Monthly Archives: April 2011

09 Early Earth and Big History

The cooling cracked crust in the second panel was a pleasure to draw, and I spent quite a while on it and then ended up putting a big old text bubble in front of it!  Maybe when I make a … Continue reading

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Making 08 – Magma

I was really happy with how the angry Earth face turned out.  This page is where I really felt like I was painting for the first time on the computer, and I was really excited to be using color, even … Continue reading

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Making 07 – Correct Conditions

So this is the first page where I ended up deviating substantially from the sketch.  I did make that bottom right panel, which is meant to be Gramps surrounded by floating molecules, and he has one in hand and is … Continue reading

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Making 06 – Earth!

So this is an example of an illustration that just kind of worked out. I didn’t actually know I could make something like this.  And since it’s just one illustration that takes up the whole page, it didn’t take long … Continue reading

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Making 05 – Planets

Once again the clone stamp tool came in real handy building up multiple layers of stars.  I am well aware that the planets and sun are nowhere near accurately sized in relation to each other, but from the design perspective … Continue reading

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Making 04 – Orbits

Here you can see how I started sketching the figure with a couple bright colors, then illustrate it at full saturation before adjusting it to be closer to black and white.  Once I made one sun I just kept copying … Continue reading

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Making 03

This page went pretty quickly as well.  I pulled the supernova from BANG! and the dark void of space was pretty quick to illustrate.  There was plenty of good reference on Google images for the sun and planets.  Looking back, … Continue reading

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