Nov 18th, 10
Tonight was another night for Photoshop coloring, with Whitney’s Halloween portrait as Catwoman on the to-do list. I managed to get through the entire process, even though I stumbled a bit when it came time to come up with an effect background. Altogether I think it was a success, though; the final version of the image was approved by the real-life Whitney, and that ultimately is what matters the most.
Hit the jump to watch the recording. The final version of the image has already been added to the post on the Peter & Company site.
Jul 8th, 10
Tonight’s show marked the continuation of the inking phase for the remaining characters. We managed to get through five of them, with only a few remaining to ink. I should be able to get the rest knocked out in a single show later next week. After that point it’s on to the coloring, and then all that’ll be left is to finish the design of the new page. The finish line is getting closer on this project!
Peter and Seth:
Chelsea and Persephoni:
As mentioned on the schedule, the show will take a break for the next couple days due to a family birthday I’ll be attending. Stay tuned for Sunday night’s broadcast for the production of page three of the Chronicles of Ademar.
Jun 29th, 10
With this update, the final sketches for the Cast Page Revamp project are complete and ready to be inked later in the week. In fact, we had so much time left over once the last sketch was done that I took the opportunity to start on the inking phase of the project as well. Looks like things are rolling on right on schedule with how I anticipated!
Dr. Munchkinn, now posing alongside Fritz in his patented drysuit:
Robert and Celine, Peter’s parents:
Inked version of Whitney’s image:
Tomorrow’s show will take a break from this project to start working on something else that is long overdue: the first page of the Chronicles of Ademar. I got big plans for this one.
Jun 28th, 10
Tonight’s broadcast went into overdrive, with a plethora of doodles and sketches being cranked out in the two-hour time limit. We had a ton of fun with the sheer randomness, particularly when everyone started talking about Portal out of the blue.
Which brought on this:
So yes, onto the character sketches!
Ezzy, playing a certain unnamed dual-screen handheld system:
The worms, hauling around a Trojan Worm for certain ill intent:
Eddy strangling Jeff by his own mailbag strap:
Dr. Victor Munchkinn, in all his eccentric genius:
There are only a few characters left — namely Robert & Celine (Peter’s parents) and Dr. Fritz. These will be drawn with tomorrow night’s show, likely amidst a slew of random off-color sketches.
Oh yes, and to those who tuned in, don’t forget:
See what you miss by not watching the show?
Jun 28th, 10
Sunday night’s broadcast was shorter than usual since I had a number of things I still had yet to fix on my Mac. Now that it’s 95% back up and running, things have been picking up speed quite a bit. Since it was such a short show, though, not as much material was produced; as such, only two additional sketches were finished for the Cast Page Revamp project.
Chelsea, holding Persephoni as “Pearl,” with the bunny’s true form invisibly floating next to her:
Korgar, with his legion of desk kittens and accompanying “Yes” and “No” stamping tools:
Admittedly the relationship between Chelsea and Persephoni is the most difficult to portray in a single image. Even with how it’s portrayed in the comic it can still get a little confusing to the readers. I’m hoping I can find a good way to make it readable without leading too much into confusion.
More to come!
Jun 22nd, 10
The artwork on the Peter & Company cast page has remained untouched since the start of the Guardian storyline in January 2005. I’ve been meaning to revamp the section for a long time now: redrawing the characters, including the ones that have debuted in the comic since then, and redesign the interface to make it more streamlined and artistic. Tonight’s show was the start of that project, which will extend into the next couple weeks over various nights of penciling, inking, and digital coloring. Eventually I’ll have created 10 individual images of character art, which will all also be grouped together into one huge cast shot for printing purposes.
During tonight’s show, I managed to get through the pencils for the first three character pieces: Peter & Seth, Iggy & Skin, and Whitney. Wednesday and Thursdays shows will also be dedicated to this project, so expect the next couple nights to be filled with lots of P&C pencils and more random Megaman music.
Peter and Seth:
Iggy and Skin:
I’m going to hold off on inking any of these character images until all of the pencils are complete. I like keeping my workload in an “assembly line” format, just to keep things organized.