Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's the big one...the 95% finished poster. This is what I sent away with my Comic-Con art show application last week. There's still a couple more passes and lot of little tweaks to be made, but the June 30th deadline was bearing down on me and I had to just get it to a point of completion I was satisfied enough with. I wish I'd been better about snapping some progress shots along the way with Jim and Pam and the building...but oh well, I was concerned with finishing as quickly as possible.

I'm fairly happy with how it's turned out and looking forward to getting the last polishes in there and seeing it printed. This is the most ambitious personal project I've tackled, I had some more involved, labor intensive stuff in school, but this is the biggest project I've attempted since graduating. It felt good to finally see this through to the end.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Office Strikes Back -WIP 6-10-10

Another quick post to catch up on the all the progress shots I've saved thus far.

The creepy, disembodied head of Dwight!

Everything's really coming together now and I can just make out the finish line in the distance. It's exciting being this close to the end. Get Jim and Pam on here, finish the Dunder-Mifflin building, add some cool movie poster-ish 'light ray' effects and get a solid, cohesive layer of color put together and that'll be that!

The Office Strikes Back -WIP 6-8-10

It's been a while.

Didn't take long for me to fail in my goal of a weekly update. Real, paying work and Xbox distracted me for a couple weeks. I've done a lot in the last couple weeks though and am in the home stretch. At this point, I've finished Stanley, Angela, and Ryan. I also drew a new body for Kelly as I wasn't liking both the ladies having the same sort of pose and the crossed arms were much more appropriate with Angela's judgmental expression and nature.

I also went back to an old idea of having the Dunder-Mifflin building in the center of the group and dropping the title graphic. This started off as an Empire Strikes Back spoof and while Jim, Pam and Dwight are still recognizable as references to that poster...overall, I felt it didn't really make sense anymore to actually label it as "The Office Strikes Back", it's become its own beast now.