I was just mentioning how creatively in tune we are with our artist for the QWIXOTIC Webcomic, Vince Sunico, in a post 2 weeks ago. In that post I also mentioned that a few things still needed to be redesigned for Nab, one of the main leads of QWIXOTIC. Weird enough, while writing that post, Vince gives us yet another sketch of Nab, with all the changes that we never mentioned to him.
The beginnings of Telepathic powers? Can Vince predict the future? Let’s ponder all this while looking at the latest sketch of Nab from the QWIXOTIC Webcomic by Vince Sunico of Spent Pencils.
This sketch is perfect, as it’s very superficial changes like I mentioned in that last post. The clothing’s been changed to reflect the desolate times that QWIXOTIC is set in. It’s simpler, more in keeping with Nab’s personality and character.
This will most likely be the final concept sketch of Nab, until he gets his own issue, where we’ll see some fully colorized and action shots of him from the issue itself. Till then you’ll have to appease yourself with these concept sketches.
- Vince Sunico’s revised sketch of Nab from QWIXOTIC! (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
- The personification of class into badass… (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
- ‘Myra gettin’ her brood on… (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
- Visual morsels of Baklava… (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
Why is it that it takes a while for some people to understand what other people are imagining? I mean, you’d think with technology these days, you could just imagine something and a computerized projection would show up on the MacBook. Come on Apple, you can do it!
The road to giving life to our creations in visual form from our QWIXOTIC Webcomic has been a relatively easygoing one. One of the main reasons for this is our artist, Vince Sunico from Spent Pencils.
It’s been creepily uncanny how Vince is able to take Gui’s and mine thoughts and perfectly reflect them through his pencils. There have even been times where Gui and I have discussed something completely on our own, during our usual random rants of… well, everything! And we completely forget to mention to Vince any of those nuances months later. However, when he comes back with a sketch of something… it’s BANG ON! I mean somehow he even added the thing that he couldn’t possibly have known we were thinking about. Unless he’s stalking us. 😐
The phrase ‘great minds, think alike’ really applies with our partnership with Vince. However, all that being said, there are still times when tweaks have to be made to the artwork. If sharing thoughts always worked out perfectly, then we’d all be psychically linked and the relationship between Writer and Artist in any comic project would be AWESOME. Sure, there’d be no such thing as privacy in the world anymore, but I think that’s a small sacrifice considering how much time it’d save during brainstorming sessions!
Couple of weeks ago I showed you all a first sketch of Nab that Vince did for us. It was great, but didn’t suit the character profile that we have for Nab. So in keeping with that, here is Vince’s revised sketch of the innocent boy of QWIXOTIC, Nab!
This suits Nab’s image a lot better. He’s an idealistic boy, who’s growing up in a world of pure anarchy and experiences the brutality first hand. There might be a few more superficial tweaks to his look, mostly clothing, by the time you guys get to see him in his debut Issue. Oh yea, Nab’s got an issue all to his own!
Also, you might be wondering… ‘issues, in a webcomic?!’ That’s right!! We got ’em. How?! Well you’ll have to wait until QWIXOTIC officially launches in 2012!
Feel free to compare this revised sketch of Nab against the original sketch and let me know your thoughts. Which you like better and so on. Go on. I wanna hear from you. Just starting typin…
Till next week…
Another week, another QWIXOTIC Webcomic update. But this week isn’t a hum drum text heavy update. Today’s update is like a visual tasting of Baklava. The metaphor is appropriate considering I’m talking about our first ever sketch of Nab from QWIXOTIC!! (He’s European, so is Baklava… you see what I did– never mind.)
This first sketch has been done, like always by Vince Sunico of the Spent Pencils Crew. It is a concept, so keep in mind it may (if not already *wink*) change.
This Nab is great. He’s got the air and facial expression of exactly what we wanted. A young guy who’s playful, innocent almost and very normal… compared to our fucked up world of anarchy and… fucked up-ness. (The scripts are a LOT better than that… I swear, and a lot!)
However, this Nab is older than we preferred. He’s supposed to be 17, and this sketch makes him look more exprienced and older than he should be.
As always, everything is a work in progress, and this has to be slightly modified as well.