|Horse Life 12 - rough sketch|
I’d been contemplating several ideas for this week's “Horse Life,” but until today, none of them were really doing it for me. While I was out at Starbucks tonight I suddenly had my idea! I thought I’d post my concept page here to give you an idea of how rough my initial ideas look. After this roughest stage, I'll re-draw the page at least once before inking it.
This seems a remarkably simple process compared to “Privateer Princess” (our old webcomic).
As I wanted “Privateer Princess” to look more like real manga comic, each page went through four or five distinct stages of creation before posting. First, Matt did the initial rough. Then I re-drew it (at least once). After which I inked it and added tone on the computer. Then we added the dialog together. After this we re-sized the page for the web and then posted it. Phew! It was a lot of work to post weekly.
“Horse Life” is much easier. Perhaps I’ve learned a few things since the “Privateer Princess” days. Perhaps I’ve just gotten a bit more laid back about it all. Either way, I’m finding “Horse Life” to be a delight. I hope you are too!
If you’d like to take a look at “Horse Life” you can see it here.
If you’d like to see “Privateer Princess” you can see it here.