Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pages 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, and 175

Here are pages 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, and 175 of Zheph Skyre. I have been very busy up until as of late, and I wish to update this blog as quickly as possible.

This may seem like an odd page to come to once finishing the flashback. Zheph is gathering metal and discovers that the giant metal token the dragon pulled off the wall was really made out of bronze that had aged. He decides to use some of this despite the fact that bronze is a weak metal. I wasn't originally going to have this page here, but I felt like it would help later down the road to put this page here.

Here we see Zheph melting the metal scraps for his invention. Jahovac has managed to get into his underground home again, but Zheph doesn't appear to care. It seems he is focused on getting his special weapon made. I think this conversation that Zheph and Jahovac start to have an interesting conversation in my opinion. They have very different ideals about fighting, killing, and life in general.

The two of them continue to talk, and now they discuss magic. This was where I wanted Zheph to come to a realization that magic exists in this world.

Jahovac reveals to Zheph that his father was Flamoxian. This explains a good amount of his features. Jahovac seems to have an alarmed expression when Zheph discribes his mother...

Jahovac leaves and Zheph begins to wonder if they are becoming friends. Perhaps they are, but Jahovac refuses to acknowledge it. And finally Zheph unveils what is under the sheet.

I really enjoyed making this steam punk robot armor! I had some sketches of what it would look like, but I decided to add some details here and there that would make it look more steam punk. And then we go to Vanessa's location.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Page 166, 167, 168, & 169 of Zheph Skyre

Sorry I have not been updating this blog as often as I used to, but I have been rather busy with jobs, conventions, and making art! Here are pages 166, 167, 168, and 169 of Zheph Skyre!

Jacques appears to be trying to get under Zheph's skin, and it works, but it also backfires. Jacques gives Zheph some advice despite their mutual hatred towards one another. I wanted to show that both characters are angry at each other, but their history prevents them from staying completely angry at each other and they are both suffering from the situation.

Here's another flashback, but this time it appears to be following some homeless boys. I wanted to make it a mystery as to who these two boys are, so I decided to keep their eyes as hidden as possible for the moment. I also wanted it to be snowing at night to show how much they are suffering.

So this flashback is of Zheph and Jacques when they first meet. Jacques appears to be generous at first, and they seem to appear very friendly towards each other. What could have gone so wrong?

So Zheph and Jacques continued on for sometime, gathering other homeless kids like themselves so that they can work together to steal and survive. Jahovac appears to be the one who plans while Zheph invents tools to help them. I wanted to show a random succession of time as they become friends and work together. In the last panel, I wanted to show how much their lives improved as they are now washed up, better dressed, better equipped, and their hair is better groomed.