Posts Tagged ‘Warsaw’

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Warsaw

May 12, 2011

The Kaagan-Vas leader, Warsaw, was a lot of fun to design. With the very first full-body sketch, I pretty much had the basic look down, and then it just took a few refinement passes to really nail the design down. He may be one of my favorite alien designs to date. I like the hermit crab shell on his back, even though you never actually see it in the story itself due to the clothing.

Speaking of the clothes, back on The Big Snow Job #2, Page 20, I talked a bit about the Western influence I wanted in the rustler outfits. The cowboy duster look came about pretty easily for Warsaw. Actually, all of the rustler outfits were somewhat easy to design. The hats were the killers. As you can see in this sketchbook page, I tried to go with variations of the cowboy hat early on for Warsaw, but they just weren’t working. They just seemed too glaringly cowboy-ish in an almost comical way, like he should always be saying, “Howdy, pardner!” So I eventually scrapped the idea and came up with a different type of hat altogether.

Next up…Uskulon.

BONUS CONTENT: Sketchbook: Kaagan-Vas Rustlers

June 2, 2011

And here we have the final versions of all three Kaagan-Vas rustlers. I wanted to give Baso a hat to make him stand out from other Ulon Dosi and to also match the other rustlers. Obviously, his doesn’t have any  neck covering though since he doesn’t have a KV tattoo that needed to be concealed.

With Warsaw, I finalized the look of his hat and also added some pattern detailing to his outfit to match Baso’s poncho pattern. With Uskulon, I ditched the lower body coverings and changed his hat. Ultimately, when I got around to actually drawing the story pages, I changed his hat one last time on the fly. I decided that this one was a bit too similar to Warsaw’s and I wanted them to be a little more different. So I went back to the rice paddy look.

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.