanted to make sure I’d be able to capture that in the art.

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Preegan Gear

May 13, 2010

As I mentioned in the post for The Big Snow Job #1, Page 7, I wanted the Preegan henchmen to have a Western bandito look, so I gave them crisscrossing ammo belts across the torso. But to make the outfit a little more interesting, instead of just being two ammo loops going diagonally across the torso, it’s one continuous belt, that goes around the back of the neck, crisscrossing in the front, and then attaching to the waist belt in the back.

Here I also did a few sketches of the Preegan oversized gun to figure out how it would work for four-armed usage. For all the thought that went into them, the guns ended up barely showing up at all in the actual sequence, which is kind of a bummer. But at least they’re already designed, so if the Preegans ever show up again, that concepting work will be done. Hurray for recycling!

Kickstarter: Character Card Samples

February 20, 2013

Getting very close to launch!! Here are some samples of more rewards: 4×6″ character cards. There will be 8 different cards, each featuring a duo of Snow Job characters. The lower reward tiers will come with one random card (which makes for a nice bookmark), but all mid-level and higher tiers will come with a complete set of 8.

It’s been a lot of fun drawing these characters again, especially the Preegans (left) and Dhama Hes (middle), who only appeared in the first chapter of the story. So it’s been a long while since I’ve had the chance to draw them! It’s like revisiting old friends. Old weird, tentacle-y friends.

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.