Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
January 18, 2013
Image Size
1.3 MB
Resolution
697×993
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
12,045
Favourites
358 (who?)
Comments
70
Downloads
196
×
BPRD: Abyss of Time page 2 raw by JHarren BPRD: Abyss of Time page 2 raw by JHarren
A raw scan of the second page of issue one. I was so repelled by how I drew the girl in panel 1 that I redrew her as a giant face and stuck it on in photoshop. If you look closely you can also see that the punk kid in the foreground of panel 3 is a paste-up. I screwed him up the first time too. I wish I could say that didn't happen a lot, but there's plenty of evidence to the contrary. Fear of not getting it "right" the first time is so paralyzing as a newcomer. Somewhere along the way I decided to ditch that and do whatever it takes to be happy with the finished product. That includes paste-ups and LOTS of white out.


*brush, micron, sponge
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmichelebandini:
michelebandini Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Who needs a Cintiq to inking when someone has your skills with the brush?! AMAZING JOB, James! How did you draw the effects on the heads?
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional
lots of layers of sponged ink, correction fluid, and hatching. 
Reply
:icondevmalya:
DEVMALYA Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
man you are right about the fear thing. its paralyzing when you start working with some big place and you just want to get stuck on a page so you can make it right, and you get to a point where you just want to get through it but you cant, cause you have to get it right :P


amazing page by the way :) awesome composition. especially love those gritty backgrounds. the way you render them always gives the perfect sense of scale
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional
Thanks, man!
Reply
:icontombonin:
tombonin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
This is the kind of blurb that makes me feel like it's all alright.
Reply
:iconmonkeyslunch:
Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Those two partial silhouettes in the top right are gold. Keep it up!
Reply
:iconsolankiravi:
solankiravi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thanks! And its awesome.
Reply
:iconquidd:
Quidd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
I would really love to see more of these raw pages from you. I absolutely can't get enough. You have quickly become one of my favourite artists currently working in comics.
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional
thanks a lot, man! I'll show some more in the future!
Reply
:iconfetus-man:
Fetus-Man Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Awesome again! Gotta agree with Chris below, psyched seeing you do most of your fixes right on the page . Also reminds me a bit of Wally Woods originals for EC, how he would use various different papers and panel paste ups to get unique effects, and to disguise bungles and such. Thanks for sharing!
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional
glad you dig it, dude! I just got the Mad Artist's edition and that was inspiring to see the amount of paste-ups and blunders those guys went through.
Reply
:iconchriscopeland:
chriscopeland Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just beautiful for the art as well as the message man. More of an issue that i see with our current age of digital medium (specifically Cintiq's) is that its becoming a lot more prevalent to pursue what i call "mistakelessness" and i had to recently break myself of it after using the Cintiq and digital medium in general a lot. Its great seeing someone that i consider a front running badass showing the process of dealing with mistakes and moving on. great stuff...sorry for the rant, lol.
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional
glad you appreciate it, Chris. I don't want to be the guy on a soap box but an artist afraid of mistakes is like a sailor afraid of water. For me, drawing is how to make my mistakes look sexy.
Reply
:iconsobreiro:
sobreiro Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is GENIUS!

I love the pasted guy, my father does that all the time, his originals are totally Frankenstein-ish, with a lot of bits pasted and glued :)
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional
happy to hear it, Felipe!
Reply
:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, I know that feel; Tippex is one of my best friends at the moment, although I've not yet had to resort to paste-overs, mainly because I'm too lazy. :stare:

Great work on this though, it works really well, and I actually think the girl in panel 01 is nicely drawn. =p
Reply
:iconstrother:
strother Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I love your inks, and paste-ups are a reflection of your perfectionism. Great work!
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional
thank you!
Reply
:iconbridgitalldigital:
bridgitalldigital Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
SIIICK.
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional
:)
Reply
:iconthisismyboomstick:
thisismyboomstick Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
so awesome man.
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional
thanks, dude!
Reply
:iconnjvalente:
NJValente Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional
It's really great to get a behind the scenes look at your work. Thanks for sharing! BTW, this is a freaking awesome page!
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional
thank you!
Reply
:iconsebcarey:
sebcarey Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's cool to see the page in such a naked way... thanks a lot!
Reply
:iconjtbozz:
jtbozz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Love this! Really digging the way you draw figures. Do you ever use reference, James?
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional
thanks, dude! I rarely use direct reference for characters or figures. But for backgrounds, vehicles, and props reference can be great!
Reply
:iconenonea:
enonea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
after you did your retouches after scanning, do you save the page in greyscales or in 1bit with only white and black?

thanks for showing this wip! :)
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
I could be wrong but I think it's greyscale.
Reply
:iconenonea:
enonea Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
ok, thanks, that explains some things.
Reply
:icondio-03:
dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Artist
man, the rendering in that mast panel. You're monster. Also, your pacing is fantastic.
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
thanks, dude!
Reply
:iconjebriodo:
Jebriodo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
When I started working as assistant, on the first day my boss showed me an original Toth page. Whiteout, morticed in patches, much evidence of mistakes and alterations.

It's interesting to see your process here. And again, a lovely first issue!
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
I've heard that about Toth originals. I love hearing stuff like that.
Reply
:iconmychimerasrcooler:
mychimerasRcooler Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
Did you sponge the white-out over dry-brush in panel 2? Really cool effect.
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
I belive so!
Reply
:iconhart1000:
Hart1000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
every panel is awesome james!
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
thanks, dude!
Reply
:icongskaraxx:
gskaraxx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Shit happens man...never the less this is a great page!!
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
thanks!
Reply
:iconarminozdic:
ArminOzdic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE your pages!Can you tell me do u ink on smooth or vellum?
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
smooth! Although I hear quite a few artists prefer vellum. Especially with brush.
Reply
:iconjel:
jel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
I also do paste-ups whenever needed, and white paint is actually one of the best inventions ever! Love the page :)
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
thanks!
Reply
:iconelena-casagrande:
elena-casagrande Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love to see the backstage of a comic page...and you did an amazing job! The smoke effect is simply great!
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
thank you!
Reply
:iconnoirzone:
NoirZone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I do and did the same too, Near Death is full of that stauff, but I got better about it when I saw original art of people I really admire with the same things happening on the pages. Final result is top notch
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
thanks, dude! Glad it's not just me.
Reply
:icongaston25:
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I just wanted to tell you that this story you penciled for BPRD was absolutely amazing! I really enjoyed it and looking forward to the next issue
Reply
:iconjharren:
JHarren Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
thanks a lot, dude!
Reply
Add a Comment: