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So what happened

After the last post I did in 2011 (27th of September) it got very quiet on this site. Not that I stopped drawing, but I didn’t bother with updating here. Also, in December I got together with Jan to work on a different project: a small computer game for the Ludum Dare competition. In this competition it’s the goal to complete a game from start to finish within 72 hours (as a team) or 48 hours (as an individual).

After we worked on that and got second place (!), we decided to really finish the game and polish the hell out of it. This is something we have been working on ever since. We also entered it in a different competition for Pokki (top 10 finish). Our little game “Together Alone” in an older version is still there to download for your pleasure. But, we are way beyond that version by now and the new and improved beta can be found at our new site: Qwok Games.

Other stuff. Well, Panacea is probably dead. Kinda ironic with that title. That project was way too ambitious for our own good. Lots of lessons learned however and some of the work is certainly still salvageable for my own pet project (which is probably also too ambitious, but you need a hobby!). I’ll start posting some of the stuff I did last year in the coming week(s). I’ll probably back date that stuff to approximately when I was actually working on it.

Normal Vs Together Alone

Normal - Emma

This post was created in 2012 after a bit of a hiatus. This picture was created in Januari 2012

Part of my “normal” project. In the end this character ended up in the Together Alone game as one of the main characters. And this started out in this post of course.

Panacea Page 1 and 2 (final)

Panacea - Page 1&2
Panacea - Page 1&2
Panacea - Page 1&2
Panacea - Page 1&2
Panacea - Page 1&2

This post was created in 2012 after a bit of a hiatus. These pages were created around October 2011

Page 1 & 2 of the Panacea comic. Happy with the colouring and the individual drawings, but overall the action is not very good. The sequence of frames could be a lot stronger. Ont he plus side: I really like the way the flames turned out.

Panacea – Page 1 final

Panacea - Page 1

Of course I didn’t stick to my plan and did do the inks of page 1 and 2 first before really starting to work on page 3 and 4. Although I have done quite a bit of work on those pages already as well. After finishing the inks I couldn’t leave it at that either and started on the colours as well. Page 2 is nowhere near finished but page one was smooth sailing.

At some point I need to figure out a way to place the title and our names in there.

Faces 26 – Black & white

Faces 26

It’s in colour, but I’m calling it Black & White. I quickly slapped some colour on there.

Faces 26

Faces 26

Right. Very inactive the last few months. At least here is something new. The Panacea pages are still in progress but I don’t want to post them before I really have something “finished”.

Panacea – Page 1 and 2

Panacea - Page 1 & 2

Finally, the first 2 pages of the Panacea story. Before I start with inking I’ll let it rest for a bit. See if I can see (m)any flaws if I look at after a while (I’m sure I will). Actually there are already a couple of things I will change.

First, let’s continue with page 3 and 4.