Sunday, March 25, 2012

Battle of The Planets

People of a certain age will be familiar with Battle of the Planets, with it's soaring theme tune, cool outfits, a ship that turns into flames and massive robots, it was pretty awesome.
This is another colour experiment, but I spent a bit more time on the drawing, breaking out my black ink and brush for the line work rather than using a marker. Flat colours were done with brush pen before scanning but I'll probably be using brush and ink/watercolour for 'proper' work. The p/shop colouring is still a little fussy at the moment, but it's getting there. I'm going to continue practicing this style with more pics based on whatever takes my fancy, but it's probably time I used it on the next comic I have lined up.


shane oakley said...

Loving these, Paul.

Less lines, bright colours and more texture works so well with your style. Keen to see you do a whole strip this way.

Battle of The Planets, how I loved that show...

paulhd said...

Cheers, Shane. Been wanting to go in this direction for a while, took a while to work up the nerve to drop the line work.
I have an 8 pager lined up and the recent pics have been me practicing for doing it in this style. Hopefully I can manage it over a longer piece!