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Page 11 Inked Panel Details

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Young Waterton is stricken with fever and hallucinations.

Inking Details Page 10

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Young Waterton is growing up fast and finding his way in the world, he starts his adventuring in Malaga, Spain where he witnesses a migration of Barbary Apes over the Rock of Gibraltar.

Colour Details Pages 7, 8 and 9

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Close up colour details of the pages I was working on today.

Colouring Waterton Comic Pages 7, 8 and 9

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Relocated to the kitchen table for a bit of room while I colour three Young Waterton pages.

Lettering Page 7

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Inking Page 9

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WIP. The boy has grown up by the end of page 9. The final deadline for Young Waterton is in one week. Another three pages to go yet. Squeak!

Inking Page 7

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Light Box Lettering

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Using a light pad to draw lettering SFX for the Charles Waterton comic strip. I am using the under drawing as a guide and a layout only, details comes later.

Drawing Non-Straight Lines

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Here's a short video of how I draw my 'straight lines'. Drawing lines with a ruler can make a line too accurate. My freehand lines, even with an under drawing can go a bit askew sometimes.  To keep the line alive I use the edge of a sheet of paper as a guide, it gives my line enough life to live but not the freedom to ruin a page.

Father Clifford Design Doodles

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Character doodles for the role of Father Clifford, one of Charles Waterton's early mentors at Stonyhurst College 1796 (ish). The drawing on the left seems a bit rakish so I'm going with the one on the right, he's a bit more fatherly and willing to help the distracted young Waterton find his true calling.

As I was penciling Father Clifford's first appearance, he was coming across as young and swarthy. The trendy new teacher in the school staff room and looking like a villain which is the opposite of what his character in Waterton's story is meant to be.

I played around, the only direction I had was '...a bit Derek Jacobi looking'. The blackness of the pencil and brush marks in his vigorously coiffed hair make him look younger where what he needs is a bit more shorter grey/white to signify his age a bit more. Which is why Top Right works for me.