A Scent of Betrayal

Still on the path to drawing/colouring simpler/faster.

I wanted to try another desert sand image. This time with more complexity and characters. Trying to avoid rendering anything but still giving the image depth.

Someone asked in a comment how long these kind of images tend to take (and why the speed thing is important). I chip away at these over a few days as a way to warmup for my freelance work. But I normally aim for 3-5 hours per image. This one probably went over that because it was a bit more complicated.

One of the main reasons I focus on speed with these explorations... is because comicbooks/BD multiply each step to a crazy degree. If there are around 10 panels per page (for a European book) over 46 pages, that means each book has around 450 panels. Each minute added to a panel equals an extra day to complete the book (450 minutes divided by 60 is 7.5 hours). Spend 10 minutes extra on each panel.. and now that is two weeks.

Lines

Lines

Flat Colors

Flat Colors

Rough Drawing

Rough Drawing

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