Medusa’s Lament pg 4: Processes

Medusa, page 4. Now we’re getting somewhere! I had so much fun playing around with the effects on this. Only 2 pages left to go on this short story, and while I struggled at first to find my footing, now I’ll be almost sad to see it finished.

I’ve also found a few exciting projects by other creators that I’m looking forward to profiling/reviewing soon. There are some really talented folks out there on those interwebs!

Medusa’s Lament pg3

I know this has taken forever (things have been crazy lately and I’ve been experiencing one health crisis after another, with my 2 year old daughter’s birthday sandwiched in the middle of it all.) Long story short, I’m grateful for the patience. I can only hope this was worth the wait.

And for the Pern fans, I’ve been busily working away on some character designs (which I will probably start posting here soon) and I’ve just started pencils on my first page… So you have not been forgotten.

Medusa’s Lament pg2

Finally done! I hope this isn’t too graphic. Imagine my discomfiture in working on this page at my family reunion last weekend…

In totally unrelated news, I’ve been getting a lot of fan letters encouraging me to do some more Pern stuff, and I have to admit I’m feeling pretty tempted. There’s a good chance I’ll be posting something along those lines fairly soon.   🙂

Medusa’s Lament pg1

Uuuuuuugh. This one took a crazy load of work, and I’m still not entirely happy with it. Guess that’s the way it goes sometimes. I wanted to do something that felt very “classical” and painterly, but I failed to anticipate how exhausting that would end up being. It’s only a 6 pg short, but I’m half-dreading starting the next page. Hopefully I’ll get better at this as I go and the process will streamline a bit.

New Project Announcement…

Medusa's Lament Cover

Medusa’s Lament Cover

Here’s the cover for my next short story project; should be about 6 pages. I’ve been slow on this because there’s been a potentially very exciting development with one of my other pieces… hopefully I’ll have an update about that later.

I intended to do this in ink wash, but it’s been a struggle to keep the toddler out of it, so I’ve had to compromise my initial plans.

Hey, that’s motherhood for you.    🙂