It’s late and I’m really tired of working on the “packaging” of just 12 pages. Just sent this off to Best Value Copy for full bleed printing. Should get it back in a day or so. I have no idea how it’s going to turn out but it’s cheap color printing and I consider this whole project, as much work as it has been, a massive learning exercise. Have to say that making a physical product hasn’t so far been as entertaining as I hoped – just a lot of work and late nights!
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:44 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Originally intended as art for my friend Jesse's robot themed mini-comic. It probably won't translate well to B&W, but I just wasn't interested in producing B&W art so instead I used it as an opportunity to practice painting. This took about 12-14 hours total including concept development. I'm starting to get a better feel for going straight from sketch to colour. Story after the picture.
The XP-802F autopilot was given a unique form by the Air Ministry in an attempt to lift the spirits of hard pressed RAF and Commonwealth pilots in North Africa. "Grablebot" (a name given by fellow flyers), was an exceptional combat pilot. She had 6 aerial victories before being shot down by Luftwaffe ace Hans-Joachim Marseille in late 1941. Grablebot was recovered from the desert and shipped to England for repairs, but was never seen again.
Update: After getting some feedback on a variant of the piece over on the ImagineFX forums I decided to make some changes that I think improved the piece greatly. What you're seeing now is the revised piece. Also included is a grey scale version that I did for the actual comic.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 12:07 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
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