Process Video – Rust Belt Arcana

I made a little video documenting the process of one piece from Rust Belt Arcana, a new book by Matt Stansberry and I, out on Belt Publishing in the fall of 2018. Music by Eternities.

Rust Belt Arcana Process Video from David Wilson on Vimeo.

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RUST BELT ARCANA

People have used Tarot cards for over 500 years to reveal some hidden information about their lives, their psyches, and their futures. Some people believe Tarot cards may be a map of Jung’s collective subconscious. Others suggest the Tarot conveys occult, esoteric knowledge. Each person projects their own experiences, beliefs, fears and desires on the cards.

I’m working with Matt Stansberry on RUST BELT ARCANA published by BELT in September 2018. Here are a few illustrations for the early chapters.

RUST BELT ARCANA

RUST BELT ARCANA

RUST BELT ARCANA

More information about the book can be found here…
http://beltmag.com/new-book-september-2018-rust-belt-arcana/?platform=hootsuite

FROM THE VOID by David Wilson

Here is some recent work from a comic pitch I recently finished up entitled FROM THE VOID, a dystopian escape thriller set in a once peaceful town now transformed into the world’s most vile prison where inmates are being abducted by the prison staff for mysterious experiments.

FROM THE VOID
Cover for issue 01

FROM THE VOID
Cover for issue 02

FROM THE VOID
Cover for issue 03

FROM THE VOID
Cover for issue 04

FROM THE VOID
Cover for issue 05

FROM THE VOID
Cover for issue 06

FROM THE VOID
Pages 01-02

FROM THE VOID
Pages 03-04

FROM THE VOID
Pages 07-08

FROM THE VOID
Pages 09-10

FROM THE VOID
Pages 15-16

FROM THE VOID
Pages 19-20

FROM THE VOID
Pages 21-22

In The Watershed Book Cover

New book cover illustration and design I did for In The Watershed by Ryan Schnurr.
 
“Part cultural history, part nature writing, and part narrative, In the Watershed is a lyrical work of non-fiction in the vein of John McPhee and Ian Frazier with a timely and important warning at the core. “What is happening in Lake Erie,” Schnurr tells us, “is a disaster by nearly any measure—ecologically, economically, socially, culturally.””

In The Watershed Book Cover

The Awakening – Preview and Process

After sending the final files off for The Awakening, a short comic I made, I figured I would post a bit of the process behind making it. The Awakening is a 16 page, black and white comic about a young boy’s dreams of the dark forest that surrounds his house.

Let’s start with the cover and the small thumbnail sketch.

The Awakening - Cover Process

I scan the thumbnail sketch in and work on it digitally until I get everything how I’d like it to look.

The Awakening - Cover Process

After getting the drawing tightened up and an idea of the type placement, I’ll print out the sketch and draw it in blue pencil and ink it traditionally.

The Awakening - Cover Process

Final inks scanned, color added, and typography placed.

The Awakening - Cover Process

Next, the process of making the interior pages. I start with small thumbnails to layout the story and make sure everything works sequentially over the course of the entire issue.

The Awakening - Comic Process

Next I rough out the thumbnails to a larger size, correct dimensions, proportions, etc. Then I’ll scan in my rough sketches and work on them digitally correcting anything that looks strange or incorrect.

The Awakening - Comic Process

The Awakening - Comic Process

I also start working on values and shadows. After I figure like the compositions and values I print the picture out either black and white or blue line and move onto inking.

The Awakening - Comic Process

Final inks above. After the inking is cleaned up in photoshop I move onto adding color, or in this case black and white values, then the typography.

The Awakening - Comic Process

Here’s a preview of the final issue which will be on sale in February.

The Awakening Preview

The Awakening Preview

The Awakening Preview

The Awakening Preview

Thanks for reading!
David
www.workdavidwork.com