Equals out of mind, despite any effort to make it otherwise. There has been so much going on in our little corner of the world that it seems like every time I sit down to post an update, something comes along and distracts me. Plus, since most of the people who pledged the project know me personally, I usually keep folks updated in person. Still, this is an excuse at best for not updating more often.
As far as the book goes, we still move at a slow-but-steady pace. Flat colors keep coming in, and the rendered colors come a bit slower than that. I’ve floated offers to a few colorists that can match the work Brandon has been doing, but don’t have anyone locked in place yet. Trying to find someone who will work in that way (matching someone else’s style) is always a task, but we are fortunate in that Brandon works in what’s known as the Hi-Fi method, so there should be a number of artists out there other than the ones I’ve tracked down to date that can do it without too much hassle. We press on.
As promised last time, here are the pencils of the script pages from the last update. As I show you folks more and more of the behind-the-scenes stuff, you’ll get to see art that only Gilbert and I have previously laid eyes on. It feels a bit weird because we’ve been showing of the first 25 pages for so long that we almost forget that there are 135 other pages of penciled work just sitting there, waiting for an audience. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks of the “new” pages and the way Gilbert’s work evolves over the course of the book. As you’ll see in a moment, Gilbert’s pencils are so clean that we decided to not have them inked and go straight to color!
With that, I give you the next two pages of our story in pencil. Next update: flat colors!