Monday, August 11, 2008

Tabby and the Ghost Woman

I'm writing the last scene in the book, which comprises of five chapters (out of twenty-six). Now that I can see the finish line, I'm more comfortable with the idea of drawing some spot illustrations to head the chapters. After looking through a copy of the Breath of Fire Official Complete Works that I got from Comic Con, I thought it was time to teach myself how to draw nostrils. So, the above drawing was born! I used an oil pencil for the whole thing, foolishly thinking it was a normal pencil. But it turns out, I really prefer the oil pencil because it doesn't smudge quite as much as a regular one, so I was very happy.

I'll try some more illustrations in that style to see if it'll fit with the tone of the book, but I'm liking it so far. I still have to go through the whole thing (roughly 300 pages) one more time for grammar and word usage, so it's not over yet!

Speaking of Comic Con, it was awesome! If you haven't seen yet, my brother Tim has been uploading our home videos of the event on his website. He makes my terrible camera work palpable with his excellent editting! So, if you want to see what it was like behind the Flight booth, give his site a visit.

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