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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 : 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!
Drink'N'Draw on Twitch !
Published by Suisei at 19/05/2020 à 15h45
A few weeks have passed since my last post, so some new sessions of Drink'N'Draw online too!
So I post here our collective participations, always made on Aggie.io. :)
Let's start with the theme of April 22th: cars.
And here's the zoom on my performance.
So for those who didn't know, I take this opportunity to reveal an old passion that resurfaced during the year 2019 thanks to a buddy: Formula 1.
I'll talk about that again in the future. :p
Here, I illustrated the reigning world champion: Lewis Hamilton who races for Mercedes.
I've planned two more illustrations on the same theme. They are in progress, but as they are a bit ambitious and as I don't want to delay Tarkhan Skullkiller more, it is taking time.
Then, the theme of April 29th was dedicated to a crossover comics between Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
As our dear friend JD has bathe us a little (let's call a spade a spade :p ) with his theme, we kind of sabotaged it. =D
A little zoom on my... performance...
I wanted to do something completely ridiculous, so I drew Rita, the very first vilain in Power Rangers series with a turtle shell. If someone had told me that one day I would draw that character...
Then comes the theme of May 6th: Tales of Zestiria. If I understood everything correctly, it's an anime from the video game series Tales of.
Here is a little zoom in on my illustration.
Not much to say this time. We don't know enough about this theme and we've stayed nice.
I'm pretty happy with the colors I made.
And finally, last week's theme: Ellen Ripley from Alien.
As there were more of us this time, we had to work on 2 different files.
This time I tried a new range of colours for a completely different atmosphere.
That's all for this time.
Next Wednesday (May 20) we will address a theme that is dear to my heart.
Knights of the Zodiac !!!
More precisely, we will linger on the 5 five bronze knights who lost the galactic tournament at the beginning of the manga, namely Jabu the Unicorn, Geki the Bear, Ichi the Hydra, Ban the Little Lion and finally Nachi the Wolf!
As usual, we will meet from 8pm in audio conference on Discord and we will draw on Aggie.io.
This time we'll try something new. For those who don't plan to draw but still want to watch, we will broadcast the drawing session on Twitch. As this is a test, to start with we'll do it on my own channel.
That's all for today.
If you feel like coming to draw with us, the doors are open to everyone! :)
Have a nice week and see you soon!
Tarkhan's progress and coloring of a DBM illustration on Twitch
Published by Suisei at 09/10/2019 à 15h45
Progress of the Tarkhan Skullkiller comic book
The inking of the comic strip Tarkhan Skullkiller progress slowly, but surely.
I'm finishing a series of pages full of backgrounds and enemy armies and then I begin to ink the final battle of the adventure.
After the one I'm showing you here, I still have 14 more to ink.
As usual, I took care to update the progress bars on the Ulule page.
WIP of the page number 53.
Having been a little hasty, I realize that I will be able to organize an architectural errors hunt when the book is published. x)
So, as I am a little late, if there are any among you, dear friends/readers/contributors, who want to propose fanarts to make a collection at the end of the comic book, our messenger services are always open! :D
To inspire you, the presentation of the characters is always available on Ulule and the beginning of the comic is freely readable here.
Our friend Kapalsky offered us a great illustration that captures the personality of our two heroes! =D
Colouring a Dragon Ball Multiverse illustration on Twitch
Last Sunday I participated in the animation of the Dragon Ball Multiverse stand in Paris Manga by making drawings for readers and fans.
Between the visitors' requests, I have inked the following illustration.
The confrontation between Vegeta and Cell is announced in the tournament table that you can consult on the DBM website and I can tell you that the fangirl that I am of these two characters is looking forward to read this duel. :D
I have planned to make a color version and I propose you to do it tomorrow (Thursday, October 10) live on Twitch from 6:30 PM ! :D
Now I get back to my inking work and wish you a nice day.
See you soon!
End of the Ulule campaign! Thank you all! =D
Published by Suisei at 17/06/2019 à 15h45
And all this is thanks to you, dear contributors! =D
We will finally be able to ease off on the promotion of the comic book. x) But there is still a lot of work to be done.
Here is how things will work in the coming weeks and months.
We have just set up at the top of the Ulule project presentation page a small system of progress bars that are regularly updated to allow you to quickly consult the progress of the comic book.
To ask questions, if necessary, and follow the progress of the project as closely as possible, we remind you that the Suisei Discord Server is open.
The week ahead looks pretty busy.
Suisei is in the process of completing the illustrations that you can choose if you have taken a reward containing a print. There are still two more to finish. This should be ready for the beginning of the week.
Here is one of the new visuals you can choose from. A little Meg'Chamel in watercolour made for the 60th birthday of Suisei's little mother! :D
Then we will send to all contributors a short form so that they can tell us how they want to be delivered (by post or at an IRL meeting) and their choice of options for rewards (print visual, dedication or illustration character) and one or two other pragmatic information.
We will also offer you a new live session on Twitch to thank you for all your support next Thursday at 6:30PM. =)
The rest of the week, Suisei will focus on the final preparations for Japan Expo, because, yes, Suisei will be present at Japan Expo. She will send you a news to give you all the details about this, including the new products she will have to offer you.
Then, starting next week, Suisei will work hard on the realization of the remaining pages of the comic book and on nothing else until the end of August while giving you regular updates on the progress. Note that she will probably be out of reach for a fortnight during the summer. (For this too you will be warned.)
We will probably do other lives on Twitch during the summer to liven up the production phase a bit, because it's still fun. :)
At the beginning of September, Suisei will finalize the lettering and send the final pdf file to the printer.
And at the end of September, finally, the rewards will de delivered and we will be able to meet again at Normandiebulle ! =D
So that's it for this rather busy schedule.
So we go back to work and we thank you again for believing in us and in this project. It warms our hearts and motivates us to do our best to deliver you a quality comic book. :D
In the meantime, we wish you a pleasant day and see you Thursday on Twitch ! :D
Suisei and Marialexie
Third live video of Tarkhan Skullkiller on Youtube!
Published by Suisei at 10/06/2019 à 15h45
You will hear Marialexie speaking passionately about LGBT themes in comics and fiction and entertainment more generally while Suisei inks a new page of Tarkhan Skullkiller.
Here is the result of the inking session!
We are not yet publishing the video of the accelerated inking because it is not yet complete. There are still the black surfaces and textures to be done.
This will be the subject of another live session. :)
Note that this time, instead of recording the video ourselves, we let Twitch do it automatically. As it is the first time we do it like this, there are a some sound setting problems and we hardly hear Suisei during the first 8 minutes.
We notice that the counter of the Ulule campaign has moved again!
We are now at 66%! :D
We warmly thank the newcomers, thanks to you, it is one more step towards the realization of the project that is being realized! :D
We are going back to work hard on Tarkhan and wish you a nice day!
See you soon!
Suisei and Marialexie