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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
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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?
JHarren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional
lots of layers of sponged ink, correction fluid, and hatching. 
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
JHarren Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional
Thanks, man!
tombonin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
This is the kind of blurb that makes me feel like it's all alright.
Monkeyslunch Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Those two partial silhouettes in the top right are gold. Keep it up!
solankiravi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thanks! And its awesome.
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.
JHarren Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional
thanks a lot, man! I'll show some more in the future!
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!
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