#2, Pg. 9 | Cold Like That

#2, Pg. 9 | Cold Like That

July 11, 2012 in Issue 2
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***UPDATE 07/15: Can't get this done today but it's SO CLOSE. Sunday I spend with my fiancee and I can't make her wait around while I finish inking a comic page. Will finish inking Monday morning; won't post 'til Wed. 'cause lettering takes drawing time I could spend better, well, drawing. Trying for 2-page catch-up update on Wed.***

***Update 07/14: I am inking page 10 at work on downtimes. Going decently fast. I have three hours to work on it tonight, and another 3-5 hours Sunday morning. I can letter it at work early Sunday afternoon - hopefully it will be up no later than 2:30 pm PDT 07/15.***

James is a letch, but he's a decent letch. As much as he wants to just enjoy it, he's very aware of Julia's naivete (sp?). He's world-wise; she's not.

And yeah, that almost sex-scene in issue #1, as dry as I tried to make it visually, is still pretty charged with a sense of MATURE CONTENT. So, this content is not without precedent. And Julia's nudity here isn't cheap fan service or whatever; there's an artistic and story/character based reason for it. Swearsies.

Latest page, almost on time. I was really nervous to ink this one -- there really was no way to know if it was gonna work until it was halfway done. I love how it turned out.

For anyone wondering, the grey tones on Julia in "panel" 4 were done completely in ink with a VERY dry Pentel color brush, but they came out too light. I went back in with the color brush, a regular pencil, and little .3 marker scratchings. Also, I completely fucked up the face shadows and the eyes and had to go back in and stipple with a dry-ish brush of Pro white, which I think turned out STUNNING. A very pure vision of what Julia looks like in my head.


Speaking of Julia, I'm still on the nudity fence. I don't really want a mature readers tag, but maybe I'm there with the violence and swearing anyway. So, poll:

Julia: Human Nude for pages 8 and 9?
  
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Comments:

Lt. Locust 22nd Dec 2013, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Lt. Locust
I'm a little prudish sometimes, I think. The only time nudity really annoys me in a story is when there's no point to it, but there's definitely a point to it here.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 22nd Dec 2013, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
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The nudity seemed less nude in the script stage; you start drawing it and you're like "Wow, she is naked." She's meant to look more body painted/latexed than straight nude.
irongate 2nd Feb 2015, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
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Another jaw dropping page and borderless again! Everything about this page is awesome, the flow, how you used her wings to frame everything, their expressions, the shading--my God that shading is amazing.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 11th Dec 2015, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
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Again, coulda sworn I already replied to this. I have the attention span of a damn gnat...

Thanks again.:) This was a fun page to do. The shading got VERY involved, and is one of the rare uses of graphite in finished EK art (it's over 90% ink thought).

I was afraid James' thought-bubble-pictogram would be too silly, but I couldn't resist.