I just realised, I never showed these here.
Back about a year ago I was approached by a client I'd worked with in the past to do some subcontract work for Udon comics, specifically Exalted issue 05, the final in the miniseries.
Over the course of the next several weeks I drew about 15 pages from the script. For various reasons I don't care to go into, the pages were not used by Udon (basically the agent that functioned as the gateway between the artists and the publisher had a breakdown, and our participation in the project spiraled horribly into disaster). The book they would have appeared in, Exalted vol.01, was published earlier this year, leaving me free to show these pages in portfolio if nothing else.
It's also worth noting that, at least with these initial few pages, I was working over a layout provided to me by the agent. So any comments regarding layout, at least to some degree, might be tempered by that knowledge.
Enough bitchin', let's look at some comics.
Page 05 of the script, about the point I picked up. Aruna, the woman seen here, is chasing a flock of golden, glowing birds through the campgrounds of a traveling circus. The birds actually represent a spell cast by the spellcaster Jasara in her attempt to escape.
This is all stuff you'd know if we started with page 01, but hey... work with me here.
Page 06. Aruna casts a spell that turns her skin to bronze, hence the "bong" fx and the dent when she bounces off the crate. I might have done an ink effect to show her skin looking metallic, but I was instructed to leave the lines as open as possible for the colorist to do her thing (which was admittedly awesome, I wish I had the right to show these pages in full color).
Last edited by Inkthinker; 08-28-2007 at 11:13 PM.