Maelstrom 1 p9

The action picks up. More panels per page, more suspense… and more stuff to draw.

And more reference needed. But let’s start with the thumbnail sketches.

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In the binder, a tighter version in half-letter size

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Which was redone on tabloid size paper in light blue and printed on tabloid size board for inking. I rarely pencil directly on board as it sometimes gets rather messy; printing it gives me a cleaner surface to ink on.
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Of course, in preparation, I gathered some reference and inspiration pictures. This one for instance (I love Bruegel)…

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Not shown much on the page, but in my mind, it needed a little bit of mood…

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Next, find a proper house…

(I read this was an abandoned house in Russia and yay, there’s a credit to be attached to this pic, but man, is it small!)

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house

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And the inside decoration…

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And how I put it all together…

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And how I inked the final…

Cheers,

Denis

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