Drink'N'Draw Tarkhan Skullkiller
Published by Suisei at 29/06/2020 à 15h45
And here is a list of all the themes for the next two months.
This time, it will be your turn to take the pencil to draw barbarians, wizards, dragons and other skeletons! :p
Your contributions will be published in a gallery dedicated to fanarts at the end of the comic book, so if you feel like doing a little auto promotion by showing us your talents, now's your chance! :D
I will also open a fanarts section on the website where you will can find your illustrations.
You can send your contributions to the Drink'N'Draw Paris email: email@example.com.
For information, the comic book will be printed in black and white. So if you put colors, they will appear in grayscale. On the other hand, for the online version, you can put as many colors as you want. :D
To stay in the practical info, the bar where we usually draw is still closed and no opening date has been announced yet, so in the meantime we continue to draw online on Aggie.io discussing on Discord on Wednesdays from 8pm. For those who would just like to watch, the collective drawing session will also be streamed on Twitch.
Of course, contributions made outside of this online session are accepted while they are delivered before July 8th.
Since the comic book has not yet arrived in your hands, it is natural that you are not yet familiar with the characters, so I put some references here. You can enlarge the pictures with a right click and by opening them in new tabs.
Of course, the first 20 pages of the comic book still available for free reading on the website can help you too. :)
You will note that in the list of themes for the next two months one of the boxes has been left black.
Indeed, one of the members of Drink'N'Draw Paris, Khali, left us suddenly and far too young recently. é_è
We are therefore dedicating a theme to her as a tribute.
That's all for the news of the day.
Take care and let's meet again on Wednesday. :)
Tarkhan Skullkiller: back cover finished
Published by Suisei at 23/06/2020 à 15h45
Today I'm posting this news to show you the illustration of the back cover which is finished too! :D
And this is how it will look like on the comic book.
So the whole part of creation and realization of the comic book id finished. Now I have just few editorial things to do while waiting for the last contributors' answers for their reward options and the last fanarts for the gallery at the end of the comic book.
It was a big adventure during which I have learned and perfected a lot of things. :D
I filled a whole archive binder and my hard drives with this comic book. x)
While waiting to send the comic book to print, I'll be able to come back and deal with Tipeee and Patreon. :D
Yes, the Ululers were not the only patrons during this adventure, there were also the Tipeee's and Patreon's patrons who contributed each month to make possible the release of this comic book. So we thank them very much! :D
I will translate the comic (for Patreon) and format the pages to deliver them to the patrons in the following days and weeks.
Finally, there will be no free publication for Tarkhan pages beyond page 20. The following pages will be published exclusively for Ulule contributors and patrons as well as any other purchaser of the comic book.
Once all the tasks related to Ulule completed, I will propose a new version of the Tipeee and Patreon pages, with a content more adapted to my activities and simpler. Like many artists, I got a bit fooled by proposing content that required extra work to my usual activities (namely my comics and software development). I was not able to do everything when I was unemployed, so now that I've found a full-time job, it's going to be even more complicated.
So, in the next version, I'm going to do something simpler and more relevant.
I will remove unnecessary content that slows down my main activities and add in the rewards content relating to an activity that I had previously excluded from crowdfunding, even though it takes up a large part of my time: software development, which includes the Péguy project, a graphic software that has already helped me a lot in the creation of my own comics and that I will eventually propose as a web application, my game projects as well as a comic book platform project, already in progress, adapted to the needs of my friends.
I realized that the news would be too long if I get into the details, so I'll tell you about it next time.
Have a nice week and see you soon! :D
Tarkhan Skullkiller, the pages of the comic book are finished!
Published by Suisei at 17/06/2020 à 15h45
Today I post this news to announce you that the pages of the comic book Tarkhan Skullkiller are FINISHED! :D
Yes, I gave in to the temptation to use nutty gif. :p
I'm currently finishing the illustration for the back cover. It will be finished this weekend. :D
Here is the progress of the work. As you can see, I make a color version of Tarkhan's illustration in black and white that you can choose for your prints. ^^
The print layout of the front cover, on the other hand, is finished and will look like this.
So the comic will be printed very soon and we thank you again with all our heart, because it is thanks to you, dear contributors, that this has been possible. :D
I have already sent a small mail to contributors who have not yet indicated their choice of counterparty options.
I say already because I'm lazy about writing emails. If I announce first that I'm going to send one, it might take a long time, so this time I did it before writing this news. That way it doesn't drag on any longer. x)
I indicated that the deadline for responding was July 1st, 2020. Once this date has passed, we will choose the visuals for the prints and the characters for the signed sketches provided with the comic book for contributors who have not expressed a wish. Don't panic, we won't send you the illustration of naked Tarkhan in the river if you haven't explicitly requested it. x)
Yes, that illustration there.
I'm actually quite surprised at how many times it has been selected. I hope you've noticed that the emoticon will be removed on the print. x)
Now, I go back to my markers and thank you again !
