To ease any problems in the translation, I do storyboards for the writer, Denis-Pierre Filippi to approve before I draw the pages. This is the storyboard for Songes Tome 2 Page 11. The storyboards are done on 8.5 x 11" paper with Blue and HB Pencil, Pitt Pens and Copic Markers.This page was a lot of fun to design and draw! The interior of Vernere's room and his tools and instruments. And then the look of the "jardin hiver" and the Spider-Creature!
Here's the lineart - drawn on 13 x 19" 2 ply Bristol Board with Blue and HB Lead and borders ruled with .80 tech pen. So I shoot from these the pencils so they are very tight (for me)!
The lineart is darkened and cleaned in Photoshop and turned into a Bitmap.
The colors were done by Rebecca Rendon and me in Photoshop. The art was colored in Channels - a method I learned from Alex Sinclair. Panel 2 has a ton of layers of depth to show, quite a challenge to figure out where all the lights and darks go!
The storyboards and the lineart go on sale Thursday, October 25 at Galerie du 9eme art in Paris at 6pm, (12 PM EST, and 9 AM PST) and ONLINE at
More to come!