Holy mackerel! There was so much input for the first round of Princess BATMAN concept art! Feel free to add more comments today, but as it stands now:
- D seems to have the most overall appeal
- Pigtails are the favorite hairstyle, with the white hair of C coming in second
- B has the mask of choice
- The puffy sleeves of C are well-liked
- Nobody likes A's crown (it is kinda Sauron-y)
Here is a recent page. I've got twelve days to my deadline, and 33 pages like this to go. Which means I need to finish exactly 2.75 pages a day.
The sketches are already complete, they look like this:
I do the lettering (all hand-lettered, much more organic and in sync with the line-work than digital, font lettering, I think.) I ink the drawing (while making a few cuts and changes--you may spot a few) then I add the tone layer. I'm also doing a single color pass that, due to the spot-color printing process, doesn't read as a post-able jpeg. I've done about 210 pages like this since May. It has been a KILLER workload. But the end is in sight!
I don't think I've ever been more excited for a project, though. I can't wait for these books to arrive on shelves next year. Can't wait!