First off, new Concept Art! The following pages have had brand new additional concept art added to them: Shelby Bly, Joel Rio, Maia Avanti, Blair Nimway, Robert Bly, David Kingsley, and Wander Magazine Office. As for the brand new concept art, the following are new: Arizona Dig Site, Looters, and GEEVA Henchman.
As mentioned in my previous news post, I had to exchange my hard drive and restart my 3D content library. I now have all the old concept art updated so that all loads from and points to the new drive. Yay. Now I can begin on all brand new concept art including characters, locations, and much more. Once I get a few more important pieces of concept art completed (some important locations and characters) I’ll get to work on turning the story into a script and storyboards. (The storyboards will basically be how I map out what each illustration will contain and how they will be divided up into pages.) After that, page layouts and then the actual illustrations themselves. After all that, publishing!
In addition to new concepts, I’m also working on alternate outfits and special effects shaders for the main characters. This includes a brand new “wet skin” shader for Shelby and her hair which can be seen at right (you can also see her tattoo that I took forever to paint but can only be seen here). I still need to create some dirty/muddy skin shaders, a few more injuries, etc.
For the rest of today and the next few days, it will all be concept art creation. There are several important characters and such that I have yet to create along with key locations that I need to make sure are possible before I take the next step in the production process. I might also create a new promotional artwork if I have time/inspiration to do so in the next few days.
That’s all for now. I’ll see you all very soon with more brand new concept art and maybe some promotional art. I still need to create those ACEO trading cards too… All in good time!