Posts Tagged ‘Ril’

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Ril

June 10, 2010

I designed Ril’s port outfit to have some slight stylistic similarities to his Bad Goods outfit. In this case, I like that the top has a crossover flap that wraps all the way around the back and clasps onto the front again on the opposite side. It just seemed like a cool look that was a bit different from the norm. Probably not the most practical thing in the world, but then fashion rarely is, I guess.

With Ril’s gun, I like that it’s a bit odd in proportion, with its oversized, thick stubby barrel. I’m not a huge fan of trying to make every weapon look “badass,” so I intentionally try to keep some weapons non-flashy. I was pretty happy with all three rifle sketches, but I ultimately settled on the bottom left one, again because it had the most unusual proportions of the three.

I haven’t decided yet if the pistol on this page is Ril’s signature gun or if it’s just one of many different handguns he’ll carry on different jobs. I imagine him to be a bit of a gun collector, so it would make sense for him to use a wide variety of weapons over the course of the series. I guess we’ll just see how lazy I am during the design phase of the upcoming arcs…

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

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 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 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!