Sunday, March 16, 2008

GUILD OF HUNTSMEN sketch

So I'm working on a mock cover for my comic "Guild of Huntsmen." It follows a real cowboy named Willem Lockhammer and a Tibetan monk named Jampa Phosha as they attempt to rid a region of Tibet of it's Yeti problem. Right now its a quick 5 pages, which is a page more then what was needed for my sequential class, but it could easily be expanded to a full series. Jampa is never really introduced, he just kind of appears on the first page, I like him though, I would love to go into his background, and tell more of his special abilities.
Willem Lockhammer is a mysterious dude that rolls in old west style. Complete with two massive revolvers, which hes pretty good with, a bandanna around his neck, leather boots, and a sweet poncho, hes all you could want from the type of character he is. He doesn't wear a hat though, I had him with one for a good while, but then realized it would get lost pretty easy with all the monster fighting he'll be doing, so that got the nix and I gave him sweet goggles instead. Why does he have goggles you ask? Only he knows that. Maybe one day they'll come off, but that would mean something really bad happening. Like a town in Colorado being vaporized, or something along those lines.
Anyway you can see a snip-it of the comic on the left hand of that crappy picture taken from my cell phone. That bottom panel is super sweet, you just can't tell yet. but it is. I've started inking the cover already, All thats left is to finish that up, add some sweet hand lettered text, and color, and then it'll be done and everyone can read it. The whole maybe 100 words it is. There is a lot of panels though. And that makes me happy. Oh by the way, this is that first comic I was telling you about. In case you can't tell, I'm enjoying making comics.
The next one is about me when I was a little boy, pretending I was a mighty warrior- doing what you ask? you guessed it, fighting monsters and the like. I can't wait to draw it. It's going to involve some sort of shingle-horned nymph demon and maybe a golden apple and maybe a 100 headed dragon. We'll see how that goes.
I have a great deal of work to do leading up to Commencement. Besides this cover, the next comic, and my 3d character I've been continuously doing. Theres also another huge Hercules painting in which he will be fighting the Erymanthian Boar. Another Hercules painting which might turn into a cover image for the next comic. And a painting of Camulus fighting a bunch of swamp monsters. Thats just the studio work... But if I do a comic page a week, and a painting a week, I should be able to do it. Cheer me on, I'm going to need it.

2 comments:

Karolion said...

I thought it was going to be "cold feets"

kate and ron said...

FABULOUS!!