Lydia suspects! How are you gonna get out of this one Sammy!? At least Raf is gone, it’s probably a lot easier to open up to your best friend than the person you have a crush on… especially about something like spontaneous cat ears XD
Things are going along rather smoothly so far, been able to make several pages in the past week or so. All my other art has been on hold though, but focus is important when I’m so far behind… And speaking of behind, Sammy gets another addition thanks to the faulty phone. How the heck is she gonna hide that one?
Just because you work with one piece of equipment doesn’t make you an expert in all of them, comon Sammy! Then again, she is desperate here, yo never know till you ask. Huh, Eddie sure seems interested in that hat…
Sammy’s apartment was planned out on paper; I usually like to have an accurate portrayal of where things are to avoid inconsistencies down the line… Can you call out the cameo objects?
Sammy gets an unexpected bonus with her new device!
Even using grey scale, sometimes a little bit of extra texture can really help a page; in this case Ive used screen tones both on the desk as well as the background for added effect.
Sammy gets her new phone! Coloring a page takes a huge amount of time (over 6 hours sometimes), and I had no time to draw another full color comic besides CB. However, plain lineart is just too “flat” for my taste, and I feel it makes your eyes work harder to distinguish between all the elements on a page. So I started playing around with this painting concept where I mask out the characters and use a simple grey scale fill on them. You get enough of a sensation of volume to make the char pop out of the page without all the work that goes into digital painting.
So here it is; the first page of iMew! A lot of planning goes into a comic, even though its not always noticeable. For me, details such as the layout of Sammy’s apartment are important so that I can establish some kind of continuity. In this case, I used google sketchup to create her apartment building in 3D. An added benefit is that I can use the models as background elements.
Welcome to iMew! This is a donation based bonus comic that will be updated every Sunday, as long as there are pages in the queue! You can check out the current cue or help move us along by looking at the battery indicator to the right of this page. iMew is a short story that revolves around a very unlucky girl that tried to save a few bucks by purchasing a knock off smartphone. For starters, the phone seems to default to Chinese, and there’s no instruction manual! That wouldn’t be the worst of it, as whenever she tries to use it, it causes some strange changes… Can Sammy ever find the “reset” button? Does anybody even want her too? Hope you enjoy it!