Monday, June 29, 2009

Nightmare World

This semester I wanted to get back into doing comic book art, I used to love comics but some how over the course of college classes I got more caught up in fine art. I have been working on a story dealing with a post-apocalyptic future where the global economy has collapsed, wide spread war has broken out; plagues and bio engineered diseases have swept the globe. Society has broken down and what is left of civilization has held together in the form of militant tribal societies. The story will take place in what was once the United States that has fractured off into separate regions governed by unions of the state republics. The antagonist in this story is a group of social engineers who are trying to unite the world under their scientific dictatorship using military force.

This is a double spread splash page that I penciled and inked using a pen and brush. I scanned it into Photoshop as a B/W image, cut and pasted back into the image so it would be on the upper layer then cut out the white pixels. I then used the pencil tool to separate the areas into their local colors. After that was done I used the Magic wand tool to go back and grab selections and add shading with various different brushes. I’m going to do a series of pages in this sequence that will hopefully explain what’s going on here.

1 comment:

  1. Jeff, looks great! You kind of set up an impossible situation with that super flowing cape center stage. It becomes the main focus and looks nearly impossible to get a good highlight pattern onto it. I love seeing the line work. I am still getting used to your lower saturation. I keep thinking of increasing it, but I think that it works as it is for you. Maybe if you wanted an emphasis it would be easy to beef it up in that small area.