Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inhuman | Chapter 1 strip [updated]

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My (eventually, hopefully) published novel will contain a decent number of illustrations, including narrow, “teaser”-like strips at the start of each chapter. Here’s the chapter strip for Chapter 1: Escape and Arrival:

Chapter 1 illustration: NC-R3 Chartraine cruising at nighttime
Chapter 1 illustration: NC-R3 Chartraine cruising at nighttime
Sketched, inked & colored in PaintTool SAI • Tools: Wacom Bamboo tablet

For those interested, here’s a quick little reference of the Chartraine I drew up in MS Paint (it’s crude and just meant as a general guide):

NC-R3 Chartraine (profile)
NC-R3 Chartraine (profile)
Drawn & colored in MS Paint • Tools: Mouse

If the shape looks a little too close to a modern-day cruise ship, I explain that based on A) my own lack of experience and creativity in drawing spaceships, and B) New Corinthean spacecraft are ordinarily designed to be able to withstand a water landing in times of emergency. So, there.

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  1. 03/03/11 2:20 PM ET: Uploaded new version with improved lights and contrast.