Happy Leap Day!

Here’s a little insight into what I’ve been doing for the past month:

It’s the new format for the character pages. Sorry, it won’t be animated or anything like the current one, but it will be a lot easier to update. That’s The Professor, by the way. He’s a White Heart. One of the Celestial Ten actually.

For a vote, I’ll show you Ralph and Eugene’s new pics.

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Comment by GatesyGirl
February 29, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

Professor ____________??? What’s his name?

Comment by arch angel
February 29, 2008 @ 10:19 pm

holy crap. is that Eugenes limit? i really really wanna see that in action. dig the professor btw

Comment by Matt
March 1, 2008 @ 4:05 am

Awesome! Absolutely love the look of all the new characters we get sneek peeks at. I can’t imagine how long it would take to come up with each one!

Keep up the GW!

Comment by Thor
March 1, 2008 @ 6:53 am

Digging it very much. Can’t wait to see more.

Comment by Gray
March 3, 2008 @ 1:40 am

Eugene’s aura is my favorite. It’s all… swooshy.

Comment by Hernando
March 7, 2008 @ 5:27 am

I still don’t know how you do it, Dave. I got the Wacom drawing tablet like you said, AND am drawing in Flash, but I feel like I’m learning to draw all over again on that thing. The line quality is excellent, but the limitations of the program seem to negate my many years of drawing experience, rather than supplement them. Can I import scans into Flash, and convert them to vector?

Comment by mrdaveryan
March 7, 2008 @ 9:28 am

Well, like any new medium, the stylus takes some getting used to. It’s the same as the first time you picked up charcoal or conte.

What kind of lines are you going for? Flash is good for those solid lines you see in the majority of my pages, but while you can get variation in the width there’s no convenient way to control the hardness.

If you’re going for that rough, sketchy more natural look like the Professor sketch above, that was made in Photoshop. With the myriad of options built into the brush tool, anything’s really possible with enough tweaking.

But if you really like the stuff you make on paper, scan it in (or grab a digital photo) and use Photoshop to color.

Now if you want to work from a scan in Flash and be able to color under your linework, that’s a little trickier. You could try modify->bitmap->trace bitmap and see what you get. It’ll take some trial and error I think.

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