• This is the first page with most of the contour lines done. Placed down masking fluid where appropriate so I could apply some ink washes...
    This is the first page with most of the contour lines done.  Placed down masking fluid where appropriate so I could apply some ink washes...
  • The page after the ink washes have dried. Still needs a lot of refining and finessing, but the character of the page is starting to come through.
    The page after the ink washes have dried.  Still needs a lot of refining and finessing, but the character of the page is starting to come through.
  • Page two, last panel. This one gave me a lot of problems, I scrapped it a few times and started over. This is the latest version, I am much, much happier with it!
    Page two, last panel. This one gave me a lot of problems, I scrapped it a few times  and started over.  This is the latest version, I am much, much happier with it!
  • A big establishing shot, super close-up here.
    A big establishing shot, super close-up here.

Comic Short – The Fire Vampire – process update

Work for my submission for In A Single Bound #3 continues apace! I am nearly done this project after working pretty steadily on it for the last 2 weeks. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at what I’ve been doing. It’s like seeing my comics in their undies, but sharing is caring after all!

Still roughing things out a bit here, but I'd done a lot of thumbnailing work previously and knew generally were things were going to go.

Still roughing things out a bit here, but I’d done a lot of thumbnailing work previously and knew generally were things were going to go.

 

Page two, last panel. This one gave me a lot of problems, I scrapped it a few times and started over. This is the latest version, I am much, much happier with it!

Page two, last panel. This one gave me a lot of problems, I scrapped it a few times and started over. This is the latest version, I am much, much happier with it!

 

A big establishing shot, super close-up here.

A big establishing shot, super close-up here.

 

This is the first page with most of the contour lines done. Placed down masking fluid where appropriate so I could apply some ink washes...

This is the first page with most of the contour lines done. Placed down masking fluid where appropriate so I could apply some ink washes…

 

The page after the ink washes have dried. Still needs a lot of refining and finessing, but the character of the page is starting to come through.

The page after the ink washes have dried. Still needs a lot of refining and finessing, but the character of the page is starting to come through.

 

This is on page two, my favorite panel so far. The dialog is pretty much a direct quote from the 4 year old I interviewed for this story. I was giggling the whole time when making this panel, it's completely adorable.

This is on page two, my favorite panel so far. The dialog is pretty much a direct quote from the super, super cute 4 year old girl I interviewed for this comic. I was giggling the whole time when making this panel, it’s completely adorable.

 

I’ve had a great time working on this short comic and can’t wait to share the finished product with you! – Maria

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