Flight 8 was released last week! Some of the other artists have been posting a bit of process for their comics, so I thought I'd join in.
I'm pretty new to comics, so I can't say I'm any sort of an authority, but I can show you how I tackled this particular comic, and I hope someone will find it interesting! Or momentarily diverting. Not incendiary, at the very least.
In the very earliest sketches, the little snake-y beast was a little sphinx-y beast.
Even to me, these hardly make sense anymore.
Entirely relevant and essential to the story. Possibly.
With all that said... I went back to pencils for the next comic I drew. Live and learn.
The colours were all done digitally. I painted the sky and the snow and flatted everything else. Then I popped on some texture - I use hand-painted bits of acrylic and various papers I've scanned over the years. For this comic I painted some new textures, though.
There! If that seemed suspiciously straightforward, it's only because I don't know how to visually convey all the useless self-deprecation, second-guesses, and general angst, haha. But I don't need to, since I'm sure we've all had a cup of that now and then. COMRADES IN ARTS!
It would have been interesting to post the process for some of the later pages, since they went though some changes from thumbnail to finish, but it's a short comic and I don't want to spoil it. :)
Here are some other posts about Flight from the artistes themselves!
More chain mail! And I didn't even choose the fantasy setting myself this time, I swear. Not that I wouldn't have, if it were down to me. Just sayin'.