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i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:06 pm
by nickfil

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:07 pm
by timidturtle
awesome work

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:26 pm
by Krooner
That's really cool! I like page 4.

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:44 pm
by nickfil
thanks guys- here is a little behind the scenes magic.

http://imgur.com/a31Lg.jpg
http://imgur.com/nYgkD.jpg
http://imgur.com/H3RGd.jpg
http://imgur.com/RJHv9.jpg
http://imgur.com/pbPCV.jpg
http://imgur.com/yX41U.jpg
http://imgur.com/xloDZ.jpg
http://imgur.com/WMEBg.jpg
http://imgur.com/VTBGq.jpg
http://imgur.com/gunSt.jpg
http://imgur.com/c7Bip.jpg

A couple notes about what you are looking at here. Heather actually started coloring the series herself. She was doing a decent job with it, but was working too slow. Valve also wanted me to crank it up a notch, so i ended up changing a lot of it. One thing that i never touched was the painting she did in the first scene. She really made that thing sing.

Heather was also adding text over her drawings at first. Mostly on a separate layer, but she had a slip on one of the pages. In the panel with the cougar, i had to turn a ballon into a (really wonkey) table. In the last of the second scene you can see a balloon i couldn't cover. We covered it up... with... well... text. But here you can see the font she initially chose.

The page breaks are different than the original because in the beginning we were tossing around the idea of doing extremely LONG pages and breaking them up by scene rather than like a comic book. So these are the cuts i made just on the fly right now. No rhyme or reason to them.

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:30 pm
by hardrrocker
Awesome is there more comics? 8)

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:38 pm
by MrPopo
This comic does not exist, since the engineer update is actually a figment of our collective imaginations.

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:22 pm
by jeffro11
Wow, I read this earlier, and it's pretty cool to see that your the one who had a part in it!

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:53 am
by Erik_Twice
Haha, after reading it I asked myself if you were involved. I have to say, I was surprised with the artistic quality of the comic in every aspect be it the poses or the colors (I like their intensity). The story had everything too! The life-extending machine is very interesting, the australium part was really funny and the ending panels were badass.

I approve, I'm already hipped.

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:26 pm
by Niode
I'm not a comic fan, but this was great.

Re: i colored a comic for the engineer update!

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:34 pm
by nickfil
glad you liked it guys! I've got some more stuff in the works with valve. I'll post about it for sure.