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Archives: 2011 September

Pastor of Muppets

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I am so, so busy this week. I tell you. I’ve got all the pencils for the Batcave done, but I haven’t had time to ink any, and I may not until next week. In the meantime, here’s a little doodle I made.

Mayhem at the Manor: Interlude

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So I haven’t finished drawing the Batcave yet– and I’ve got a lot on my plate this week, so I may not get it done until next week. I’ll try to toss up a few other things here this week until I’ve got that done.

Here are the full pencils for the mansion section of the piece– that’s four 18×24 inch sheets of Bristol bumped up against each other, scanned in many pieces on my 11×17 scanner, then converted to red because the blue pencil I draw in doesn’t show up very well.

There’s a lot of changes I made when I went to inks, and you can see shadows of stuff I erased. Maybe it will be fun for you to look at?

Mayhem at the Manor, part 12

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Here’s the last room of the mansion. BUT! This is not the end of this drawing! Next week we’ll start working on the Batcave. Then I also have to draw the manor grounds. Why, we haven’t even met some of the characters yet.

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I’ve actually got a conundrum– the Batcave is basically one giant room. There’s quite a bit going on there, but it’s going to be hard to break up. Would you, the reader, prefer I break it up, or just smoosh the whole thing on here as soon as it’s done, probably mid-week?

Mayhem at the Manor, Part 11

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Okay, in the interest of saving the interesting part for last, I’m putting up a part that comes after the part that’s going up on Monday. Sorry about that. This will make more sense narratively after the next part goes up. But still, you know, Mad Hatter.

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I am drawing the Batcave today, so hopefully I can get that going next week.

Mayhem at the Manor, part 10

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Alfred! We’re jumping over to a new story thread again. Everything sort of comes together in the middle, there, so I’m saving that.

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Sorry about the ginormous watermark, but this is getting a ton of traffic all of a sudden. Just want to be safe, but I still want to be able to provide the enormous versions!

Mayhem at the Manor, Part 9

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I didn’t get one of these up yesterday because I didn’t go to work yesterday, and the images are on my computer at my studio. But here today, late so nobody will see it because everyone has already gone home for the night, is a new update. There will be another one tomorrow maybe.

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At this point another story thread is starting, down at the front door with Batgirl. There’s one more startpoint, and then another endpoint, and then we get to go to the Batcave. Which I haven’t drawn yet.

Mayhem at the Manor, Part 8

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Two-Face, there, is the first thing I inked on this whole piece.  I hadn’t used a crowquill in twelve years, but I think I got the hang of it again pretty quick. It’s become my go-to tool since.

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Mayhem at the Manor, Part 7

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FUN FACT: I completely got a big daub of ink on my arm and smeared it all across the bottom of this panel, leaving a huge, 2-inch diameter inkspot that I had to white out and draw everything back over.

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Anyway, it’s Poison Ivy! And also a piranha plant from Super Mario Brothers, I guess.

Mayhem at the Manor, Part 6

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I’m going to try something different from here on out. The new panel/room/whatever up above, and the whole thing put together down here.

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How’s that? Is it better? Is it worse? Does it fill you with unbridled rage?

Mayhem at the Manor, Part 5

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Just one more room today.