I have lots of ideas about how I might create the art for Żużel and the Fox. But until I actually try some things out, I won’t know what’s feasible. Or what results in an aesthetically pleasing result.
One thing I really wanted to try was using Google SketchUp as an aid to keeping my backdrops consistent. That of course takes time, and I’ve spent a lot of time this summer building SketchUp models.
So, anyway, here’s one digital art workflow.
I’m going to try again. These are the changes I think I will make next time:
Add a step when creating the backgrounds: a looser sketch based on the SketchUp screenshots, then hide the screenshots and ink based on the loose sketch.
Do the inking and coloring steps for a whole page, rather than panel by panel.
Stick to color flats for the figures, rather than a “digital painting” look.