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Maelstrom 1 p16

This one was fun to do. I always loved the old propaganda posters of the USSR and communist China and here was my chance draw one. It’s also a page with an easter egg hidden in there…

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Maelstrom 1 p15

Page 15 is from of a scene I did earlier as part of the initial Kickstarter campaign. This is were I settled on the style and realized this is what was needed for Maelstrom. But how about the process that brought me there?

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Maelstrom 1 p14

Okaaaaay, this isn’t an easy one. To do a step-by-step of my Photoshop illustration technique is like “dancing about architecture” (a Frank Zappa quote, I think).

Here goes nothing…

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Maelstrom 1 p13

Closing this sequence, I originally wanted to have the Raven come back within the page. He’s the narrator after all. As you can see from the thumbnail sketches, that didn’t work too well as it was a bit too distracting; it was pulling the eye away from the action too much..

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Maelstrom 1 p12

Knee deep in snow. Feels like home.

While waiting for spring to wake us up from hibernation, the action here is on hyperdrive. The design of the page needs to give a sense of urgency. Smaller, vertical panels will help us get that feeling across.

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Maelstrom 1 p11

Two videos for this post. Again, this page was a tough one. Not because it is a fight scene per se, but because I wanted to show a fight scene in a different way. This is more about the confusion that reigns in such a situation.

Different ideas I tried…

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Maelstrom 1 p10

Big post! This time, the videos are for the whole thing, sketching, penciling and inking. But first, the thumbnail sketches.

This was not an easy scene to direct. Many sketches were needed.

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