07/23/2005

Candy War / Goblins Stuffs

Yesterday I was eating some candy and I started playing with it. I made a… something out of it.

Check out the Candy War.

(and here’s my Twitter and the Goblins forum, which is filled with friendly folks who like to talk about the comic)

The Goblins update will be up soon. Lately, I’ve been working on ways to be able to post pages more quickly. One thing I’m trying to teach myself, is how to draw the characters in a faster, more simplified style. I’m optimistic that it’ll save me time in the near future but for right now, drawing Big Ears’ armour over and over in an attempt to simplify it with minimal visual change is eating up the hours.  Don’t worry, Goblins isn’t about to go through some drastic change. I’m talking about little things like armour having slightly less pieces to it and blood splatter not being a recreation of literally. Every. Drop. Of. Blood. Seriously, pages like the recent Forgath vs Kore are easily a good thirty hours just to get the blood right. A lot of that is simply due to the fact that I draw crazy slow. Still, I’m not kidding when I say that every drop of blood has been handled as though it were a separate character.

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Another thing adding to the hours, is the first room of The Dragon’s Maw, which appears in the upcoming page.

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I still have more work to do on it but as you can see, it’s got a lot of detail to it. I’m not complaining about any of this, I’ve actually been having a great time drawing it and of course, no one is making me do any of this. :P

As a side note, I gladly admit that the bricks in that room (like most of Goblins) are heavily influenced by the artwork of one of my heroes, Dave Trampier. Check it out…

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As always, thanks for reading.

~Thunt