Monday, July 30, 2007

Meanwhile, Back at the Lab....

While Dave is busy driving through upstates New Hampshire and Maine, we thought we'd take a moment to update our readers on current events:

I spent all last night catching up on work, including a color draft of the KPMG comic. Which one did they go with?

While I'd be perfectly happy to run this draft as is, I'd made the mistake at one point of showing the Creative Director some of my watercolor illustrations, so I'm on the hook for that. Thankfully, all of this now exists in Photoshop in layers, so all I need to do is swap out the images. So the digital work is mostly done.

Anyway, I really am glad to be doing the watercolor version. It's what I've been wanting to do for awhile, and getting paid to practice is a pretty good deal.

However, since I went to be this morning at 8 AM, and them rose to go to work at 9:30 AM, you'll excuse me if I leave it at this for tonight? I was going to try to put up a poll - Blogger offers a poll widget, now! - but I think it's one of those things you need to have hosted on their site, and they only seem to have a really obscure, silent video clip showing implementation. None of which I can focus on in my current state.

And what will that current state be when we resume the tales of travel tomorrow? Fuckin' New Hampshire, man! Where the wooden paneling is cheap, the scrambled eggs are sliced up like flat noodles and the men are bearded, silent and clad in plaid. Be there!



Unknown said...

Looks great. The drawing is first-rate. I particularly like how you did the floral pattern on the skirt. I like the computer coloring. Looks slick, baby!

Dave Kopperman said...

Thanks, man.

I'll have to find some way to give credit to Kristen - who noted that the original clothing for the female character (who's sort of a college-age Yesenia, in my mind) was really off - and the bulk of the credit (and perhaps some recompense) goes to Marrina Happenny (Bubba & Fi's kid), who gave me big help with advice as to wha a 21-year-old girl would be wearing. The crenelated floral print was her idea.