Have a nice day and see you soon! :D
Tarkhan Skullkiller : screentones finished!
Published by Suisei at 09/06/2020 à 15h45
Updated by Suisei at 08/06/2020 à 21h38
Today I'm posting this news to announce you that I've finished put the screentones and the sound effects on the comic book Tarkhan Skullkiller ! :D
Screentones: greyscales based on dot patterns.
There's gonna be some fighting in this comic book. :p
I have almost finished to work on the comic page.
There's just one step left and I propose you to do it together on Twitch, next Friday, June 12, 2020 at 8pm. :)
What is this step?
These are the speed and shock effects that are often simulated by lines in manga. You can see some of them on the some pages published online.
Then why do I want to show you this step?
Well, I'm not going to do it by hand or use any software available from the market.
I'm going to use a little software called Péguy that I programmed myself and that I've been using for a little while now and that I continue to develop.
This software doesn't generate only speed lines. It also allows you to generate perspective stone walls and other stuff. :p
The session on Twitch will be the occasion to make you discover Péguy, what it already can do and also introduce the features under development.
You can of course take the opportunity to ask your questions in the Twitch chatbox or on the Discord vocal chat. :)
To be honest, once Tarkhan is finished, I will spend the summer working on this software project in order to make the new features available for next fall. I think I have many advantages to take from this tool given the services it has already provided me. :)
Have a nice week and see you Friday!
Some brushes for Tarkhan Skullkiller
Published by Suisei at 22/05/2020 à 15h45
Today I'm sending you this post to give you some news about the progress of the comic book Tarkhan Skullkiller.
I just finished a whole bunch of reusable graphics and brushes for Clip Studio Paint in order to finish the comic book pages in a reasonable amount of time.
I finished this phase which is not very exciting to stream, so I'll be able to resume live drawing sessions on Twitch. :)
I propose one this Saturday, May 23rd, from 6:00 p.m. until... Until I'm fed up or I've finished a stage, so probably until midnight or 1 am. That way, you can watch the stream when you want. x)
As you can imagine, this time it will be digital work with Clip Studio Paint, so if you want to know more about this software and ask questions, this will be the perfect time for that. :)
Have a nice evening and see you Saturday!
Tarkhan Skullkiller: Inking finished!
Published by Suisei at 19/03/2020 à 20h15
I hope you're all okay! :)
In these trouble times there is still some good news on the horizon.
Indeed, last weekend, I finally finished the traditional inking of the Tarkhan Skullkiller comic book pages ! \o/
As usual, I updated the progress bars, except on the Patreon's home page because the interface of this platform has changed and became incomprehensible. :/
I'll have to reorganize those crowdfunding pages, but I'll talk about that on another occasion.
Anyway, today I have only digital retouching (corrections, effects, onomatopoeia... ) and the halftones to do.
So, it will be finished soon and it will be facilitated by the containment measures as I no longer have to travel to work. That's what you call looking on the bright side. :p
Otherwise, I would like to do live drawing sessions on Twitch again and more often, but I don't know when or how I'm going to organize that. I'll talk you about that when the time comes. Maybe I'll improvise like my friends, so in order to miss nothing, I invite you to subscribe to my Twitch channel. :p
That's all for the news.
I wish you a good fortnight in your slippers for those who can and good luck for the others. If you're afraid of getting bored, I suggest you ask the geeks around you for advice. This species of homebodies (of which I am one) will be able to suggest you enough activities to keep you busy at home for at least a century. :D
See you soon!
Tarkhan take a break
Published by Suisei at 14/01/2020 à 15h45
Hi everyone !
I'm sending you this little news to announce that I'm forced to put the comic book project Tarkhan Skullkiller on pause.
No mystery about the reason, I already briefly talked about it in the previous news: strikes.
As I already said: I live and work in Paris.
Contrary to what the media claim, the transport situation is not getting any better. There are certainly a few more subways and co, but this is not enough to stem the flow of holiday returns and people stopping teleworking.
It's IMPOSSIBLE to get on a train.
So i'm forced to walk more and more (up to 8 kilometers a day) in addition to my 40 hours of work a week to fill the fridge that the comics don't fill.
So, when I'm forced to hike, well, I don't draw, and on weekends, I'm dead.
Between the development of my artistic activity and my return to work, I have taken no break or holiday for about 2 years.
This situation only ends me physically, so, to preserve my health, I have to put Tarkhan aside until these strikes are over.
If negotiations end it quickly, so much the better, if the refractory unions persist, Tarkhan will drag on in proportion. (Think of it as an act of protest, too, even though I know they don't give a damn).
Here, while waiting for better news, here is a little digital sketch I made for the theme of the Drink'N'Draw What do you expect the most for 2020?
Here is my response. x)
Work is health ! Doing nothing keep it ! (Henri Salvador - french singer)
That's all for the news.
Thank you for your patience and I hope to give you some news soon.