Often when it I’m in the middle of a story, and I’m getting low on paper, and I don’t want to venture out into the “wiggly-world”, I’ll grab a page of unfinished art that I have lying around and use the other side.
Here’s an example. This is page 120 from Dark Matter, before the final lettering was in place.
And on the other side of the above artwork is an unused page of art from the first chapter. These blue pencils are an earlier version of page 20.
And here’s the final version of page 20:
Next time more lost art retrieved from the jaws of those feisty grey aliens!
Yes, Abductions, Book Three of The Silent Invasion will be released very shortly. Our challenge this week will be to post something every day.
Today, I’m going to give you a peek at some work from Book Four which will be released next year.
Here is the evolution of one page from Chapter Two of Book Four.
The initial rough of said page drawn with a big fat marker:
Here is the first version of the pencils:
Then after much thought the page was re-pencilled to this:
Below is the inked version. Some background details are missing in panel 4. And we are still waiting for the wordsmith to provide words to the page. Of course when Larry sees this blog post that will the first time he’s seen the almost finished page.
All of these images were shot with a phone camera in my kitchen under bad lighting.
Tomorrow: the artist’s secret sanctum; or pages from an alternate world Silent Invasion?