Art stuff…

So the bulk of the work I will be doing for the New CC is the art… the look of it… it is something that is very exciting and scary at the same time.  But there is something that I am going to attempt to do to not only try to make this easier but to make some of my art more consistent.

This is also something that me and my partner in this have discussed over and over as well.  See what we are going to do is try to use reference for as much as we can… for example I am going to be using lots of references for faces… that way when I draw Canuck with out his mask on he looks the same all the time because I am just referring to one persons face.. and no it wont be me!! Lol

We are going to be using reference for key buildings that you will see more and more… that way the city hall looks the same all the time… and such.

 

Now we are still in the infant stages of this… I mean really we are almost done the draft for the first issue… and then some editing of it and then the art and so on and so forth…

 

Like I said still in the beginnings.. but well on our way to the finishings…

 

 

No how much I am really going to be contributing to the art… well maybe more than I originally wanted.. but after a while I may be able to step back a bit…

 

But at this point it looks like I will be doing all the pencil art.. and then my own inks.. and then colour guides for some one to make look prettier in Photoshop… now what I am hoping is that the person who will be helping me with the Photoshop stuff.. well that he will soon not need the guides.. also I am hoping to teach some friends some stuff on inking and maybe get some help with that…

 

But time will tell us all….

 

Hey thanks for stopping by….

 

Gak…

jumbled thoughts….

So.. I mentioned in an earlier post that I am doing some art for a charity in KW area for an event called Cutting Out Brain Cancer… something that I personally know many who have suffered with… if anyone who reads this is in that area.. on June 10th you should check it out…

 

Now that I am done that I am going to be doing some Canuck centered art… get some stuff out there for you to see the direction we are headed… the story is coming along great.. and we are doing this very carefully .. so I will be doing something called thumbnail sketches of all the pages… and some of those I may show here…

 

Now some of you may wonder what comics I read.. since I am attempting to make one.. lol..

Well my partner who is doing the heavy lifting in the writing area… he is more of the Collector than myself…. Not that I don’t collect or read.. I am just weird in my way…

 

My  partner.. and I bug him about this.. he is a Batman nut… Batman everything… he right now I think collects 3 batman monthly books.. along with a few others… he has batman toys and novels, trade paperbacks, graphic novels.. Batman Batman Batman.. nothing at all wrong with this… and he is very careful with all his comics.. bags boards and organized…he is like a regular collector… which is probably the only normal thing about him!!

 

Now myself.. I am the weird collector…I think it comes from living with comics my whole life.. always tones and tones around.. so I don’t seem to ever collect a character.. there are lots of characters I love.. . but that isn’t enough to get me to buy a book.. and there are lots of characters I hate.. . but that doesn’t mean I would never buy their book.. see im weird..

Myself I tend to follow people.. creators, artists, writers inkers colorists… and I will give you an example… and this list is ever growing because great people come on the scene every day… but I love Jim Lee’s art and I love Richard Friend’s inks and Sinclair is an amazing colorist and Millar is a great writer.. and any of those people will get me to pick up a book… so that is how I collect.. and my comics end up in piles.. and the bags in the garbage.. and the boards get drawn on.. see weird..

 

Well.. thanks for coming by and reading… 

 

Gak

story progress…..

So i thought i would share… today i read the first half of the script for issue one… and i think it is reallly really good.. something you have never seen from the captain before!!! and hopefully something that will excite everyone and keep them wanting more…

I think it is quite amazing what can be accomplished and how it can turn out when you simply add another person to bounce ideas off of and to work with.. 1+1 definitly equals 10 or more!!!

 

thanks for reading

 

gak

Script update and the other voice(s)…plus other news..

So i was talking to my partner today.. he says he has a version of the first issue done.. excpt he now wants to go through it with a fine tooth comb and get it to waht he feels is almost perfect.. and then i get to read it and a few select others.. and then we give feedback and go from there…

I am excited!! as he tells me it is fast paced and exciting… lots of action but deep in story.. so i am very excitied to see this…the plans are at this point.. is to get the scripts done.. for the whole first series starting with an issue at a time.. and then when he finishes each script i am first goiing to do thumbnail sketches of all the pages until i think i have them planned out the best.. adn i am going to show our group of people the thumb nails so they can give us feedback (i may also post osme here) and then it will be moving onto the pages.. and then from there some inks and colours and hopefully some printing…
now at this point it looks like i will be doing the pencils and inks and we have some one learning some great colouring techniques right now.. but since he is still a baby at it.. i will probably scan and print off all the pages and give him some colur guides for the pages so that he can make them look amazing… and from there here is hoping it will hit stores… as for how that is going to happen we have some ideas and will start sharing more when we get closer… becasue it will then start getting exciting and crazy….

Now my partner will soon be adding his posts here on this blog just so you dont always have to read my bad writing…there may also be a thrid person who will send me items to post here.. the more the better….. and i will be doing my best to remember to update here often…

Now i dont have any canuck art to share with you right now.. but i will share a peice i did recently for a charity event happening in Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario Canada… the even is called Cutting out Brain Cancer and it is on June 10 2012 and it is a great event… in my life personally i know a few peo0ple who suffer with brain tumurs… so this is a near and dear cause to me.. and i am donating more than one peice to it.. but i will share one here… if anyone who reads this is in the KW area i would strongly suggest checking it out….

 

thanks for stopping by and reading this..

 

Gak

story discussions….

SO i have been having lots and lots of story discussions with my writer… and we really have lots of things coming along… one of the great things we are doing is taking all the characters from the original universe and and using them in some way… mostly re-purposing them!… one of my favorite spins is simply with CC who we have named Evan Thompson… instead of Tom Evans .. and then we go from there… we still have Redcoat and Kebec and we have the infamous Bluefox along with a whole cast of characters to build up a an amazing universe!!!

One of the fun things we have had with writing is the different ways in witch these characters are being used.. and sometimes very surprising ways….

next week i will post some sketches to show you all how it is coming along… no pages yet as we are not starting on that art until we have a great script first!

 

thanks for coming bye…

Gak