Hey y’all, it’s been a while!! Robin and I had been talking about doing a selection of monsters for a sort of mini art/writing book, so I’ve been playing around with design for a bit. Under the cut is the (image-heavy) process log for this particular monster:
This is the headache monster, named after my year(or so)-long battle with migraines and the desire I often felt to cut open my temples or crack my head open on the nearest hard surface. While drawing, I was doing a bit of Twitter brainstorming and talked about how this thing (“in-game”) clutches at its head and smashes it into walls, keeping to one location (potentially guarding items or checkpoints). When the proverbial player gets too close, it rips its hands out of its head (Twitter and I talked about both long, knife-y and wiggly, vein-y fingers) and screams/statics at the player. If killed via a headshot, the monster dies and gives a beautiful sigh. If killed any other way, its screams and static turn even more horrible.
Under the cut is a screenshot-laden post detailling my process in PSCS5. As always, click to full-view!!
I honestly don’t remember the prompt for this one, but the strip was drawn by me (Kate) and scripted by Robin during one of our sessions with Colin and crew. Cheers (and click through for a larger version)!
It’s been a while since a proper post, but after doing a bit of cleanup before driving our way out to CA, I found some of the older sketches we had mentioned in passing at a few of our meetings (click for larger, as usual):
Logan being her usual self, i.e. all up in that fixing business.
Round two of the character’s “familiars”…
…and round one! The original drafts on awful notebook paper.
And, more recently, messing around with another portrait idea for Rika:
And last, but not least, I was cleaning out some old stuff on my computer when I ran across my 24 hour comic day piece from 2011!! I successfully completed all 24 pages in the 24 hours (and drove myself into the ground via Starbucks espresso thingers) and these pages were some of my favourite. The story was based on a dream I had a few years ago and moulded around an image I drew on a whim about a year after that (there’s another page that belongs between the third and fourth here, but that file disappeared).
More updates coming soon, now that we’re settled and my tablet pen has returned!!
Many, many thanks for this rendition of Rika. You can see more of Fritz’ brilliant art on Tumblr: http://22h39.tumblr.com/
From moon to sun it goes on ‘n’ on…
Testing out angles and have been working on different text layouts for Sinclaire. More on the way soon! Apologies for the junky mobile photos in the meanwhile.
Also as a small fyi: Kate lost her tablet pen last week in the move from Hampshire, so all finished stuff is very much on hold until it is found or replaced.