As my last semester in graphic design is destroying my personal and comic-making time, I thought I’d take this moment to post up a set of process images for how I tend to do my artwork. The example above is an illustration of Annie doing what she does best—not break under pressure.
While the comic is being illustrated in Manga Studio, most of my colour work tends to be in Photoshop. Once you learn using PS for so long, it’s hard to stay away from it.
I’ve got a few more weeks until the current brunt of my school work is done. So until that time arrives, I’m hoping to get at least another page done for the preview!
Um, okay.. So, that doesn’t really work for me.
I would, however, like to take this opportunity to welcome and thank all of you who have come to visit the site. Here you will find weekly panel, character, blog and even the odd sketch updates from Peter and myself (Yes, I may even show you some of my terrible concept sketches) of the production of Perfume and Primer Caps. As we come closer to finish the first adventure of Annie, Lizzie, Boom Boom and Lex, you will all have a front row seat to this grand adventure. For those of you scratching your heads, wondering where the next page to the preview chapter is, it’s on its way. As many of you realize, creating a full length action adventure comic novel is labor intensive and time consuming. Rest assured, the script to volume one is complete and well into illustrative production. As Peter toils away with ink, paint and paper…er… I mean tablet, light pen and software, I have began writing the script to volume two. Please continue to visit the site and show your support, making our endeavors worthwhile and fun for both us and you, the audience. Feel free to leave us comments, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you think and tell us how we’re doing.
See you in the funnies!
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To start the first of our weekly updates, here are the first two pages of the preview comic. Enjoy.
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To those of you who found their ways here, whether it was by random instance or by a reference link, welcome to the process blog for Perfume & Primer Caps, a comic written by Lucky Trinh and illustrated by Peter N. Trinh (me). Here, you’ll find development and pre-production stuff on our graphic novel series.
I assume that I’ll be the only moderator of this blog, but my brother Lucky may send me some things that I can post based on what we want to share.
We made a conscious decision to make PPC a print-only publication. As such, the only completed pages you’ll see on this blog will be our preview version of Chapter 2, which we’ll post one page a week until the chapter ends. Everything else that will be posted will be character concepts, sketches and mid-process samples of future pages, as well as any other elements related to the comic.
In any case stay tuned for more updates—the next one should be happening within the next week—and I hope you enjoy your time here reading about our homage to the action-adventure genre!