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So I finished up inking and toning the 6 page story for the next issue of Sunstone. Moving on from Zeniff we're now starting to delve into his son Noah.


I don't often use photo reference, mostly because I have to move quickly but there was one frame I had the hardest time getting due to angles and lighting so when Lisa got home I enlisted her help.

I took quite a few photos and wound up using this one as the reference shot. What's interesting is that *because* it came out sightly blurry it was actually more helpful for me in determining shapes rather than getting lost in lines.














Sketch I sketched over and over it several times making the adjustments I needed. I couldn't have it scream "photo reference" in the middle of the page. It needed to look like it belonged with everything else. I also worked hard getting Noah in and looking the way I wanted him to.
It was fun starting to play with the light a little bit. I decided with the photo shoot it would feel moody and pensive in the shot to have a single source.
















Final Finally I got the inking and toning done. I think it came out pretty well.

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firynze
Feb. 10th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
Oh. I REALLY like how that came out. I also really like the reference shot, oddly enough.
jatg
Feb. 11th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
I do too! There's a wonderful "paintery" quality about it!
hearts_treasure
Feb. 11th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
If I didn't know you were doing Book of Mormon stories the middle picture looks like something from the D&C. Like when all the Saints got sick and a couple left their sick beds to go on missions. Noah looks like he is about to give a blessing. The shield almost looks like a wagon wheel.

I like the final picture, very nice.
jatg
Feb. 11th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Interesting...I hadn't thought about Noah actually giving a blessing to his father. I did want to show him undergoing a BIT of reflection before committing to his next extremely violent step.

I don't care who you are...seeing your father on death's door will shake *anybody* up.
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