I once went to a signing session by Lewis Trondheim, a very successful French comic artist. I asked him what he thought were the secrets of a good scenario. He said there were plenty, but he highlighted these:

- "Il faut s'amuser" : You have to have fun. That way, even if nobody else likes what you do, at least you had fun with it.
- "Il faut être sincère." : You have to be honest. Don't sell yourself out.

When there's a lot of perspective to do, I draw it digitally because the perspective tools of :krita: are preferable over all that fiddling with a ruler.

This time it took me more time than usual, and I didn't understand why. Until I discovered I had been working on a 600dpi scan instead of my usual 150dpi for pencils... /facepalm

Most of the detail eventually got lost in inking and behind text balloons. Still, it was rather fun to draw all those books and scrolls. :)

The model of the pigeon loft I used as a help for the perspective in last week's and this week's page of my Per'Bat. Any tool is that gets the job done is a good tool. :)

I couldn't resist turning this tweet into a : mobile.twitter.com/Bry_Mac/sta
It was as good an excuse as any to experiment with the comics brush set. :)

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Working on the pencils of "Sarah Neslo, Exorcist" for the upcoming issue. That perspective tool is so handy!

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Ha. All caught up translating my . :) Sorry for the delay to those that read it in English...

Working on the cover of part 4 of my . Sometimes, achieving an effect boils down to finding a good podcast and a lot of repetitive work... :)

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Meh.

I discovered a mistake in the writing system I made up for the civilization in the current scene. I'll have to recheck the writings in the background. Nobody will notice, but it will bug me to no end if I don't fix it...

I'm procrastinating on this page, and it's eating my buffer. :s
So, in an attempt to get out of procrastination mode, a screenshot of the current state of affairs...

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I've finished inking page 5 of 6 for my contribution to .

Here's a non-spoiler piece of the sketch that turned out quiet nice, in my opinion. :)

An eyeopener - for me - from Scott McCloud's "Making comics" : you can have complex backgrounds and simple characters. (He uses "Bone" as a reference, if I remember correctly.)

So I stopped worrying about keeping foreground and background in the same style, and
discovered that a detailed background once in a while helps to establish things better in my head.

*checks off an item on the TODO list* Now I can get started on my contribution to for real! (Yay!)

Here's the first draft of the thumbs for the first three pages.

Rough Sketchup model to help me with setting up the perspective for some upcoming scenes.

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